Feb. 11, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia's Joe Spisak (R-Jr., Boiling Springs, Pa.) has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week following a pair of wins over ranked foes last week. It marks the second such honor for Spisak; he also earned ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week honors on Feb. 5, 2013.
This is the third time this season a Virginia wrestler has earned the distinction, as Nick Sulzer has twice been named the conference's wrestler of the week in 2013-14.
Ranked 16th nationally by Amateur Wrestling News, Spisak defeated fourth-ranked Evan Henderson of North Carolina, 4-0, Friday before downing Sam Speno of NC State, 3-1, Sunday afternoon. Speno is ranked 25th nationally in the latest NCAA Coaches Panel Rankings.
With his defeat of Henderson, Spisak now has won three bouts against returning All-Americans this season. He also defeated The Citadel's Undrakhbayar Khishignyam and Minnesota's Chris Dardanes earlier this season at the Southern Scuffle. Spisak rolled up 3:19 in riding time in the convincing victory.
Spisak upped his record to 18-10 on the year with the pair of victories.
The Cavaliers (17-3, 5-1 ACC) conclude the regular season Sunday (Feb. 16) with a 2 p.m. dual at George Mason. The postseason begins March 8 with the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Va., followed by the NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Oklahoma City.
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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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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