Virginia Tech wins Navy Classic; McFadden, Bolen claim titles
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Virginia Tech wrestling claimed first place at the Navy Classic Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Hokies finished with 116 points, nine points more than the second-place finisher, Campbell.Joey Prata placed fourth in the 125-pound bracket after going 3-2. Prata made it to the semifinals after three straight decision victories but took fourth after a loss to No. 13 Killian Cardinale of Old Dominion in the third-place match.
David McFadden and Hunter Bolen took home titles for Tech at 165 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively. McFadden went 5-0 in the tournament to finish first, including a win by tech fall in the round of 32. Bolen also went 5-0, pinning two opponents en route to the title.
With five wins at the Navy Classic, McFadden is now tied for 15th all-time in career wins at Virginia Tech. McFadden has 93 wins in his fourth year competing for Tech. He is approaching 100 wins, a feat only 12 Hokies have ever accomplished.
Mitch Moore finished fourth for Tech at 141 pounds. Moore won his first three matches, including a pin in 2:14 and a 12-3 major decision. Moore lost to No. 16 Josh Heil in the semifinals and took fourth.
Brent Moore placed fifth at 149 pounds after going 5-1. Moore won by fall in 1:31 and had a tech fall in the tournament.
B.C. LaPrade finished fourth for the Hokies at 157 pounds. LaPrade made the semifinals after having two major decisions and an 8-2 decision. LaPrade finished 3-2 at the Navy Classic.
David McFadden won the title at 165 pounds. McFadden, ranked seventh in the country by InterMat, beat No. 10 Tanner Skidgel of Navy 9-3 in the final to take home first place.
Hunter Bolen won the title at 184 pounds. Bolen picked up two impressive wins to take home gold, beating No. 11 Andrew Morgan in the semifinals and No. 13 Tanner Harvey in the final.
John Borst finished second for Tech at heavyweight. Borst picked up his first pin of his career in just 31 seconds en route to the second-place finish. He finished 4-1 at the Navy Classic.
The Hokies have the week off from competition before traveling to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invite. The tournament will take place Dec. 6-7. Tech's next home dual is Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. against Chattanooga.
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