February 9, 2010
Tech heads to Tar Heel State for pair of duals
Regular season winding down for Hokies

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech wrestling squad will head to North Carolina this weekend for a pair of ACC dual meets. On Friday, the Hokies will take on Duke at 5:30 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium. On Saturday, Tech will take on NC State at 1 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum. That match will follow a UVa match as the ‘Pack and Cavs will battle at 11 a.m.

This is the home stretch for the Hokies as they have just one more confirmed match on the schedule right now, a Feb. 18 match against Old Dominion at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem. Officials from both Tech and Maryland are working on rescheduling the match that was supposed to take place this past weekend, but was postponed due to snow.

Tech will head back to Raleigh in early March for the ACC Championships and will then prepare for the NCAA Championships. With the grind of a long season, head coach Kevin Dresser will rest some of his starters this weekend to start getting them ready for the postseason.

Below are all three probable lineups for this weekend. Of note on Tech’s records, they now include all matches (attached and unattached) against Division I competition, as used by the NCAA for Gold and Silver Standard purposes. The official records (attached only) can still be found on hokiesports.com.

#14 Virginia Tech (14-5, 2-0 ACC)
125: Schuyler Swanton (3-3)
133: Brock LiVorio (7-4)
141: Nick Murray (15-5) OR #10 Chris Diaz (24-3)
149: Brian Stephens (18-10)
157: #5 Jesse Dong (27-3)
165: Taylor Knapp (11-14) OR Matt Epperly (17-8)
174: John Dickson (3-4) OR Taylor Knapp (11-14)
184: #19 Tommy Spellman (22-9)
197: Chris Penny (2-13)
285: Tim Miller (3-15)

Duke (2-5, 0-3 ACC)

125: Peter Terrezza (12-7)
133: Nick Adamo (3-10)
141: Mike Bell (10-13)
149: Chris Piccolella (3-6)
157: OPEN
165: OPEN
174: Voris Tejada (16-8)
184: Diego Bencomo (19-7)
197: John Barone (12-6)
285: Robert Holbrook (1-5)

NC State (5-10, 1-2 ACC)
125: Mike Moreno (5-6)
133: Scott Norris (3-11)
141: Dale Shull (14-11)
149: #20 Bobby Ward (23-6)
157: Brett Farina (7-9)
165: Ray Ward (5-9)
174: Quinton Godley (10-15)
184: Cedric Moore (3-9)
197: Christian McClean (1-7)
285: Eloheim Palma (17-13)

Additionally, four athletes are scheduled to compete unattached at the Edinboro Open this weekend in Pennsylvania: Jared Jones (133), Cole Louks (141), Cameron Hurd (141) and Matt Rosen (149).

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