January 2, 2016
Fifth ranked Hokies return to action against George Mason
Tech grapplers to face in-state foe on Sunday

BLACKSBURG - The fifth-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling returns to action on Sunday, January 3, when they head out on the road to take on in-state foe George Mason in the RAC at 2 pm.

The Hokies are coming off a successful trip to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, earning a sixth place finish while only competing in seven of ten weight classes. Redshirt junior heavyweight Ty Walz brought home the program’s first championship at the event, racking up three bonus victories en route to a perfect 5-0 weekend. Junior Joey Dance picked up a second runner-up finish at the event, with Solomon Chishko (141 pounds, fifth place), Zack Zavatsky (184 pounds, third place), and Jared Haught (197, sixth place) all finishing on the podium.

Sunday’s match will be streamed at GoMason.com, where fans can pay for a daily pass to view the event and entrance to the event is free for Hokie wrestling fans in the Northern Virginia area.

Below are the probable lineups for both squads for this weekend’s dual match:

#5 Virginia Tech (3-1)
125: Joey Dance, Jr., Christiansburg, VA (11-1)
133: Ryan Haskett, Fr., Burke, VA (0-0) or Dennis Gustafson, Jr., Jr., Woodbridge, VA (0-0)
141: Solomon Chishko, r-Fr., Jeanette, PA (12-2) or Brendan Ryan, Fr., McLean, VA (2-3)
149: Chad Saunders, Soph., Yardly, PA (6-5) or Matthoes Lozier, r-Soph., Stafford, VA (1-4)
157: Jake Spengler, Soph., Orlando, FL (0-4) or Justus Weaver, Soph., Gainesville, VA (3-1)
165: David McFadden, Fr., West Milford, NJ (9-3)
174: Zach Epperly, r-Soph., Christiansburg, VA (1-1)
184: Zack Zavatsky, Soph., Latrobe, PA (10-4)
197: Jared Haught, r-Soph., Parkersburg, WV (9-5)
285: Ty Walz, r-Jr., Cleveland, OH (10-0) or Dan Garwood, r-Sr., Mullica Hill, NJ (3-1)

George Mason (3-2)
125: Ibrahim Bunduka, r-Soph., Alexandria, VA
133: Vincent Rodriguez, r-Sr., Fresno, CA
141: Tejon Anthony, r-Fr., Baltimore, MD
149: Konbeh Koroma, r-Sr., Springfield, VA
157: Greg Flournoy, r-Sr., Rappahannock County, VA
165: Blake Roulo, r-Sr., Petersburg, VA
174: Daniel Mika, Soph., Fairfax, VA
184: Luke Ludke, r-Jr., Clayton, NC
197: Cameron Houston, Fr., Stafford, VA
285: Matthew Voss, r-Fr., Edgewood, WA

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