The UVA wrestling program has announced its 2019-2020 schedule, a slate that features five home dates. The schedule includes duals against five teams that finished in the Top 25 at the NCAA Championships a year ago.
The Cavaliers will host six dual meets across five home dates, while traveling to compete in three road duals. Virginia will also wrestle neutral-site duals as part of the Journeymen Duals and the Virginia Duals.
“As always , we try to put together a schedule that exposes our guys to tough challenges and great competition,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “With tournaments like the Cliff Keen and the Midlands, and heading to a new tournament in the Keystone Classic at Penn, we not only accomplished that goal but have added variety as well. When you factor in the balance of a Big Ten Team in Maryland right off the bat, a team that is always nationally ranked in Arizona State and then the Virginia Duals, I think our guys will face tough teams but see different styles. Our ACC run to end the season is always crazy. Our guys should be ready for the post-season with this schedule.”
The Virginia home schedule begins with the Cavalier Duals (Nov. 2) against Maryland and Southern Virginia. It also includes home dates with Chattanooga (Jan. 17), VMI (Jan. 18), Virginia Tech (Jan. 31) and North Carolina (Feb. 21).
In road duals, the Cavaliers will face Arizona State and LIU at the Journeymen Duals (Nov. 9), NC State (Jan. 24), Pittsburgh (Feb. 8) and Duke (Feb. 14). Virginia will also compete at the Virginia Duals (Jan. 10-11) in Hampton, Va.
In addition to the dual slate, Virginia will also compete at several tournaments throughout the season, including the Keystone Classic (Nov. 24), the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) and the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30).
Pittsburgh will host the ACC Championships (March 7) and the NCAA Championships will be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Minneapolis (March 19-21).
2019-20 UVA Wrestling Schedule
- Nov. 2 CAVALIER DUALS Noon (Maryland, Southern Virginia)
- Nov. 9 at Journeymen Duals (Albany, N.Y.) 10 a.m./12 p.m. (vs. Arizona State, LIU)
- Nov. 24 at Keystone Classic (Philadelphia, Pa.) All Day
- Dec. 6-7 at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.) All Day
- Dec. 29-30 at Midlands Championships (Evanston, Ill.) All Day
- Jan. 10-11 at Virginia Duals (Hampton, Va.) All Day (Teams TBA)
- Jan. 17 CHATTANOOGA 7 p.m.
- Jan. 18 VMI 1 p.m.
- Jan. 24 at NC State* 7 p.m.
- Jan. 31 VIRGINIA TECH* 7 p.m.
- Feb. 8 at Pittsburgh* 7 p.m.
- Feb. 14 at Duke* 1 p.m.
- Feb. 21 NORTH CAROLINA* 7 p.m.
- March 7 ACC Championships (Pittsburgh, Pa.) All Day
- March 19-21 at NCAA Championships (Minneapolis, Minn.) All Day
* Denotes ACC Dual