Eight members of the Virginia wrestling team have qualified for the 2014 NCAA Championships, including a program-record five national seeds.
Virginia’s eight qualifiers marks the second most in program history. UVa’s Nick Herrmann earned an at-large berth into the field at 125 pounds on Wednesday afternoon. The remaining seven Cavaliers qualified automatically by virtue of their finishes at the ACC Championships last weekend.
Virginia boasts five national seeds, including third-seeded Nick Sulzer at 165 pounds. He is Virginia’s highest seed since Chris Henrich nabbed a No. 3 seed at 174 in 2010. Gus Sako earned the No. 7 seed at 149, while Blaise Butler is seeded 10th at 157. Stephen Doty picked up the No. 11 seed at 174, and Joe Spisak notched the 16th seed at 141.
Jon Fausey and Zach Nye also qualified for the championships at 184 and 197, respectively.
The NCAA Tournament is March 20-22 in Oklahoma City.