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Andrew Atkinson
Andrew  Atkinson

RS Senior

Lynchburg, Va.

High School:
Liberty Christian Academy



Virginia Wrestlers Achieve Academic Success In Spring Semester

Five Cavaliers Earn Degrees While 19 Post a 3.0 GPA Or Higher


NWCA Tabs Atkinson, Hayes As All-Academic Selections

Cavalier duo recognized for athletic and academic achievement by coaches association


Atkinson, Hayes Named To ACC All-Academic Wrestling Team

Cavalier duo recognized for achievement on the mat and in the classroom


Virginia Opens Competition At NCAA Championships Thursday

Six Cavaliers begin quest for NCAA Championships in opening round Thursday morning


Brackets, Seeds Announced For 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Hayes earns No. 12 seed at 125 pounds, while Mueller earns No. 10 seed at 133 pounds

2015, 2016, 2017 NCAA Qualifier – 157 pounds
2018 NCAA Qualifer - 165 pounds
ACC Third-Place Finish - 157 pounds (2017), 165 pounds (2018)
ACC Runner-Up - 157 pounds (2015)

NCAA qualifier at 165 pounds
Four-time NCAA qualifier, the 10th all-time in program history
Third-place finisher at the ACC Championships at 165 pounds
Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships
Picked up his first NCAA Championship win with a pin of Eastern Michigan’s Zac Carson
Posted a 19-9 record, including a 4-1 mark in ACC dual matches
Went 12-2 in dual matches overall on the season
Only losses of the dual season came to then No. 15, and eventual NCAA Champion, Anthony Valencia
   (Arizona State) and No. 3 David McFadden (Va. Tech)
Posted eight bonus-point victories, including three falls and five major decisions
Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team
Named an NWCA Scholar All-American

NCAA qualifier at 157 pounds
Third-place finish at ACC Championships with a 3-1 mark
Posted a 20-12 mark on the season
157-pound champion at Clarion Open (11/6) to start the season
Fourth-place finish at Southern Scuffle (1/2) with a 4-2 record
Defeated No. 10 Jake Short of Minnesota in the run at the Southern Scuffle
Nationally-ranked opponents accounted for 9-of-12 losses on the season
Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time

Advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season
Posted a 24-11 record wrestling at 157 pounds
Delivered three tech falls, eight major decisions and one fall
Opened the season 9-0 before his first loss at No. 5 Ohio State to Jake Ryan
Finished first at the Clarion Open (11/1) to start the season
Finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/5) with a 7-2 record
Entered ACC competition with a 19-5 record
Defeated No. 6 Cody Pack of South Dakota State in a 7-4 decision at Gopher Duals (11/7)
Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Named an NWCA All-Academic Selection

• Earned first NCAA Championships berth
• Automatic NCAA qualifier after runner-up finish at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Went 0-2 at NCAAs, losing a pair of decisions to seeded opponents – No. 12 Mitch Minotti of Lehigh (8-4) and No. 5 Cody Pack of South Dakota State (3-2)
• Ranked No. 31 in final RPI and No. 32 in final Coaches Poll rankings
• Placed fifth at Hokie Open (11/9)
• Went 3-1 at Virginia Duals (1/9-10)
• Named to NWCA All-Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Redshirt season
• Posted 16-3 record at 141 while wrestling unattached
• Competed in four open tournaments, placing in each
• Dominated his competition, as only two of his 19 matches were decided by three points or fewer (both losses)
• Won final nine matches of the season, capturing championships at Franklin & Marshall Open (1/4) and Appalachian State Open (1/25)
• Took runner-up honors at Mat Town Open (12/1)
• Placed sixth in first tournament, the Hokie Open (11/10)

• Five-time state placewinner, earning a top-4 standing each year
• Four-time place winner at prep nationals
• Two-time All-Area Wrestler of the Year
• Posted 238-13 career record
• Was team captain all five years
• Took third at NHSCA in 2012
• Placed third at Super 32 in 2011
• Coached by Paul Anthony at LCA
• Member of National Honor Society

• Parents are Steve and Cindy Atkinson
• Has one sister, Adelina, and one brother, Aaron
• Born in Bucharest, Romania

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2013-14* 141 16-3 0-2 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-0 2-0 4-0 1:03
2014-15 157 17-15 9-7 3-2 30 2-1/2nd 0-2 2-4 1-1 1-1 :31
2015-16 157 24-11 10-3 3-2 39 1-2 0-2 8-0 4-0 1-1 2:59
2016-17 157 20-12 8-7 1-3 32 3-1/3rd 0-2 6-1 6-0 3-0 1:21
2017-18 165 19-9 12-2 4-1 35 2-1/3rd 1-2 5-2 0-2 3-0 1:43
Career 80-47 39-19 11-8 126 8-5 1-8 21-7 11-3 5-2 :31
* denotes redshirt season


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