David McFadden

  • David
  • McFadden

  • Class
  • Weight
    165 lbs.
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    West Milford, N.J.
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Updated: April 14, 2018

Two-time NCAA All-American (165, 6th; 165, 5th)
2018 ACC Champion (165)
2016 ACC Freshman of the Year
Two-time NCAA Qualifier

2017-18: NCAA All-American … Placed fifth at 165 pounds, arguably the deepest weight class in the nation in 2018 … VaSID All-State first team ... Went 4-2 at NCAAs … Defeated Duke’s Zach Finesilver, majored Arizona State’s Anthony Valencia and beat Wisconsin’s Evan Wick with a 3-0 decision to advance to the semifinals … Lost to eventual national champion Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State in the semis, 3-1 … Pinned Iowa’s Alex Marinelli in the fifth place match in 5:14 … Set a new program single season record with a .945 winning percentage (35-2) … Finished the regular season with a perfect record of 29-0 … Was the first Virginia Tech wrestler to finish the regular season undefeated since Scott Justus in 2001-02 … Tore through the ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed at 165 pounds, picking up a 13-4 major decision over Pitt’s Jake Wentzel in the semifinals and a 22-9 major decision over Duke’s Zach Finesilver in the finals to win his first ACC title … Two-time ACC Wrestler of the Week (Nov. 14, Dec. 5) … Racked up 15 bonus point victories during the regular season … Started the year with six consecutive bonus wins … Defeated Lehigh’s Gordon Wolf, 11-7, and fourth-ranked Chandler Rogers of Oklahoma State, 4-3, as part of a 3-0 showing en route to the 165-pound title at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic … Went 5-0 with wins over Ohio State’s Ts’Shan Campbell and Wisconsin’s Evan Wick to become the Hokies’ third Cliff Keen Invitational champion … Pinned Wick in 2:58 in the finals, the first win by fall in a Cliff Keen final since 2013 … Registered a 16-5 major decision over No. 15 Anthony Valencia of Arizona State at the Virginia Duals.

2016-17: Redshirted … Missed the season while recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered at the 2016 NCAA Championships … Went 17-2 wrestling unattached … Won his first 10 matches … Collected 13 bonus point victories … First seven wins earned bonus points … Went 2-2 at Junior World Team Trials … Won the 165-pound title at the Cleveland State Open after going 5-0 against the field … Took home the 165-pound title at the Franklin & Marshall Open … Beat Virginia’s MJ Roberson by tech fall, 17-1 at 4:20, and pinned NC State’s Daniel Bullard in :58 at the Appalachian Open.

2015-16: McFadden opened his freshman year with back-to-back victories over ranked opponents from Iowa State and Penn State ... downed Tyler McNutt from North Dakota State in a 12-2 major decision before moving to 4-0 in dual meet action with a victory in South Dakota over Luke Zilverberg... went 2-2 at the 2015 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... earned a 10-3 victory at George Mason versus Blake Ruolo ... went 3-1 at Virginia Duals ... went 1-4 against ACC competition ... picked up a major decision against Jordan Amine to help the Hokies defeat Michigan in the inagural National Duals Championship Series ... stormed thorugh the 165 pound competition at the ACC Championship to finish third, earning an automatic bid to Nationals ... finished 5-3 in Madison Square Garden, earning his first All-American honors with a 6th place finish at the NCAA Championship.

High School: McFadden was a New Jersey state champion in 2014 and 2015 at 145 pounds and took sixth as a sophomore (126 pounds) and second as a freshman (113 pounds). McFadden placed second at the 2014 Junior Nationals and enters his senior season with a career record of 118-8.

Personal: Majoring in human development