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Andrew Atkinson
Andrew  Atkinson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lynchburg, Va.

High School:
Liberty Christian Academy

Weight:
149

05/09/2016

Three Virginia Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academic

Atkinson, Gillen and Nye earn recognition for academic and athletic achievement

03/16/2016

Virginia Begins NCAA Championships Thursday

Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning

03/09/2016

Brackets, Seeds Announced For NCAA Championships

DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers

03/08/2016

Atkinson, Gillen Selected At-Large For NCAA Championships

Cavaliers have five wrestlers headed to championship event at Madison Square Garden

02/06/2016

No. 18 Virginia Falls to No. 14 North Carolina, 27-20

Four Cavaliers earn bonus-point victories

AT VIRGINIA:
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
Career 41-26 19-10 6-4 60 3-3 0-4 10-4 5-1 2-2 :31
* denotes redshirt season

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