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March 13, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced the 44 at-large selections for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Wednesday, and four Atlantic Coast Conference wrestlers are among those that received bids.
North Carolina’s Joey Ward (133 pounds), NC State’s Nijel Jones (165), Duke’s Conner Hartman (197) and Virginia Tech’s Derrick Borlie (197) were among those added to the 330-athlete field that will compete for NCA team and individual titles March 21-23 at Des Moines, Iowa.
The selections, coming four days after the conference filled 30 automatic qualifying slots at the 2013 ACC Championship, increases the record number of ACC wrestlers competing in this year’s NCAA Championship to 34.
Full brackets for the 2013 NCAA Championship were also released on Wednesday and can be found here.
ACC wrestlers who will compete in this year’s NCAA Championship are listed below.
2013 ACC NCAA WRESTLING QUALIFIERS (34)
125 (4) – Nathan Kraisser (UNC), Jarrod Garnett (VT), Matt Snyder (VA), Joe DeAngelo (NCS)
133 (6) – George DiCamillo (VA), Brandon Gambucci (DU), Erik Spjut (VT), Sam Speno (NCS); Geoffrey Alexander (MD), Joey Ward (NC)
141 (4) – Evan Henderson (UNC), Zach Neibert (VT), Joe Spisak (VA), Frank Goodwin (MD)
149 (2) – Nick Brascetta (VT), Derek Valenti (VA)
157 (2) – Jedd Moore (VA), Jesse Dong (VT)
165 (4) - Pete Yates (VT), Nick Sulzer (VA), John Staudenmayer (UNC), Nijel Jones (NCS)
174 (3) – Josh Asper (MD), Jon Fausey (VA), Austin Gabel (VT)
184 (4) – Jimmy Sheptock (MD), Stephen Doty (VA), Alex Utley (UNC), Nick Vetterlein (IVT)
197 (4) - Christian Boley (MD), Mike Salopek (VA), Derrick Borlie (VT), Conner Hartman (DU)
285 (1) – David Marone (VT)