At the NCAA wrestling championships in Des Moines, Iowa, a record four Virginia Tech wrestlers earned All-America honors, and the Hokies were 10th after four sessions with 40 points.
Seniors Jarrod Garnett (125 pounds) and Pete Yates (165), along with junior Zach Neibert (141) and sophomore Nick Brascetta (149), gained those honors entering the meet's final day.
Garnett will wrestle twice Saturday. Whether he wins or loses the first bout will determine whether he competes for third or fifth place in the second match.
Yates, who was pinned in 3:24 by Penn State's David Taylor in a semifinal, still could finish as high as third. Brascetta and Neibert each will wrestle for seventh place.
Virginia 157-pounder Jedd Moore and 165-pounder Nick Sulzer ensured All-American honors and will wrestle Saturday morning. They helped the Cavaliers climb to 20th place with 23.5 points.
Moore won 7-3 in sudden-victory time against the Hokies' Jesse Dong, who had beaten him in all five of their previous bouts.
But Old Dominion’s four wrestlers went just 1-8, with 141-pounder Chris Mecate recording the only win.
Ben Slaton drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lead Old Dominion past Towson 4-3.
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Poquoson's Chad Pinder hit a two-out, two-run double in the ninth, as did Tyler Horan. Pinder and Horan each had three hits for the Hokies (17-6, 4-3 ACC).
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