Hokies Add Stanford As Season Opener in 2017-2018

Stanford joins a tough list of non-conference home matches for Tech’s 2017-2018 season. Tony Robie, Virginia Tech head wrestling coach, announced Tuesday that the Hokies will open their season at the Cassell Coliseum against Stanford. The Dual will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 and a start time will be decided in the near future.

Some of the other non-conference home duals include Central Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia and Lehigh.  The Hokies will also be wrestling Mizzou in the Moss Arts Center.

The dual will be the first ever meeting between the Hokies and the Cardinals. The last Pac-12 team Virginia Tech wrestled was in 2016 when the Hokies defeated Arizona State 28-12 at the Virginia Duals. The Hokies are 7-1 all-time against programs from the Pac-12.

The match with Stanford will replace Tech’s Dec. 9 dual at Rider on the 2017-18 schedule. The Hokies will now only have one match on the weekend they take on Princeton in the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 10.

The Hokies’ complete 2017-18 schedule can be found on the wrestling schedule page of HokieSports.com.

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