Virginia Tech's Neibert Named ACC Wrestler of the Week
Tuesday January 24, 2012
Jan. 24, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech 141-pound redshirt sophomore Zach Neibert has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week.
Neibert went 2-0 as the Hokies finished ACC play with a 4-1 team mark for the season. On Saturday, Neibert ranked 20th in the country, built a lead thanks to two takedowns and three back points and won by a 9-3 decision over Duke's Tanner Hough. The Dayton, Ohio, native’s efforts helped Virginia Tech go on to a 30-6 win over the Blue Devils.
On Sunday, in a swing match at 141 pounds, two ranked wrestlers took to the mat as No. 20 Neibert took on No. 18 Evan Henderson of North Carolina. Neibert controlled from the start as he scored two three-point near-falls in the first period and pinned Henderson at 4:39. Neibert's pin was his second of the season and it sealed the match for Tech, giving the Hokies a 26-12 lead in an eventual 29-12 victory.