ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A local standout wrestler continues to shine at the next level.
Athens grad Brian Courtney, a redshirt junior for the University of Virginia wrestling program, has earned the third seed at 141 pounds in the ACC Tournament this Sunday. Courtney is (7-2) on the season and will look to capture the title when wrestling begins Sunday at 11 am at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum. The finals are scheduled to begin at 7 pm on the ACC Network.
Courtney dropped tough decisions to the top two seeds in the bracket. #8 Tariq Wilson narrowly beat Courtney 8-6 back in January in a dual meet. While #9 Zach Sherman of North Carolina outlasted Courtney, 5-4, in their February 14th dual meet.
Here are the top seeds for the 141-pound weight class, the full bracket is below. National rankings courtesy of Intermat:
1. #8 Tariq Wilson, NC State
2. #9 Zach Sherman, North Carolina
3. #16 Brian Courtney, Virginia
4. #17 Cole Matthews, Pitt
5. Sam Hillegas, Virginia Tech
6. Patrick Rowland, Duke
(Footage AND Photos Provided by UVA Wrestling)