November 11, 2011
Hokies head to Raleigh for Wolfpack Open
Twenty wrestlers expected to compete

BLACKSBURG - Twenty members of the Virginia Tech wrestling squad are expected to compete in the Wolfpack open, hosted by NC State, Sunday in Raleigh. The action will begin at 10 a.m. and run all day inside the Raleigh Downtown Convention Center, located at 500 South Salisbury Street.

Updates and brackets from the tournament will be here and complete results will be posted on and Sunday night.

Below are the probable competitors submitted by the Tech coaching staff. This list could change by Sunday based on injury or other factors.

125: Ty Mitch
125: Erik Spjut
133: #5 Devin Carter
141: Zach Neibert
149: Nick Brascetta (unattached)
149: Chris Mears
149: Nick Murray
149: Lex Ozias (unattached)
157: Cameron Hurd
157: Matt Stephens (unattached)
165: Issah Meade
174: Austin Gabel (unattached)
174: Chris Moon
184: John Dickson
184: Angelo Malvestuto
197: Jake Semones
285: Dan Garwood
285: Bobby Lavelle (unattached)
285: Chris Penny (unattached)

In other news, in the InterMat individual rankings, several Tech wrestlers made moves in their individual weight class. Carter is up to No. 5 at 133 pounds, Brian Stephens as 14th at 149 pounds, Jesse Dong is up to sixth at 157 pounds, Pete Yates checks in at No. 14 and David Marone is 20th at heavyweight.

After this weekend, the 14th-ranked Hokies will head to Ohio for a dual meet at No. 13 Ohio State on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.

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

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