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Andrew Atkinson
Andrew  Atkinson

RS Senior

Lynchburg, Va.

High School:
Liberty Christian Academy



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


Atkinson, Schany Earn At-Large Bids To 2018 NCAA Championships

Cavalier pair joins automatic bid winners Louie Hayes, Sam Krivus, Tyler Love and Jack Mueller from UVA


Four Cavaliers Place At ACC Championships Saturday

Hayes and Mueller take second-place finishes, while Atkinson and Krivus both take third


Brackets, Seeds Announced For ACC Wrestling Championships

Atkinson, Hayes earn first-round byes as one of the top two seeds at their weight class

2015, 2016, 2017 NCAA Qualifier – 157 pounds

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
2016-2017 157 20-12 8-7 1-3 32 0-2 6-1 6-0 3-0 1:21
Career 61-38 27-17 7-7 91 3-3 0-6 16-5 11-1 2-2 :31
* denotes redshirt season


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