Virginia Tech beats WVU, McFadden reaches 100 wins

BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling stays undefeated in duals this season with a 36-3 win over West Virginia in Cassell Coliseum Saturday night.

Redshirt senior David McFadden recorded career win No. 100 with a major decision victory over West Virginia's Nick Kiussis. McFadden is just the 13th Hokie to ever reach the 100-win plateau. He joins current Virginia Tech wrestling director of performance Ty Walz on the Tech 100-win list.

The win gave the Hokies their sixth of the season and fourth in Blacksburg. No. 4 Tech won nine of their 10 matches Saturday night and four Hokies scored bonus points.

  • Mitch Moore was the first Hokie to score bonus points on the night with a pin in 2:08. The fall was already Moore's fifth of the season, which leads the team. Moore improved to 4-1 in dual matches this season with the win.
  • Bryce Andonian picked up his first dual meet bonus points with a pin in 2:19. Andonian now has four falls on the season, just one behind Moore for the team lead. The true freshman is now 3-0 in duals and 12-2 overall.
  • It was a career night for David McFadden. He won his 100th match of his career with a 16-7 major decision. McFadden had seven takedowns and almost three minutes of riding time
  • Hunter Bolen remains undefeated in duals this season and was the fourth Hokie to pick up bonus points. Bolen had an 18-0 tech fall in 4:10 to improve to 6-0 in duals and 16-1 overall this season. Bolen, ranked second in the country by InterMat, dominated with three four-point near-falls to end the match early in the second period.

    125: #11 Joey Prata dec. Joey Thomas, 2-0
    133: Collin Gerardi dec. Lucas Seibert, 8-2
    141: #19 Mitch Moore WBF Caleb Rea, 2:08
    149: Bryce Andonian WBF Liam Lusher, 2:19
    157: #19 B.C. LaPrade dec. Alex Hornfeck, 5-3
    165: #4 David McFadden MD Nick Kiussis, 16-7
    174: Cody Hughes dec. Scott Joll, 12-6
    184: #2 Hunter Bolen TF Jackson Moomau, 18-0 (4:10)
    197: #4 Noah Adams dec. Stanley Smeltzer, 4-2
    285: #20 John Borst dec. Brandon Ngati, 2-1

    Virginia Tech now prepares for a New York road trip next weekend where they'll face off with Binghamton on Saturday and No. 19 Cornell next Sunday. Cornell will be the Hokies fifth ranked opponent this season, they are 4-0 in the previous matchups.
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