#21 Oklahoma (2-2) vs Virginia (3-2)
On their first dual of day two of the Virginia Duals, OU gets the host school Virginia. This dual should feature four ranked matchups with OU favored in three of them. While Virginia isn’t ranked, they do return six qualifiers. OU will hopefully be warmed up after Kent State the day before, otherwise Virginia may surprise them at some weights where OU is ranked higher. I’m assuming that Demas returns to his previous weight of 141lbs, but there’s no guarantee of that.
125lbs: #23 Joey Prata (6-2) vs Patrick McCormick (8-5)
Surprisingly, even though both of these wrestlers spent time in the ACC together, they’ve never wrestled. McCormick was 3rd at ACC’s last year and went 1-2 at NCAA’s. Prata has the better wins historically, and I think he matches up well stylistically. McCormick is lankier and can put a tough ride on top. Prata is a good scrambler that doesn’t give up a lot of points and is also tough to ride. I think this match could have some good scrambles that end with Prata on top and staying there in a low scoring match.
Prediction: Prata Dec. McCormick 6-3 (OU 3 UVA)