Virginia’s Jack Mueller, seeded 10th at 125 pounds, pulled off a monster upset over his second-seeded opponent, Joey Dance from Virginia Tech, at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.
Knotted at 2 after three periods, Mueller and Dance moved to a sudden death overtime; twenty seconds into the period, Mueller was awarded with a takedown and sealed a berth in the NCAA semis tonight.
No. 10 Jack Mueller of @UVAWrestling pulls off the stunning upset in sudden victory against the two-seed Joey Dance! #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/gJizVkxDUV— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 17, 2017
That image at the end may be a good one to hold on to, Wahoo fans:
George DiCamillo also won his quarterfinal match at 141 pounds, earning a 5-2 decision over #14 Thomas Thorn of Minnesota. Per Jim Harshaw, the pair of victories this morning marks the first time in program history that Virginia has advanced two wrestlers to the semifinals. Sam Krivus and Andrew Atkinson also qualified for NCAAs, though they went two and out in St. Louis.
First time in @UVAWrestling history to have 2 in @ncaawrestling semifinals. Watch on ESPN tonight. Details... pic.twitter.com/9HPQJvYG7s— Jim Harshaw (@jimharshaw) March 17, 2017
The semifinals and finals will take place tonight starting at 8 PM and be broadcast live on ESPN (since there’s nothing else going on in the sports world...) DiCamillo will face 10th-seeded Bryce Meredith, who is also fresh off an upset over the 2 seed, while Mueller takes on 6th-seeded Ethan Lizak of Minnesota.