By Bryan Johnston
Virginia Tech Sports Information
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech redshirt senior Jarrod Garnett has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after his convincing win at 125 pounds keyed the 12th-ranked Hokies past 17th-ranked Virginia in the conference opener for both teams on Sunday.
The eighth-ranked Garnett scored an 11-2 win over seventh-ranked and defending ACC champion Matt Snyder to send Virginia Tech off and running. The Newark, Del., native used four takedowns and a reversal, plus over a minute of riding time to give Tech a quick 4-0 lead. The Hokies went on to post a 25-6 team win. For Garnett, it was his 100th career victory, making him the seventh member of Tech’s 100-win club in program history.
Sunday’s 125-pound match featured two wrestlers who have claimed the last three ACC individual titles in that weight class. Garnett took honors in 2010 and 2011 before missing last season due to a redshirt. Snyder captured the 125 title in 2012.
Sunday’s ACC match included 12 wrestlers that were nationally ranked in the most recent edition of Amateur Wrestling News.