Five Virginia Tech Wrestlers Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

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Joey Dance NCAA Championships
Joey Dance, seeded #2 at 125 pounds, won both of his matches at the NCAA Championships Thursday (photo via NCAA Wrestling Twitter)

Five Virginia Tech wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, winning both their first- and second-round matches in St. Louis.

  • Senior Joey Dance, seeded second in the 125 weight class
  • Redshirt senior Ty Walz, seeded third in the heavyweight class
  • Redshirt sophomore Solomon Chishko, 6th at 149 pounds
  • Redshirt junior Zach Epperly, 4th seed at 174 pounds
  • Redshirt junior Jared Haught, 4th seed at 197 pounds

After the first day’s competition, the Hokies are in 8th place with 18 points.  The top 5 teams are:

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The action resumes Friday at 11 AM on ESPNU, and continues on ESPN in the evening.

For more information on how all of Virginia Tech’s wrestlers did, see this update on hokiesports.com.

 

 

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