CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – The Virginia wrestling squad (3-5, 0-3 ACC) continues to compete on the road this weekend, traveling to take on Duke (7-8, 0-3 ACC) in a 2-hour duel on Saturday. February 12 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
Saturday afternoon’s duel against Duke will air on ACCNX and is available through the ESPN app and on WatchESPN.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAWrestling).
• Virginia continues to have seven nationally ranked wrestlers in the individual rankings with Brian Courtney at 133lbs and Jay Aiello at 197lbs both ranked in the top 20
• The Cavaliers are looking for a fourth straight series win with Duke when the teams meet on Saturday.
• It’s the last road game of the season for Virginia, which is playing its second straight ACC game on the road and third in the top four this season away from home.
• Virginia will return home next weekend to host Virginia Tech in the final ACC game of the season on Friday night.
PROBABLE FROM VIRGINIA
125: Patrick McCormick (10-9)
133: No. 20 Brian Courtney (10-3)
141: Dylan Cedeno (2-4)
149: #31 Jarod Verkleeren (16-6)
157: No. 27 Jake Keating (9-5) OR Jon Errico (13-4) OR Denton Spencer (7-3)
165: No. 23 Justin McCoy (11-1)
174: Justin Phillips (11-5)
184: No. 25 Michael Battista (12-3)
197: No. 17 Jay Aiello (8-2)
285: No. 32 Quinn Miller (10-6)
125: Logan Agin (10-9) OR Ty Naquin (2-13)
133: Drake Doolittle (4-18)
141: Patrick Rowland (6-17)
149: No. 14 Josh Finesilver (23-4)
157: Wade Unger (12-13)
165: Gabe Dinette (7-10)
174: No. 16 Matt Finesilver (23-5)
184: Vincent Boulanger (10-14)
197: Kaden Russell (13-11)
285: Jonas Niesenbaum (15-8)
THE SERIES WITH DUKE
Virginia leads the all-time series with Duke 62-7-2 and has won three straight in the series. Last season, the Hoos won a 42-3 win over the Blue Devils in Charlottesville, claiming nine of 10 weight classes. Four of the Blue Devils’ seven wins have come in fixtures at Durham. The last victory for the Blue Devils dates back to the 2018 season when the Cavaliers lost a game 19-16.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT JPJ
The Cavaliers are hosting the ACC Wrestling Championships on Sunday, March 6 at John Paul Jones Arena and tickets are on sale for the event. Fans can purchase tickets at www.UVATix.com and are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. ACC students enter free with a valid student ID. Group tickets are available for $3 for groups of 20 or more.