Virginia Tech Wrestling.... ACC Champs! Finally! Bringing the Title back to Blacksburg!— Jarrod Garnett (@JGarnettVT) March 10, 2013
Senior Jarrod Garnett tweeted that minutes after the Hokies captured their first ACC Wrestling Championship.
Garnett pretty much summed up the feelings of the fans as well. When Kevin Dresser came to Blacksburg from neighboring Christiansburg High School, it was more a question of when Dresser would coach his first ACC Championship team, rather than if. Dresser has a tradition of winning championships wherever he coaches, and now that continues at Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech was trailing in-state rival Virginia by ten points going into the finals. In the finals of a wrestling tournament, a win is worth three points and a loss is worth zero, because the placement points are already factored in. Tech had six wrestlers in the finals, Virginia had eight, with four head-to-head matchups. While the ten point deficit certainly was not insurmountable, Tech would need to win all of those head to head matches to have a shot.