Two Virginia wrestlers place at NCAA Championships
Four members of Virginia men’s wrestling competed in the NCAA Championships this weekend with two managing to place in the competition.
Freshman Jack Mueller finished sixth overall at 125 pounds after losing his semifinal match to the No. 6 seed. Unfortunately, Mueller could not continue to wrestle for third place because of an injury sustained in the semifinal.
Mueller was also presented with an award for being the NCAA statistical leader with a nation-leading 12-tech fall victories.
The other wrestler to place, senior George DiCamillo, matched the best individual finish in the wrestling team’s program history by coming in as runner-up at 141 pounds.
DiCamillo battled valiantly against top-seeded defending NCAA Champion Dean Heil from Oklahoma State, but lost a 6-3 decision in his last collegiate wrestling match.
This marked the first time in program history Virginia had a pair of semifinalists in the same season.
Virginia finished No. 15 overall in team standings with 29.5 points, tying the second highest finish in program history.
The tournament capped off an exciting season for the Cavaliers who seem to have finally arrived as a nationally recognized wrestling program under coach Steve Garland.