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Nov. 22, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia 197-pound senior Ryan Malo has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after a championship effort in the Cornell Body Bar Invitational that included a win over the top-ranked competitor in his weight class.
Malo, who helped the Cavaliers to a third-place team finish, advanced to the finals after earning a win over No. 1-ranked Cam Simaz of Cornell, who was forced to take an injury default midway through the match. Malo racked up nearly four minutes of riding time in the championship to cruise to a 10-6 win over Minnesota’s Scott Schiller.
Malo, of Georgetown, Mass., opened the Invitational by cruising to a 12-3 major decision vs. Columbia’s Shane Hughes.