Multiple Tech grapplers place at the Hokie Open

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BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech wrestling program saw 15 wrestlers place, including five grapplers competing attached, at Sunday’s Hokie Open at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Redshirt senior Dennis Gustafson and redshirt sophomore David McFadden took home titles in their respective weight classes while true freshmen CJ Manley (133), Mekhi Lewis (165), Stanley Smeltzer (184) and John Borst (197) won their weights in the freshman and sophomore bracket.

Those performances helped the Hokies win the freshman/sophomore team competition with 220 points. Tech finished sixth out of 21 teams competing in the open.

The Hokies return to action this Saturday at the Northeast Round Robin in Albany, New York on Sunday, Nov. 12.

COMPLETE RESULTS

125 (Open) - Kyle Norstrem (3-1, Fifth Place)
Quarterfinals - A. Allen (UTC) dec. Norstrem, 6-4
Consi Quarters - Norstrem fall Hill (UTC), 2:36
Consi Semis - Norstrem fall T. Chalifoux (Army), 5:39
Fifth Place - Norstrem dec. Simpson (Newberry), 7-4

125 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Ryan More (2-2)
Round of 32 - Giallombardo (Ohio) dec. More, 9-8
Consi 1 - More dec. Edwards (NC State), 7-4
Consi 2 - More TF Perez (UNCP), 17-2 (4:50)
Consi Quarters - Moon (EC) dec. More, 8-6

133 (Open) - Dennis Gustafson (3-0, First Place)
Quarters - Gustafson MD Cummings (UTC), 17-4
Semis - Gustafson dec. Sherman (UNC), 6-4
Finals - Gustafson dec. Kelly (Ohio), 9-7

133 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Dominic Latona (3-1, Third Place)
Round of 16 - Latona TF Grier (App State), 17-2 (7:00)
Quarters - Latona TF Bright (GWU), 18-0 (4:17)
Semis - Finesilver (Duke) dec. Latona, 7-6
Third Place - Latona TF Russell (App State), 17-0 (4:17)

133 (Freshman/Sophomore) - CJ Manley (4-0, First Place)
Round of 16 - Manley MD Devine (NC State), 13-3
Quarters - Manley MD Burger (LIME), 13-4
Semis - Manley MD Russell (App State), 13-2
Finals - Manley dec. Finesilver (Duke), 7-6

133 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Ryan Haskett (4-1, Fifth Place)
Round of 16 - Russell (App State) TF Haskett, 24-6 (6:20)
Consi 2 - Haskett TF Smith (UNCP), 15-0 (5:39)
Consi 4 - Haskett MD Hagan (Ohio), 12-3
Consi Semis - Haskett fall Bright (GWU), 4:59
Fifth Place - Haskett MD Peters (Army), 13-4

141 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Caden Darber (4-1, Third Place)
Round of 32 - Darber dec. Martine (Newberry), 9-5
Round of 16 - Darber dec. Guillen (Ohio)
Quarters - Darber MD Esposito, 12-3
Semis - Spender (GWU) dec. Darber, 5-0
Third Place - Darber for. Moore

141 (Open) - Brent Moore (2-2)
Round of 16 - Moore fall Walton (Duke), 2:50
Quarters - Moore dec. Millner (App State), 4-3
Semis - Hagan (Ohio) dec. Moore, 2-1
Third Place - Darber for. Moore

141 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Andrew Mehrholz (4-1, Fifth Place)
Round of 16 - Mehrholz MD Murphy (UTC), 13-4
Quarters - Spencer (GWU) TF Mehrholz, 16-0 (3:24)
Consi 4 - Mehrholz fall Brito (App State), 1:33
Consi Semis - Mehrholz MD Valdes (UTC), 11-1
Fifth Place - Mehrholz dec. Brown (Army), 10-4

149 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Brendan Ryan (1-2)
Round of 32 - Lucie (Army) fall Ryan (5:43)
Consi 1 - Ryan dec. Thomas (Duke), 4-3
Consi 2 - Wallace (UTC) dec. Ryan, 6-0

149 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Brendan Grammes (2-2)
Round of 16 - Grammes dec. Bladwin, 5-0
Quarters - Meddings (Ohio) dec. Grammes, 5-2
Consi 4 - Grammes dec. Shareef (UTC), 5-3
Consi Semis - Vestal (Ohio) dec Grammes, 4-2

157 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Ronny Ghaida (2-2)
Round of 32 - Ghaida MD Saine (EC), 16-4
Round of 16 - Hepner (ODU) dec. Ghaida, 12-11
Consi 1 - Ghaida fall Turner (EC), 2:01
Consi 2 - Saylor (Army) fall Ghaida, 1:51

157 (Open) - B.C. LaPrade (2-2)
Round of 32 - Fox (Stanford) dec. LaPrade, 5-2
Consi 1 - LaPrade dec. Milks (UNCP), 6-4
Consi 2 - LaPrade MD Gudenburr (Citadel), 13-3
Consi of 4 - Weiland (Army) dec. LaPrade, 7-6

157 (Open) - Ryan Blees (1-1)
Round of 16 - Blees dec. Cook (App State), 8-6
Quarters - Ruiz (Army) dec. Blees, 11-9

165 (Open) - David McFadden (4-0, First Place)
Round of 16 - McFadden TF Elliott (App State), 20-5 (2:51)
Quarters - McFadden MD Dallavia (Stanford), 14-5
Semis - McFadden TF Filtz (App State), 22-7 (5:13)
First Place - McFadden dec Pyke (UTC), 10-3

165 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Eric Hansen (1-2)
Round of 32 - Strout (Ohio) dec. Hansen, 3-2
Consi 1 - Hansen fall Porterfield (VMI), 4:07
Consi 2 - Wilson (Newberry) MD Hansen, 12-2

165 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Derek Ciavarro (4-1, Second Place)
Round of 32 - Ciavarro fall Riddlehoover (Newberry), 1:56
Round of 16 - Ciavarro dec. Accousti (App State), 4-2
Quarters - Ciavarro dec. Hoffman, 8-5
Semis - Ciavarro dec. Strout (Ohio), 3-2
Finals - Lewis fall Ciavarro, 0:31

165 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Mekhi Lewis (4-0, First Place)
Round of 16 - Lewis TF Marcin (Duke), 16-0 (2:50)
Quarters - Lewis fall Bueno (Army), 1:43
Semis - Lewis TF Petrucelli (UTC), 22-7 (5:58)
Finals - Lewis fall Ciavarro, 0:31

174 (Open) - Cody Hughes (2-2)
Round of 16 - Hughes MD Armenta (UNC), 14-2
Quarters - Przbysz (App State) dec. Hughes, 7-1
Consi 4 - Hughes dec. Richards (VMI), 3-1
Consi Semis - Kane (UNC) dec. Hughes, 10-7

184 (Open) - Zack Zavatsky (3-1, Third Place)
Round of 16 - Zavatsky fall Fenn (Davidson), 3:25
Quarters - Zavatsky fall Jackson (App State), 0:20
Semis - Reenan (NC State) dec. Zavatsky, 8-6
Third Place - Zavatsky dec. Stewart (Army), 10-3

184 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Stanley Smeltzer (4-1, First Place)
Round of 16 - Smeltzer TF Castellano (Duke), 23-8 (6:28)
Quarters - Smeltzer fall Graham (EC), 0:31
Semis - Smeltzer MD Frey (ODU), 18-6
Finals - Smeltzer dec. Agee (ODU), 3-1

197 (Freshman/Sophomore) - John Borst (4-0, First Place)
Round of 16 - Bost fall Naples (Ohio), 1:06
Quarters - Borst MD Perrine (GWU), 12-3
Semis - Borst dec. Seay (King), 5-2
Fianls - Borst MD Bushman (ODU), 16-2

285 (Open) - Andrew Dunn (3-1, Third Place)
Round of 16 - Dunn dec. Godssett (Newberry), 6-5
Quarters - Dunn dec. Daniel (UNC), 3-1
Semis - Kasper (Duke) MD Dunn, 10-1
Third Place - Dunn dec. Parker, 4-3

285 (Freshman/Sophomore) - Dylan Cook (2-2, Fourth Place)
Round of 16 - Cook fall Hall (ODU), 2:02
Quarters - Cook TF Pegher (Ohio), 17-0 (7:00)
Semis - Heald (Army) dec. Cook, 8-2
Third Place - Davis-Picou for. Cook

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