Ty Walz

  • Ty
  • Walz

  • Class
  • Weight
    285 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    St. Edward
  • Hometown
    Cleveland, Ohio
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Updated: June 7, 2017

Three-time All-American (7th, 2015; 4th, 2016; 4th, 2017)
2017 ACC Champion

2016-17: NCAA All-American … ACC Champion at 285 pounds … VaSID All-State first team … Went 4-2 at nationals to place fourth … After falling to the No. 2 seed Connor Medbery of Wisconsin in semifinals, topped Penn State’s Nick Nevills, seeded fifth, by a 5-3 decision in the consolation semis … Seeded third in the heavyweight field … Left Virginia Tech with 109 career wins, the 10th most in program history … His .784 career winning percentage ranked in a tie for 11th all-time at the time of his graduation … No. 1 seed at the ACC Tournament … Avenged a regular season loss to Duke’s Jacob Kasper in the finals of the conference championship with an 8-2 decision … Participated in the NWCA All-Star Classic … Went 4-1 with a finals appearance at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Of his 16 dual meet wins, 12 were bonus point victories … Topped No. 11 Jared Johnson of Chattanooga with a 13-7 decision … Defeated Pitt’s Ryan Solomon by decision, 8-3 … Lone loss of the dual meet season came against No. 5 Jacob Kasper of Duke … Won by major decision, 13-4, over NC State’s Michael Boykin in the ACC Dual Meet Championship match … Majored No. 14 Collin Jensen of Nebraska, 15-5, in the NWCA National Duals.

2015-16: Compiled a 23-2 record ... Went 16-1 against dual competition while only missing one event ... Earned victories over three top-10 opponents ... Brought home the program’s first ever Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational title at the prestigious event ... Finished second at the ACC Championship, behind a two-time national champion ... Earned his highest finish at Nationals, coming in fourth after a trip to the semifinals and a 4-2 record at the event.

2014-15: NCAA All-American, placing seventh at heavyweight … A first-team all-state selection by VaSID … Posted a 28-9 record for the season … Picked up a pin in the Hokies' season-opener against Newberry … Wrestling unattached, went 4-0 at the Hokie Open to take the title … Beat No. 10 Evan Knutson of North Dakota State 3-2 in a dual meet … Clinched the Hokies' upset win over No. 4 Ohio State with a 6-4 win in the first tiebreaker over 11th-ranked Nick Tavanello … Took second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Picked up wins over Evan Knutson and Adam Coon en route to the finals … Was upset in the Penn State dual, dropping a 5-3 decision in sudden victory to Jimmy Lawson … Placed fourth at the Midlands Championships … Defeated fifth-seeded Evan Knutson of NDSU for a third time this year, dropped a close decision to top-seeded Michael McMullan of Northwestern and downed 11th-seeded Dawson Peck of Maryland along the way … In the third-place match, fell to third-seeded Connor Medbery of Wisconsin, 2-1 … Sealed Tech's dual meet wins over No. 24 Old Dominion and No. 16 Virginia with wins in the final bout as Tech claimed the Virginia Duals … Picked up wins in the ACC duals against Virginia and Pitt … Fell to top-ranked Nick Gwiazdowski of NC State in the dual … Sealed the win over Duke to clinch the ACC dual meet title with a 5-2 win over Brendan Walsh … Went 2-1 at the ACC Championships to place third … Earned an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships … Upset No. 4-seeded Austin Marsden of Oklahoma State in the round of 12 to earn All-America honors … Took fifth place at 125 KG at the University Nationals.

2013-14: Went 27-14 on the season and went 16-7 in duals … An NCAA Qualifier … Had four major decisions and two pins … Posted a 4-2 mark in ACC duals … Went 4-0 in his opening weekend as the starter … Secured Tech's win against Kent State with a win in the final match … Beat No. 20 Ernest James of Edinboro 2-1 in sudden victory in a dual match … Took down No. 15 Blake Herrin of American, 6-5 in a dual … Suffered his first collegiate loss at the Las Vegas Invitational, posting a 2-2 record … Went 4-2 at the Midlands Championships … Picked up a major decision in the UNC dual match … Went 3-1 at the ACC Championship to place third at heavyweight … Went 2-2 at the NCAAs … A second-team selection to the VaSID All-State team … Placed fourth at the ASICS University Freestyle Nationals at 125 kg, going 6-2.

2012-13: Redshirted … Placed third at the National Collegiate Open … Took second at the Edinboro Open and second at the Purple Raider Open … Wrestling unattached, went 3-1 at the Wilkes Open to place second … Went 2-2 at the Wolfpack Open … Went 4-2 at the Hokie Open.

High School: Attended St. Edward High where he won an Ohio state title as a senior … Wrestled for Coach John Hoffornan … The No. 12-ranked wrestler in the country at 220 pounds according to InterMat … Placed sixth at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in freestyle at 215 pounds to earn All-America honors … A Cadet national champ.

Personal: Ty Ryan Walz was born on March 11, 1994 in Cleveland, OH … The son of Gary Walz and Paula Walz … Has two siblings: Brooks and Casey … Majoring in real estate.