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Derek Papagianopoulos
Derek  Papagianopoulos

RS Senior

Burlington, Mass.

High School:
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 285


Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized


No. 13 Virginia Wraps Up Home Schedule Thursday vs. No. 20 NC State

Cavaliers finish regular season Thursday at Memorial Gymnasium


Virginia Rolls to Three Wins in Season-Opening Quad Meet

UVa wins 25 of 30 bouts in victories over Anderson (S.C.), VMI and George Mason


Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized


No. 14 Virginia Dominates in Trio of Season-Opening Wins

Cavaliers top West Virginia, Gardner-Webb and Anderson (S.C.)

AT VIRGINIA: 2014-15
• Competed in just three bouts before suffering season-ending injury
• Pinned VMI’s Juan Adams in sudden-victory time in his first dual of season (11/2)
• Earned master’s degree in higher education administration in May
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for third time

• Competed in just two matches before suffering season-ending injury during match against West Virginia's Anthony Vizcarrondo
• Won first match of season against Gardner-Webb's Justin Kozera (11/2)

• Went 8-6 during redshirt sophomore season
• ACC runner-up at heavyweight
• Missed nearly two months with injuries; made return for good during Jan. 18 UNC dual and went 6-1 in duals after his return
• Went 4-1 in ACC duals, with decisions over Cody Klempay (UNC), Brian Self (Duke), Mike Kosoy (NC State) and Dallas Brown (Maryland) and loss to Virginia Tech's David Marone
• Wrestled two ranked foes: then-No. 19 Marone as well as then-No. 9 Jeremy Johnson of Ohio (7-5 loss)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Posted 11-2 record during redshirt freshman season
• Missed a lot of time with two injuries
• After returning from first injury, he went 6-1 in duals before season ended with injury in practice in late February
• Placed second at NC State Open (11/13); took injury default in championship bout

• Redshirt season
• Went 22-9 while competing unattached in open tournaments
• Placed in five open tournaments
• Took runner-up honors at Wolfpack Open (11/14) and Shorty Hitchock Open (1/16); lost to Maryland All-American Spencer Myers in Shorty Hitchcock final
• Placed third at Appalachian State and Edinboro opens (1/29, 2/12)
• Finished fifth in Clarion Open (2/19)
• Advanced to World Team Trials (freestyle) after taking second place at 120 KG/264.5 pounds at FILA Junior World Team Trials (5/21)
• Earned Freestyle All-America honors after fourth-place finish at FILA Nationals (4/10)

• Three-time Massachusetts state champion and four-time finalist
• Three-time Prep All-American
• Named New England Prep Athlete of the Year in 2010
• Named NHSCA Junior All American
• Two-time Junior Freestyle All-American
• Named to Boston Herald and Globe All-Scholastic Team
• Named ISL Wrestler of the Year
• Earned Academic All-American honors
• Was the Massachusetts recipient for the Dave Shultz Award
• Four-year starter
• Coached by Tom Randall at BB&N
• Standout in wrestling as well as football (RB/LB)
• Five-time all-league honoree in football
• Named Massachusetts all-state
• Also named New England and ISL MVP
• Earned MVP honors in Massachusetts All-Star Game
• School President his senior year
• Worked over 100 hours of community service throughout high school

• Parents are Peter and Jean Papagianopoulos
• Has one brother, Billy

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
2010-11* 285 22-9 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 1-0 0:55
2011-12 285 11-2 7-1 2-1 26 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0:54
2012-13 285 8-6 7-4 3-1 25 1-1/2nd 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 0:46
2013-14 285 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0:00
2014-15 285 2-1 1-0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 7:58
Career 22-10 16-6 5-2 60 1-1 0-0 3-1 0-0 4-0 0:46
*denotes redshirt season


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