ACC Wrestlers Close Out NCAA Championships

VIRGINIA’S GEORGE DICAMILLO FINISHES SECOND AT NCAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP
CAVALIER LEADS NINE ACC WRESTLERS WHO EARNED ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
VIRGINIA TECH FINISHES SIXTH OVERALL; VIRGINIA IS 15TH

GREENSBORO, NC — Nine ACC wrestlers earned All-America honors and Virginia Tech finished in sixth place at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championship, which was held Thursday through Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Virginia senior George DiCamillo (Highland Heights, Ohio) became the only ACC wrestler to reach the championship round of the tournament, as he won four straight matches before falling to No. 1 seed Dean Heil of Oklahoma State in the title match, 6-3. DiCamillo was one of two Virginia wrestlers to reach the semifinals and earned his first All-American citation with his second-place finish. 

UVA freshman Jack Mueller (Dallas, Texas), wrestling at 125 pounds, also reached the semifinals and became an All-American and finished in sixth place for the Championship. Mueller had defeated Virginia’s Joey Dance, the second-seed at 125, to reach the semifinals and owned two other wins over Top 10 seeds.

The two Cavaliers helped Virginia finished 15th, its highest national finish since 2010. 

Virginia Tech finished sixth with 63.5 points. The team finish by the Hokies was their fifth straight Top 10 finish.

Five Virginia Tech wrestlers earned All-American honors led by senior Joey Dance (Christiansburg, Virginia) at 125 pounds, but also including sophomore Solomon Chishko (Jeannette, Pennsylvania) at 149 pounds, senior Sal Mastriani (Towaco, New Jersey) at 157 pounds, junior Jared Haught (Parkersburg, West Virginia) at 197 pounds, and senior Ty Walz ( Cleveland, Ohio) at 285. Haught and Walz finished fourth nationally, Dance was fifth, and Chishko earned a sixth-place finish. 

Walz earned his third All-American honor, having done so in 2015 and 2016, while Dance, Chishko and Haught each captured their second All-American citations. Mastriani’s All-American finish was the first of his career.

NC State junior Kevin Jack (Danbury, Connecticut) also earned his second All-American honor at 141 pounds, finishing third nationally after winning four straight consolation matches after suffering a loss in the quarterfinals. Jack, seeded second nationally, reversed an early decision to Bryce Meredith of Wyoming by pinning his former teammate at the 6:10 mark of their third-place match. Meredith, who transferred to Wyoming from NC State, had earlier knocked Jack out of the Championship bracket with a tight 6-5 decision in the quarterfinals.

Duke junior heavyweight Jacob Kasper (Lexington, Ohio) captured his first All-American honor, placing sixth at 285 pounds. Kasper was one of five ACC wrestlers who reached the semifinal round, including DiCamillo, Mueller, Haught and Walz.

Tech finished sixth overall with 63.5 points, followed by Virginia, which was 15th, with 29.5 points. NC State finished 17th. Pitt and Duke both tied for 32nd place with 9.5 points and North Carolina tied for 41st with 4.5 points.

Complete ACC NCAA Wrestling Results

125 Pounds 
No. 2 Joey Dance, Virginia Tech—5th Place, All-American, (5-2)
No. 2 Joey Dance tech. fall Gabe Tounsell, Stanford, 17-2, 4:20
No. 2 Joey Dance major dec. No. 15 Drew Templeman, Wyoming, 12-2
No. 10 Jack Mueller, Virginia dec. No. 2 Joey Dance, 4-2, SV-1
No. 2 Joey Dance dec. No. 5 Tim Lambert, Nebraska, 3-1, SV-1
No. 2 Joey Dance dec. No. 16 Nathan Kraisser, Campbell, 4-2
No. 1 Thomas Gillman, Iowa dec. No. 2 Joey Dance, 5-2
No. 2 Joey Dance medical default No. 10 Jack Mueller, Virginia

No. 10 Jack Mueller, Virginia—6th Place, All-American (3-3)
No. 10 Jack Mueller tech. fall Travis Piotrowski, Illinois, 16-1, 6:54
No. 10 Jack Mueller, dec. No. 7 Sean Russell, Edinboro, 5-2
No. 10 Jack Mueller, dec. No. 2 Joey Dance, Virginia Tech, 4-2, SV-1
No. 6 Ethan Lizak, Minnesota, dec. No. 10 Jack Mueller, 7-0
No. 8 Nicholas Piccininni, Oklahoma State dec. No. 10 Jack Mueller, 6-4, SV-1
No. 2 Joey Dance, Virginia Tech medical default No. 10 Jack Mueller

No. 12 Sean Faust, NC State (2-2)
No. 12 Sean Faust fall Noah Gonser, Eastern Michigan, 3:19
No. 12 Sean Fausz dec. No. 5 Tim Lambert, Nebraska, 3-1
No. 4 Darian Cruz, Lehigh dec. No. 12 Sean Fausz, 5-2
No. 7 Sean Russell, Edinboro dec. No. 12 Sean Fausz, 8-2

133 Pounds
No. 6 Dom Forys, Pitt (2-2)
No 6 Dom Forys major dec. Corey Keener, Central Michigan, 10-2
No. 11 Bryan Lantry, Buffalo dec. No. 6 Dom Forys, 5-3
No. 6 Dom Forys, dec. Austin Eicher, Michigan State, 4-0
No. 14 Mitch McKee, Minnesota dec. No. 6 Dom Forys, 4-0

No. 15 Jamal Morris, NC State (2-2)
Joseph Palmer, Oregon State dec. No. 15 Jamal Morris, 5-2
No. 15 Jamal Morris dec. Billy Rappo, Maryland, 5-4
No. 15 Jamal Morris dec. Cam Sykora, North Dakota State, 6-4
No. 9 Scotty Parker, Lehigh dec. No. 15 Jamal Morris, 7-3

141 Pounds
No. 2 Kevin Jack, NC State, All-American, 3rd Place, (6-1) 
No. 2 Kevin Jack major dec. Ronald Perry, Lock Haven, 10-0
No. 2 Kevin Jack dec. No. 15 Tyler Smith, Bucknell, 4-0
No. 10 Bryce Meredith, Wyoming dec. N. 2 Kevin Jack, 6-5
No. 2 Kevin Jack dec. Jimmy Gulibon, Penn State, 6-4
No. 2 Kevin Jack dec. No. 14 Thomas Thorn, Minnesota, 4-1
No. 2 Kevin Jack dec. No. 5 Anthony Ashnault, Rutgers, 3-1
No. 2 Kevin Jack fall No. 10 Bryce Meredith, Wyoming, 6:20

No. 6 George DiCamillo, Virginia, All-American, 2nd Place (4-1)
No. 6 George DiCamillo major dec. Christopher Carton, Iowa, 13-4
No. 6 George DiCamillo fall No. 11 Randy Cruz, Lehigh, 4:36
No. 6 George DiCamillo dec. No. 14 Thomas Thorn, Minnesota, 5-2
No. 6 George  dec.  10 Bryce Meredith, Wyoming, 10-7
No. 1 Dean Heil, Oklahoma State dec. No. 6 George DiCamillo, 6-3.

No. 7 Joey Ward, North Carolina (0-2)
Johnathan Hathaway, Oregon State fall No. 7 Joey Ward, 3:28
Mike Longo, Ohio tech. fall No. 7 Joey Ward, 5:09 (16-1)

149 Pounds
No. 6 Solomon Chishko, Virginia Tech, All-American, 6th Place, (4-3)
No. 6 Solomon Chishko dec. Coleman Hammond, Cal State Bakersfield, 9-3
No. 6 Solomon Chishko fall Joey Delgado, Oregon State, 2:53
No. 3 Lavion Mayes, Missouri dec. No. 6 Solomon Chishko, 4-2
No. 6 Solomon Chishko major dec. No. 9 Justin Oliver, Central Michigan, 12-2
No. 6  Solomon Chishko dec. No. 15 Kenny Theobold, Rutgers, 7-5
No. 5 Brandon Sorensen, Iowa major dec. No. 6 Solomon Chishko, 8-0
No. 7 Max Thomsen, Northern Iowa dec. No. 6 Solomon Chishko, 10-6

No. 12 Sam Speno, NC State (0-2)
No. 13 Alfred Bannister, Maryland major dec. No, 12 Sam Speno, 14-5
 Matthew Zovistoski, Appalachian State dec. No. 12 Sam Speno, 9-7

Troy Heilmann, North Carolina (1-2)
No. 4 Micah Jordan, Ohio State tech. fall Troy Heilmann, 5:09 (22-6)
Troy Heilmann major dec. Hunter Ladnier, Harvard, 11-1
No 14 Steve Bleise, Northern Iowa dec. Troy Heilmann, 5-2

Sam Krivus, Virginia (0-2)
No.15 Kenny Theobold, Rutgers dec. Sam Krivus, 8-2
Cole Mendenhall, Wyoming dec. Sam Krivus, 4-1

157 Pounds
No. 14 Sal Mastriani, Virginia Tech, All-American, 8th Place, (4-3)
No. 14 Sal Mastriani tech. fall Casey Sparkman, Kent State, 7:00 (20-5)
No. 3 Joey Lavallee, Missouri fall No. 14 Sal Mastriani, 7:27
No. 14 Sal Mastriani major dec. No, 13 Val Smith, Rutgers, 10-2
No. 14 Sal Mastriani dec. Alex Griffin, Purdue, 8-5 
No. 14 Sal Mastriani dec. Bryant Clagon, Rider, 8-7
No. 5 Joseph Smith, Oklahoma State dec. No. 14 Sal Mastriani, 9-3
Paul Fox, Stanford fall No. 14 Sal Mastriani, 5:00 

Thomas Bullard, NC State (0-2)
No. 1 Jason Nolf, Penn State tech. fall Thomas Bullard, 7:00 (22-7)
Timothy Ruschell, Wisconsin dec. Thomas Bullard, 7-5

Jake Faust, Duke (0-2)
Joshua Shields, Appalachian State maj. dec. Jake Faust, Duke, 12-1
Jake Short, Minnesota major dec. Jake Faust, Duke, 13-4

Taleb Rahmani, Pitt (2-2)
No. 7 Dylan Palacio, Iowa major dec.  Taleb Rahmani, 9-1
Taleb Rahmani major dec. Andrew Atkinson, Virginia, 18-7
Taleb Rahmani dec. No. 9 Joshua Shields, Appalachian State, 5-3
No. 15 Archie Colgan, Wyoming dec. Taleb Rahmani, 6-2

Andrew Atkinson, Virginia (0-2)
No. 10 Colin Hefferman, Central Michigan dec. Andrew Atkinson, 6-4, SV-1
Taleb Rahmani major dec. Andrew Atkinson, Virginia, 18-7

165 Pounds
No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell, Pitt (2-2)
No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell dec. Yoanse Mejias, Ohio, 4-0
No. 7 Anthony Valencia, Arizona State dec. No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell, 9-2
No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell tech. fall Andrew Fogarty, North Dakota State, 4:14 (17-1)
No. 15 Drew Hughes, Michigan State dec. No. 10 Te’Shan Campbell, 6-4

Brian Hamann, NC State (1-2)
No. 14 Brandon Ashworth, Wyoming dec. Brian Hamann, 7-0
Brian Hamann dec. Keaton Subjeck, Stanford, 5-3, TB-2
No. 13 Brandon Womack, Cornell dec. Brian Hamann, 7-2

174 Pounds
No. 4 Zach Epperly, Virginia Tech (2-2)
No. 4 Zach Epperly dec. Nick Reenan, NC State, 8-1
No. 4 Zach Epperly dec. No. 13 Taylor Lujan, Northern Iowa, 5-2
No. 5 Mark Hall, Penn State major dec. No. 4 Zach Epperly, 10-2
Jake Residori, SIUE dec. No. 4 Zach Epperly, 8-3

No. 8 Ethan Ramos, North Carolina (1-2)
No. 8 Ethan Ramos, North Carolina dec. Austin Trott, George Washington, 9-2
No. 9 Myles Amine, Michigan dec. No. 8 Ethan Ramos, 6-4
No. 7 Kyle Crutchmer, Oklahoma State dec. No. 8 Ethan Ramos, 5-3

Nick Reenan, NC State (0-2)
No. 4 Zach Epperly dec. Nick Reenan, NC State, 8-1
Ryan Christensen, Wisconsin dec. Nick Reenan, 3-1, SV-1

Connor Bass, Duke (1-2)
Christian Brucki, Central Michigan fall Connor Bass, 3:20
Connor Bass dec. Christopher Pfarr, Minnesota, 4-2
Trace Engelkes, Northern Iowa dec. Connor Bass, 13-11

184 Pounds
No. 5 Zack Zavatsky, Virginia Tech (1-2)
No. 5 Zack Zavatsky dec. Joe Heyob, Penn, 10-5
No. 12 Drew Foster, Northern Iowa dec. Zack Zavatsky, 4-3
Hunter Gamble, George Washington fall Zack Zavatsky, 1:20

No. 10 Michael Macchiavello, NC State (3-2)
No. 10 Michael Macchiavello dec. Ville Heino, Campbell, 5-3, SV-1
No. 7 T.J. Dudley, Nebraska dec. No. 10 Michael Macchiavello, 6-1
No. 10 Michael Macchiavello major dec. Dylan Gabel, Northern Colorado, 11-3
No. 10 Michael Macchiavello dec. Michael Coleman, Navy, 2-1
No. 12 Drew Foster, Northern Iowa dec. No. 10 Michael Macchiavello, 3-1

197 Pounds

No. 4 Jared Haught, Virginia Tech, All-America, 4th Place (4-2)
No. 4 Jared Haught dec. Matt Williams, Cal-State Bakersfield, 4-1
No. 4 Jared Haught dec. Cash Wilcke, Iowa, 4-1
No. 4 Jared Haught dec. No. 5 Matt McCutcheon, Penn State, 7-3
No. 1 J’Den Cox, Missouri dec. No. 4 Jared Haught, 6-2
No. 4 Jared Haught dec. No. 6 Preston Weigel, Oklahoma State, 2-1
No. 3 Kollin Moore, Ohio State fall No. 4 Jared Haught, 2:27

Daniel Chaid, North Carolina (3-2)
Daniel Chaid dec. No. 9 Nick Rotert, South Dakota State, 10-5
No. 8 Ryan Wolfe, Rider dec. Daniel Chaid, 12-5
Danny Chaid dec. Brett Hamer, Princeton, 8-4
Danny Chaid dec. Steban Cervantes, Navy, 6-5, TB-1
No. 6 Preston Weigel, Oklahoma State dec. Danny Chaid, 5-0
 
Malik McDonald, NC State (0-2)
No, 3 Kollin Moore, Ohio State major dec. Malik McDonald, 16-6 
Josh Marchok, Stanford fall Malik McDonald, 0:50

285 Pounds
No. 3 Ty Walz, Virginia Tech, All-American, 4th Place (4-2)
No. 3 Ty Walz dec. Benjamin Tynan, North Dakota State, 11-4
No. 3 Ty Walz dec. No. 14 Thomas Haynes, Lock Haven, 9-5
No. 3 Ty Walz mjor dec. Conan Jennings, Northwestern, 15-4
No. 2 Connor Medbery, Wisconsin dec. No. 3 Ty Walz, 4-3
No. 3 Ty Walz dec. No. 5 Nick Nevills, Penn State, 5-3
No. 7 Tanner Hall, Arizona State dec. No. 3 Ty Walz, 5-4, TB-1

No. 4 Jacob Kasper, Duke, All-American, 6th Place (3-3)
No. 4 Jacob Kasper dec. Gage Hutchinson, Eastern Michigan, 5-0
No. 4 Jacob Kasper dec. Mike Kosoy, NC State, 2-0
No. 4 Jacob Kasper dec. No. 5 Nick Nevills, Penn State, 3-1
No. 1 Kyle Snyder, Ohio State major dec. No. 4 Jacob Kasper, 19-6
No. 7 Tanner Hall, Arizona State dec. No. 4 Jacob Kasper, 8-5
No. 5 Nick Nevills, Penn State dec. No. 4 Jacob Kasper, 4-3, SV-1

No. 15 Ryan Solomon, Pitt (3-2)
No. 15 Ryan Solomon dec. Ross Larson, Ohio, 4-1
No. 2 Connor Medbery, Wisconsin dec. No. 15 Ryan Solomon, 5-0
No. 15 Ryan Solomon dec. Newton Smerchek, Central Michigan, 4-0
No. 15 Ryan Solomon dec. Cody Crawford, Oregon State, 6-0
No. 5 Nick Nevills, Penn State dec. No. 15 Ryan Solomon, 2-0

Mike Kosoy, NC State (1-2)
Mike Kosoy, NC State dec. No. 13 Collin Jenkins, Nebraska, 5-2
No. 4 Jacob Kasper, Duke dec. Mike Kosoy, NC State, 2-0
Youssif Hermida, Maryland dec. Mike Kosoy, NC State, 4-3, TB-1

Cory Daniel, North Carolina (0-2) 
William Miller, Edinboro dec. Cory Daniel, 3-2
Doug Vollaro, Lehigh dec. Cory Daniel, 3-1