January 14, 2016
Hokies return to Moss Arts Center
Tech hosts UNI, UNC in weekend duals

BLACKSBURG - The 12th-ranked Hokies return home to Blacksburg this weekend, hosting UNI and ACC opponent UNC at the Moss Arts Center on Friday and Saturday at 7 PM.

Tech enters the weekend after a busy first week of competition in the new year, winning four out of five duals in the early part of 2016.

Tickets for the weekend are still available at vthoki.es/moss and more information regarding travel, parking, concessions and more can be found here. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 when purchased at the door. Student tickets are available for free with a valid student ID at the ticket window as long as supplies last.

Quick Hits on the Weekend:
• The Hokies look to insert some members of the squad back into the lineup this weekend after missing time due to injury as they begin to prepare for nationals
• Tech won all three of its matches at the Moss Arts Center last year, taking down three ACC opponents as part of a five-match win streak
• Three Hokie grapplers are undefeated in duals so far this season: Joey Dance (125 pounds), Solomon Chishko (141 pounds), and Ty Walz (HWT)
• VT has not lost to North Carolina during the regular season since 2008 and haven’t dropped a match to UNI since 2005

Keeping Up With The Duals:
• Fans can follow the Hokies on Twitter at @VT_Wrestling and both matches this weekend will be streamed for free on HokiesXtra at hokiesports.com

Below are the probables for Virginia Tech, UNI and UNC, as submitted by the respective coaching staffs.

#12 Virginia Tech (7-2)
125: #3 Joey Dance, Jr., Christiansburg, VA (12-1)
133: Dennis Gustafson, Jr., Jr., Woodbridge, VA (3-1)
141: #11 Solomon Chishko, r-Fr., Jeanette, PA (17-2)
149: Sal Mastriani, r-Jr., Towaco, NJ (4-5)
157: Jake Spengler, Soph., Orlando, FL (1-7) or #4 Nick Brascetta, r-Sr., St. Paris, OH (1-1)
165: #19 David McFadden, Fr., West Milford, NJ (13-4)
174: #4 Zach Epperly, r-Soph., Christiansburg, VA (2-1) or David Bergida, r-Jr., Belle Meade, NJ (0-1)
184: #14 Zack Zavatsky, Soph., Latrobe, PA (15-4)
197: #7 Jared Haught, r-Soph., Parkersburg, WV (12-5) or Austin Gabel, r-Sr., Parker, CO (0-1)
285: #3 Ty Walz, r-Jr., Cleveland, OH (15-0) or Dan Garwood, r-Sr., Mullica Hill, NJ (3-1)

UNI (2-4)
125: So. Leighton Gaul (7-5)
133: #17 RFr. Josh Alber (21-5)
141: Sr. Trevor Jauch (12-6) or #19 RFr. Jake Koethe (23-7)
149: So. Jake Hodges (11-8)
157: Fr. Bryce Steiert (13-6)
165: Sr. Taylor Berger (4-5) or #8 Jr. Cooper Moore (7-4)
174: RFr. Drew Foster (11-9) or Sr. Kyle Lux (4-2)
184: Sr. Cody Caldwell (8-9)
197: Jr. Jared Bartel (4-7) or Sr. Cody Krumwiede (8-6)
285: #15 Sr. Blaize Cabell (11-5)

UNC (9-1)
125: Cody Karns (1-4) or Anthony Bosco (4-9)
133: James Szymanski (7-10)
141: No. 8 Joey Ward (10-1)
149: No. 7 Evan Henderson (14-4)
157: Robert Henderson (8-6) or Jack Clark (5-6) or Christian Barber (9-4)
165: No. 13 John Michael Staudenmayer (14-5)
174: No. 2 Ethan Ramos (13-2)
184: No. 20 Alex Utley (17-4)
197: Chip Ness (15-5) or Scott Marmoll (3-4)
285: Cory Daniel (6-10)

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