RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State wrestling team is sending nine wrestlers to the 2019 NCAA Championships next week, and three received top-10 seeds with all nine seeded 23rd or better as the NCAA announced the brackets.
In the 10 weight classes, all 33 wrestlers were seeded for the first time this year.
Returning NCAA finalist R-So. Hayden Hidlay leads the way for the Pack, as he is the No. 5 seed at 157 pounds. Fellow R-So. Nick Reenan is the No. 7 seed at 184 pounds, while graduate student Justin Oliver is the No. 9 seed at 149 pounds (the third time in his career he enters ranked ninth).
In addition to Oliver competing in his fourth NCAAs, R-Sr. Sean Fausz will also be returning for one final time, and is No. 15 at 125 pounds.
Retuning All-American, R-So. Tariq Wilson is the No. 11 seed at 133 pounds.
2019 ACC Champions, R-Sr. Jamel Morris was No. 14 at 141 pounds while classmate Malik McDonald was No. 13 at 197 pounds.
Rounding out the Pack’s lineup, R-So. Thomas Bullard is No. 16 at 165 pounds, while twin brother Daniel is No. 23 at 174 pounds.
#6 NC State Wrestling Crushed Binghamton 36-3 Over the Weekend
NC State’s 6th ranked Wrestling team was back in action this weekend, crushing Binghamton 36-3. The Wolfpack are now 9-0 this year in duals.
NC State Coach Popolizio is now 4-0 in duals against Binghamton, who he coached from 2007-12.
Hidlay and Trephan both picked up ranked wins.
125: Micah Roes def. No. 24 Jarrett Trombley (NCSU), 3-1 dec.
133: No. 25 Kai Orine (NCSU) def. Ivan Garcia, 8-2
141: No. 6 Ryan Jack (NCSU) def. Christian Gannone, 12-2, maj. dec.
149: No. 17 Jackson Arrington (NCSU) def. Michael Zarif, 5-0 dec.
157: No. 10 Ed Scott (NCSU) def. Conner Decker, Fall
165: Derek Fields (NCSU) def. Dimitri Gamkrelidze, 6-4 dec.
174: Alex Faison (NCSU) def. Sam DePrez, 7-3
184: No. 3 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) def. No. 23 Jacob Nolan, 13-4, maj. dec.
197: No. 7 Isaac Trumble (NCSU) def. Cayden Bevis, 16-2, Fall
285: No. 13 Owen Trephan (NCSU) def. No. 21 Cory Day, 11-0, maj dec.
The Wolfpack have one more non-conference dual against Army this Friday at home, before the ACC slate begins.
NC State Defeats Northern Iowa to Win the Journeyman Collegiate Duals
After defeating #25 Cal-Poly and #19 Lehigh on Monday, the NC State Wrestling team advanced to the finals of the Journeyman Collegiate Duals against #19 Northern Iowa.
On Tuesday night, the #7 Wolfpack defeated #22 Northern Iowa 22-12 to take home the trophy, beating the Panthers for the first time ever.
125: Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) def. Kyle Gollhofer, 8-4 dec.
133: No. 25 Kai Orine (NCSU) def. No. 6 Kyle Biscoglia, 8-5 dec.
141: No. 12 Ryan Jack (NCSU) def. No. 10 Cael Happel, 6-3 dec.
149: Colin Realbuto def. No. 19 Jackson Arrington (NCSU), 4-5 dec.
157: No. 9 Ed Scott (NCSU) def. No. 27 Derek Holschlag, pin
165: No. 11 Austin Yant def. Matty Singleton (NCSU), 2-5
174: Alex Faison (NCSU) def. Carson Babcock, 3-1
184: No. 3 Parker Keckeisen def. No. 2 Trent Hidlay (NCSU), pin
197: No. 9 Isaac Trumble (NCSU) def. Noah Glaser, pin
285: No. 13 Owen Trephan (NCSU) def. No. 19 Tyrell Gordon, 3-1 SV (GoPack)
After winning the Journeyman Collegiate Duals, the Wolfpack have bumped up one spot to #6 in the Coaches Poll.
ACC Teams in the Coaches Poll
6. NC State
8. Virginia Tech
The Wolfpack will be back on the mat on January 6th, when they host Binghamton.
#7 NC State Wrestling Picks Up Two Top-25 Dual Wins on Opening Day of Journeyman Collegiate Duals
The 7th ranked NC State Wrestling Team won both of their duals last night at the Journeyman Collegiate Duals in New Orleans, both coming against Top-25 teams.
In the opening match, the Wolfpack defeated #25 Cal-Poly convincingly, to the tune of 33-3.
In the next dual, NC State beat #19 Lehigh 24-10. This marks the first time the Wolfpack has ever beaten Lehigh, going 0-10 against them in a series dating back to 1976.
NC State is now 7-0 in duals this year, and will face #19 Northern Iowa in the Championship at 5pm. The Wolfpack have never defeated Northern Iowa in a dual, going 0-5 agains the Panthers.
No. 7 N.C. State 33, No. 25 Cal-Poly 3
125: Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) def. No. 14 Antonio Lorenzo; 4-0 dec.
133: No. 25 Kai Orine (NCSU) def. Ethan Rotondo; 5-2 dec.
141: No. 12 Ryan Jack (NCSU) def. Lawrence Saenz; 10-2 maj. dec.
149: No. 19 Jackson Arrington (NCSU) def. No. 11 Dom Demas; 9-4 dec.
157: No. 9 Ed Scott (NCSU) def. Luka Wick; 15-3 maj. dec.
165: Legend Lamar def. Don Cates (NCSU); 12-10 SV1
174: Alex Faison (NCSU) def. Jarad Priest; 7-3 dec.
184: No. 2 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) def. No. 19 Adam Kemp; 11-4 dec.
197: No. 9 Isaac Trumble (NCSU) def. No. 7 Bernie Truax; Fall
285: No. 13 Owen Trephan (NCSU) def. Trevor Tinker; 14-1 maj. Dec.
No. 7 N.C. State 24, No. 19 Lehigh 10
125: Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) def. Jaret Lane; 4-0 dec.
133: No. 8 Connor McGonagle def. No. 25 Kai Orine (NCSU); 4-1 dec.
141: No. 12 Ryan Jack (NCSU) def. No. 31 Malyke Hines; 8-3 dec.
149: No. 19 Jackson Arrington (NCSU) def. Max Brignola; 2-0 dec.
157: No. 7 Josh Humphreys def. No. 9 Ed Scott; 12-7 dec.
165: Matty Singleton (NCSU) def. Connor Herceg; 10-1 maj dec.
174: Alex Faison (NCSU) def. Jake Logan; 5-4 dec.
184: No. 2 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) def. No. 22 Tate Samuelson; 11-2 maj dec.
197: No. 4 Michael Beard def. No. 9 Isaac Trumble (NCSU); 11-3 maj dec.
285: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) def. No. 25 Nathan Taylor; 10-0 maj dec.
NC State Wrestling Falls 1 Spot to #9 In Coaches Poll After Winning Both Duals Over the Weekend…
The NC State Wrestling Team fell one spot to #9 after winning both duals over the weekend up in Pennsylvania, against Lock Haven & #17 Nebraska. How you fall in the rankings after winning two duals, with one of them being over a ranked team, I have no idea.
ACC Teams in the NWCA Coaches Poll
9. NC State (-1)
11. Virginia Tech (-1)
17. Pitt (+1)
The Wolfpack finished last season ranked 10th in the NWCA Rankings.
NC State has 2 duals on Friday up in New York against Central Michigan and Illinois.