Virginia Tech throttles Virginia to win Virginia Duals

Virginia Tech claimed the Virginia Duals title

HAMPTON, Va. -- No. 13 Virginia Tech handed in-state foe Virginia a 37-5 defeat to win the 2019 Virginia Duals title at the Hampton Coliseum on Saturday night.

The Hokies (5-2) won nine of the 10 bouts with five going for bonus points. The win marked Tech's fourth Duals title over the last six years and its second in the last three. Tech will next be back in action at Cassell Coliseum on Jan. 25 against Pitt at 7 p.m.

  • The Hokies are now 46-32-1 against UVA all-time.
  • The 32-point win marked the most lopsided victory for the Hokies over the Cavs since a 32-0 win back in 2004.
  • The Hokies have now won five straight duals since starting the season 0-2.
  • Tech improved to 3-0 all-time against the Hoos in finals at the Virginia Duals.
  • In 30 bouts at the Duals, Tech went 26-4 with 12 bonus point wins.
  • B.C. LaPrade's win by fall in 43 seconds was the first of his career.
  • Mitch Moore has won six of his last eight matches by fall and now has eight pins on the season.
  • Zavatsky's 17-4 major decision was the fourth of the season and the 24th of his career.
  • After dropping a major decision to seventh-ranked Jay Aiello at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas earlier this season, Tom Sleigh got his revenge on Saturday with a convincing 7-3 decision.

    125: #5 Jack Mueller (Virginia) TF Kyle Norstrem, 21-6
    133: #15 Korbin Myers dec. Louie Hayes (Virginia), 7-3
    141: Mitch Moore WBF #16 Sam Krivus (Virginia), 3:18
    149: Ryan Blees dec. Michael Murphy (Virginia), 6-3
    157: B.C. LaPrade WBF Jake Keating (Virginia), 0:43
    165: #8 Mekhi Lewis dec. Cam Coy (Virginia), 6-2
    174: #6 David McFadden TF Robert Patrick (Virginia), 18-1
    184: #8 Zack Zavatsky MD Chance McClure (Virginia), 17-4
    197: #9 Tom Sleigh dec. #7 Jay Aiello (Virginia), 7-3
    285: #17 Billy Miller MD Tyler Love (Virginia), 12-3
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