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Hempfield wrestler Krivus picks Virginia

| Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Hempfield's Sam Krivus battles Dallstown's Rodney Sunday in their 126-pound bout during the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 7, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus won by 3-1 decision.

Just a few days after visiting the college, Hempfield junior Sam Krivus committed to Virginia for wrestling Tuesday afternoon.

Krivus, a three-time PIAA placewinner who won a Class AAA title as a sophomore and has a career record of 126-12, chose his college destination fairly early in the recruiting process compared to most Division I-level wrestlers. Pitt also offered him a scholarship, and Ohio State asked him to make an official visit.

“I've always liked UVa growing up, and I got to know the coaches really well — they're great guys,” said Krivus, who wrestled in the 126-pound weight class during the 2014 individual postseason. “And the team, they're like a big family.

“I thought it through, and I talked to my parents. I looked at the pros and cons of each school, and UVa really was the best choice.”

— Bill West

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