GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech 133-pound true freshman Devin Carter has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week of the 2010-11 season after winning the first six matches of his collegiate career, including a major decision over the nation’s No. 8-ranked wrestler in his weight class.
Carter, a native of Christiansburg, Va., opened with a 15-0 technical fall over Iowa State’s Ben Cash in the Hokies narrow 17-16 loss to No. 25 Iowa State in last Friday’s dual meet. Carter then claimed the 133-pound title in Sunday’s Hokie Open at Salem, Va., with an impressive sweep of his five matches. Carter’s victories included wins over ACC opponents Pat Owens (10-5) and Mike Rappo of North Carolina (injury default), and a pin of Old Dominion’s Justin LaValle in 2:32.
Carter capped his tournament showing with a dominating major decision over Old Dominion’s eighth-ranked Kyle Hutter in the title match.
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