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No. 12 Wrestling Ends Regular Season Sunday at George Mason

Joseph Martinez

Feb. 15, 2014

 No. 12 Virginia at George Mason
 Date/Time  Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
 Location  Fairfax, Va. | Recreation and Athletic Complex
 Multimedia  Live Video
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 12th-ranked Virginia wrestling team wraps up its 2013-14 regular season Sunday when it travels to George Mason for a 2 p.m. dual at GMU's Recreation and Athletic Complex in Fairfax, Va.

A link to live video is available at VirginiaSports.com; there is a subscription fee required.

The Cavaliers (17-3) have racked up the third-most dual wins in a season in program history. With another victory, UVa will match the 2007-08 squad for second most in the UVa annals. The program record is 19, set in 2010-11.

UVa completed its ACC dual schedule with a 5-1 record last week after wins over North Carolina (21-9) and NC State (22-10).

Six Cavaliers are ranked this week, with each of UVa's wrestlers from 141 through 184 pounds claiming a ranking from at least one of the national publications. Nick Sulzer (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) has won 12 straight bouts and is ranked No. 2 at 165 pounds.

Gus Sako (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) is No. 13 at 149 in the Amateur Wrestling News rankings, while Blaise Butler (R-So., Belvidere, Ill.) is ranked No. 14 at 157. Reigning ACC Wrestler of the Week Joe Spisak (R-Jr., Boiling Springs, Pa.) is No. 15 at 141. Stephen Doty (R-Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) is No. 16 at 174. Jon Fausey (R-Sr., Dalmatia, Pa.) earned a No. 19 ranking at 184 from InterMat.

George Mason is 6-13 this season in dual action. Sahid Kargbo holds an 18-10 mark at 141 pounds, while Greg Flournoy is 16-11 at 157. Vincent Rodriguez is 13-9 at 133.

Virginia and George Mason have met 11 times previously, with the Cavaliers holding a 7-4 edge. UVa defeated the Patriots 41-3 last season in Charlottesville.

Virginia's postseason run begins March 8 with the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Va., followed by the NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Oklahoma City.

Weekend Probables
Virginia (17-3)

125: Nick Herrmann (14-8)
133: Joseph Martinez (13-12)
141: No. 15/18 Joe Spisak (18-10)
149: No. 13/12 Gus Sako (15-2) or Justin Van Hoose (10-12)
157: No. 14/15 Blaise Butler (17-6)
165: No. 2/2 Nick Sulzer (29-1)
174: No. 16/10 Stephen Doty (24-7)
184: No. -/19 Jon Fausey (12-7) or James Suvak (10-10)
197: Zach Nye (17-8)
285: Ethan Hayes (14-14)

George Mason (6-13)
125: Bill Prochniewski (7-16) or Bryce Gentry (2-10)
133: Vince Rodriguez (13-9) or Rich Lavorato (3-6)
141: Sahid Kargbo (18-10)
149: Shohei Takagi (11-10) or Ryan Hunsberger (14-13)
157: Greg Flournoy (16-11)
165: Ryan Forrest (6-11) or Matt Stull (9-9)
174: Zach Martinez (12-11) or Seth Robertson (3-10)
184: Ryan Hembury (11-13)
197: Matt Meadows (13-14) or Derek Dwyer (0-6)
285: Jake Kettler (11-12)

Rankings: AWN/InterMat

 

 

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