College wrestling: No. 8 Virginia Tech beats undefeated NC State for ACC title
RALEIGH, N.C. – The eighth-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team took down undefeated North Carolina State to claim its second consecutive ACC Dual Meet title. This is the fourth consecutive year the Hokies have won one of the two ACC titles.
No. 3 Joey Dance was the first to put points on the board for the Hokies with a 7-1 decision over redshirt freshman No. 20 Sean Fausz.
Dennis Gustafson came up huge with a 13-5 major decision over Jamal Morris. Coming back from a 5-0 deficit in the first period, he dominated on top, racking up six near fall points and a riding time point to put a big four points up on the board for the Hokies.
Decisions from Sal Mastriani, Zach Epperly, and Zack Zavatsky all helped keep the Hokies ahead on the road to victory.
It was redshirt sophomore Jared Haught who locked in the dual meet for the Hokies at the 197-weight class. His 3-2 decision over No. 15 Michael Boykin brought the team score to 19-11 moving into the final matchup of the night.
And it didn’t disappoint. Two undefeated heavyweights battled it out for seven minutes of the intense matchup. No. 1 Nick Gwiazdowski ended up coming out on top with a 3-2 decision over No. 2 Ty Walz.
125: No. 3 Joey Dance dec. No. 20 Sean Fausz, 7-1
133: Dennis Gustafson MD Jamal Morris, 13-5
141: No. 3 Kevin Jack dec. No. 7 Solomon Chishko, 3-2
149: Sal Mastriani dec. Beau Donahue, 13-6
157: No. 5 Tommy Gantt dec. No. 4 Nick Brascetta, 4-1
165: No. 6 Max Rohskopf tech No. 11 David McFadden, 15-0
174: No. 3 Zach Epperly dec. Nick Hall, 5-0
184: No. 6 Zack Zavatsky dec. No. 17 Pete Renda, 9-5
197: No. 7 Jared Haught dec. No. 15 Michel Boykin, 3-2
HWT: No. 1 Nick Gwiazdowski dec. No. 3 Ty Walz, 4-2