Zach Epperly 2015 All-American 174 pounds
Site: St. Louis, Mo. (2015)

Zach Epperly advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Championships before falling to eventual national champion Matt Brown. Needing a win in the Blood Round to earn All-America honors, the redshirt freshman from Christiansburg had to beat Virginia’s Blaise Butler, whom he lost to three previous times in the season. His first win over Butler was a big one as he pinned him to earn a spot on the podium. Epperly finished seventh at the Championships and wrapped up his freshman season with a 24-8 record.