March 19, 2016
Program record six Hokies earn All-American honors on Friday
Six Tech wrestlers still alive heading into final day of NCAA Championship
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NEW YORK CITY – The Hokies currently sit alone in fourth place at the 2016 NCAA Championship with 69.5 points and six wrestlers still alive. For the first time in program history, Tech will finish the season with six wrestlers earning All-American honors.

The Hokies continued their winning ways in Friday’s evening session, winning ten matches and giving the six All-Americans a shot at sixth place or better on Saturday.

At 141 pounds, Chishko won two decisions to become one of two members of this year’s squad to win All-American honors in their first trip to Nationals. The other, McFadden, picked up another bonus victory with a 10-2 major decision in the fifth consolation round over Anthony Perotti of Rutgers as well as a decision in the fourth round.

Epperly earned the other bonus win of the evening session, a 10-2 victory in the fifth round over Alex Meyer of Iowa.

Haught and Brascetta both won two matches Friday night, giving Brascetta the third All-American honors of his career and the first for Haught.

Walz dropped a hard fought battle in the semifinals at heavyweight, a 10-6 decision to second-seeded Kyle Snyder of Ohio State, and is still alive in the consolation rounds starting tomorrow morning.

Saturday morning’s action will be streamed live on ESPN3 and will get underway at 11 a.m.


125: #2 seed Joey Dance
First Round: def. Alfredo Rodriguez (SIUE), 8-2
Second Round: lost to #15 seed David Terao (American), 5-3
Consolations: lost to. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion), 4-3

141: #7 seed Solomon Chishko
First Round: def. Mike Pongracz (UTC),9-3
Second Round: def. Logan Everett (Army), TF 16-1
Quarterfinals: lost to seed Joey McKenna (Stanford), 6-1
Consolations: def. Seth Gross (SDSU), 10-3
Consolations: def. Randy Cruz (Lehigh), 7-0
Consolations: vs. #4 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) – SATURDAY MORNING

157: #8 seed Nick Brascetta
First Round: def. Russell Parsons (Army), 9-4
Second Round: def. #9 seed Richie Lewis (Rutgers), 7-6
Quarterfinals: lost to #1 seed Isaiah Martinez (Illinois), 6-3
Consolations: def. Tyler Berger (Nebraska), 3-2.
Consolations: def. Thomas Gantt (NC State), 8-4
Consolations: vs. #15 Chad Walsh (Rider) – SATURDAY MORNING

165: #14 seed David McFadden
First Round: def. Cooper Moore (UNI), fall 4:44
Second Round: lost to #3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State), 8-3
Consolations: def. Casey Fuller (Edinboro), 3-1
Consolations: def. Geno Morelli (Penn State), MD 13-3
Consolations: def. Tanner Weatherman (Iowa State), 6-2
Consolations: def. Anthony Perotti (Rutgers), MD 10-2
Consolations: vs. #3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) – SATURDAY MORNING

174: #8 seed Zach Epperly
First Round: lost to Casey Kent (Penn), 3-2
Consolations: def. Rustin Barrick (Bucknell), TF 17-2
Consolations: def. #10 seed Michael Ottinger (Central Michigan), MD 17-6
Consolations: def. Brian Harvey (Army), MD 14-4
Consolations: def. Jadaen Bernstein (Navy), medical forfeit
Consolations: def. Alex Meyer (Iowa), MD 10-2
Consolations: vs. Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) – SATURDAY MORNING

184: #5 seed Zack Zavatsky
First Round: def. Andrew Romanchik (Ohio), 9-3
Second Round: def. Hayden Zillmer (NDSU), 3-1
Quarterfinals: lost to. #13 Pete Renda (NC State) , 4-3
Consolations: lost to #10 Nate Brown (Lehigh) – 2-1

197: #6 seed Jared Haught
First Round: def. Sam Wheeler (CSU), 6-2
Second Round: lost to Patrick Downey (ISU), fall
Consolations: def. Chip Ness (UNC), 5-1
Consolations: def. #14 Zach Nye (UVA), 2-1
Consolations: def. #8 Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska) , 5-4
Consolations: def. Conner Hartmann (Duke), 5-2
Consolations: vs. #3 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) – SATURDAY MORNING

285: #3 seed Ty Walz
First Round: def. Tanner Hall (ASU), 5-2
Second Round: def. Joseph Goodhart (Drexel), MD 16-5
Quarterfinals: def. Brooks Black (Illinois), 4-1
Semifinals: lost to. #2 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), 10-6
Consolations: vs. #4 Austin Marsden (Oklahoma State) – SATURDAY MORNING

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