• Competed at 174 and 184 pounds on the season
• Saw his first action at the Clarion Open (11/5)
• Wrestled in his first dual against No. 4 Missouri (11/26)
• Picked up his first win over Connor Alshouse of American at the Journeymen Classic (11/12)
• Finished fourth at the National Collegiate Open (2/225) with a 5-1 record
• Four-year letterwinner at Broad Run under head coaches James Totaro and Josh Costa
• Two-time state champion for class 5A
• Member of Prestige Worldwide Wrestling Team finished top 8 at National Duals
• Runner-Up finish at NHSCA’s
• 2017 All-Met selection by the Washington Post
• VAWA Hall of Fame Wrestler of the Year for Division 5A-6A
• Two-time team captain
• Three-time Most Valuable Wrestler selection
• Set Broad Run record for most points (1,578) and takedowns (583) in a career
• Also lettered one year in football
• Son of LeeAnn and Michael Battista
• Has a brother and sister, Brandon and Brittany
• Volunteered to coach youth basketball and worked wrestling camps
Thompson Starts Laying GroundworkWomen's Basketball6/20/18Summer practice started Wednesday morning for the Virginia women's basketball team, which has a new head coach, Tina Thompson.Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.
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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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