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35 Nationally-Ranked ACC Wrestlers Will Be on Display; 16 of Them Ranked in Nation’s Top 10
Three Nationally-Ranked Teams Competing in No. 2 NC State, No. 3 Virginia Tech and No. 14 North Carolina
ESPN3 To Stream Live the Entire Championship
Greensboro, N.C.—Tomorrow, when the Atlantic Coast Conference holds its 62nd Annual Wrestling Tournament at Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, a total of 35 nationally-ranked wrestlers will be competing for league honors and NCAA Championship bids, including 16 who are ranked among the nation’s Top 10 in their respective weight classes.
The rankings are the most recent NCAA Coaches rankings of February 25.
The Championship will begin at 11 a.m. with first-round action and will continue throughout the day with the semifinals at 1 p.m., the consolation semifinals at 3:30 p.m., the consolation finals at 5:02 p.m. and the championship finals at 7:02 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens, may be purchased by going to the link listed above. ACC students are admitted free with a valid school ID.
All of the matches of this year’s ACC Championship will be streamed live by ESPN3, which will produce streams from two mats during the preliminary rounds and one during the championship.
The ACC features the top two ranked wrestlers nationally in the 285-pound class with NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski, a two-time national champion in the heavyweight or 285 pound division, ranked No. 1 and Virginia Tech’s Ty Walz ranked No. 2.
NC State’s Kevin Jack (141) and Virginia Tech’s Joey Dance (125) are ranked third nationally in their weight classes, while State’s Thomas Gantt (157) and North Carolina’s Ethan Ramos (174) are ranked fourth.
Duke’s Conner Hartmann is ranked fifth nationally at 197, followed by four ACC grapplers who are ranked sixth in the nation in Virginia’s George DiCamillo, NC State’s Max Rohskopf (165), and the Virginia Tech tandem of Zach Zavatsky (184) and Jared Haught (197).
Tech’s Nick Brascetta, a three-time ACC champion seeking to become only the ninth fourth-time champ in league history, is ranked seventh nationally at 157 pounds, while North Carolina’s Evan Henderson (149) and the Hokies’ Solomon Chishko (141) are both ranked eighth.
Finally, Virginia Tech’s Zach Epperly is ranked 10th in the 174-pound class.
In the team competition, NC State, ranked second nationally, is looking to claim its first ACC team title since 2007, while Virginia Tech, ranked third, is hoping for its third ACC title in the last four years.
Virginia will be hosting the Wrestling Championship for the 13th time and the first since 2011. North Carolina leads all current ACC schools with 17 championships, followed by NC State (14), Virginia (5) and Virginia Tech (2).