October 29, 2016
Tech sees strong performances in annual intrasquad
No. 4/6 Hokies now look ahead to the season opener next weekend at Cassell
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BLACKSBURG – Coming off its best season in program history, the Virginia Tech wrestling team kicked off the 2016-17 campaign with its annual Maroon & Orange on Saturday afternoon.

“I thought today was a very good start,” said head coach Kevin Dresser, who enters his 11th season leading the program. “Particularly it was important for us to get on a scale, put singlets on and wrestle in front of some people. This upcoming week will be critical week for us to progress.”

The Hokies, who are ranked No. 4 by FloWrestling and No. 6 by InterMat after finishing fourth at the NCAA Wrestling Championships last season, will open the season on Saturday, Nov. 5, against Edinboro and VMI at Cassell Coliseum starting at 1 p.m. Both matches will be streamed live on the WatchESPN platform via HokieVision LIVE.

157 (1) – Sal Mastriani maj dec. Derek Ciavarro, 15-3
157 (2) – Ryan Blees dec. B.C. LaPrade, 2-1 (OT)
174 – Cody Hughes dec. Brooks Wilding, 12-9
125 – Joey Dance maj dec. Joey Prata, 15-5
133 –Dominic Latona fall Tony Lattanze, 6:53
141 – Dennis Gustafson tech fall. Brendan Ryan, 21-6 (6:17)
149 – Solomon Chishko maj dec. Mattheos Lozier, 15-6
165 – Mike Ciavarro dec. David Bergida, 4-3
184 – Zack Zavatsky maj dec. T.J. Allen, 17-5
197 – Jared Haught tech fall Dylan Cook, 17-2 (6:32)
157 – Sal Mastriani dec. Ryan Blees, 7-4
174 – Zach Epperly tech fall Cody Hughes, 19-4 (6:21)

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