GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia's Jon Fausey has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after recording a pin of the nation's eighth-ranked 174-pounder and accounting for half of the 17th-ranked Cavaliers' scoring in a hard-fought 26-12 loss to No. 4 Iowa.
Fausey, a native of Dalmatia, Pa., pinned the Hawkeyes' Grant Gambrell in the second overtime period (8:29) to improve to 5-0 on the season. Fausey, who entered the match ranked ninth nationally by InterMat, moved up to the eighth spot in this week's rankings following last Friday's match, which was held on a neutral mat at Chattanooga.
The Virginia-Iowa match featured 12 wrestlers who are ranked nationally in their respective weight classes, including 11 ranked among the top 10.