Virginia Tech’s Mekhi Lewis was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the recent ACC championships.
After a full day of wrestling at the 2022 ACC Championship, the Virginia Tech wrestling team returned to Blacksburg with three ACC champions and eight qualifiers for the 2022 NCAA Championships in Detroit.
Korbin Myers, Mekhi Lewis, and Nathan Traxler all won ACC championships as the Hokies finished second behind NC State. Sam Latona and Bryce Andonian finished second, Hunter Bolen finished third, and Collin Gerardi and Connor Brady both claimed fourth to round out the Hokie placers.
Lewis, the 2019 ACC champion and national champion at 165 returned to the top of the podium at a new weight after knocking off the #2 and #1 cedes enroute to his second ACC championship title.
Myers went back-to-back at 133-pounds by defeating career rival Micky Phillippi of Pitt. Graduate transfer Nathan Traxler was dominant in the finals, posting a 9-6 victory to capture the title at 285.
All eight placers earned allocations to the 2022 NCAA Championships in Detroit March 17-19.