Virginia Tech wrestling announces 2017-18 schedule

2017-18 Schedule

BLACKSBURG – First-year head coach Tony Robie has announced the Virginia Tech wrestling program’s schedule for the 2017-18 season.

Multiple matches against marquee opponents are featured on this year’s slate as the Hokies will host six duals in Blacksburg; five at Cassell Coliseum and one at the Moss Arts Center.

“Our goal as a staff with this year’s schedule was to make sure that we face competition that helps prepare us for the ACC and NCAA Championships and I think we accomplished that,” Robie said. “November and December will challenge us and give us a great feel for what we need to work on as a team and where we can improve individually. Facing Missouri at the Moss Arts Center the Saturday after Thanksgiving is something that I think fans will be excited about."

The home dual schedule begins with Central Michigan at Cassell Coliseum on November 19 at 3 p.m. The following weekend, the Hokies will face Mizzou at the Moss Arts Center on November 25 in a dual between two programs that finished sixth and fifth, respectively, at last year’s NCAA Championships. Tickets for the dual will go on sale later this fall.

Before returning to Cassell to face West Virginia on December 22, Tech will go head-to-head with Princeton on the stage at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 10.

January will see the Hokies wrestle Lehigh on January 26 and Duke on January 27 at Cassell Coliseum after competing at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia from January 12-13. The final dual of the season will be at NC State on the weekend of February 16-18. A set date and time will be announced in the coming months.

The Hokies are coming off of their fifth-consecutive top 10 finish at the NCAA Championships after placing sixth in 2017 with five wrestlers earning All-American honors. Tech will have three returning All-Americans this season in redshirt sophomore David McFadden, redshirt junior Solomon Chishko and redshirt senior Jared Haught.

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