About Coach Ty Walz

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Coach Ty Walz Highlight Video

2015-16: Compiled a 23-2 record … Went 16-1 against dual competition while only missing one event … Earned victories over three top-10 opponents … Brought home the program’s first ever Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational title at the prestigious event … Finished second at the ACC Championship, behind a two-time national champion … Earned his highest finish at Nationals, coming in fourth after a trip to the semifinals and a 4-2 record at the event.

2014-15: NCAA All-American, placing seventh at heavyweight … A first-team all-state selection by VaSID … Posted a 28-9 record for the season … Picked up a pin in the Hokies’ season-opener against Newberry … Wrestling unattached, went 4-0 at the Hokie Open to take the title … Beat No. 10 Evan Knutson of North Dakota State 3-2 in a dual meet … Clinched the Hokies’ upset win over No. 4 Ohio State with a 6-4 win in the first tiebreaker over 11th-ranked Nick Tavanello … Took second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Picked up wins over Evan Knutson and Adam Coon en route to the finals … Was upset in the Penn State dual, dropping a 5-3 decision in sudden victory to Jimmy Lawson … Placed fourth at the Midlands Championships … Defeated fifth-seeded Evan Knutson of NDSU for a third time this year, dropped a close decision to top-seeded Michael McMullan of Northwestern and downed 11th-seeded Dawson Peck of Maryland along the way … In the third-place match, fell to third-seeded Connor Medbery of Wisconsin, 2-1 … Sealed Tech’s dual meet wins over No. 24 Old Dominion and No. 16 Virginia with wins in the final bout as Tech claimed the Virginia Duals … Picked up wins in the ACC duals against Virginia and Pitt … Fell to top-ranked Nick Gwiazdowski of NC State in the dual … Sealed the win over Duke to clinch the ACC dual meet title with a 5-2 win over Brendan Walsh … Went 2-1 at the ACC Championships to place third … Earned an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships … Upset No. 4-seeded Austin Marsden of Oklahoma State in the round of 12 to earn All-America honors … Took fifth place at 125 KG at the University Nationals.

2013-14: Went 27-14 on the season and went 16-7 in duals … An NCAA Qualifier … Had four major decisions and two pins … Posted a 4-2 mark in ACC duals … Went 4-0 in his opening weekend as the starter … Secured Tech’s win against Kent State with a win in the final match … Beat No. 20 Ernest James of Edinboro 2-1 in sudden victory in a dual match … Took down No. 15 Blake Herrin of American, 6-5 in a dual … Suffered his first collegiate loss at the Las Vegas Invitational, posting a 2-2 record … Went 4-2 at the Midlands Championships … Picked up a major decision in the UNC dual match … Went 3-1 at the ACC Championship to place third at heavyweight … Went 2-2 at the NCAAs … A second-team selection to the VaSID All-State team … Placed fourth at the ASICS University Freestyle Nationals at 125 kg, going 6-2.

2012-13: Redshirted … Placed third at the National Collegiate Open … Took second at the Edinboro Open and second at the Purple Raider Open … Wrestling unattached, went 3-1 at the Wilkes Open to place second … Went 2-2 at the Wolfpack Open … Went 4-2 at the Hokie Open.

High School: Attended St. Edward High where he won an Ohio state title as a senior … Wrestled for Coach John Hoffornan … The No. 12-ranked wrestler in the country at 220 pounds according to InterMat … Placed sixth at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in freestyle at 215 pounds to earn All-America honors … A Cadet national champ.

Personal: Ty Ryan Walz was born on March 11, 1994 in Cleveland, OH … The son of Gary Walz and Paula Walz … Has two siblings: Brooks and Casey … Majoring in real estate.

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