Three Cavaliers advance to semifinals on Saturday
UVa wins 25 of 30 bouts in victories over Anderson (S.C.), VMI and George Mason
Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized
No. 13 Cavaliers top No. 14 Edinboro, 20-19, to earn title
Cavaliers top VMI (42-3) and Kent State (29-12) and fall to No. 20 Wisconsin (19-17)
• Finished in third place at the ACC Championships
• Defeated Beau Donahue (NC State) twice on the way to third place
• Posted a fall over Donahue in the opening round, and a SV decision in the third-place match, also
defeated Robert Lee (Pitt) by a 4-3 decision
• Only loss came to Evan Henderson (UNC) who won the ACC Championship
• Posted a 14-11 record at 149 pounds for the season
• Finished second at the Mat Town Open (11/22), going 4-1 in the event
• Dropped 4-0 decision to Ken Theobold (Rutgers) in the finals at the Mat Town Open
• Finished third at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial (1/16) going 5-1
• Only loss at the Shorty Hitchcock came to Shyheim Brown (Maryland)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Went 8-13 while wrestling at 149 pounds
• Took runner-up honors at Lock Haven Invitational (12/29)
• Scored two wins each at Franklin & Marshall Open (1/3) and Shorty Hitchcock Memorial (1/18)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Went 9-13, including 2-5 in duals
• Recorded four wins at Cleveland State Open (12/14)
• Earned three victories at Wolfpack Open, including pin of VMI's Hunter Hickman (11/17)
• Picked up dual wins over Anderson's Ian Harper and VMI's Shabaka Johns
• Was 5-10 during freshman season
• Competed in five open tournaments and one dual
• Posted two wins at Hokie Open (11/4) and Franklin & Marshall Open (1/5)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Two-time Pennsylvania State Champion at 135 pounds (2011, 2012)
• 2011 National Prep Champion at 135 pounds
• Took third at 2010 and 2012 National Prep Championships
• 2011 NHSCA Junior All-American
• Took sixth place at 2012 Beast of the East
• Four-time state placewinner (third in 2010, fifth in 2009)
• First-Team All-Southereastern PA selection in 2011, second-team honoree in 2012
• Two-time All-Inter-Ac selection (2011, 2012)
• Coached by Steve Hill
• Parents are Chris and Barbara Yankowich
• Has three sisters: Rachelle, Ryan and Riley
• Born in Seattle, Wash.
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Morse Making Seamless Transition at UVAWomen's Soccer10/26/16Midfielder Zoe Morse has played the most of any freshman for No. 8 Virginia, which closes the regular season Thursday night at Louisville.Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.North Carolina PostscriptFootball10/23/16Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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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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