Atkinson, DiCamillo and Mueller grab bonus point victories to pace Cavalier offense
Mueller takes second while Atkinson and DiCamillo both take fourth
Fourteen of 21 wrestlers place in season-opening tournament
Atkinson, Gillen and Nye earn recognition for academic and athletic achievement
Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning
• 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)
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• 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
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Weekend Notebook: Perrantes Hits HomestretchMen's Basketball2/24/17For point guard London Perrantes, the final regular-season road game of his UVA basketball career is Saturday afternoon at NC State.Casey's Return Buoys CavaliersBaseball2/22/17Derek Casey, who missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitched five strong innings in No. 14 Virginia's home opener.Perrantes Searching for AnswersMen's Basketball2/21/17Senior point guard London Perrantes has made only 16 of 58 shots (27.6 percent) from the floor in his past four games, all Virginia losses.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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