No. 9 Hokies top No. 21 Stanford, 22-12

(21) Stanford12
(9) Virginia Tech 22

BLACKSBURG - Three bonus point victories helped lift the No. 9 Virginia Tech wrestling team to a 22-12 victory over No. 21 Stanford in front of 1,218 on Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

The win marked Tech’s 15th consecutive dual meet victory dating back to last season and the first for head coach Tony Robie.

Following a valiant effort from redshirt freshman Kyle Norstrem at 125 pounds to start the dual, redshirt senior Dennis Gustafson got the Hokies on the board with a 12-1 major decision. Redshirt freshman Brent Moore racked up 1:53 of riding time, using multiple throws and mat returns, to take a 6-1 decision and putting the Hokies ahead 7-3 in the match.

The Cardinal trimmed the Hokies’ lead to four, 10-6, heading into the 165-pound bout where redshirt sophomore David McFadden responded with a convincing 15-4 major decision with 4:58 of riding time. True freshman Hunter Bolen kept things close vs. No. 17 Keaton Subjeck but dropped a 4-1 decision in his first collegiate match. Redshirt junior Zack Zavatsky responded with a tech fall at 184 in 4:52 that put the Hokies ahead, 19-9. A 12-5 decision from No. 2 Jared Haught clinched the match.

The Hokies will wrestle tomorrow at the Berglund Center in Roanoke for the Hokie Open. Tech returns to action next Sunday, Nov. 12, at Northeast Round Robin in Albany, New York.

No. 9 Virginia Tech 22, No. 21 Stanford 12

125: #10 Connor Schram dec. Kyle Norstrem, 3-1
133: Dennis Gustafson MD Gabriel Townsell, 12-1
141: Brent Moore dec. Isaiah Locsin, 6-1
149: #4 Solomon Chishko dec. Requir van der Merwe, 5-3 (SV)
157: #9 Paul Fox dec. Ryan Blees, 7-4
165: #9 David McFadden MD Brandon Dallavia, 15-4
174: #17 Keaton Subjeck dec. Hunter Bolen, 4-1
184: #6 Zack Zavatsky TF Austin Flores, 19-2 (4:52)
197: #2 Jared Haught dec. Nathan Traxler, 12-5
285: #12 Nathan Butler dec. Andrew Dunn, 4-0

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