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February 15, 2013
Tech heads to Corvallis for NWCA National Duals
Hokies take on No. 25 Oklahoma in opening round
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BLACKSBURG (hokiesports.com) - The seventh-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team will head west to Corvallis, Ore., for the Sub-Regionals of the NWCA National Duals this weekend, hosted by Oregon State University. Tech (14-2) will open with No. 24 Oklahoma Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. local) and will then wrestle the winner or loser of the No. 9 Oregon State/No. 19 Michigan match right after. All matches Sunday will be held inside Gill Coliseum.

Oregon State has set up a tournament page with links to live stats and video, as well as ticket information. You can find the link here. The direct link to the video is thru FloWrestling and requires a subscription and fee.

This Weekend’s Headlines
• Virginia Tech, ranked seventh in the country, will take its 11-match winning streak out west for the Corvallis Sub-Regional of the NWCA National Duals, hosted by Oregon State.
• Three other teams will converge upon Gill Coliseum for the event - No. 9 Oregon State, No. 19 Michigan and No. 25 Oklahoma.
• Tech competed in the NWCA National Duals last year in Ames, Iowa, beating Northern Iowa 20-17 before falling to No. 5 Iowa 31-3.
• This will be the farthest west Tech has ever traveled for a dual meet and the first time ever wrestling in the state of Oregon. The previous farthest west Tech traveled for a dual meet was Norman, Okla., last year to take on the Sooners.

About Second-Seeded Oregon State
• The host Beavers (10-3) are ranked ninth in the latest NWCA/USA Today/AWN Div. I Coaches Poll and are seeded second at this weekend’s Sub-Regional.
• The Beavers will take on 19th-ranked and third-seeded Michigan in the opener, a team they lost to 21-18 at home earlier this year.
• Tech is 1-0 all-time against OSU, beating the Beavers 17-16 at the 2008 Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va.

About Third-Seeded Michigan
• The Wolverines (9-6) are ranked 19th in the latest NWCA/USA Today/AWN Div. I Coaches Poll and are seeded third at this weekend’s Sub-Regional.
• The Wolverines will take on ninth-ranked and second-seeded Oregon State in the opener, a team they beat 21-18 at Gill Coliseum earlier this year.
• Tech is 1-2 all-time against Michigan, but won the last meeting, a 22-15 victory in 2009 in Ann Arbor.

About Fourth-Seeded Oklahoma
• The Sooners (4-6) are ranked 25th in the latest NWCA/USA Today/AWN Div. I Coaches Poll and are seeded fourth at this weekend’s Sub-Regional.
• The Sooners will take on seventh-ranked and top-seeded Virginia Tech in the opener, a team they lost to 22-19 in Blacksburg earlier this year.
• Tech is 1-1 all-time against Oklahoma, holding on for the win on Jan. 27.

#9 Virginia Tech (13-2) 22; #16 Oklahoma (6-6) 19
125: #8 Jarrod Garnett (VT) dec. Kyle Garcia, 6-5
133: #9 Cody Brewer (O) maj. dec. #19 Erik Spjut, 12-4
141: #1 Kendric Maple (O) fall Michael Gowen, 2:59
149: #6 Nick Brascetta (VT) dec. #9 Nick Lester, 6-4 (SV)
157: #7 Jesse Dong (VT) dec. #18 Matt Lester, 2-0
165: #5 Pete Yates (VT) tech fall Justin DeAngelis, 17-0 (2:25)
174: #4 [165] Patrick “Bubby” Graham (O) dec. Austin Gabel, 3-2
184: Nick Vetterlein (VT) maj. dec. Matt Reed, 20-6
197: Derrick Borlie (VT) maj. dec. Brad Johnson, 10-0
285: Keldrick Hall (O) fall David Marone, 0:44

Below are the probable lineups for all four squads, as submitted by the respective coaching staffs:

#7 Virginia Tech (14-2)
125: #5/7 Jarrod Garnett (20-2)
133: #18/NR Erik Spjut (12-7)
141: #12/NR Zach Neibert (15-6)
149: #5/5 Nick Brascetta (22-2)
157: #7/6 Jesse Dong (17-2)
165: #5/5 Pete Yates (23-1)
174: Austin Gabel (15-7)
184: Nick Vetterlein (13-8)
197: Derrick Borlie (15-7)
285: David Marone (12-6)

#9 Oregon State (9-3)
125: Joey Palmer (12-14)
133: Drew Van Anrooy (17-10)
141: #4/3 Mike Mangrum (32-4)
149: #7/10 Scott Sakaguchi (21-5)
157: #10/7 R.J. Pena (28-3)
165: Seth Thomas (21-4)
174: Cody Weishoff (16-5) OR Zach Cardwell (12-7)
184: #19/NR Ty Vinson (13-8)
197: #6/6 Taylor Meeks (27-5)
285: #4/4 Chad Hanke (29-3)

#19 Michigan (9-6)
125: #12/14 Sean Boyle (19-7)
133: Rossi Bruno (10-13)
141: Mike Hillock (1-4)
149: #9/7 Eric Grajales (18-5)
157: Michael Carpenter (3-10) OR Collin Zeerip (0-4)
165: #9/9 Taylor Massa (22-5)
174: #10/10 Dan Yates (17-6)
184: Chris Heald (9-15)
197: Max Huntley (13-10)
285: #19/NR Ben Apland (15-7)

#25 Oklahoma (4-6)
125: Kyle Garcia (10-12)
133: #9/9 Cody Brewer (18-5)
141: #1/1 Kendric Maple (22-0)
149: #16/15 Nick Lester (13-8)
157: #17/20 Matt Lester (13-7) OR Justin DeAngelis (11-4)
165: #4/4 Bubby Graham (19-2) OR Justin DeAngelis (11-4)
174: Matt Reed (12-13) OR #4/4 [165] Bubby Graham (19-2)
184: Nolan McBryde (3-8) OR Matt Reed (12-13)
197: Brad Johnson (11-14)
285: Keldrick Hall (9-13)

All rankings are from InterMat/Amateur Wrestling News.

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