FloWrestling to Broadcast Black Diamond Brawl
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Dec. 15, 2016) – The West Virginia University wrestling team’s tilt with No. 6 Virginia Tech will be broadcasted live via FloWrestling on Sunday. The dual, known as the Black Diamond Brawl, is set for a 2 p.m. start at Parkersburg High in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
The match will be live streamed for subscribers on FloWrestling.org as well as on Roku and Apple TV 4.
The Mountaineers and the Hokies meet for the 20th time on Sunday in a series that dates back to 1951. West Virginia owns a 12-7 lead in the series, though Virginia Tech took a 32-3 victory in Blacksburg, Virginia, last season.
Nationally ranked West Virginia natives No. 7/8 Jacob A. Smith (WVU) of Charleston and No. 3 Jared Haught (VT) of Parkersburg are set to square off at 197 pounds. Though the two did not meet in their prep careers, they’ve squared off multiple times at the collegiate level. Most recently, Haught won a 6-4 decision over Smith in sudden victory in the semifinals of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, thought it was Smith who claimed a 2-0 decision at last year’s tournament. Haught did not compete in last year’s dual between the Mountaineers and the Hokies.
The WVU and Tech athletic departments committed to the reviving the rivalry between the programs in the fall of 2014. The series was named the Black Diamond Challenge as a tribute to the region’s history in the coal industry.
Part of the FloSports Network, FloWrestling is the authority for college wrestling. West Virginia University partnered with FloWrestling to provide live coverage of the Black Diamond Brawl, archived video and more exclusive content from wrestling’s nationally recognized teams and athletes. Catch all of the action and become a FloPRO member today!
How to Watch:
On TV: Now Available on Roku & Apple TV 4
Streaming: Available only on FloWrestling - $20 monthly or $150 yearly. Yearly FloPro access is to ALL FloSports sites, including FloCombat, FloGrappling, FloBoxing, and more.
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