November 2, 2012
    Tech set to open campaign Sunday in Salem
    Hokie Open to take place at the Salem Civic Center

    BLACKSBURG - The 12th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team will kick off the 2012-13 campaign this weekend at the Salem Civic Center, hosting the Hokie Open all day Sunday.

    This will be the fifth Hokie Open at the Civic Center. Top teams and individuals from around the region will take to the mats in an early season tournament that begins at 9 a.m. Tickets for that event are $15 for adults, $5 for students and can be bought at For updated brackets throughout the day, go to the tournament web site at Live results, brackets and updates will also be available through the website.

    Below are Tech’s probable entries for Sunday’s Hokie Open. A few Tech wrestlers still recovering from surgeries - like seventh-ranked Jesse Dong and 14th-ranked David Marone - are close to being 100 percent, but will not compete this weekend as a precaution.

    Hokie Open

    125: #6 Jarrod Garnett
    125: Matt Peters
    133: Michael Gowen
    133: Jordan O'Donnell
    133: Erik Spjut
    141: Devin Carter (unattached)
    141: #9 Zach Neibert
    149: Nick Brascetta
    149: Chad Strube (unattached)
    157: David Bergida
    157: Lex Ozias
    157: Matt Stephens (unattached)
    165: Issah Meade (unattached)
    165: Chris Moon (unattached)
    165: Brooks Morrison (unattached)
    165: #5 Pete Yates
    174: John Dickson (unattached)
    174: Huston Evans
    174: Austin Gabel
    184: Sam Law (unattached)
    184: Nick Vetterlein
    197: Derrick Borlie
    197: Darren Hankins
    197: Bobby Lavelle
    285: Dan Garwood
    285: Chris Penny (unattached)
    285: Ty Walz (unattached)

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

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