Ian Jones Named to First Team VaSID All-State Squad

Apprentice School junior heavyweight Ian Jones was named on Wednesday to the first team All-State Wrestling squad by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association.  Jones earned the honor for the third consecutive year.

This marks the sixth year in a row that the Builders have had a first-team All-State selection.  The wrestling team is the only team done by VaSID that combines the university division (NCAA Division I) and the college division schools.

Jones, a junior heavy metal fabricator apprentice from Painesville, OH, had another stellar season as he finished 42-9 and earned his third National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) All-American honor by finishing fourth at nationals. 

He opened the season with a school-record 14 straight wins and had another streak after New Year's where he won 10 in a row and 18 of 19 matches.  His 42 wins is the sixth most in a single-season in school history and topped his 41 of last season.

For his career he is third on the All-Time wins list with a 115-28 record.  His 80.42% winning percentage is sixth best in school history, while his 62 wins by fall ranks second on the career list.

2014 VaSID Wrestling All-State Team

Player of the Year: Devin Carter, Virginia Tech

Rookie of the Year: Joey Dance, Virginia Tech

Coach of the Year: Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech

First Team

125 - Joey Dance, Virginia Tech

133 - Dennis Gustafson, Virginia Tech

141 - Devin Carter, Virginia Tech

149 - Zach Neibert Virginia Tech

157 - Blaise Butler, Virginia

165 - Nick Sulzer, Virginia

174 - Stephen Doty, Virginia

184 - Jack Dechow, Old Dominion

197 - Chris Penny, Virginia Tech

285 - Ian Jones, Apprentice

Second Team

125 - Brandon Jeske, Old Dominion

133 - Justin Zimmerman, Ferrum

141 - Chris Mecate, Old Dominion

149 - Gus Sako, Virginia & Alexander Richardson, Old Dominion

157 - Tristan Warner, Old Dominion

165 - Chris Moon, Virginia Tech

174 - Billy Curling, Old Dominion

184 - Nick Vetterlein, Virginia Tech

197 - Zach Nye,  Virginia

285 - Ty Walz, Virginia Tech