October 28, 2016
Matchups set for Maroon & Orange intrasquad
Tech enters the season ranked No. 4 by FloWrestling and No. 6 by InterMat

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Kevin Dresser has announced the matchups for the Virginia Tech wrestling program’s annual Maroon & Orange scrimmage. The intrasquad will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. in the back gym of Cassell Coliseum.

The scrimmage is free admission and updates can be found on Twitter, @VT_Wrestling, and Facebook.

The Hokies enter the 2016-17 campaign ranked No. 4 by FloWrestling and No. 6 by InterMat after finishing fourth, a program-best, at the NCAA Wrestling Championships last season. Tech also finished with an undefeated ACC dual season and a big victory over Michigan in the inaugural National Duals Championship Series.

Nine NCAA qualifiers, six All-Americans and two defending ACC champions are back for the Hokies including seniors Joey Dance at 125 and heavyweight Ty Walz. Walz will be competing in the prestigious NWCA All-Star Classic for the second-consecutive year on Nov. 5 in his native Cleveland. Also competing on Saturday in the back gym will be All-Americans Zach Epperly, Solomon Chishko and Jared Haught.

The Hokies will open the season at home on Saturday, November 5th, with a doubleheader in Cassell Coliseum, taking on Edinboro and VMI beginning at 1 p.m.

1. 157 (1) – Derek Ciavarro vs. Sal Mastriani
2. 157 (2) – Ryan Blees vs. B.C. LaPrade
3. 174 – Cody Hughes vs. Brooks Wilding
4. 125 – Joey Dance vs. Joey Prata
5. 133 – Ryan Haskett vs. Dominic Latona
6. 141 – Dennis Gustafson vs. Brendan Ryan
7. 149 – Solomon Chishko vs. Mattheos Lozier
8. 165 – David Bergida vs. Mike Ciavarro
9. 184 – Zack Zavatsky vs. T.J. Allen
10. 197 – Jared Haught vs. Dylan Cook
11. 157 – 157 1 winner vs. 157 2 winner
12. 174 – Zach Epperly vs. Match 3 winner

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