Hunter Bolen named VaSID Wrestler of the Year

By Virginia Tech Sports Information | April 09, 2020, 2:02 p.m. (ET)

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FERRUM, Va. - After a stellar sophomore season, Virginia Tech wrestling's Hunter Bolen was named the Virginia Wrestler of the Year, announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors on Thursday.

Bolen had a breakout campaign in 2019-20 where he went 24-2 on the season, capped off with the 184-pound ACC Championship and being named the No. 2 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships. The Floyd, Va. native ended the season ranked No. 1 in the country by InterMat.

This is the second VaSID honor for Bolen after he was named Rookie of the Year following the 2017-18 season.

David McFadden also earned honors Thursday as he and Bolen were named to the All-State First Team. McFadden ended his illustrious career in maroon and orange after a 21-5 season. The redshirt senior went 107-22, becoming just the 13th Hokie to ever reach 100 career wins.

2020 VaSID Wrestling All-State Team

Wrestler of the Year: Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech
Rookie of the Year: George Moseley, Averett
Coach of the Year: Nathan Shearer, Washington and Lee

First Team
125 Jack Mueller, Virginia
133 Levi Englman, Ferrum
141 Brandon Woody, Averett
149 Colston Diblasi, George Mason
157 Larry Early, Old Dominion
165 David McFadden, Virginia Tech
174 Neal Richards, VMI
184 Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech
197 Jay Aiello, Virginia
285 Nico Ramirez, Southern Virginia