May 28, 2013
    Yates, Dresser headline 2013 All-State Wrestling Team
    Five Hokies named to first team

    FERRUM, Va. ( – Virginia Tech’s Pete Yates and Kevin Dresser have been named Wrestler and Coach the Year, respectively, headlining the 2013 VaSID All-State Wrestling Team. Additionally, University of Virginia’s Gorge DiCamillo earned Rookie of the year honors.

    Yates posted an All-America finish at this year’s NCAA Division I championships in the 165-pound weight class, advancing to the semifinals before finishing fourth. Yates won the Atlantic Coach Conference title and closed out his senior year with a 34-3 record, including five pins.

    Dresser led the Hokies to the 2013 ACC title. Virginia Tech posted a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, qualified all 10 wrestlers to the nationals and claimed four All-Americans, all three of which are new school records. Dresser’s team went 16-3 overall in dual meets, including an 8-2 mark against nationally-ranked programs. The Hokies finished with a No. 7 national ranking in the final USA Today/NWCA/AWN poll.

    DiCamillo closed out his freshman year in the 133-pound weight class with a 33-10 overall record for the Cavaliers, including four pins. He was Virginia’s lone ACC champion this season, leading the Cavs to a runner-up team finish at the ACC Tournament.

    Joining Yates on the All-State first team were teammates Jarrod Garnett (125), Zach Neibert (141), Nick Brascetta (149) and Jesse Dong (157). DiCamillo was joined on the first team by teammates Jon Fausey (174), Stephen Doty (184) and Mike Salopek (197). Apprentice School’s Ian Jones earned first team honors at 285 pounds.

    Earning second-team honors from the Hokies were Erik Spjut (133), Austin Gabel (174) and David Marone (285).

    2013 VaSID All-State Wrestling Team
    Coach of the Year – Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech
    Rookie of the Year – George DiCamillo, Fr., Virginia
    Wrestler of the Year – Pete Yates, Sr., Virginia Tech

    First Team
    125 – Jarrod Garnett, Sr., Virginia Tech
    133 – George DiCamillo, Fr., Virginia
    141 – Zach Neibert, Jr., Virginia Tech
    149 – Nick Brascetta, So., Virginia Tech
    157 – Jesse Dong, Sr., Virginia Tech
    165 – Pete Yates, Sr., Virginia Tech
    174 – Jon Fausey, Jr., Virginia
    184 – Stephen Doty, Jr., Virginia
    197 – Mike Salopek, Sr., Virginia
    285 – Ian Jones, So., Apprentice

    Second Team
    125 – Matt Snyder, Sr., Virginia
    133 – Erik Spjut, Jr., Virginia Tech
    141 – Joe Spisak, So., Virginia
    149 – Kyle Spruill, Sr., Apprentice
    149 – Derek Valenti, Sr., Virginia
    157 – Jedd Moore, Sr., Virginia
    165 - Nick Sulzer, So., Virginia
    174 – Austin Gabel, Fr., Virginia Tech
    184 – Josh Rodriguez, Fr., Apprentice
    197 – Jacob Henderson, So., Old Dominion
    285 – David Marone, Sr., Virginia Tech

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