Virginia Tech Wrestling 2022-2023 Weight Preview: 141 and 149

September 27, 2022

BLACKSBURG – With the 2022-2023 season proper across the nook, let’s check out the 141 and 149 pound wrestlers suiting up for the Hokies.

141: 

 

    At 141 kilos, Tech has two returning Hokies in addition to two true freshman battling it out for the beginning spot.

    The primary wrestler on the weight is true freshman Tom Criminal of Tampa, Florida. Criminal wrestled for Tampa Jesuit in highschool the place he grew to become the primary wrestler at school historical past to win 4 state titles and end his profession undefeated. 

 

    Criminal gained the 2021 Grappler Fall Basic, was a 2021 Tremendous 32 placer and was the 2021 Florida Dairy Farmer’s Mr. Wrestling award recipient. As well as, he was No. 44 on Intermat’s Class of 2022 Huge Board.

 

    One other true freshman seeking to make his means into the lineup hailing from Simsbury, Conneticut is Zachary Johns. Johns wrestled for Simsbury Excessive Faculty and was one of many high seniors out of New England. He makes his approach to Tech as a state champion and held a 106-18 highschool profession report.

    The following Hokie at 141 kilos is one other Florida native in redshirt freshman Preston Partitions. In highschool, Partitions wrestled for Lake Highland Prep in Orlando. 

Throughout his redshirt marketing campaign, Partitions completed the season with a 3-4 report. His season was highlighted with a 2-2 efficiency on the ARMS Software program/GMU Patriots Open.

 

    The ultimate Tech wrestler at 141 kilos is redshirt senior Collin Gerardi. Gerardi is a Powatan, Virginia native the place he gained 4 4A state titles, and a 2018 NHSCA Nationwide title.

 

 
    Wrestling at 133 pound his redshirt season, Gerardi gathered a 17-6 report the place he went 3-1 on the Hokie Open, 4-2 on the Wolfpack Open and claimed the App State Open title. 
 
    The spotlight of Gerardi’s season was a seventh-place end on the Southern Scuffle. His two losses got here to Air Drive’s John Twomey and eventual NCAA All-American and two-time NCAA champion Roman Bravo-Younger of Penn State. Each losses got here in sudden victory.
 
    In his redshirt freshman 12 months, Gerardi made his first look within the beginning line-up and completed the season 14-11. He was a key element within the Hokie’s upset over third-ranked Ohio State with a 7-1 victory over No. 14 Quinn Kinner. The point of interest of his season was a fifth-place end on the ACC Championships which mechanically certified him for the 2020 NCAA Match. The 2020 NCAA Championships have been canceled that 12 months resulting from COVID. 
 
    As a redshirt sophomore, Gerardi made the transfer to 141 kilos and went 5-1 on the season. He began the season off by pinning Ohio’s Conor McCrone, then went on to choose up wins over Virginia’s Dylan Cedeno, West Virginia’s Ryan Sullivan and a serious choice over Joe Heilman of North Carolina down at 133 kilos.
 
    Gerardi made his means again to the beginning line-up at 141 kilos in his redshirt junior marketing campaign the place he posted a 12-11 report. He was a Southeast Open finalist and positioned fourth on the ACC match, qualifying him for the 2022 NCAA Championships the place he went 0-2.

149:

 

    With 2021 Junior World bronze medalist, three-time ACC finalist, and 2022 NCAA All-American Bryce Andonian making the soar to 157 kilos, Tech has two younger Hokies seeking to fill the 149 spot.

 

    The primary being true freshman, Caleb Henson, out of Woodland Excessive Faculty in Cartersville, Georgia. Being the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 152 kilos, No. 6 pound-for-pound and No. 4 on the Class of 2022 Huge Board popping out of highschool, Henson’s resume is nothing wanting spectacular.

 

    Previous to signing to Virginia Tech, Henson made it to the state finals thrice and claimed the title twice. On high of that, he was the 2021 Tremendous 32 champion, the 2021 Flowrestling Who’s #1 winner, a two-time UWW Cadet All-American, a two-time Fargo Cadet All-American and a Junior Nationwide Freestyle Champion in 2021.

 

    As well as, Henson has already made a reputation for himself on the collegiate degree. As a senior in highschool, Henson claimed the 149-pound open division title on the 2021 Southeast Open, knocking off NCAA qualifier, Marshall Keller from Princeton, 12-0.

 

    The second Tech wrestler seeking to daybreak the maroon in orange for the Hokies is sophomore Kylan Montgomery. Hailing from Mascoutah, Illinois, Montgomery was a four-time IHSA state qualifier, inserting 4th in 2019 and 5th in 2020, for Mascoutah Excessive Faculty. Moreover, Montgomery was a two-time regional champion and two-time sectional champion.

 

    Throughout his inaugural season with the Hokies, Montgomery accrued a 2-4 report. His season was highlighted by a 5-0 choice over Brandon Vivid of Gardner-Webb.

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