McFadden takes first to lead quartet of Hokies that place at Cliff Keen Invitational

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Cliff Keen Invite
Virginia Tech 6th Place

LAS VEGAS - Redshirt sophomore David McFadden took the 165-pound title with a first period pin in the finals at Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday evening. McFadden was one of four Hokies to place at the prestigious tournament.

Redshirt senior Jared Haught placed second, redshirt junior Zack Zavatsky finished fourth and redshirt freshman Andrew Dunn placed seventh in his first Cliff Keen Invitational. In the team standings, the Hokies finished sixth overall with 89.5 team points.

In the finals, McFadden faced Wisconsin’s Evan Wick, ranked 17th in the nation at 165 and the No. 9 seed in the tournament. Off a scramble midway through the first period, McFadden was able to get Wick on his back and secure the pin with two seconds left in the first period. His victory marked the first win by fall in a Cliff Keen final since Ohio State’s Johnni DiJulius pinned Oklahoma’s Cody Brewer at 133 pounds. McFadden is also the third Cliff Keen champion in program history joining Ty Walz (2015) and Joey Dance (2016).

McFadden’s takedown and two near fall points in the first period was all he needed in his semifinals match vs. Ohio State’s Te’Shan Campbell as he took a 4-0 decision into the finals.

After falling in the semifinals to Michigan’s Domenic Abounader, Zavatsky bounced back with a 6-1 decision over Binghamton’s Steven Schneider in the consolation semis that earned him a spot in the third place match. Haught pinned Drexel’s Stephen Loiseau early in the second period that advanced him to the finals where he fell to eventual champion Kollin Moore of Ohio State

In his first consolation bout of the day, Dunn was put on his back late in the second period and trailed 11-2 to Eastern Michigan’s Gage Hutchison, the No. 8 seed. Dunn countered by driving through, putting Hutchison on back and securing the fall at 4:59. After dropping a 5-1 decision to eventual fifth-placer Shawn Streck of Purdue, Dunn handled Cornell’s Jeramy Sweany in the seventh place match to the tune of a 14-6 major decision.

The Hokies return to action next week when they travel to New York City to face Princeton in the annual Grapple at the Garden on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m.

FINAL RESULTS

Kyle Norstrem (1-2)
Round of 32 - Norstrem dec. Yoshito Funakoshi (Cal Poly), 10-4
Round of 16 - Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) MD Norstrem, 13-5
Consi 16 #1 - Rayvon Foley (Michigan State) dec. Norstrem, 9-5

Dennis Gustafson (4-2)
Round of 64 - Gustafson for. Adam Valasquez (California Baptist), 3:00
Round of 32 - Gustafson TF Nate Ellis (Michigan State), 17-1 (6:24)
Round of 16 - Austin DeSanto (Drexel) dec. Gustafson, 5-4
Consi of 16 #2 - Gustafson dec. Matthew Schmitt (West Virginia), 6-2
Consi of 8 #1 - Gustafson dec. Charles Tucker (Cornell), 3-2
Consi of 8 #2 - Korbin Myers (Edinboro) dec. Gustafson, 7-6

Brent Moore (2-2)
Round of 32 - Moore dec. Nate Hagan (Edinboro), 3-1 (TB-1)
Round of 16 - Chad Red Jr. (Nebraska) dec. Moore, 4-2
Consi of 16 #2 - Moore dec. Sa'derian Perry (Eastern Michigan), 10-3
Consi of 8 #1 - Nate Limmex (Purdue) dec. Moore, 5-2

B.C. LaPrade (2-1)
Round of 64 - Taleb Rahmani (Pitt) dec. LaPrade 4-3 (TB-2)
Consi of 32 #2 - LaPrade MD JJ Wolfe (Eastern Michigan), 11-1
Consi of 16 #1 - LaPrade dec. Andrew Shomers (Edinboro), 5-3

David McFadden (5-0, First Place)
Round of 32 - McFadden fall Peter Bearse (Harvard), 1:35
Round of 16 - McFadden MD Ebed Jarrell (Drexel), 13-4
Quarterfinals - McFadden dec. Jonathon Chavez (Cornell), 6-2
Semifinals - McFadden dec. Ta’Shan Campbell (Ohio State), 4-0
Finals - McFadden fall Evan Wick (Wisconsin), 2:58

Hunter Bolen (3-2)
Round of 32 - Bo Jordan (Ohio State) dec. Bolen, 6-2
Consi of 32 #2 - Bolen dec. Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley), 5-3
Consi of 16 #1 - Bolen dec. Dylan Urbach (North Dakota State), 8-1
Consi of 16 #2 - Bolen dec. Kyle Pope (Wyoming), 3-2
Consi of 8 #1 - Dylan Lydy (Purdue) dec. Bolen, 3-1

Zack Zavatsky (5-2, Fourth Place)
Round of 64 - Zavatsky MD Noah Stewart (Army), 14-3
Round of 32 - Zavatsky MD Seth McLeod (Oregon State), 12-4
Round of 16 - Zavatsky dec. Kanon Dean (Harvard), 10-3
Quarterfinals - Zavatsky dec. Max Dean (Cornell), 9-5
Semifinals - Domenic Abounader (Michigan) MD Zavatsky, 8-0
Consi Semis - Zavatsky dec. Steven Schneider (Binghamton), 6-1
Third Place - Tyler Vanz (Nebraska) dec. Zavatsky, 9-3

Jared Haught (5-1, Second Place)
Round of 64 - Haught dec. Jay Aiello (Virginia), 10-4
Round of 32 - Haught MD Tucker Ziegler (Brown), 14-5
Round of 16 - Haught dec. Cordell Eaton (North Dakota State), 9-3
Quarterfinals - Haught MD Nathan Traxler (Stanford), 13-3
Semifinals - Haught fall Stephen Loiseau (Drexel), 3:16
Finals - Kollin Moore (Ohio State) fall Haught, 1:52

Andrew Dunn (4-2, Seventh Place)
Round of 32 - Dunn dec. Spencer Empey (Cal Poly), 6-4
Round of 16 - Tanner Hall (Arizona State) dec. Dunn, 3-0
Consi of 16 #2 - Dunn dec. Jon Spaulding (Edinboro), 4-0
Consi of 8 #1 - Dunn for. Austin Faunce
Consi of 8 #2 - Dunn fall Gage Hutchison (Eastern Michigan), 4:59
Consi of 4 - Shawn Streck (Purdue) dec. Dunn, 5-1
Seventh Place - Dunn MD Jeramy Sweany (Cornell), 14-6

STORM OPEN RESULTS

ATTACHED

Ryan More (2-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Bye

Champ. Round 2 - Bye

Quarterfinal - Jake Ferri (Kent State) MD More, 11-3

Cons. Round 4 - More dec. Daniel Kidd (American University), 11-8

Cons. Semi - More MD Gage Griffith (Ashland University), 15-4

5th Place Match - Nicholas Berry (Baldwin Wallace) WBF over More, Fall 1:07

Ryan Blees (5-1, Fifth Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Blees TF Jacob Smith (Pitt-Johnstown ), 19-4

Champ. Round 2 - Blees TF Chase Archangelo (Cleveland State University), 18-2

Quarterfinal - Kollin Clark (Wheeling Jesuit) WBF Blees, 2:06

Cons. Round 4 - Blees WBF Dylan Taylor (Wheeling Jesuit), 2:22

Cons. Semi - Blees dec. Chase Archangelo (Cleveland State University), 7-4

5th Place Match - Blees dec. Anthony Wokasch (American University), 13-7

Cody Hughes (3-1, Second Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Bye

Champ. Round 2 - Hughes MD Alex Abdrews (Cleveland State University), 15-3

Quarterfinal - Hughes WBF Quinton Hiles (Penn), 6:45

Semifinal - Hughes dec. Brendon Winning (Lake Erie College), 10-4

1st Place Match - Caleb Stockmaster (Cleveland State University) dec. Hughes, 11-7

Ronny Ghaida (1-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Nico O`Dor (Cleveland State University) dec. Ghaida, 9-4

Cons. Round 1 - Bye

Cons. Round 2 - Ghaida WBF Zach Recklein (Seton Hill University), 4:23

Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Taylor (Wheeling Jesuit) dec. Ghaida, 5-3

UNATTACHED

CJ Manley (3-1, Third Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Bye

Champ. Round 2 - Manley dec. Ivan McClay (Notre Dame College), 7-1

Quarterfinal - Manley dec. Kelen Mckenna (Notre Dame College), 3-1

Semifinal - Tyler Walker (Notre Dame College) dec. Manley, 5-3

3rd Place Match - Manley dec. Garrett Clifford (American University), 4-0

Caden Darber (2-2)

Champ. Round 1 - Joel Cawoski (Seton Hill University) dec. Darber, 15-8

Cons. Round 1 - Bye

Cons. Round 2 - Darber TF Austin Falbe (Davenport University), 16-0

Cons. Round 3 - Darber dec. Andrew Lieb (Lake Erie College), 7-5

Cons. Round 4 - Sean O`Hearon (Lake Erie College) dec. Darber, 9-3

Brendan Ryan (4-2, Seventh Place)

Champ. Round 1 - John Siemasz (Lake Erie College) dec. Ryan, 3-1

Cons. Round 1 - Bye

Cons. Round 2 - Ryan dec. Grant Turnmire (Cleveland State University), 2-1

Cons. Round 3 - Ryan dec. Jd Woods (Findlay), 6-0

Cons. Round 4 - Ryan dec. Michael Yacapraro (Baldwin Wallace), 7-2

Cons. Semi - Brewer (Davenport University) fall Ryan, 3:57

7th Place Match - Ryan (Virginia Tech) for. Logan McKoy (Seton Hill University)

Mekhi Lewis (5-0, First Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Lewis dec. Austin Hiles (Michigan State), 13-6

Champ. Round 2 - Lewis dec. Jordon Tague (Notre Dame College), 7-2

Quarterfinal - Lewis fall Nick Wrobel (Notre Dame College), 4:28

Semifinal - Lewis WBF Greg Brusco (Wheeling Jesuit), 4:41

1st Place Match - Lewis MD Antwon Pugh (Notre Dame College), 13-5

Stanley Smeltzer (3-1, Third Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Bye

Champ. Round 2 - Smeltzer MD Zach Mattucci (Seton Hill University), 20-7

Quarterfinal - Smeltzer WBF Devin Goschinski (Findlay), 2:23

Semifinal - Cameron Caffey (Michigan State) dec. Stanley Smeltzer, 10-8

3rd Place Match - Smeltzer WBF Prince Hyeamang (American University), 1:56

John Borst (4-0, First Place)

Champ. Round 1 - Bye

Champ. Round 2 - Borst WBF Mason Giordano (Cleveland State University), 3:55

Quarterfinal - Borst dec. Peter Abraham (Ohio University), 9-4

Semifinal - Borst dec. Jesse Palser (Lake Erie College), 8-3

1st Place Match - Borst dec. Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit), 7-2

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