Four Hokies win titles at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic

BLACKSBURG – The No. 9 Virginia Tech wrestling team had four grapplers take home individual titles at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic in Albany, N.Y., on Sunday afternoon.

Redshirt sophomore David McFadden (165), freshman Hunter Bolen (174), redshirt senior Jared Haught (197) and redshirt freshman Andrew Dunn (285) each went 3-0 in their respective weight classes. Overall, the Hokies saw 12 of their 13 wrestlers place in the round robin tournament.

Redshirt senior Dennis Gustafson, ranked No. 20 at 133 pounds by Intermat, placed third with a 2-1 record including a 6-4 decision over No. 17 Josh Terao of American. Gustafson also put up a fight against No. 4 Scott Parker of Lehigh but Parker registered a takedown in sudden victory overtime to eek out a 3-1 decision.

McFadden’s run included a 4-3 upset of No. 4 Chandler Rogers of Oklahoma State. McFadden scored a buzzer-beating takedown with three seconds left to clinch the decision and a spot in the finals.

Tech returns to action on Friday, Nov. 17, when they travel to Chattanooga for 7 p.m. dual. On Sunday, Nov. 19, Central Michigan visits Carilion Clinic Court for a 3 p.m. match.

125A: Kyle Norstrem (2-1, Second Place)
R2 - Norstrem (VT) WBF Bardezbain (Kent State) 4:05
R3 - Norstrem (VT) WBF Curry (American) 4:38
First Place - #3 Piccininni (Oklahoma State) DEC Norstrem (VT) 7-3

133A: Ryan Haskett (0-3)
R1- #3 Brock (Oklahoma State) WBF Haskett (VT) 4:39
R2 - Tutolo (Kent State) WBF Haskett (VT) 5:51
Fifth Place - #17 Terao (American) WBF Haskett (VT) 1:50

133A: #20 Dennis Gustafson (2-1, Third Place)
R2 - Gustafson (VT) DEC #17 Terao (American) 6-4
R3 - #4 Parker (Lehigh) DEC Gustafson (VT) 3-1 (SV OT)
Third Place - Gustafson (VT) DEC Tutolo (Kent State) 3-1

141B: Brent Moore (2-1, Second Place)
R2 - Moore (VT) DEC Harry (Army) 5-3
R3 - Moore (VT) WBF Pomrinca (Lehigh) 4:42
First Place - Magaldo (Oklahoma State) DEC Moore (VT) 7-5

141C: Andrew Mehrholz (2-1, Third Place)
R1 - Mehrholz dec. Billings (Castleton), 9-3
R3 - Rooney (Kent State) DEC Mehrholz (VT) 11-5
Third Place - Mehrholz dec. Kane (Hofstra), 9-3

149A: Solomon Chishko (2-1, Second Place)
R1 - Chishko dec. Buckiso (Citadel) 5-4
R3 - Chishko (VT) DEC Schuyler (Lehigh) 6-4
First Place - Martinez (Oklahoma State) DEC Chishko (VT) 8-1

157B: B.C. LaPrade (2-1, Third Place)
R1 - LaPrade (VT) MAJ Ross (Lock Haven) 12-2
R3 - Hong (American) WBF Laprade (VT) 2:41
Third Place – LaPrade dec. Sheets (Oklahoma State), 9-7

165B: #8 David McFadden (3-0, First Place)
R1 - McFadden (VT) TF Best (Kent State), 17-1 3:40
R3 - McFadden (VT) DEC Wolf (Lehigh) 11-7
First Place - McFadden dec. #4 Rogers (Oklahoma State), 4-3

174B: Hunter Bolen (3-0, First Place)
R2 - Bolen (VT) WBF Allshouse (American) 1:44
R3 - Bolen (VT) WBF Mcgillick (Citadel) 1:27
First Place – Bolen dec. Barreiro (Kent State), 5-3

174A: Cody Hughes (1-2, Fifth Place)
R2 - Scott (Rutgers) DEC Hughes (VT) 7-4
R3 - #11 Kutler (Lehigh) MAJ Hughes (VT) 16-6
Fifth Place - Hughes fall Fehr (Hofstra), 1:36

184A: #7 Zack Zavatsky (2-1, Second Place)
R1 - Zavatsky (VT) MAJ Dunn (Lehigh) 15-2
R3 - Zavatsky (VT) DEC Moore (Oklahoma State) 8-5
First Place - #6 Preisch (Lehigh) dec. Zavatsky, 4-2 (SV)

197A: Jared Haught (3-0, First Place)
R1 - Haught (VT) DEC Marsden (Oklahoma State) 5-2
R3 - Haught (VT) MAJ Jakobsen (Lehigh) 12-4
First Place - Haught (VT) DEC Chris Weiler (Lehigh) 5-2

285B: Andrew Dunn (3-0, First Place)
R2 - Dunn MD Webb (Castleton), 11-2
R3 - Dunn (VT) DEC Boykin (NC State), 4-3
First Place – Dunn dec. Nye (Kent State), 3-1 (SV)

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