The NCAA Wrestling Championships concluded over the weekend, and Virginia Tech came in sixth nationally, while five wrestlers achieved All-American status.
1. Penn State: 146.5
2. Ohio State: 110
3. Oklahoma State: 103
4. Iowa: 97
5. Missouri: 86.5
6. Virginia Tech: 63.5
The #6 finish is Tech’s fifth straight top-ten finish, but it doesn’t quite match last year’s fourth-place finish.
The Hokies had five wrestlers achieve All-American status (top eight in their weight class):
- 125 pounds: Joey Dance, 5th place
- 149 pounds: Solomon Chishko, 6th place
- 157 pounds: Sal Mastriani, 8th place
- 197 pounds: Jared Haught, 4th place
- 285 pounds: Ty Walz, 4th place
Dance, Mastriani, and Walz were all seniors. Chishko is a redshirt sophomore, and Haught is a redshirt junior. The Hokies will also return two other wrestlers who competed at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but didn’t achieve All-American status: redshirt sophomore Zack Zavatsky (184 pounds) and redshirt junior Zach Epperly (174 pounds).
For more information, see this hokiesports.com press release.
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