CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia wrestling’s Chris Henrich (Fr., Lansdale, Pa.) has been named 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches. He is the second Virginia wrestler to win the award, joining Eric Albright, who captured the distinction in 2006.
“Chris is one of hardest-working wrestlers I have ever coached,” Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. “There’s no secret to how you win in this sport, and that is through hard work and discipline, and he exemplifies that.”
Henrich finished the season 26-10 overall and 4-1 in ACC dual-meet competition at 174 pounds. He steadily improved as the season progressed and caught fire after Jan. 1, going 17-4 while moving into the national rankings for the final eight weeks of the season. He finished the year ranked No. 17 by W.I.N. and No. 19 in the InterMat rankings.
Henrich took second place at the ACC Championships and earned an at-large bid from the conference into the NCAA Championships, where he went 1-2 with a win over George Mason’s Randy Oates and his losses coming to No. 3-seed Brandon Browne of Nebraska and Illinois’ John Dergo. His 10 losses this season all came by five points or fewer.
Maryland’s Hudson Taylor (197 pounds) earned ACC Wrestler of the Year honors, while Maryland head coach Pat Santoro won ACC Coach of the Year laurels.
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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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