By Matthew Wurzburger
October 31, 2013
For No. 13 Virginia, the 2013-14 wrestling season kicks off with a quad-meet against Anderson, Gardner-Webb and West Virginia this Saturday in Memorial Gymnasium, giving the matmen their first chance to showcase the fruits of countless hours of practice.
Coach Steve Garland is without the services of Jedd Moore, Matt Nelson, Matt Snyder, Mike Salopek and Derek Valenti — all spring 2013 graduates and key contributors to last year’s team.
Valenti remains with the program, but he now wears a polo shirt and khakis instead of the familiar singlet.