Wrestling


UVA finishes 11th in final LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings for second year in a row

NCAA championships in women’s swimming and diving and men’s tennis propelled Virginia to its second consecutive 11th-place finish in the final 2021-22 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup competition.


Wrestling: Virginia adds Penn graduate transfer Antrassian

Neil Antrassian has joined the Virginia wrestling program as a graduate transfer, it was announced by head coach Steve Garland on Thursday.


Aiello qualifies for spot on U.S. Senior National Team

Jay Aiello of the Virginia wrestling program became the first Cavalier to secure a spot on the U.S. senior National Team roster with his win over Isaac Trumble at Final X at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.


Aiello claims third at 92 KG World Team Trials Challenge

With his third-place finish, Jay Aiello is still in contention for a spot on the U.S. World Team.


Verkleeren qualifies for World Team Trials

Jarod Verkleeren qualified for the World Team Trials by claiming a first-place finish at 70kg in freestyle at the USAW Last Chance Qualifier to lead a trio of Virginia wrestlers at the event that ran Friday through Sunday.


Cavaliers compete at US Open Championships

Jay Aiello and Michael Battista of the Virginia wrestling team placed along with incoming signee Garrett Grice to lead a group of Virginia wrestlers at the USMC U.S. Open Championships in Las Vegas over the weekend.


Five Cavaliers named Scholar All-Americans by NWCA

Five members of the Virginia wrestling team have been named Scholar All-America selections by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.


Five Virginia wrestlers named All-ACC Academic Team selections

Five members of the Virginia wrestling team have been named to the All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team. The five selections is the second most in the league.


Wrestling: Virginia’s run at NCAA Championship ends Friday night

The Virginia wrestling team’s run at the NCAA Championships ended on Friday night at Little Caesar’s Arena. Jay Aiello, Brian Courtney and Justin McCoy all fell in the round of 12 to finish one win shy of locking up All-America honors.


Courtney advances to quarterfinals to lead UVA at NCAA Championships

Brian Courtney picked up a pair of wins to advance to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championships and lead the Virginia wrestling team on day one of action Thursday at Little Caesar’s Arena.


Six Cavaliers place at ACC Championships Sunday, eight earn automatic NCAA bids

Six Virginia wrestlers placed at the ACC Championships on Sunday to lead the Hoos in the competition at John Paul Jones Arena.


Brackets, pre-seeds announced for ACC Wrestling Championships

The brackets and pre-seeds have been released for the upcoming ACC Wrestling Championships which will be hosted at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday.


Wrestling: Virginia falls to No. 7 Virginia Tech, 20-15

For the third straight season the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash was decided by five points or fewer as Virginia (4-6, 1-4 ACC) fell to No. 7 Virginia Tech (9-3, 4-1 ACC) by a score of 20-15 at Memorial Gym.


Wrestling: Virginia takes 30-9 victory at Duke Saturday

The Virginia wrestling team (4-5, 1-3 ACC) closed out the road portion of its dual schedule on Saturday with a 30-9 win over Duke (7-9, 0-4 ACC) at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Wrestling: Virginia falls at #4 NC State, 32-2

The Virginia wrestling team (3-5, 0-3 ACC) fell on the road Friday night at No. 4 NC State (10-1, 3-0 ACC) by a score of 32-2 at Reynolds Coliseum.


Brian Courtney named ACC Wrestler of the Week

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


Wrestling: Eight Cavaliers place at Appalachian Open

Eight members of the Virginia wrestling team placed on Saturday to lead a group of 22 Cavaliers in competition at the Appalachian Open hosted by Appalachian State. Included in the placewinners was 197-pound champion Colden Dofrman.


Wrestling: Virginia falls on criteria to No. 24 North Carolina

The Virginia wrestling team (3-4, 0-2 ACC) clawed its way back into the dual down the stretch, but fell on criteria 17-16 to No. 24 North Carolina (7-4, 2-0 ACC) at Memorial Gym on Friday night.


Virginia drops ACC opener to No. 18 Pittsburgh

The Virginia wrestling team (3-3, 0-1 ACC) dropped its ACC opener on Friday (Jan. 21) falling to No. 18 Pittsburgh (6-3, 1-0 ACC) by a score of 25-10 as the Panthers pulled away down the stretch.


Jay Aiello named ACC Wrestler of the Week

Virginia 197-pound grad student Jay Aiello has been named the ACC Wrestler of the Week.