Jan. 7, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia freshman Will Mason (Virginia Beach, Va.) took runner-up honors at 125 pounds Saturday at the Franklin & Marshall Open in Lancaster, Pa. It marked his first college placewinner finish.
Competing unattached, Mason went 3-1 in the tournament, pinning Princeton's Jake Intrator in just 1:52 in the first round before winning a 6-2 bout against Nassau Community College's John Pellegrino in the quarterfinals and an 8-2 decision over Navy's Jericho Urmenita in the semifinals. He dropped a 3-2 decision to Navy's Patrick Prada in the championship bout. Mason is now 11-9 this season.
Fellow freshmen Dusty Floyd (Alexandria, Va.), M.J. Roberson (Richmond, Va.) and Chris Yankowich (Norristown, Pa.) also competed unattached. Yankowich and Floyd each scored a pair of wins at 149 and 174, respectively, while Roberson recorded a pin over UMBC's Quentin McClain at 165.
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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