The Virginia Tech wrestling team held practice on the Drillfield Wednesday evening, drawing a crowd of roughly 150 people.
The promotional event was a unique experience for the team.
“It’s a little different,” said senior All-American Pete Yates. “It’s a little awkward having people out here watching you, we’re not really used to that. Wrestling out in the sun, it’s not an ideal situation, but it’s good for the sport.”
Head coach Kevin Dresser enjoyed the spotlight, expressing his team’s desire to get the community more involved with a program that’s been ranked a preseason top-15 team by most major polls.
“This is our seventh year, and in the six years that we’ve been here, our attendance and support of the Virginia Tech community keeps improving and we want to blow it out this year,” Dresser said.
“We’ve got a great home schedule, we’ve got a really good team and we can have a great finish. We’ve got 35,000 people within a one-mile radius of this place right here between faculty, students and staff. We need to get those people more involved in our program.”