Jay Aiello named ACC Wrestler of the Week

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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

Aiello went 4-0 last week with three bonus-point victories in matches at the Virginia Duals last week, picking up a pair of first-period pins and a tech fall in his first three matches. He closed the weekend with a 6-1 decision over No. 11 Jake Woodley of Oklahoma. Woodley was a 2021 All-American and NCAA semifinalist.

With the victories, Aiello improved to 7-0 on the season after returning to action following his bronze-medal outing at the U23 World Games back in November.

Virginia returns to action this weekend when the Cavaliers open ACC dual competition at No. 19 Pittsburgh on Friday (Jan. 21). Wrestling is set to begin at 7 p.m.