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Virginia Opens NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday

March 15, 2017

 NCAA Championships
Date/Time March 16-18 | All Day
Location St. Louis | Scottrade Center
Broadcast Information ESPN3/WatchESPN | ESPNU (Morning Sessions) | ESPN (Evening Sessions)
Tournament Information NCAA Championship Central | Brackets | Live Results
Additional Information UVA NCAA Championship Notes | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

ST. LOUIS – The Virginia wrestling team looks to close out the 2016-17 season with a strong performance as four wrestlers compete at the NCAA Championships Thursday through Saturday (March 16-18) at the Scottrade Center.

Competing for the Cavaliers are redshirt senior George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) at 141 pounds, redshirt junior Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) at 157 pounds, redshirt freshman Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa.) at 149 pounds and freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas) at 125 pounds. DiCamillo is making his fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships, while Atkinson is making his third appearance.

2017 Virginia Qualifiers by Weight Class: Seed/Name (Overall Record)
125: No. 10 Jack Mueller (24-4)
141: No. 6 George DiCamillo (21-4)
149: Sam Krivus (23-12)
157: Andrew Atkinson (20-10)

Broadcast Information
ESPN’s prime-time coverage begins with the second round Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. ET, the first time a session from the championships’ first day has been televised on ESPN (it previously has aired on ESPNU). As in years past, the semifinals and finals will air on ESPN on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, respectively, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. 

ESPNU will carry all the championships’ early sessions each day, beginning with the first round on March 16 (noon), continuing with the quarterfinals on March 17 (11 a.m.) and the concluding with the medal round on March 18 (11 a.m.)

Throughout the entire three days, during all six sessions, ESPN3 streams every single mat and match, allowing fans to follow any wrestler and/or school. During the finals ESPN3 will once again offer Off the Mat -- a combination of live matches, highlights and interviews with newly crowned champions.

For computer users, ESPN3 will once again offer multi-mat, simultaneous viewing allowing fans to watch up to four different mats at one time or substitute a video quadrant for real-time standings.

2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Schedule of Events - All Times Eastern
Thursday (March 16)
First Session - Noon (ESPNU/ESPN3)

First Round 

Second Session - 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Wrestleback First Round & Second Round

Friday (March 17)
Third Session - 11 a.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Quarterfinals & Wrestleback Second and Third Rounds

Fourth Session - 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Semifinals & Wrestleback Fourth and Fifth Rounds

Saturday (March 18)
Fifth Session - 11 a.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Wrestleback Semifinals & Third, Fifth and Seventh-Place Rounds 

Sixth Session - 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
Championships Finals

Cavaliers Boast 16 All-Americans in Program History
Sixteen Virginia wrestlers have earned All-America honors in the program's history, with 10 coming in the last 13 years, including seven during Steve Garland's tenure as head coach. UVA has had at least one All-American in six of the last seven seasons.

Virginia's best individual finish is second by heavyweight Henry Jordan in 1957 and current UVA head coach Steve Garland (125 pounds) in 2000.


 

 

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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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