Tag Archives: Virginia Tech

The Last Five Times a Top 10 Team Changed Coaches and What it Means for Virginia Tech

Coaching Changes

When Kevin Dresser decided to leave Virginia Tech for Iowa State, it was a rare case of the head coach at a top-10 team leaving their place of employment. Though this season has yet to conclude, Virginia Tech was fourth last season and appears to be on track for another top-10 finish in 2017. Given the uncertainty whenever a coach ...

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Joey Dance on 100 Wins, Virginia Tech’s Rise, the NCAA Tournament, and More

Joey Dance, Va Tech

Senior Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) has had an incredible career, becoming just the 10th Hokie to crack the 100 win barrier.  His .857 career winning percentage entering Sunday’s dual against Nebraska would be tied for third best in program history.  However, despite all of his success, what many wrestling fans think of when Dance’s name is mentioned are his travails at ...

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#5 Nebraska Travels to Blacksburg to Take on #6 Virginia Tech Sunday

Nebraska vs. Virginia Tech

What:  NWCA National Duals Match-Up When:  February 19th at 6:30 PM Where:  Blacksburg, Virginia A year after defeating Michigan in the NWCA Dual Championship series, Virginia Tech will take on a new foe from the Big Ten Conference.  This year, fifth-ranked Nebraska will travel to Blacksburg to take on the sixth-ranked Hokies in what promises to be a tightly contested ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week – Feb. 9th, 2017

Virginia Tech vs. NC State

Two of the top up and coming programs in NCAA Division I wrestling will meet to decide the ACC dual title for the second consecutive season. A year ago North Carolina State was 21-0 when Virginia Tech came to town on February 12th. The Wolfpack needed to beat the Hokies and Missouri in a three-day span to book their trip ...

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#5 Virginia Tech Travels to the Snake Pit to Face #7 Lehigh on Friday

Virginia Tech vs. Lehigh

It’s not often that we get to see killer non-conference duals this late in the season. Such will be the case Friday as fifth-ranked Virginia Tech heads into the “Snake Pit” and puts its ranking on the line against EIWA powerhouse and seventh-ranked Lehigh at 7 pm eastern in famed Grace Hall. Both squads are coming off of duals against ...

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 16th, 2017

McKenna, Dance, Tomasello, Micic

Undefeated freshmen, a sophomore playing the role of big brother, and almost every national title contender at 133 had a hand in the top college wrestling performances this week. A few outstanding weekends at the Virginia Duals also made the list as college wrestling season seems to get more interesting with each passing week. Honorable mention goes to the entire ...

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Virginia Tech is the Favorite at the 37th Annual Virginia Duals

Virginia Duals

The 37th annual Virginia Duals wrestling tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, January 13th and 14th, 2017, at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. Eight years before the National Duals came into existence, John Graham started the Virginia Duals with just 12 teams across both the high school and college divisions. Graham would go on to start the National ...

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

Clark, Jiminez, Ward, Studebaker

In college wrestling, athletes cycle in and out of lineups for any number of reasons.  Sometimes, when they return after a prolonged absence, they struggle to knock the rust off and return to form.  That was not the case for several of this week’s outstanding performers.  Whether they returned from injury, came out of redshirt, or thought they were done ...

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Top Six College Wrestling Performances of Week Seven

Vito Pasone - Appalachian State

Christmas is less than a week away, but this week NCAA wrestling gave us a few early presents to unwrap.  From three freshmen taking out highly ranked opponents to a couple of previously injured wrestlers flashing their old form and a tough veteran looking the best he’s ever been, week seven was one to remember! 6) David McFadden rolls in ...

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