Jan. 1, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Three Cavaliers advanced through the first day of action at the Southern Scuffle on Sunday as freshman Jack Mueller, redshirt senior George DiCamillo and redshirt junior Andrew Atkinson will wrestle in the semifinals on Monday.
Mueller (Dallas, Texas), who is seeded fifth at 125 pounds and ranked No. 11 nationally, he will face Gabe Townsell of Stanford in Monday’s semifinals. DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio), ranked No. 10 nationally and seeded fifth at 141 pounds, will face top-seeded and top-ranked Dean Heil of Oklahoma State, while No. 18 Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) will face top-seeded and third-ranked Joe Smith of Oklahoma State at 157 pounds.
DiCamillo moved into the top 10 in all-time wins at Virginia on the way to the semifinals. He posted his 100th win of his career in the round of 16 on Sunday when he pinned Jaydin Eierman of Missouri.
All three Cavaliers went 3-0 in the first day of action to advance to day two of competition. The semifinals will begin at noon in the event hosted by Chattanooga at McKenzie Arena. Fans can follow the action through a paid live stream provided by Foresting linked at VirginiaSports.com or get results by following the program’s official Twitter account @UVAWrestling.
Mueller remained undefeated on the season, improving to 14-0 on the season, with a pair of decisions and a pin on Sunday. The true freshman defeated No. 10 Sean Russell of Edinboro with a late surge in the third period to secure his berth in the semifinals.
DiCamillo pinned his first two opponents of the day before pulling away late for a decision over Oklahoma State’s Tristan Moran to advance to the semifinal match. DiCamillo is also undefeated on the season at 11-0.
Atkinson improved to 13-2 on the year with three major decisions in the first day of action at the Southern Scuffle. The redshirt junior advanced to the semifinals with a 14-4 major decision over No. 10 Jake Short of Minnesota. Short was the fourth-seeded wrestler at 157 pounds.
Top 10 Team Scores After Day One:
1. Oklahoma State – 116.0
2. Missouri – 70.5
3. Lehigh – 69.5
4. Northern Iowa – 68.5
5. Minnesota – 68.0
6. Virginia – 46.5
7. Stanford – 44.5
8. North Carolina – 43.5
9. Cornell – 36.5
10. Edinboro – 33.0
No. 12 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma St.) def. Hayes Dec., 7-2
def. No. 3 Dylan Peters (N. Iowa), Dec., 12-6
lost to Eli Hale (Oklahoma St.), Dec., 8-3
No. 11 Jack Mueller
def. Taylor Lamont (Utah Valley), Dec., 7-2
def. Aaron Assad (Missouri), Fall (2:19)
def. No. 10 Sean Russell (Edinboro), Dec., 6-2
vs. Gabe Townsell (Stanford) in Monday semifinals
lost to Durbin Lloren (Utah Valley), Dec., 7-3
med forfeit to Jonathan Ryan (Campbell)
def. Andy Szalwinski (Citadel), Fall (5:28)
lost to No. 5 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma St.), Dec., 5-3
def. Garrett Hancock (Gardner-Webb), Major Dec., 12-4
lost to Nathan Boston (Campbell), Dec., 2-1
No. 10 George DiCamillo
def. A.J. Vindici (Penn), Fall (1:34)
def. Jaydin Eierman (Missouri), Fall (4:03)
def. Tristan Moran (Oklahoma St.), Dec., 9-4
vs. No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) in Monday semifinals
def. Christopher Vassar (Gardner-Webb), Dec., 4-2
def. Grant LaMont (Utah Valley), Dec., 8-1
lost to Ty Buckiso (Citadel), Dec., 3-1
lost to Luke Stewart (Campbell), Dec., 4-3
lost to Corey Wilding (Navy), Dec., 5-2
lost to Luke Stewart (Campbell), Dec., 4-3
No. 18 Andrew Atkinson
def. Andrew Shomers (Edinboro), Major Dec., 8-0
def. Kent Lane (Lehigh), Major Dec., 10-2
def. No. 10 Jake Short (Minnesota), Major Dec., 14-4
vs. No. 3 Joe Smith (Oklahoma State) in Monday semifinals
lost to Zach Elvin (Navy), Major Dec., 12-3
lost to Brandon Kinglsey (Minnesota), Dec., 8-0
def. Kyle Ash (Gardner-Webb), Dec., 6-5
lost to Keilan Torres (N. Colorado), Major Dec., 10-2
def. Milik Dawkins (Cornell), Dec., 3-2
lost to No. 5 Mitch Minotti (Lehigh), Major Dec., 10-1
def. Justin Lampe (Chattanooga), Dec., 9-3
lost to Nick Wanzek (Minnesota), Major Dec., 10-1
lost to Forrest Przybysz (App. State), Major Dec., 14-3
lost to Jordan Rogers (Oklahoma St.), Fall (1:27)
def. Martin Duane (Citadel), TF, 16-1 (4:23)
lost to Dylan Wisman (Missouri), Fall (3:39)
def. Nick Corba (Cleveland St.), Dec., 6-4
lost to Drew Foster (N. Iowa), Major Dec., 14-6
lost to Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri), Dec., 4-2
lost to No. 16 Frank Mattiace (Penn), Major Dec., 18-5
def. Peyton Mills (Gardner-Webb), Major Dec., 11-2
lost to Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley), Dec., 11-9
lost to No. 5 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma St.), Major Dec. 11-0
def. Austin McNeill (Campbell), Dec., 5-4
lost to Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force), Dec., 5-2
lost to Craig Scott (Cornell), Dec., 4-2
lost to Connor Tolley (Chattanooga), Dec., 4-2
lost to No. 13 Doug Vollaro (Lehigh), Dec., 2-1
lost to Cory Daniel (UNC), Dec., 4-2
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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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