November 13, 2010
    Tech rolls to four wins in Pennsylvania
    Hokies back in action next weekend at ACC Challenge

    HERSHEY, Pa. - The 17th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team cruised to four wins Saturday at the Duals at Hershey to improve its record to 4-1 on the year. Tech opened the day with a 25-12 win over Kent State and then proceded to beat Edinboro 27-6, The Citadel 24-15 and George Mason 29-12.

    Freshman Devin Carter led the way with a 4-0 record, picking up a decision, a major decision and two pins. Pete Yates also went 4-0 with three decisions and a major decision. Chris Diaz went 3-0 on the day, as did Brian Stephens and Tommy Spellman. Freshman Nick Vetterlein went 3-1 at 174 pounds.

    Tech (4-1) will be back in action next weekend, participating in the ACC Challenge at the University of North Carolina. The Hokies will take on No. 3 Wisconsin, UNC Greensboro and Chattanooga.

    #17 Virginia Tech 25; Kent State 12
    125: #6 Nic Bedelyon (KSU) tech fall #10 Jarrod Garnett, 15-0 (5:45)
    133: #11 Devin Carter (VT) maj. dec. Tyler Small, 19-6
    141: #7 Chris Diaz (VT) tech fall Chase Skonieczny, 15-0 (5:25)
    149: Brian Stephens (VT) dec. Marcel Clopton, 4-2
    157: #14 Pete Yates (VT) dec. #19 Matt Cathell, 9-4
    165: #20 Matt Epperly (VT) maj. dec. Ross Tice, 12-0
    174: Nick Vetterlein (VT) dec. Brandonn Johnson, 9-3
    184: #10 Tommy Spellman (VT) dec. Casey Newburg, 5-0
    197: #3 Dustin Kilgore (KSU) maj. dec. Chris Penny, 13-4
    285: #13 Brendan Barlow (KSU) dec. #17 David Marone, 3-1

    #17 Virginia Tech 27; Edinboro 6
    125: #10 Jarrod Garnett (VT) dec. Evan Yenolevich, 10-8
    133: #11 Devin Carter (VT) dec. Eric Morrill, 10-4
    141: #7 Chris Diaz (VT) maj. dec. Vinny Pisani, 17-7
    149: Brian Stephens (VT) dec. #9 Torsten Gillespie, 4-3
    157: #14 Pete Yates (VT) dec. Johnny Greisheimer, 9-5
    165: Matt Laird (E) dec. #20 Matt Epperly, 9-8
    174: Nick Vetterlein (VT) dec. Chris Hrunka, 9-8
    184: #10 Tommy Spellman (VT) maj. dec. Kenny Massey, 11-0
    197: Shawn Fendone (E) dec. Chris Penny, 11-8
    285: #17 David Marone (VT) maj. dec. Ernest James, 10-1

    #17 Virginia Tech 24; The Citadel 15
    125: T.J. Mitchell (VT) dec. Tyler Sim, 6-1 (TB1)
    133: #11 Devin Carter (VT) fall Richard Alarcon, 4:47
    141: Nick Murray (VT) tech fall Jordan Dix, 19-4 (6:56)
    149: Brian Stephens (VT) maj. dec. Derek Royster, 12-4
    157: #14 Pete Yates (VT) dec. Pierre Frazile, 4-0
    165: Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (C) dec. #20 Matt Epperly, 5-4
    174: J.C. Oddo (C) dec. Nick Vetterlein, 7-1
    184: Justin Sparrow (C) dec. John Dickson, 8-2
    197: Chris Penny (VT) dec. Kelby Smith, 7-6
    285: Luke Johnson (C) wins by forfeit

    #17 Virginia Tech 29; George Mason 12

    125: #10 Jarrod Garnett (VT) wins by forfeit
    133: #11 Devin Carter (VT) fall Ryan Hunsberger, 3:11
    141: #7 Chris Diaz (VT) dec. Denny Herndon, 16-10
    149: Brandon Bucher (GMU) dec. Cameron Hurd, 8-3
    157: #14 Pete Yates (VT) maj. dec. Ty Knepp, 9-0
    165: Chris Moon (VT) dec. Aaron Keeton, 7-1
    174: Nick Vetterlein (VT) dec. Greg Scott, 9-6
    184: #10 Tommy Spellman (VT) dec. #12 Bagna Tovuujav, 3-2
    197: #7 Cayle Byers (GMU) dec. Chris Penny, 9-4
    285: Kyle Burke (GMU) wins by forfeit

    For updates on Virginia Tech wrestling, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Wrestling).

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