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David Hoffman Class: r-Senior
Weight: 133 lbs.
High School: Hill School
Hometown: Spring City, Pa.
 
photo 2004-05: Flourished under first-year head coach Tom Brands' aggressive tutelage, tying Tech's single-season record with 15 wins by fall ... Was runner-up at Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament at 133 pounds, receiving an at-large bid from ACC coaches ... Went 1-2 at 2005 NCAA Championships ... Defeated Big Ten 133-pound champion Mack Reiter of Minnesota, in a 7-4 decision ... Finished with a career-high 33 victories in 2005, going 33-7 overall ... Finished the regular season 18-2 in dual matches, 4-1 in ACC matches ... Led team with a career-high 89 points in dual matches and 20 points in ACC contests ... His 18 dual victories ranks second all-time at Virginia Tech for a single-season ... Went 8-1 overall against ACC opponents, four wins by fall, two by major decision ... Led team with two technical falls, second among Hokie grapplers with six major decision victories ... Opened the season with eight straight victories, five by fall, two by technical fall ... Claimed two upset victories by pinning No. 12-ranked T.J. Enright of Ohio State and defeating then No. 6-ranked Reiter, 7-4 ... Also defeated No. 14-ranked Evan Sola of North Carolina, 7-3, at the Southern Scuffle ... Fastest fall was 34-second pin of Nick DiCarlo of Anderson on Nov. 13 in a dual match ... Took first place at the Carolina-Irwin Open, second at the Navy Classic and third at the Southern Scuffle.

2003-04: Showed no rust after taking a year off from the mats ... Qualified for his second NCAA Championships with a second-place finish at 133 pounds at the EWL Tournament ... Went 23-5 on the season, maintaining a constant spot in the top 25 polls ... Went 13-0 in dual meets and 4-0 in EWL action ... Had a team-high seven major decisions ... Also had one technical fall and five pins ... Earned 56 points for the team in dual meet action and 17 points in EWL meets ... Won the 133-pound class at the Keystone Classic ... Went 3-2 at the NCAA Championships, coming one round away from All-America status ... Defeated Don Fisch (Rider), Brandon Strong (Air Force) and Patrick Dowty (Eastern Illinois) at the Championships.

2002-03: Was redshirted.

2001-02: Came in with high expectations and didn't disappoint ... Went 29-10, earning Freshman All-America honors from Amateur Wrestling News ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he won two matches ... Eliminated 12th-seeded Rad Martinez of Clarion before knocking out Chris Spaeller of Lock Haven ... Went 12-3 in dual meet action and 4-3 in EWL meets ... Recorded 10 falls, two major decisions and two technical falls ... Earned 58 points for the Hokies in dual meets and 18 in EWL action ... Took first at the Virginia State Championships, third at the Navy Classic, fifth at the Penn State Open and sixth at the EWL Tournament ... Picked up big wins during the season, pinning nationally-ranked Cory Ace of Edinboro University and Shawn Amistade of Pittsburgh ... Was ranked as high as 17th at one point during the season by InterMat Wrestling.

High School: Lettered five times at The Hill School for Coach Tom Hutchinson ... Was a five-time Pennsylvania prep state champion ... Finished his career with a 195-17 record ... Also finished as the runner-up one year and in third place another year at the prep national championships.

Personal: David Allan Hoffman was born August 18, 1982 in Bryn Mawr, PA ... The son of Steve and Donna Hoffman ... Majoring in physical education.

Year Overall Dual Leag. M.Dec. T.Fall. Falls Time Pts.
2001-02 29-10 12-3 4-3 2 2 10 1:20 58
2003-04 23-5 13-0 4-0 7 1 5 1:45 56
2004-05 33-7 18-2 4-1 6 2 15 0:34 89
2005-06 31-10 12-5 4-1 4 0 8 0:54 53
Career 116-32 55-10 16-5 19 5 38 0:34 256

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