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Andrew Atkinson
Andrew  Atkinson

RS Junior

Lynchburg, Va.

High School:
Liberty Christian Academy



Three Virginia Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academic

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


Virginia Begins NCAA Championships Thursday

Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning


Brackets, Seeds Announced For NCAA Championships

DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers


Atkinson, Gillen Selected At-Large For NCAA Championships

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


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

Four Cavaliers earn bonus-point victories

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
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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