MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Fifth yr senior Killian Cardinale of the West Virginia College wrestling workforce has been named the WVU Pupil-Athlete of the Week offered by College Flats after putting eighth to change into the thirty fifth All-American in program historical past on the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Regardless of dropping an 8-7 choice to No. 4 seed Matt Ramos of Purdue within the quarterfinals of the 125-pound bracket, Cardinale returned to the blood spherical by outlasting No. 15 seed Brett Ungar of Cornell through a 3-2 choice to return to the rostrum since incomes All-America standing in 2021.
He joins Mark Banks, Whitey Chlebove, Mike Mason, Greg Jones, Vertus Jones, Brandon Rader and Zeke Moisey because the eighth WVU wrestler to be named an All-American a number of instances to put on the gold and blue. Cardinale and Moisey are additionally the one two Mountaineers to take house the honour at 125 kilos, in addition to the final two to say All-America standing greater than as soon as.
Cardinale scored the primary takedown and out of Ungar to finish the primary interval with a 2-0 lead. Ungar deferred the election to Cardinale, who selected to start the second time period in a impartial place. After going scoreless within the second, the pair went impartial once more and this time Ungar secured a takedown to tie the match at 2-2, however it wasn’t sufficient because the Mountaineer tacked on a driving time level to safe the victory.
The Bristow, Virginia native knocked off No. 5 seed Caleb Smith of Appalachian State in session one and No. 21 seed Jore Volk of Wyoming in session two to punch his ticket to the quarterfinals for the second yr in a row and set up the showdown with Ramos.
This week in baseball: The Mountaineers convey their nine-game successful streak to Wagener Discipline at Monongalia County Ballpark for 5 video games … WVU will play Hofstra on Tuesday, March 21 at 18.30 and Wednesday 22 March at 15:00 earlier than Xavier hosts Xavier. for 3 matches from 24.-26. March … first pitch on Friday is ready for 18.30, Saturday at 16.00 and Sunday at 1 p.m
Final Week in Baseball: West Virginia went 5-0 on the Tar Heel State and took two from Appalachian State earlier than sweeping UNC Greensboro on March 14, JJ Wetherholt went 5-for-6 with six RBI as WVU defeated App State, 18-1 Mountaineer pitchers mixed to strike out 14 batters in March 15 victory, Ellis Garcia had 4 hits to paved the way in an 18-5 victory Jake Carr earned the win by throwing 4.0 shutout innings in reduction after being counted out March 17 WVU defeated UNCG, 28-2, in sport certainly one of a doubleheader March 18 WVU had a season-high 23 hits with 4 gamers who hit house runs. sport two, Blaine Traxel threw his third full sport of the season in a 4-1 win whereas putting out six to shut out the sequence, Grant Siegel and 4 Mountaineer relievers pitched the Spartans an 8-0 victory on March 19.
Notes in baseball: Within the 5 video games, the Mountaineers outscored their opponents, 76-9 Ellis Garcia hit .643 (9-for-14) to steer the workforce JJ Wetherholt led the workforce with 11 hits whereas hitting .500 and in addition drove in 9 runs Braden Barry hit two house runs and scored 12 runs whereas additionally hitting a double and a triple freshman Ellis Garcia and Nick Barone every hit their first profession house runs final week The 28 runs scored in opposition to UNCG had been essentially the most for the Mountaineers since they scored 30 in opposition to NJIT in 2009 The 4 house runs hit in sport one of many doubleheader got here from gamers in 4 totally different senior courses Kevin Dowdelljunior Braden Barrysecond scholar Grant Hussey and first-year college students Nick Barone Hussey hit a house run in each video games of Saturday’s doubleheader. Traxel’s full sport was his third of the season and eighth of his profession.He at the moment leads the nation with 40.0 innings pitched, the one hit allowed by Mountaineer pitching on Sunday was the fewest since WVU threw a no-hitter in opposition to Kent State on Mar 4, 2020 The workforce’s 15-4 begin is the most effective begin for WVU since becoming a member of the Massive 12 in 2013 and is the primary nine-game successful streak for the Mountaineers since 2016.
This Week in Wrestling: The West Virginia College wrestling program’s 2022-2023 season has ended.
Final Week in Wrestling: Six members of the West Virginia College wrestling workforce competed on the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Could 16-18. March fifth yr senior Killian Cardinale completed eighth to change into the thirty fifth All-American in program historical past, he posted a 3-3 file with all three wins coming over greater seeds (No. 5, No. 15 and No. 21) redshirt freshman Jordan Titus (141), junior Peyton Corridor (165), redshirt junior Anthony Carman (184), redshirt sophomore Austin Cooley (197) and redshirt junior Michael Wolfgram (HWT) joined Cardinale and fought of their respective weight courses.
Notes: West Virginia has produced at the very least one All-American in every of the final 4 years (Noah Adams 2020, Cardinale 2021, Corridor 2022, Cardinale 2023) beneath coach Tim Flynn matching the same stretch of success that this system final achieved from 2004 to 2007, which was a part of a six-year stretch that started in 2002, throughout legendary coach Craig Turnbull’s tenure … WVU has additionally certified 19 wrestlers for NCAA Championships for the reason that Flynn period started, the Mountaineers despatched six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships for the primary time since 2012, in addition to 4 or extra in every season of Flynn’s tenure. Cardinale joins Mark Banks, Whitey Chlebove, Mike Mason, Greg Jones, Vertus Jones, Brandon Rader and Zeke Moisey because the eighth WVU wrestler to be named an All-American a number of instances with the Gold and Blue, he and Moisey are additionally the one two WVU grapplers to take house the honour at 125 kilos, in addition to the final two to say All-America standing greater than as soon as, the Bristow, Va., native ends his Mountaineer profession as a three-time NCAA qualifier , two-time All-American and the third Massive 12 champion in program historical past.
This week in swimming and diving: Junior Danny Berlitz will signify the Mountaineers on the 2023 NCAA Males’s Swimming and Diving Championships on June 22-25. March Minnesota hosts the NCAAs on the Jean Okay. Freeman Aquatic Middle in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Final week in swimming and diving: The mountaineers had been off final week.
Notes: Berlitz will signify WVU on the NCAA Championships competing within the 400 IM, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke through the 2023 season. Drums, Pennsylvania, secured 4 first-place finishes on the Massive 12 Championships in Austin, Texas, on February 22. 25, Berlitz appeared in three particular person closing occasions, ending sixth within the 200 IM (1:45.78), fifth within the 400 IM (3:46.88) and sixth within the 200 breaststroke (1:56.76) and was additionally he a member of the 400 free relay workforce and 200 free relay workforce that secured silver medals, in addition to the 200 medley relay workforce and 400 medley relay workforce that added bronze medals.
This week in tennis: The West Virginia College girls’s tennis workforce (11-4, 1-1 Massive 12) is again on the highway this weekend to proceed Massive 12 Convention play in opposition to No. 53 Baylor on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. 7 p.m. ET earlier than touring to tackle No. 14 Texas on Sunday, March 26 at 11 a.m
Final week in tennis: Mountaineers defeated Dayton, 7-0, March 18 at Summit Tennis Academy in Morgantown junior/sophomore pair Momoko Nagato and Michaela Kucharova gained, 6-0, beneath doubles whereas redshirt freshman Maja Dodik and one other scholar Tatiana Lipatova gained, 7-5, to win the doubles level for the second time in West Virginia Camilla Bossi and senior Ting-Pei Chang fell, 3-6, in doubles Chang, Dodik, Nagato and Kucharova earned three-set wins in singles at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, Lipatova and the fifth-year senior Pei-Ju Hsieh gained in two units respectively
Notes: Friday’s contest in opposition to the Bears and Sunday’s contest in opposition to the Longhorns will mark the eleventh sport since each sequence started in 2013 that Baylor and Texas have
all-time file over the Mountaineers, 10-0 throughout final yr’s contest, WVU suffered a 2-5 loss to Baylor and an 0-7 loss to Texas West Virginia’s 11-4 begin is the most effective file for the reason that 2010 season, when the Mountaineers began 12 -2 beneath head coach Marc Walters.
This Week in Athletics: The Mountaineers will journey to Raleigh, NC, to compete within the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State from Could 23-25. March.
Final week in athletics: WVU kicked off the Out of doors Monitor and Discipline season with the Stan Romanoski Open on the Mylan Park senior Monitor and Discipline Complicated Sada Wright achieved a distance of 44.90 meters within the discus Wright additionally recorded a shot put of 11.64 meters junior Katelyn Caccamo achieved a top of three.50 meters within the pole vault freshman Olivia Cress and one other scholar Eden Williams competed within the excessive soar Cress led the sphere with a top of 1.65 meters whereas Williams cleared 1.55 meters on the observe, junior Zara Zervos secured a time of 5:24.31 within the 1,500-meter steeplechase and second time Ghamani Hogue ran a 17.04 within the junior 100 meter hurdles Megan Weaver opened her out of doors marketing campaign with a 2:23.10 within the 800 meters.
Notes: Friday and Saturday marked the third straight season WVU has opened the out of doors season with the Stan Romanoski Open after the meet was canceled in 2020.
This week in gymnastics: WVU is off this week. The Mountaineers subsequent compete on Friday, March 31, after they journey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the 2023 NCAA Gymnastics Pittsburgh Regional Championships West Virginia, Michigan State, California and Western Michigan will compete within the first of two second-round quad meets, starting at 2 p.m. ET, contained in the Peterson Occasions Middle.
Final week in gymnastics: West Virginia hosted the 2023 Massive 12 Gymnastics Championship on March 18, contained in the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, the Mountaineers completed third for the second consecutive yr, marking WVU’s first back-to-back third-place finishes since 2016-17 West Virginia earned a closing rating of 196.225, its fifth consecutive rating of 196.0 or greater. Kianna Yancey paced WVU bars (9.8) and beam (9.875) whereas senior Emily Holmes-Hackerd led on ground (9.925), and junior Kiana Lewis achieved prime rating on soar (9.9).
Notes: The Mountaineers earned an computerized bye to the second spherical, bypassing the primary spherical play-in convention for the primary time since 2019, the bid marks the forty third regional championship berth for the Mountaineers (12-9, 1-2 Massive 12), their thirty eighth in NCAA competitors, and the workforce’s eighth straight qualifier West Virginia has superior to the NCAA Nationwide Championships 3 times (1995, 1999, 2000) since 1983. The Mountaineers had been chosen for the 2023 NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships primarily based on their nationwide qualifying rating (NQS) of 196.515, workforce’s highest NQS in program historical past West Virginia hosted the Massive 12 Championship for simply the third time in program historical past final weekend, in addition to the second time up to now three years on this week’s Highway to Nationals rankings, the Mountaineers test in at No. 29 general, and No. 19 on vault and ground train. WVU’s volley rating marks its highest since Feb. 4, 2019, when it was additionally No. 19.
This Week in Golf: The Mountaineers return to motion on Sunday for The Hootie on the Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Charleston, South Carolina.
Final week in golf: Sophomore Max Inexperienced and first-year college students Westy McCabe posted High 25 finishes to steer the golf workforce on the Schenkel Invitational in Statesboro, Georgia, each WVU golfers completed tied for twenty fourth at 2-over-par after three days of competitors Inexperienced shot 76-67-75=218 whereas McCabe recorded rounds of 70-74-74=218 junior Jackson Davenport completed at 5-over par with rounds of 73-73-75=221, whereas junior Oli Ménard had rounds of 79-77-76-232 (+16) and junior Will Stake posted scores of 79-78-76=233 (+17) as a workforce, the Mountaineers completed twelfth with rounds of 298-291-300=889 (+25).