No. 14 Virginia Takes On Three Opponents Sunday at Hokie Duals

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Nov. 9, 2013

 No. 14 Virginia at Hokie Duals
 Date/Time  Sun., Nov. 10, 2013 | 9 a.m./11 a.m./1 p.m.
 Location  Salem, Va. | Salem Civic Center
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 14 Virginia wrestling team makes its first road swing of the year when it competes in the Hokie Duals on Sunday at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Virginia (3-0) is slated to take on VMI at 9 a.m., No. 20 Wisconsin at 11 a.m. and Kent State at 1 p.m. The duals are being held in conjunction with the Hokie Open, in which several more Cavaliers also will compete.

The Cavaliers started the season in strong fashion last Saturday with wins over Anderson (46-3), Gardner-Webb (44-0) and West Virginia (41-6). UVa won 28 of the 30 individual bouts in cruising to the trio of victories. Stephen Doty (R-Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) won all three of his matches at 174 pounds. Gus Sako (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) recorded falls in both of his matches in his first bouts since redshirting the 2012-13 season.

Virginia has six wrestlers in the InterMat rankings - George DiCamillo (12th at 133), Joe Spisak (19th at 141), Sako (14th at 149), Nick Sulzer (fifth at 165), Doty (13th at 174) and Jon Fausey (ninth at 184).

VMI, Kent State and Wisconsin are opening their 2013-14 dual schedules this weekend. Wisconsin picked up convincing wins over Chattanooga (37-3) and Cumberland (51-0) Friday in its dual openers, while VMI and KSU each start dual action on Sunday.

Wisconsin boasts five ranked wrestlers in its lineup, highlighted by second-ranked Tyler Graff at 133 pounds; Graff is a three-time All-American who placed third last year at the NCAA Championships. Kent State's lineup is led by a pair of ranked wrestlers, No. 11 Ian Miller at 157 and No. 16 Tyler Small at 141.

Virginia is next in action on Sunday, Nov. 24, when the Cavaliers battle No. 8 Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. UVa will hold a youth clinic from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the match.

Sunday Probables (Rankings according to InterMat)
Virginia
125: Nick Herrmann or Will Mason
133: Joseph Martinez
141: No. 19 Joe Spisak or Justin Van Hoose
149: No. 14 Gus Sako or Chris Yankowich
157: Blaise Butler
165: No. 5 Nick Sulzer
174: No. 13 Stephen Doty
184: No. 9 Jon Fausey or James Suvak
197: Zach Nye or Patrick Gillen
285: Ethan Hayes or Collin Campbell

VMI
125: Dalton Henderson
133: Mike Flora
141: Emmitt Kelly
149: Shabaka Johns
157: Ted Gottwald
165: Mark Darr
174: Timmy Davison
184: Hardy Hendren
197: Andrew Embree
285: Juan Adams

Wisconsin
125: Ryan Taylor
133: No. 2 Tyler Graff
141: No. 10 Jesse Thielke
149: TJ Ruschell
157: No. 7 Isaac Jordan
165: Ben Cox
174: Scott Liegel
184: No. 12 Jackson Hein
197: Timmy McCall
285: No. 6 Connor Medbery

Kent State
125: Alfredo Gray
133: Mack McGuire
141: No. 16 Tyler Small
149: Mike DePalma
157: No. 11 Ian Miller
165: Mike Vollant
174: Caleb Marsh
184: Sam Wheeler
197: Cole Baxter
285: Mimmo Lytle