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Virginia Tech Wrestling received some good news today as veteran Korbin Myers received a sixth year of eligibility.
Hey #HokieNation, how does one more serving of Korbanzo Beans sound?— Virginia Tech Wrestling (@HokiesWrestling) June 12, 2020
Korbin has been granted a sixth-year of eligibility! Time to get back to work @korbinwmyers 👊🏽🦃
More info here ⤵️https://t.co/14GjdUofYs pic.twitter.com/Yg1LmItj5q
The two-time NCAA qualier at 133 was expecting to move down and start at 125 this past season prior to injuries ending his season. His return gives the Hokies a veteran presence on a talented team that is headlined by a pair of individual national title contenders in 2019 NCAA Champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler Mekhi Lewis at 165, and 2020 ACC Champion Hunter Bolen at 184.
The emergence of Joey Prata along with the immense potential of Sam Latona after his strong redshit year eliminates the possibility of Myers dropping down to 125.
A return to 133 seems most likely for Myers though 141 could be possible for him or returning 133 starter Collin Gerardi depending on which one of the two can grow into the 141 weight class and sustain their weight there better. However, having Myers to join Myers among those two weight classes is some much-needed good news in the lower weights since the departure of 141 starter Mitch Moore.
With Korbin Myers now having a sixth year of eligibility, Virginia Tech's lineup at the lower weights is continuing to look stronger and stronger with Myers ready to be the veteran leading the charge.