Wrestling, like swimming, tennis, golf, track and field.. well so many other sports are both individual and team challenges. Mekhi Lewis started the 2018-2019 wrestling season on a plane to Europe to earn a gold medal in his weight class. Well, that was really special and set Mekhi out for a season of notoriety, national rankings in individual efforts, and he was a major player in the Hokies being ranked so high all season long.
Well, Mekhi Lewis topped all that this evening with a resounding victory over two time national champion Pen State’s Vincenzo Joseph.
YOUR FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPION. FROM VIRGINIA TECH.— Virginia Tech Wrestling (@HokiesWrestling) March 24, 2019
MEKHI LEWIS!!!#HOKIES pic.twitter.com/F6D2PrxhPA
UPSET ALERT!!— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 24, 2019
Mekhi Lewis of @HokiesWrestling defeats two-time national champion, Vincenzo Joseph of Penn State! #NCAAWrestling pic.twitter.com/MS3MG5bWWU
The final score was 7-1 with Lewis owning the ride time, and getting a final 2 point take down to seal it all at the end.
It’s really special to win a National Championship, it’s even more special when you’re the first to do it, and against a two-time champ.