"Over the course of the last decade, Virginia Tech wrestling has truly undergone a complete transformation in almost every area. When I came to Blacksburg in June 2006, we were not only at the bottom of the ACC but we failed to score a single point at the NCAA Tournament in both 2007 and 2008. Through the hard work and commitment of many, we have steadily risen to become one of the nation’s elite wrestling programs, having won seven ACC team championships, placing fourth at the 2016 NCAA Championships and finishing among the nation’s top 10 teams for six consecutive years. With the support of Hokie Nation, we have created the best fan following in the ACC and have made Virginia Tech wrestling a household name among NCAA Division I wrestling fans.
Despite all of our success, we still have a lot of ground to cover to achieve our ultimate goal of winning an NCAA team championship. Our coaching staff is one of the best in the nation; made up of men who have reached the pinnacle of the sport collegiately and internationally. This, combined with back-to-back top five recruiting classes and our first national champion this past season in Mekhi Lewis, we are truly set up to accomplish our goal of winning an NCAA title. We need to get everyone on board to help support our quest to become the very BEST! I hope that you will consider donating to wrestling through the Hokie Club."
-Tony Robie, Head Wrestling Coach
YOUR support on Drive for 25 Day will help our program with the following initiatives:
Travel expenses for World Team members David McFadden and Mekhi Lewis and coaches to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and their respective World Championships in Slovakia and Romania.
The top five programs with the most gifts received on Drive for 25 Day will receive a special incentive! Support the Virginia Tech Athletics program that resonates with you and join the Drive for 25 TODAY!