Aug. 13, 2012
2012-13 Schedule | Follow Virginia Wrestling on Twitter | Become a Fan of Virginia Wrestling on Facebook
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia wrestling team's 2012-13 schedule, unveiled Monday by head coach Steve Garland, will take on a decidedly more challenging look. Trips to the NWCA National Duals, Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Southern Scuffle and Virginia Duals as well as a neutral-site dual match against national powerhouse Iowa are among the highlights of the stout slate.
"This year's schedule is very challenging. There is really no other way to describe it," Garland said. "We have drastically overhauled our schedule. It is much tougher than last year and we are excited to challenge our guys. We added Iowa, one of the most storied programs in the history of our sport, to our dual competition schedule for one thing. In addition to that we will head back to Vegas this year to compete in arguably the toughest individual tournament in the nation and we've also added the Virginia Duals back to our schedule.
"Perhaps the coolest thing we'll be doing this year is participating in the National Dual Meet Championships. What an honor - we are so thrilled to be doing this. To my knowledge it is the first time a UVa team has had the opportunity to compete for a dual meet national title."
The Cavaliers will compete in the NWCA National Duals for the first time on Feb. 17. The field and locations for the four regionals will be announced in the coming weeks. The winners of each of the four regionals advance to wrestle in the finals the following week.
Virginia will wrestle Iowa on Nov. 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Hawkeyes finished third at the 2012 NCAA Championships and have won 23 national titles. The Cavaliers also will take on Cumberland while in Chattanooga.
UVa will compete in the Las Vegas Invitational for the first time since 2006 on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The event annually features many of the nation's premier programs.
The Cavaliers will wrestle at home seven times this season at Memorial Gymnasium. UVa opens the year Nov. 3 by playing host to a quad meet featuring Anderson, Chattanooga and Ohio. The Cavaliers entertain Duke (Jan. 20) and NC State (Jan. 27) in ACC play and also welcome Appalachian State (Feb. 9) and Old Dominion (Feb. 10) in non-conference action. There is no admission charge for home Virginia wrestling matches.
The ACC season begins Nov. 25 with a dual at Virginia Tech. UVa also will travel to North Carolina (Jan. 18) and Maryland (Feb. 2) in conference play.
The Cavaliers again will compete in the Southern Scuffle this year (Jan. 1-2). After a year hiatus from the event, Virginia returns to the Virginia Duals Jan. 11-12 at the Hampton Coliseum. It marks the 18th time UVa has competed at the duals - fourth most of any program.
The 2013 ACC Championships will be held March 9 in College Park, Md., while the NCAA Championships will be contested March 21-23 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
Virginia returns 14 letterwinners for the 2012-13 squad. In addition to eight returning starters from last season, the Cavaliers also welcome back 2011 All-American Derek Valenti and 2011 NCAA qualifier Joe Spisak, each of whom redshirted during the 2011-12 season. 2012 ACC champions Jon Fausey (184) and Matt Snyder (125) also are back for Virginia.
Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.Training Camp NotebookFootball8/11/17Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2 against William & Mary at Scott Stadium.
Director of News Content
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.
Jeff White: Paulsons Eager to Help Elevate UVA Wrestling
Wrestling | 7/25/2017
UVA head coach Steve Garland's new assistants are twins Travis and Trent Paulson, former All-Amer...
Trent Paulson Joins Virginia Wrestling Coaching Staff
Wrestling | 5/31/2017
NCAA Champion and three-time All-American Trent Paulson has joined the Virginia wrestling...
Virginia Wrestling Announces 2017 Recruiting Class
Wrestling | 5/12/2017
Virginia head wrestling coach Steve Garland announced the 2017 recruiting class on Friday, a...
Travis Paulson Joins UVA Wrestling As Assistant Coach
Wrestling | 5/2/2017
Virginia head coach Steve Garland announced the addition of three-time All-American Travis...
Five Wrestlers Named ACC All-Academic Team Selections
Wrestling | 4/17/2017
Five Virginia wrestlers were named to the ACC All-Academic Team on Monday for excellence in the...
DiCamillo, Mueller Take Pair Of ACC Awards
Wrestling | 3/28/2017
George DiCamillo was named ACC Wrestler of the Year and Jack Mueller was named ACC Freshman of...
DiCamillo Finishes Runner-Up At NCAA Championships
Wrestling | 03/18/2017
Virginia senior George DiCamillo matched the best individual finish in program history, finishing...
DiCamillo Advances To Finals Of NCAA Championships
Wrestling | 03/17/2017
Redshirt senior George DiCamillo advanced to the NCAA Championships finals and earned All-America...
- Online Stores