Brian Courtney named ACC Wrestler of the Week

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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Brian Courtney, a graduate student who competes at 133 pounds on the Virginia wrestling team, has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week.

Courtney won a pair of matches on the week, opening up the Cavaliers’ dual against No. 24 North Carolina with a 5-3 decision in overtime against No. 10 Jaime Hernandez. The win over Hernandez was the first over a top-10 opponent for Courtney and helped Virginia in the dual with the Tar Heels that was tied 16-16 after all weight classes were completed and awarded to North Carolina on criteria. It was also the first loss on the season for Hernandez.

Courtney won his second match of the day in an extra countable match after the dual, rallying to defeat Joe Heilmann 6-4 in sudden victory for his second overtime win of the night. Heilmann was an ACC Wrestler of the Week selection himself earlier this season and last year.