February 21, 2014
    Tech heads back to Columbus to wrap up regular season
    Hokies to face No. 11 Buckeyes on Sunday

    BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech wrestling squad will return to Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday for a dual match against No. 11 Ohio State at 2 p.m. inside St. John Arena. The Hokies wrestled in Columbus this past weekend at the NWCA National Duals, going 3-1 at the event.

    The Buckeyes (12-5) moved up to 11th in the latest poll after going 3-1 at the National Duals to place third. Tech is 18-4 on the season.

    Fans who can’t make it can watch the event live thru the BTN.com and live stats will be available thru TrackWrestling.

    The Hokies hosted Ohio State last season to open the season, falling 23-10 at Cassell Coliseum. Tech’s lone win in the series came in 2004, a 29-12 win in Columbus.

    Following the match, the Hokies will begin preparations for the 2014 ACC Wrestling Championship, which will be held in Cassell Coliseum on Saturday, March 8. Tickets are already on sale and can be bought here.

    Below are the probables for both squads, as submitted by the respective coaching staffs.

    #16 Virginia Tech (18-4)
    125: #20 Joey Dance (20-7)
    133: #20 Dennis Gustafson (14-10)
    141: Erik Spjut (13-16)
    149: #14 Zach Neibert (18-7)
    157: Sal Mastriani (9-14)
    165: #20 Chris Moon (17-6)
    174: Austin Gabel (11-4) or John Dickson (8-15)
    184: #16 Nick Vetterlein (21-7) or Brooks Morrison (4-14)
    197: Chris Penny (22-11)
    285: Ty Walz (22-10)

    #11 Ohio State (12-5)
    125: #17 Nick Roberts (25-10)
    133: #8 Johnni DiJulius (22-4)
    141: #3 Logan Stieber (21-1)
    149: Ian Paddock (22-12)
    157: Randy Languis (18-17)
    165: Joe Grandominico (10-20)
    174: #11 Mark Martin (23-9)
    184: #10 Kenny Courts (25-5)
    197: #4 Nick Heflin (20-1)
    285: Nick Tavanello (19-14)

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