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Andrew Atkinson
Andrew  Atkinson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lynchburg, Va.

High School:
Liberty Christian Academy

Weight:
157/165


04/17/2017

Five Wrestlers Named ACC All-Academic Team Selections

Cavalier grapplers excel in the classroom and achieve success on the mat

03/15/2017

Virginia Opens NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday

Four Cavaliers begin quest for NCAA Championship at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

03/04/2017

Six Cavaliers Place At ACC Championships Saturday

DiCamillo leads group of podium finishers as four Cavaliers secure automatic NCAA bids

01/14/2017

Cavaliers Down Lock Haven To Win Virginia Duals Silver Division

Atkinson, DiCamillo and Mueller grab bonus point victories to pace Cavalier offense

01/02/2017

Cavalier Trio Places At Southern Scuffle

Mueller takes second while Atkinson and DiCamillo both take fourth

2015, 2016, 2017 NCAA Qualifier – 157 pounds

2016-17
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

2015-16
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

2014-15
• 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

2013-14
• 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)

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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
2016-2017 157 21-10 8-7 1-3 32 0-2 6-1 6-0 3-0 1:21
Career 52-39 27-17 7-7 92 3-3 0-6 16-5 11-1 2-2 :31
* denotes redshirt season

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