Number of Student-Athletes: 31
Number of Scholarships Allowed by the NCAA: 9.9
2016-17 Cost to Fund Wrestling Scholarships: $560,264
Number of Endowed Scholarships Currently Funded: 2
Under 11th-year head coach Steve Garland, the Virginia wrestling program has experienced unprecedented sustained success. Virginia won the ACC championship in 2015 and the Cavaliers have followed that up with a 15th-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships, tying the best finish in program history. Virginia also had a pair of All-Americans, including two semifinalists in the same season with senior George DiCamillo and freshman Jack Mueller. DiCamillo became the program’s third-ever NCAA Finalist, while Mueller became the program’s first freshman to earn All-America honors.
DiCamillo and Mueller discuss the 2017 run while Coach Garland talks about the program:
The Cavaliers hold most of their dual matches in Memorial Gymnasium. Thanks to donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation, renovations are in progress at Memorial Gym. These enhancements include: the addition of fans to help cool the competition area, graphic design elements in the lobby and in the gym, new scoreboards with video capability, and additional bleachers and improvements to the existing bleachers.
Donations to the Virginia Athletics Foundation directed to Friends Of Wrestling provide operational and scholarship support for the program.
For more information on how to support Virginia wrestling, contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation.