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VT Wrestling Takes a HUGE Step

Virginia Tech topped Ohio State 19-18 Sunday afternoon in Cassell Coliseum.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

In front of 2,800+ fans the Virginia Tech wrestling squad took down #4 Ohio State in a clash of NCAA power house programs. Both squads won 5 matches, but due to point totals VT won in the third tiebreaker. In total this match included 13 nationally ranked wrestlers with Virginia Tech earning key wins at the following weight classes: 125, 149, 165, 174, and 285.

#12 Virginia Tech (4-0) 19, #4 Ohio State (3-1) 18
125: #5 Joey Dance (VT) dec. #10 Nathan Tomasello, 7-6
133: #8 Johnni DiJulius (OSU) dec. #19 Kevin Norstrem, 2-1
141: #1 Logan Stieber (OSU) fall Jerry Ronnau, 3:37
149: #2 Devin Carter (VT) dec. Randy Languis, 12-6
157: #7 Josh Demas (OSU) dec. Sal Mastriani, 11-6
165: Chris Moon (VT) dec. Justin Kresevic, 6-1
174: #11 Zach Epperly (VT) fall #13 Mark Martin, 10:50
184: #7 Kenny Courts (OSU) dec. Austin Gabel, 9-5
197: #7 Kyle Snyder (OSU) dec. Jared Haught, 8-5
285: #10 Ty Walz (VT) dec. #11 Nick Tavanello, 6-4

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Your final from Blacksburg, No. 10 Virginia Tech 19, No. 4 Ohio State 18. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash">#Hokies</a> WIN! <a href="http://t.co/QWucKGpjcG">pic.twitter.com/QWucKGpjcG</a></p>&mdash; VT Wrestling (@VT_Wrestling) <a href="https://twitter.com/VT_Wrestling/status/536636120772386817">November 23, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Ty Walz had one of the bigger victories of his career as he beat #11 Nick Tavanello in the 285lb match. Going into the match VT needed Walz to win by at least 2 points for the Hokies to get the victory and that is what he did.

The wrestling team will be back in action, as a team, on December 19 when they travel to Penn State for a sold out match against another Big 10 power.

Go Hokies!