Conference has record 2,909 student-athletes recognized
Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized
Conference has record 2,916 student-athletes recognized
Former Cavalier All-American joins coaching staff
Nine Cavaliers named to VaSID All-State Wrestling Team
Nine Virginia wrestlers competed in the NCAA Championships Thursday (March 21).
2011 All-American - 149 pounds
2013 NCAA Qualifier - 149 pounds
2010 NCAA Qualifier - 141 pounds
2011, 2013 ACC Runner-Up - 149 pounds
AT VIRGINIA: Career
Tied for ninth in career wins at Virginia with 95
Fifth in career dual wins at Virginia with 52
Ninth in UVa history with 140 career matches
Posted 19-10 record, including 14-5 mark in duals
All of his losses came to NCAA qualifiers
Ranked 14th at 149 pounds in final Amateur Wrestling News rankings and 19th in InterMat rankings
Defeated Cornell's Christopher Villalona, 8-4, at NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa
Lost to top-seeded Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) and Josh Wilson (Utah Valley) to be eliminated from NCAAs
Runner-up at ACC Championships, falling to Virginia Tech's Nick Brascetta in final
Went 4-1 in ACC dual competition; lone loss came to Virginia Tech's Nick Brascetta (3-2)
Defeated Chattanooga's Alex Hudson on the opening day of the season (11/3)
Went 14-2 while competing unattached in open tournaments
Won the Mat Town Open (11/26) and Edinboro Open (2/11) at 149 pounds
Took runner-up honors at NC State Open (11/13)
Wrestled at Midlands Championships at 157 pounds, went 1-1
Posted 27-15 record in 2010-11, but won 15 of final 19 matches after 12-11 start
Made second straight trip to NCAA Championships and became Virginia's 13th All-American with eighth-place finish at 149 pounds
Went 4-3 at the NCAA Championships - his three losses all came to top-five seeds (two by one point each, one by three points)
After losing to No. 2 seed Frank Molinaro of Penn State in NCAA second round, he rebounded to win three straight matches to clinch All-America status
Defeated No. 12 seed Desi Green of Buffalo, 4-3, scoring takedown with eight seconds remaining to pull upset and avenge regular-season defeat
Defeated Central Michigan's Donnie Corby (6-2) and Michigan's Eric Grajales (9-7) to become All-American
Fell 3-1 on last-second takedown to No. 5 seed Jamal Parks in All-America round, then dropped 5-4 decision to No. 3 seed Kevin LeValley of Bucknell in seventh-place bout
In first season at 149 pounds, he posted 18-7 record in duals, including 4-1 mark in ACC bouts
Runner-up to No. 1-ranked Darrion Caldwell at ACC Championships (lost 6-3)
Ranked No. 19 in final InterMat and WIN national polls
Won his final nine matches of the regular season, including 7-2 upset of then-No. 9 Brian Stephens of Virginia Tech
Also defeated UNC's Nick Stabile, Maryland's Ben Dorsay and Duke AJ. Guardado in ACC competition; lone loss was the NC State's Matt Nereim
Named ACC Wrestler of the Week on Feb. 8 following his win over Stephens
Shared team's Outstanding Wrestler Award with Chris Henrich
Finished season with 24-8 record and earned first trip to the NCAA Championships
Ranked 19th nationally in final rankings by W.I.N. and 20th by InterMat
Placed third at 2010 ACC Championships
Went 17-5 in dual matches and 3-2 in ACC duals
Finished second on team with 10 falls
Posted 1-2 record at NCAA Championships - both defeats came to top-five seeded wrestlers
Earned win over UNC Greensboro's Ivan Lopouchanski in his NCAA opener before falling to No. 2 Jamal Parks of Oklahoma State and No. 5 Zack Bailey of Oklahoma
Defeated Mike Rappo (UNC), Mike Bell (Duke) and Scott Norris (NC State) in ACC action; dropped narrow decisions to Chris Diaz (Virginia Tech) and Alex Krom (Maryland)
Placed seventh at Southern Scuffle (12/30)
Kept his matches close - gave up more than seven points in only one match
Went 24-10 in strong rookie season
Posted four falls, four tech falls and four major decisions
Placed second at Cleveland State Open (12/14)
Notched third place in the freshman/sophomore division at Eastern Michigan Open (11/1)
Placed fifth at Michigan State Open (11/9)
Recorded fall over Bucknell's Adam Healey in dual meet at Northeast Duals (11/29)
KITTATINNY HIGH SCHOOL
2008 New Jersey state champion
Three-time New Jersey state placewinner
Wrestled for coach John Gill
Took third place at 2008 high school senior nationals
Involved in Peer leadership and Hudson River Bay Fishing Association
Son of Rich and Grace Valenti
Graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental science from Virginia
Has two older brothers, Matthew and Andrew. Matthew was a two-time NCAA champion at 133 pounds at Penn and currently an assistant coach for the Quakers; Andrew also wrestled at Penn
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Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.North Carolina PostscriptFootball10/23/16Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game Saturday at Scott Stadium.Cavalier Football Notebook: UNC WeekFootball10/21/16At 3 p.m. Saturday, UVA (2-4, 1-1) hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina (5-2, 3-1) in an ACC football game at Scott Stadium.
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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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