CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia wrestling team (1-0) turned in a strong performance in the home opener on Saturday (Jan. 9), posting seven bonus-point victories on the way to a 44 to -1 victory over Gardner-Webb (0-2) in dual competition at Memorial Gym.

A penalty point resulting in a deduction from the overall team score during the 174-pound matchup resulted in the final score on the afternoon. With the win, Virginia is now 9-0 all-time against Gardner-Webb.

The Cavaliers raced out of the gates with bonus-point victories in the first three weight classes to take the 15-0 lead on the Bulldogs. In all Virginia got a pair of pins, three technical falls and a pair of major decisions on the afternoon.

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