Camels return to action at the Virginia Duals, Jan. 13-14

Camels return to action at the Virginia Duals, Jan. 13-14

 BUIES CREEK, N.C.- Campbell wrestling hits the road to Hampton, Va. to take part in the 37th annual Virginia Duals, Jan. 13-14, inside Hampton Coliseum.

Campbell has been seeded in the Poquoson River Pool and will take on Bucknell at 9 a.m. followed by a matchup against Arizona State at 1 p.m. Both matches will occur on mat 7 at the venue.

The four pool winners will be seeded into the "Gold" bracket and will wrestle Saturday for the top spot in the event. The second place teams in each bracket will be seeded in the "Silver" bracket and the third place teams will be in the "Bronze" bracket. The duals for the Silver and Bronze brackets will occur Friday at 3 p.m. with the finals at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Camels last competed at the 2017 Southern Scuffle, as their SoCon dual with Chattanooga was postponed due to inclement weather. At the Scuffle, Nathan Kraisser took home seventh place after he knocked off no. 6 Barlow McGhee 1-0 in the seventh place bout at 125-pounds. Ville Heino and Austin Kraisser also made the second day of the Scuffle for Campbell.

As a team, Campbell finished 17th overall with 27 points. They were the third highest team from the SoCon in the rankings. Chattanooga finished 11th with 46 points and Gardner-Webb finished 16th with 27.5 points.

Following the Virginia Duals, Campbell will return home to Carter Gym for the first home dual of the year as it will take on Gardner-Webb, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m.

Probable lineup for Campbell:

125: Nathan Kraisser, Aaron Burton

133:  Jonathan Ryan

141:  Joshua Heil, Austin Powell

149:  Luke Stewart, Benjamin Barton, Jordan Eley

157: Austin Kraisser

165:  Quentin Perez, John Weiss

174:  Alexander Herringshaw

184:  Ville Heino, Matthew Olauson

197:  Willie Bivens III

Hwt:  Jere Heino, Anthony Brownridge


More information on the Virginia Duals…

Founded in January of 1981, the Virginia Duals was an innovator in college wrestling, brining the dual-meet advancement format into widespread usage. The tournament grew from eight college teams and four high schools in 1981 to its current arrangement of 20 colleges in two divisions and 48 high schools across three divisions. What started out with just four mats on the floor of the Hampton Coliseum has morphed into a 10-mat festival of wrestling powered by hundreds of volunteers from around the country.

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