CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia wrestling team (7-5, 1-3 ACC) heads back out on the road this weekend to take on No. 23 Pitt (9-8, 1-3 ACC) at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on Friday (Feb. 23). The dual is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Friday night’s dual will be streamed on ACCNX and is available through the ESPN app and at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official account (@UVAWrestling) on X.


  • Virginia heads back out on the road this weekend, a place the Cavaliers have been comfortable, as the Hoos wrestled the first nine duals of the season on the road and went 7-2 in those duals.
  • The Hoos have three wrestlers ranked in the InterMat rankings as Marlon Yarbrough checks in at No. 28 at 133. Also ranked are Dylan Cedeno (No. 27 at 157 pounds) and Justin McCoy (No. 13 at 174 pounds).
  • Heavyweight Ryan Catka got back in the win column last week after dropping back-to-back duals against nationally-ranked foes following his 9-0 start to dual competition. Catka is 10-2 in dual action and all nine of his dual victories are bonus-point wins. He is 12-4 on the season.
  • Justin McCoy is 16-3 on the season with all three defeats coming at the hands of nationally-ranked opponents and is coming off a win over No. 29 Alex Faison in last week’s dual at NC State. He is 10-2 in dual action with a 2-1 overtime loss to No. 18 Max Maylor and a 2-0 loss to No. 2 Mekhi Lewis in addition to an injury default.
  • Several Hoos returned return to the mat last week after battling injury, including Michael Gioffre (149) and Hudson Stewart (184). Stewart had not seen action since the Wilkes Open last December, while Gioffre had been sidelines since the Cavaliers’ dual victory at American (1/28).

The latest coaches rankings and RPI have been released by the RPI and the Cavaliers have four wrestlers across the two rankings.

Wrestler                  CPR/RPI
Jack Gioffre             -/22
Dylan Cedeno        30/-
Justin McCoy          13/13
Ryan Catka              32/-

125: Sammie Hayes
133: No. 28 Marlon Yarbrough OR Keyveon Roller
141: Jack Gioffre OR Kyren Butler
149: Michael Gioffre OR Erik Roggie
157: No. 27 Dylan Cedeno OR Nick Sanko
165: Nick Hamilton
174: No. 13 Justin McCoy
184: Ethan Weatherspoon OR Hudson Stewart
197: Krystian Kinsey
285: Ryan Catka

125: Colton Camacho
133: No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello
141: No. 14 Cole Matthews
149: Finn Solomon
157: Jared Keslar
165: No. 13 Holden Heller
174: No. 18 Luca Augustine OR Grant MacKay
184: No. 10 Reece Heller
197: No. 15 Mac Stout
285: Geoff Magin