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Virginia has five wrestlers looking to place as wrestling continues Tuesday in Chattanooga
• Posted a 19-11 record competing unattached as a redshirt at 197 pounds
• Went 8-1 in matches decided by fall, 1-0 in tech falls and 3-2 in major decisions
• Finished fourth at the Clarion Open (11/6), falling to teammate Tyler Love
• Finished third at the Cyclone Open (12/4) with a 4-1 record
• Finished third at the Cleveland State Open (12/17) with a 4-1 record
• Also competed at the Wolfpack Open (11/20), the Mat Town Open (11/27), the Southern Scuffle (1/1) and the National Collegiate Open (2/26)
• Lettered four years at Westfield High School
• Wrestled at 195 pounds as a senior in 2016
• 2016 Class 6A State Champion at 195 pounds
• Ranked No. 19 nationally by Flo Wrestling and Intermat
• First wrestler at Westfield High School to win all matches by pin on the way to state champion
• Claimed the Conference 5 championship and Northern Region Championship for Class 6A
• Fifth place at Beast of the East at 195 pounds as a senior
• Flo National Runner Up as a senior
• NHSCA Senior National Champion
• Washington Post first-team All-Met at 195 pounds
• Served as team captain as a senior
• Flo National All-American as a junior in 2015
• NHSCA Junior All-American
• Finished in sixth place at 160 pounds in 2014 in Virginia Class 6A championships
• Earned NHSCA Sophomore All-America honors in 2014
• Lettered three years in football, playing defensive end and full back
• Lettered one year in baseball as a pitcher and third baseman
• Son of Jenni and Steve Aiello
• Has three brothers who all wrestle at Wheaton College
• Brother, Stephen, was an All-American in 2014
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*Denotes redshirt season
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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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