Hokies win ACC in Wrestling

Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, on March 9, 2014
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2014.03.08. Wrestling. ACC Championship.

For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Tech Hokies are the ACC Champions in wrestling.  Tech won yesterday’s ACC Championship in Blacksburg.  It was the 18th team ACC Champion that Virginia Tech has won since joining the ACC in 2004.

Seven wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Wrestling Championships, which will be held March 20-22 in Oklahoma City.  At-large bids for the event will be handed out in the upcoming week.

125: Joey Dance – 3rd place, qualified for NCAAs
133: Denis Gustafson – 1st place, qualified for NCAAs
141: Devin Carter – 1st place, qualified for NCAAs
149: Zach Neibert – 1st place, qualified for NCAAs
157: Sal Mastriani – 4th place
165: Chris Moon – 3rd place
174: Austin Gable – 4th place
184: Nick Vetterlein – 3rd place, qualified for NCAAs
197: Chris Penny – 1st place, qualified for NCAAs
285: Ty Walz – 3rd place, qualified for NCAAs

Devin Carter made a dramatic return from the torn hamstring he suffered in December to win the 141 weight class.  He had not wrestled since he suffered the injury.  He was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the ACC Championships.

The Hokies finished with 87 points, while second place Pitt finished with 67.

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