UVA wrestling welcomes seven student-athletes for 2015-16

uva wrestlingUVA wrestling head coach Steve Garland announced Wednesday the signing of six student-athletes for the 2015-16 school year. The recruiting class has been tabbed No. 5 nationally by InterMat and the matches the top recruiting ranking in program history, set by the 2007 class.

The class consists of Corbin Allen (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover), Fox Baldwin (Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola), Cam Harrell (Arnold, Md./McDonogh), Austin Knies (Westfield, Va./Westfield), Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa. /Hempfield Area), Tyler Love (Clifton, Va./Centreville) and Jabari Moody (Country Club Hills, Ill./Rich Central). Six members of the class are nationally ranked by Flowrestling at their respective high school weight classes.

“This year’s class is outstanding,” Garland said. “We have a lot of talent coming in to our program, but we also have guys who flat out love wrestling. This is key, in my opinion, at the collegiate level. A lot of guys act like they love this sport, but deep down they don’t really have that fire in their heart that you need to have at this level. I’m not worried about that with this group. We are so excited to welcome them into the Virginia Wrestling family.”

Capsules on each of the seven incoming Cavaliers, with projected weight classes:

Corbin Allen – 165 pounds
• Ranked No. 18 nationally at 160 pounds by Flowrestling and No. 19 by Intermat
• 2014 Beast of the East Runner-Up (160 pounds)
• 2015 Virginia Class 4A state champion
• NHSCA Sophomore National Champion (145 pounds)
• Finished career with 92-9 record, including 33-2 as senior

Fox Baldwin – 174 pounds
• Ranked No. 8 nationally in Flowrestling’s Pound-for-Pound rankings and No. 4 at 170 pounds
• Five-time Florida state champion
• Holds national records for career wins (395) and pins (305)
• Finished with career record of 395-17, including 162-0 his last three years
• 2014 Beast of the East and Super 32 Champion (170 pounds)
• Champion at 2015 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

Cam Harrell – 157 pounds
• Ranked No. 4 nationally at 152 pounds by Flowrestling and InterMat
• Won three state championships – two 3A-4A crowns at Broadneck HS before capturing MIS championship at 152 pounds in 2015
• Runner-up at 145 pounds in 2014 MIS state championship
• Posted 90-11 record with 36 pins while at McDonogh
• Placed third at 2014 Beast of the East

Austin Knies – 285 pounds
• 2015 Virginia Class 6A state heavyweight champion
• Two-time NHSCA All-American
• Placed fifth at heavyweight at 2015 NHSCA Nationals
• Went 35-2 his senior season

Sam Krivus – 141 pounds
• Ranked No. 2 nationally at 138 pounds by InterMat and No. 6 by Flowrestling
• 2013 Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion at 120
• Two-time state champion and four-time state placewinner
• Three-time Super 32 Challenge Champion (sixth wrestler to win 3+ titles in tournament history)
• Three-time FloNationals Champion

Tyler Love – 197 pounds
• Ranked No. 20 nationally at 195 pounds by Flowrestling
• 2014 Beast of the East Runner-Up (195 pounds)
• Two-time Virginia 6A state champion at 195 pounds
• Four-time NHSCA All-American and two-time Flo Nationals All-American
• Also was member of Centreville’s 2013 state championship football team

Jabari Moody – 125 pounds
• Ranked No. 4 nationally at 113 pounds by Flowrestling and No. 6 by InterMat
• Two-time Illinois Class 2A state champion at 106 pounds (only two-time state champ in school history)
• Finished high school career with 110-2 record and finished on 85-match win streak (37-0 as junior, 39-0 as senior)
• Won 2014 FILA Junior World Team Trials in freestyle and then placed fifth at 50 kg at 2014 FILA Junior World Championships in Croatia
• Competed at 2015 Dapper Dan Classic

2015 InterMat Recruiting Class Rankings
1. Arizona State
2. Oklahoma State
3. West Virginia
4. Northern Iowa
5. Virginia
6. Ohio State
7. Minnesota
8. Wisconsin
9. Missouri
10. Michigan

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