Cavalier Wrestlers Hit the Road for UNC, Virginia Tech

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Eric Albright
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Jan. 25, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - - - The Virginia wrestling team opens up Atlantic Coast Conference action this weekend when the Cavaliers wrestle at North Carolina (4-6-, 1-1 ACC) Friday and against Virginia Tech Sunday in the Comcast Commonwealth Challenge. Virginia takes on North Carolina at Carmichael Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Hokies (5-6, 0-1 ACC) and Cavaliers will wrestle at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Christopher's School in Richmond.

Virginia enters this weekend 4-5 overall in dual meets. The Cavaliers are coming off a 20-15 home win over UNC Greensboro.

Sophomore Eric Albright leads the Cavaliers having compiled a 23-6 record this season. He is ranked 12th nationally at 133 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Rocco Caponi is 25-6 at 184 pounds. He ranks 18th nationally.

UNC junior Drew Forshey is the reigning ACC Wrestler of the Week and sports a 13-7 mark at 125 pounds.

Steve Ratley leads the Hokies. Ratley is 21-11 at 174 pounds, while Steve Borja is 18-6 at 184 pounds.

After this weekend's action, the Cavaliers will travel to wrestle at Ohio and against Ashland next weekend. Ohio will host both teams in a tri-meet.

Virginia Probable Starters
125-Ross Gitomer
133-Eric Albright
141-Kellon Balum
149-Drew DiPasquale
157-Mike Sewell/Beau Fisher
165-Damian Johnson
174-Mike Grogan
184-Rocco Caponi
197-Kyle Narkiewicz
HWT-Scott Smith/Jack Danilkowicz

UNC Probable Starters
125: Drew Forshey (Jr., 13-7)
133: #11 Evan Sola (Sr., 9-3) OR?Bobby Shaw (Sr., 3-5)
141: Mike Rappo (Fr., 9-10)
149: Vincent Ramirez (So., 10-7)
157: Ben Fiacco (Fr.-RS, 12-11)
165: #15 Keegan Mueller (Jr., 21-6)
174: Daniel Llamas (So., 2-5) OR Jake Forestiere (So., 0-5)
184: Robert McCarthy (Fr.-RS, 10-12)
197: David Dashiell (Sr., 1-1) OR Dennis Drury (Fr.-RS, 9-10)
HWT: #10 Spencer Nadolsky (Sr., 17-6)