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Here are the recaps from the semi-finals (via NC State media)…

Tariq Wilson (25-9) vs. #1 seed Seth Gross (South Dakota St. – 27-1)

• Unseeded Tariq Wilson took #1 seed Gross of South Dakota to overtime with a takedown in the final seconds of regulation, but Gross got a takedown in extra time and converted it for the pin. Wilson stuck Gross with a pair of takedowns in the first period, and after a Gross four-point near fall in the second, Gross took a 7-4 lead into the third. Wilson scored three takedowns in the third, in the final 1:15 and the bout was tied 10-10 at the end of regulation. Gross’ pin came 16 seconds into extra time. Wilson returns to action in tonight’s first session, and will finish between third and sixth in his rookie campaign.

#1 seed Hayden Hidlay (25-0) vs. #5 seed Alec Pantaleo (Michigan – 20-5)

• #1 seed R-Fr. Hayden Hidlay became the first NC State freshman to advance to the NCAA Finals since 1980, as he scored a 10-2 major decision in the semifinals. Pantaleo scored the first takedown and was up 2-1 after the first period. After Hidlay escaped to start the second and even it at 2-2, Hidlay scored a takedown and put Pantaleo on his back for a four-point near fall and the 8-2 lead. He also rode Pantaleo the rest of the second period, and with a stall call in the third, the ride time point gave Hidlay the major decision. Hidlay will face defending national champion Jason Nolf of Penn State in tonight’s finals.

#4 seed Michael Macchiavello (20-3) vs. Kyle Conel (Kent State – 28-10)

• #4 seed R-Sr. Michael Macchiavello made it two Wolfpack wrestlers in tomorrow’s finals as he scored a pin to secure his trip. Conel was coming off of a pin of #1 seed Moore of Ohio State, and scored the bout’s first takedown 19 seconds in. After an escape, Macchiavello scored his own takedown and took a 3-2 lead into the second round. Macchiavello started down and increased his lead to 4-2, then scored a takedown and turned it into a pin 4:23 into the match. The pin was his first of the season. In the finals tonight, he will face ACC foe Jared Haught of Virginia Tech, who won both matchups this season between the two.

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3-Star C Dylan McMahon Signs his Letter of Intent to NC State

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3-Star Center Dylan McMahon has officially signed his letter of intent to play football at NC State.

McMahon committed to NC State on June 8th over offers from UVA, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Southern Florida and others. The Wolfpack offered him a scholarship on May 18th.

247Sports ranks McMahon as the #7 Center in the 2019 recruiting class.

NC State continues to recruit the state of Georgia well, with McMahon playing at Savannah Christian Prep.

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#7 NC State Wins Four of Final Five Matches and Downs #11 Nebraska

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Falling behind 14-3 after the first five bouts, NC State won four of the final five matches and scored an 18-17 comeback over #11 Nebraska in Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday.

Going into the final bout down 17-12, NC State’s #4 R-So. Tariq Wilson needed the technical fall to even the team score, and he scored the 18-2 win.

The dual ended with a team score of 17-17, but after criteria which was total points scored (58-53), the Pack got the extra team point for the win.

The dual started at 141 pounds, with Nebraska winning four of the first five bouts before the intermission to take a 14-3 lead.

The dual started with a Nebraska 3-2 win, as 2017 All-American scored the bout’s lone takedown and got a 3-2 win over #13 Jamal Morris.

The Pack scored its first win of the day by #4 Justin Oliver at 149 pounds. Oliver scored a takedown in all three periods and added the ride time point for an 8-2 win.

Nebraska won three straight, first with a decision at 157 pounds as #5 Tyler Berger scored a 5-2 win over #4 Hayden Hidlay. The Cornhuskers then scored back-to-back major decisions with wins at 165 and 174 pounds.

NC State stormed out of the intermission winning four of the final five bouts.

The stretch started with a pair of top-10 upsets.

In the second top-five battle of the night, #5 Nick Reenan scored an 8-6 win over #3 Taylor Venz. Reenan scored all three of the bout’s takedowns, and a reversal late in the third gave him the win.

#19 R-Sr. Malik McDonald made it back-to-back top-10 wins for the Pack with a 3-2 win over #9 Eric Schultz. McDonald scored the bout’s lone takedown in the second, and his win pulled the Pack to within 14-9.

Nebraska won at heavyweight, 5-2, and went up 17-9 going into the last two matches.

Making his season debut, #6 R-Sr. Sean Fausz scored an 8-2 win over two-time All-American #11 Zeke Moisey at 125 pounds to pull the Pack within five points going into the final matchup.

Wilson stepped to the mat and ended his bout in the third period with a final four-point near fall.

#7 NC State 18, #11 Nebraska 17
141: Chad Red (NEB) dec. #13 Jamal Morris; 3-2 – 0-3
149: #4 Justin Oliver (NCSU) dec. Zemua Baptisa; 8-2 – 3-3
157: #5 Tyler Berger (NEB) dec. #4 Hayden Hidlay; 5-2 – 3-6
165: #6 Isaiah White (NEB) major dec. #18 Thomas Bullard; 13-3 – 3-10
174: #9 Mikey Labriola (NEB) major dec. Daniel Bullard; 13-4 – 3-14
184: #5 Nick Reenan (NCSU) dec. #3 Taylor Venz; 8-6 – 6-14
197: #19 Malik McDonald (NCSU) dec. #9 Eric Schultz; 3-2 – 9-14
285: David Jenson (NEB) dec. Deonte Wilson; 5-2 – 9-17
125: #6 Sean Fausz (NCSU) dec. #11 Zeke Moisey; 8-2 – 12-17
133: #4 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) tech fall Tucker Sjomeling; 18-2 – 17-17*

NC State wins on criteria, total points scored in dual (58-53)

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NC State Wrestling Adds 9 During Fall Signing Period

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State wrestling team added nine future members of the Wolfpack during November’s signing period. Four of the nine are ranked among the top-100 recruits nationally according to InterMat.com.

“After our fourth place finish last season, our staff worked extremely hard in identifying high-level talent in both folkstyle and freestyle that wanted to be part of the Wolfpack,” said NC State head coach Pat Popolizio. “This class has had success both at the prep level and internationally. We look forward to not only to continue to build upon our collegiate success, but to also continue to bring home world medals to our practice room.

“This class mirrors our mentality and they all showcase strong character, which will make them successful student-athletes once they are on our campus.”

Sammy Alvarez – Montvale, N.J. – 125/133

  • Two-time N.J. state finalist
  • 4th at 2018 Beast of the East
  • 3rd at 2018 Super 32
  • 2017 Journeyman Champion
  • Ranked #50 nationally, #5 at 126 pounds by FloWrestling
  • Ranked #54 nationally, #4 at 126 pounds by InterMat

Kai Orine – Imperial, Mo. – 125/133

  • Two-time state champion (2017, 2018)
  • 1st at 2018 NHSCA Nationals
  • 2nd at 2018 Flo Nationals
  • 5th at 2018 Fargo Junior Freestyle
  • 5th at 2018 Super 32
  • 3rd at 2016 NHSCA Nationals
  • Ranked #81 nationally, #11 at 126 pounds by FloWrestling
  • Ranked #75 nationally, #6 at 126 pounds by InterMat

Hunter Lewis – Stoughton Wisc. – 141

  • 2018 state title in both freestyle and Greco-roman
  • 1st in Greco at 2018 UWW Cadet World Team Trials
  • Gold at 2018 Pan American Cadets

Mike Madara – Nazareth, Pa. – 141

  • Three-time Prep All-American
  • Three-time Prep state champion
  • Junior Fargo All-American
  • 6th at Ironman
  • 4th at Beast of the East

Silas Shaw – Troutman, N.C. – 149

  • Two-time North Carolina state champion
  • NHSCA All-American

Kiernan Shanahan – Rexford, N.Y. – 157

  • Two-time NYS finalist
  • 2017 Flo Nationals All-American
  • 2017 Virginia Beach All-American
  • 2017 Journeymen World finalist
  • 2016 Fargo All-American
  • 2016 Flo Excalibur Champion

Chris Garrison – Summerfield, N.C. – 197

  • North Carolina state champion
  • 2018 NAHSA Disney Duals All-star All-American

Christian Knop – Anniston, Ala. – 197

  • Three-time undefeated Alabama state champion
  • Four-time NHSCA All-American
  • Double Junior Fargo All-American
  • 2018 Flo Nationals All-American
  • 2017 UWW All-American
  • Ranked #97 nationally, #11 at 195 pounds by InterMat

Owen Trephan – Summerville S.C. – 285

  • 2018 Prep National Champion
  • 2017 South Carolina state champion
  • Two-time S.C. state finalist
  • NHSCA Freshman and Sophomore national champion
  • 3rd at Ironman
  • Beast of the East runner-up
  • Ranked #69 nationally by FloWrestling
  • Ranked #77 nationally, #6 at 285 pounds by InterMat

 

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NC State Claims Titles in Seven Weight Classes at Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open

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RALEIGH, N.C. – After going 3-0 in the Wolfpack Duals with a combined score of 122-12 on Saturday, #8 NC State was back in action on Sunday and claimed titles in seven of the 10 weight classes at the annual Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open.

125

R-Fr. Zurich Storm and Fr. Jakob Camacho were co-champions at 125 pounds, as each reached the finals but they did not wrestle each other. Storm went 3-0 with a pair of bonus point wins, and outscored his foes 38-11. Camacho was also a perfect 3-0, and he outscored those opponents 48-17.

133

Making his season debut, #4 R-So. Tariq Wilson claimed top honors at 133 pounds. In the finals, he downed Zach Sherman from North Carolina, 9-3. Wilson was 5-0 on the day, with four bonus point wins, and outscored his foes 62-6. Freshman Jarrett Trombley was fifth.

141

Also making his season debut, R-Sr. Jamal Morris won the 141-pound weight class. Moving down from 149 last year, Morris went 5-0 and scored an 8-3 win over Jon Miller of UNC Pembroke in the finals. Jamel Morris placed third at the weight, while freshman Alex Urquiza was sixth.

149

R-Fr. A.J. Leitten took home the title at 149 pounds. In the finals, Leitten gutted out a 5-3 overtime win over Gardner-Webb’s Denton Spencer. After calling for injury time, Leitten recorded the only two takedowns of the bout. Freshman Matt Fields was third while classmate Matt Grippi was fourth.

165

R-So. Thomas Bullard made quick work of all of his opponents on the day, as he pinned his way to the title. Bullard was a perfect 4-0, with all wins coming via pinfall – three in the first period. He received a medical forfeit in the title bout.

174

#17 R-So. Daniel Bullard and Fr. Trent Hidlay were co-champions at 174 pounds, as each reached the finals but they did not wrestle each other. Bullard was 3-0 on the day, including a 16-1 tech fall in the semifinals. Hidlay was also 3-0, outscoring his foes 30-10 for a pair of bonus point wins.

197

R-Sr. Malik McDonald won the 197-pound weight class with a perfect 4-0 mark. In the finals, he scored a 5-3 decision over The Citadel’s Sawyer Root.

285

True Freshmen Deonte Wilson and Colin Lawer both reach the third place bout at 285 pounds, but they did not wrestle each other.

NC State will return to dual action next week, traveling to Old Dominion on Thursday, November 29.

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