January 28, 2016
Hokies host WVU on Senior Night Friday
Tech will then take on UVA in Charlottesville Sunday

BLACKSBURG - The 10th-ranked Hokies will open the weekend by playing host to the Moutaineers of West Virginia before heading out on the road to take on the University of Virginia as part of the Commonwealth Clash.

Tech enters the weekend fresh off victories over Northern Iowa and then-15th ranked North Carolina, moving to 9-2 on the season and 1-0 against league competition.

Up First
The 10th-ranked Hokies will face WVU at 7 PM in their final home dual meet of the season. Friday’s match will also be this year’s Senior Night, where Tech will honor four graduating student-athletes for their contributions to the program over their time in Blacksburg. Nick Brascetta, Austin Gabel, Dan Garwood and Brandon Taylor will be recognized during Friday’s match.

And Then ...
The Hokies head to Charlottesville to continue ACC competition, facing the Hoos for the first time this season. This match is presented by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of Virginia Tech Athletics. It is also a potential half point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Currently the score for the Clash is University of Virginia 3.5 and Virginia Tech 2. Learn more about Virginia529 and this new competition at thecommonwealthclash.com.

Watch Live
Friday’s match will be streamed live on ESPN3 and can be viewed here. Fans are also invited to follow along on Twitter at @VT_Wrestling.

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

#10 Virginia Tech (9-2, 1-0 ACC)
125: Joey Dance, Jr., (18-1)
133: Dennis Gustafson, Jr., Jr., (4-2)
141: Solomon Chishko, r-Fr., (19-2)
149: Sal Mastriani, r-Jr., (4-7)
157: Nick Brascetta, r-Sr., (2-1)
165: David McFadden, Fr., (14-5)
174: Zach Epperly, r-Soph., (2-1)
184: Zack Zavatsky, Soph., (17-4) OR Austin Gabel, r-Sr., (4-2)
197: Jared Haught, r-Soph., Parkersburg, WV (12-5) OF Dylan Cook, Fr., (3-5)
HWT: Ty Walz, r-Jr., Cleveland, OH (17-0) OR Dan Garwood, r-Sr., (8-2) OR Brandon Taylor, r-Jr., (4-5)

West Virginia (5-6, 0-2)
125: Zeke Moisey (So., 23-7) OR Ryan Elliott (r-Fr., 5-6)
133: Keegan Moore (Fr., 16-10) OR Cory Stainbrook (Jr., 5-7)
141: Tony DeAngelo (Jr., 12-15 )
149: Zachary Moore (Fr., 11-10 ) OR James Dekrone (Sr., 7-5 ) OR Louis Colonna (Fr., 2-4 )
157: Dylan Cottrell (Jr,. 23-5)
165: Connor Flynn (Fr., 13-14)
174: Ross Renzi (Sr., 11-13 )
184: Bubba Scheffel (Sr., 14-10)
197: Jacob A. Smith (Jr., 22-6)
HWT: A.J. Vizcarrondo (Sr., 12-14)

University of Virginia (5-3, 0-1 ACC)
125: Nick Herrmann
133: George DiCamillo
141: Zach Watson
149: TJ Miller
157: Andrew Atkinson
165: Garett Peppelman or Fox Baldwin
174: Tyler Askey or Fox Baldwin
184: Will Schany
197: Zach Nye
HWT: Pat Gillen

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