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Jan. 4, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia 174-pound senior Chris Henrich has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career following a second-place showing at last week’s Southern Scuffle.
Henrich was the lone finalist among ACC competitors at the Scuffle, taking runner-up honors to Penn State’s Ed Ruth, who knocked off both No. 2 ranked Henrich and No. 1 ranked Mack Lewnes of Cornell en route to being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Henrich cruised in his other four matches, winning three by major decision or tech fall and one in a medical forfeit. He also picked up a fall in UVa’s Dec. 18 dual at Campbell, needing less than one period to pin Peter Comis. Henrich now has 115 career wins and needs just one victory to match the school record, set by Mike Krafchick (1991-95).
Henrich, a native of Lansdale, Pa., was also named ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 30, sharing the honor with Maryland’s Mike Letts.