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Virginia to host 2016 ACC Wrestling Championship

Virginia Media Relations

The ACC announced today that the 2016 Wrestling Championship will be hosted by Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday, March 6. It'll be a great bonus treat for those already in town that Saturday for the men's basketball regular season finisher against Louisville.

The Hoos, the reigning ACC Wrestling champions, are hosting the Wrestling Championship for the 13th time, most recently in 2011 at JPJ. Virginia has claimed the ACC crown five times in the program's history, twice under current head coach Steve Garland.

Virginia finished last season ranked No. 15 in dual meets and finished No. 19 in the NCAA Championships, its best finish since 2010 and fifth top-25 finish in six years.

The season opens for Virginia on November 1 in the Clarion Open in Clarion, Pa.

This year's ACC Wrestling Championship will be the Conference's 61st annual wrestling tournament.
Six ACC schools sponsor intercollegiate wrestling in Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech and all six finished among the top 28 schools in the nation in last year's NCAA Wrestling Championship.