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Patrick Gillen
Patrick  Gillen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Shelton, Conn.

High School:
Shelton

Height / Weight:
6-2 / HWT


05/09/2016

Three Virginia Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academic

Atkinson, Gillen and Nye earn recognition for academic and athletic achievement

03/16/2016

Virginia Begins NCAA Championships Thursday

Five Cavaliers begin competition at Madison Square Garden Thursday morning

03/09/2016

Brackets, Seeds Announced For NCAA Championships

DiCamillo seeded sixth, Nye seeded 14th to lead Cavaliers

03/08/2016

Atkinson, Gillen Selected At-Large For NCAA Championships

Cavaliers have five wrestlers headed to championship event at Madison Square Garden

02/10/2016

Gillen's Heart Serves Virginia Wrestling Well

Cavalier heavyweight displayed value of serving others through early adversity

2016 NCAA QUALIFER AT HEAVYWEIGHT

2015-16
Earned his first NCAA Championship berth
Posted a 17-15 record at heavyweight
Posted three falls, four major decisions and a tech fall
Finished third at the Clarion Open (11/1) to start the season
Claimed the championship at the Mat Town Open (11/22)
Advanced to day two at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/4-12/5)
Went 0-2 at the NCAA Championships
Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Named an NWCA All-Academic Selection

2014-15
• Went 15-12, including 4-6 record in UVa duals
• Placed fourth at heavyweight at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Took runner-up honors at Franklin & Marshall Open (1/3)
• Placed third at Lock Haven Open (12/29)
•Recorded pin of Anderson’s Will Diamond in just 59 seconds in UVa’s season-opening dual (11/2)

2013-14
• Posted 3-6 record, including 2-1 mark in UVa duals
• Pinned VMI's Andrew Embree at Hokie Duals (11/10)

2012-13
• Recorded 2-8 mark in redshirt freshman season, with all of his matches coming at heavyweight
• Was 1-2 in UVa dual matches, including 11-2 major decision over Anderson's Jake Allen on Nov. 3
• Scored pair of wins at Wolfpack Open (11/11)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2011-12
• Redshirt season
• Went 13-7 while competing unattached in open tournaments
• Took runner-up honors at Appalachian Open (1/29)
• Finished fourth at Hokie Open (11/6)

SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-time state champion at 215 pounds
• Four-time NHSCA All-American
• Four-time NHSCA Academic All-American
• 2011 National finalist
• Set Connecticut state wins record with 204 (204-15 career record); went 53-1 his senior year
• Also holds Connecticut state pins record with 140
• Four-time Southern Connecticut Conference champion
• Two-time state Class LL Champion and two-time New England champion
• Coached by his father, Bob Gillen, at Shelton High
• Also played football (left tackle, defensive tackle) and lacrosse (attack); was lacrosse team captain his senior year
• Was All-Valley selection in football

PERSONAL
• Son of Robert and Virginia Gillen
• Has two sisters, Kelsey and MacKenzie

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
2011-12* 285 13-7 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-0 0-1 0:00
2012-13 285 2-8 2-6 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0:00
2013-14 285 3-6 2-2 0-0 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 3:49
2014-15 197/285 15-12 4-6 1-4 16 2-2/4th 0-0 5-0 1-0 2-5 :59
2015-16 285 17-15 5-6 2-3 20 2-2/4th 0-2 5-1 1-1 4-5 :40
Career 37-41 13-20 3-7 54 4-4 0-2 10-1 2-2 8-14 :40

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