No Kevin Dresser, no problem. The Hokies win the ACC Tournament Championship after their coach’s departure to Iowa State
The Virginia Tech Hokies Wrestling Team roared to an ACC Championship over the weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, after strong performances across seven different weight classes for the tournament.
The Hokies compiled 93 total team points to win the tournament, which was 29 points ahead of second place finisher NC State.
In total, the Hokies sent seven wrestlers to the final in their respective weight classes, with six wrestlers (Joey Dance-125, Solomon Chishko-149, Zach Epperly-174, Zack Zavatsky-184, Jared Haught-197, and Ty Waltz-Heavyweight) all winning titles. Sal Mastriani, meanwhile, finished in second place in the 157 lbs. weight class.
More from Fighting Gobbler
- Virginia Tech women’s basketball getting preseason respect
- Virginia Tech Football: Predicting how the Hokies will finish 2023
- Virginia Tech Football: Mixed results on injury news for Hokies defense
- How to Win $350 in DraftKings Bonuses Betting on College Football Week 4
- Former Virginia Tech lineman had hilarious moment Monday night
It is the first ACC Tournament title for the Hokies since 2014, and is the third time in school history that Tech has won the conference tournament championship. The Hokies have totaled six ACC Championships in school history when accounting for the three dual-meet titles that the teams have won recently.
This ACC Tournament championship is particularly sweet for the Virginia Tech wrestlers, who win their first tourney since their head coach Kevin Dresser left the school to take the coaching job at Iowa State. Dresser’s assistant, Tony Robie, took over as the interim head coach upon Dresser’s departure, and wins his first tournament as a head coach.
The Hokies will now get a much-needed week off before competing for a national championship at the NCAA Wrestling Championships from March 16th to 18th in St. Louis, Missouri.