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Patrick Gillen
Patrick  Gillen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Shelton, Conn.

High School:
Shelton

Weight:
HWT

02/10/2016

Gillen's Heart Serves Virginia Wrestling Well

Cavalier heavyweight displayed value of serving others through early adversity

02/06/2016

No. 18 Virginia Falls to No. 14 North Carolina, 27-20

Four Cavaliers earn bonus-point victories

02/05/2016

No. 18 Virginia Defeats Duke, 22-12

Six Cavaliers pick up wins in UVA's first ACC victory

11/22/2015

Cavaliers Claim Two Championships At Mat Town Open

Two Championships, Five Wrestlers Place To Highlight Sunday's Open

11/15/2015

No. 23 Virginia Grabs 21-16 Win Over No. 15 Old Dominion

Gillen set early tone with pin at heavyweight, Baldwin closed match out at 174 pounds

AT VIRGINIA: 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
Career 20-26 8-14 1-4 34 2-2 0-0 5-0 1-1 4-9 :59

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