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Feb. 7, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia 149-pound sophomore Gus Sako has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after his upset win over a top-five opponent helped the Cavaliers defeat Rutgers last Saturday.
Sako, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, scored a 5-3 decision over the Scarlet Knights’ No. 5 Mario Mason, handing the Rutgers wrestler just his second loss of the season. Sako scored a takedown 20 seconds into the match and never trailed. He also built up 1:59 in riding time in the victory. Sako upped his record to 15-5 this season and defeated his third ranked opponent of the year.
Sako’s victory helped the 20th-ranked Cavaliers go on to a 24-12 team win.