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Virginia Holds Wrestle-offs in Preparation for Season Opener

Jon Fausey

Oct. 27, 2012

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia wrestling team held its preseason wrestle-offs on Saturday at University Hall as it continues its march toward the season opener in one week (Nov. 3). The Cavaliers are ranked as high as 14th nationally heading into the regular season.

"Overall this is the best we have looked at this point in the season," Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. "We certainly still have work to do, but I was so impressed with the wrestling I saw today."

Already owning its highest preseason ranking in program history, Virginia opens its season next Saturday with a quad meet at Memorial Gymnasium. The Cavaliers will face Anderson (S.C.) at 9 a.m., Ohio University at 10:30 and Chattanooga at noon. Admission is free.

Wrestle-Off Results:
Nick Herrmann dec. Will Mason, 8-5
125: George DiCamillo dec. Herrmann, 9-5
125: DiCamillo major dec. Mason, 12-0

141: Jimmy Nehls dec. Mason Popham, 6-4
141: David Wesley dec. Nehls, 6-2

149: Derek Valenti dec. Chris Yankowich, 5-1

157: Jedd Moore major dec. Dustin Roemer, 19-6
157: Moore dec. Blaise Butler, 8-4



174: Jon Fausey major dec. Billy Coggins, 15-3

184: Stephen Doty dec. Zach Nye, 7-3

197: Pat Gillen pinned Cameron King
197: Mike Salopek major dec. Gillen, 9-1

**No wrestle-offs at 133, 165 or heavyweight


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