The Fighting Gobblers picked up their first conference victory, earlier in February, after traveling to Pittsburgh and defeating the then No. 18 Pittsburgh Panthers, 24-12.
VT defeated Duke, resoundingly, 42-3, winning nine of ten matches. The highlight of the evening was No. 3 Mekhi Lewis (174) defeat of No. 15 Matt Finesilver. The 2019 national champion, at 174 pounds, remains undefeated on the year. The Hokies’ other top ten ranked grapplers did not disappoint. No. 10 Hunter Bolen (184) defeated the Blue Devils’ Vincent Baker with a dominant 15-0 match, No. 5 Bryce Andonian (149) beat Josh Finesilver, while No. 5 Korbin Myers (133) collected a win via forfeit.
Rounding out Virginia Techs’ other five triumphs were No. 20 Sam Lotona (125), No. 22 Collin Gerardi (141), Clayton Ulrey (165), No. 32 Dakota Howard (197), and No. 14 Nathan Traxler (285).
This Friday the Hokies host another North Carolina squad when the Tar Heels invade Cassell Coliseum. The match be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
The Dawg & crew are ready to be let out— Virginia Tech Wrestling (@HokiesWrestling) February 7, 2022
Friday, Feb. 11
Last time in Cassell this season. Show our seniors the love and come through, #HokieNation‼️#Hokies #ALLINALLTHETIME pic.twitter.com/UxzNC9Diga