Wrestling: #10 Virginia Tech dominates #18 Virginia

virginia virginia techEighteenth-ranked Virginia (5-4) got wins from George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) and Zach Nye (Enola, Pa.), but fell to No. 10 Virginia Tech (10-2) by a score of 31-7 on Sunday (Jan. 31) in the Commonwealth Clash.

Sunday’s match was sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics.  With Virginia Tech’s victory, the Hokies have earned a point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash.  The score for the Clash is now University of Virginia – 3.5 and Virginia Tech – 3.  Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at TheCommmonewalthClash.com.

“Virginia Tech is a great team and wrestled like a great team tonight,” said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. “They are well coached and did a fantastic job. They attacked more than we did and that’s why the score was what it was.”

DiCamillo, ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds, picked up a 14-4 major decision over Dennis Gustafson, while 10th-ranked Nye picked up an 8-2 decision over Dylan Cook at 197 pounds.

The Cavaliers also saw a pair of tight battles at 157 pounds and heavyweight, both of which fell the way of the visiting Hokies. Andrew Atkinson (Lynchburg, Va.) dropped an 11-9 decision in sudden victory to No. 4 Nick Brascetta. Atkinson got a late takedown to take the match into extra periods. At heavyweight, Patrick Gillen (Shelton, Conn.) fell to undefeated and 17th-ranked Ty Walz by a score of 8-6.

The Cavaliers will return to action next weekend, continuing to wrestle at home with a pair of ACC dual matches at Memorial Gym. Virginia will host Duke at 7 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 5) before hosting No. 14 North Carolina at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 6).


No. 10 Virginia Tech 31, No. 18 Virginia 7

125: No. 3 Joey Dance dec. Nick Herrmann, 9-2; VT 3-0

133: No. 6 George DiCamillo major dec. Dennis Gustafson, 14-4; UVA 4-3

141: No. 10 Solomon Chishko major dec. Zach Watson 14-3; VT 7-4

149: Sal Mastriani fall TJ Miller, 5:43; VT 13-4

157: No. 4 Nick Brascetta dec. (sv-1) Andrew Atkinson, 11-9; VT 16-4

165: No. 11 David McFadden major dec. Garrett Peppelman, 11-3; VT 20-4

174: No. 3 Zach Epperly major dec. Tyler Askey (UVA) 15-5; VT 24-4

184: Austin Gabel (VT) major dec. Will Schany (UVA) 12-4; VT 28-4

197: No. 10 Zach Nye (UVA) dec. Dylan Cook (VT) 8-2; VT 28-7

285: No. 3 Ty Walz (VT) dec. Patrick Gillen, 8-6; VT 31-7


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