Virginia Tech Wrestling Wins ACC Championship

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The Hokies are ACC Champions for the third time. (Photo courtesy of @VT_Wrestling)
The Hokies are ACC Champions for the third time. (Photo courtesy of @VT_Wrestling)

Six Virginia Tech wrestlers won individual championships at the ACC Championships in Raleigh over the weekend, and that was enough to give the Hokies their third ACC Championship in school history.

Seven Tech wrestlers made the finals, and the scoring was lopsided in VT’s favor with the Hokies racking up 93 points, while second place NC State finished with 64.

The following Virginia Tech wrestlers won individual championships…

Joey Dance (125)
Solomon Chishko (149)
Zach Epperly (174)
Zack Zavatsky (184)
Jared Haught (197)
Ty Waltz (Heavyweight)

Sal Mastriani finished in second place at 157, while Dennis Gustafson finished third at 133.

The Hokies won the ACC Championship despite head coach Kevin Dresser’s recent departure for Iowa State.  Top assistant Tony Robie has filled in as interim head coach in the meantime.

“It feels good, obviously,” Robie told HokieSports.com after the event. “The goal every year for us is to win championships and win ACC championships. I think to win the dual meet title and then win the tournament title – I believe we’re the first team to do that – says a lot about our guys and our team and our program. It says a lot about our coaching staff and the direction that we’re going.”

The Hokies will get a week off before the NCAA Championships from March 16-18.  The event will be held in St. Louis.

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    1. Congrats to the Wrestling Team!! GREAT showing. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to put losing your beloved coach aside, and rally around his replacement (temporary or not).

      They have a LOT to be proud of!!!

  1. Congratulations team, coaches and support staff!

    one match won at a time <– St NCAA Louis

    Go Hokies!

  2. I would feel really confident about NCAA’s if McFadden was wrestling as well. I think if he was wrestling we would def be a top 5 team. Still will be a good tourney for sure.

  3. This pleases Hokie Nation very much.

    Keep on fighting, guys! One match, one minute, one move at a time!

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