Blacksburg, Va. – It was no Macbeth ending as the No. 8 Virginia Tech wrestling team played the hero against the visiting George Mason Patriots in the Hokies’ return to the Moss Arts Center with a dominant 31-15 win.
The Hokies won seven of ten bouts on Saturday including an emphatic ranked win in the return of the ever-electric No. 7 Bryce Andonian. Tech (5-3, 0-0 ACC) secured wins from No. 21 Sam Latona, Brandon Wittenberg, Collin Gerardi, Andonian, Clayton Ulrey, No. 33 Dakota Howard, and No. 13 Nathan Traxler to propel them to a convincing 31-15 victory.
The Hokies now look ahead to conference competition as they travel to Raleigh for Friday Night Duals next week to face ACC rival, No. 5 NC State (6-1, 0-0 ACC) on Friday, January 21 at 7 p.m. on the ACC Network.
Dual Quick Hits
- No. 7 Bryce Andonian (149) returned to action and improves his record to 4-1
- No. 13 Nathan Traxler (285) recorded the fastest fall of the year so far for the Hokies at 0:33. Traxler also picked up career win 91
- No. 21 Sam Latona, Brandon Wittenberg, Clayton Ulrey, and Traxler all win in their Moss debut
- Andonian, Collin Gerardi, and Dakota Howard all remain undefeated in Moss dating back to 2020
No. 8 Virginia Tech 31, George Mason 15
125 – No. 21 Sam Latona (VT) maj dec Benjamin Monn (GMU), 12-3
133 – Brandon Wittenberg (VT) dec Michael Rapuano (GMU), 8-3
141 – Collin Gerardi (VT) dec Kaden Cassidy (GMU), 5-2
149 – No. 7 Bryce Andonian (VT) fall No. 23 Alex Madrigal, 2:49
157 – Avery Bassett (GMU) dec Jake Hart (VT), 3-1
165 – Clayton Ulrey (VT) maj dec Tyler Kocak (GMU), 13-3
174 – Logan Messer (GMU) fall Austin Dempsey (VT), 2:11
184 – Kyle Davis (GMU) inj for Simeone Holmes (VT)
197 – No. 33 Dakota Howard (VT) tech fall Jeremy Seymour (GMU), 22-7
285 – No. 13 Nathan Traxler (VT) fall Austin Stith, 0:33