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Former ACC Champion Brent Moore Transfers to Clarion

Brent Moore prior to pinning Sammy Sasso in 2019 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

Brent Moore of Virginia Tech announced on Thursday via Twitter that he will be transferring to Clarion University, where he will join Head Coach, Keith Ferraro and Assistant Coach, Nathan Kraisser.

Moore was a standout wrestler at Virginia Tech, winning the ACC Championship tournament in 2018 at 141lbs, where he was also crowned the Most Valuable Wrestler.

When asked to comment on his decision to transfer, Moore said, "I dropped out of Virginia Tech in February of 2020. I was dealing with depression, and not doing well mentally. I turned my back on wrestling completely, gained a bunch of weight, and ended up moving back home with my parents in Ohio. Once I was home for a few months, I started to do a little better. I was working for my dad's construction company and started getting back into shape."

He then went on to say, "After going to the NCAAs to watch my brother Mitch wrestle for Oklahoma University, I decided to enter the transfer portal. Jesse Dellavecchia from Rider University was a huge inspiration to me because we had similar journey's, and I knew I still had more gas left in the tank. Volunteer Assistant Coach Brock Zacherl and I have been working tirelessly for a few months to get another year of eligibility approved, which became official on Tuesday. It's been extremely stressful, and I honestly didn't think the NCAA was going to grant my appeal, but they did, and all of my coaches and I feel really good about it. I know they're excited to have me join the Clarion Eagles, and I am too."

Moore is projected to wrestle for the Golden Eagles at 149/157lbs.

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