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Six from NC State Score First Round Wins



PITTSBURGH, PA. – Six of the nine participants from the NC State wrestling team won their first period matches in Session I at the 2019 NCAA Championships this afternoon. The six will advance to tonight’s second round, while the other three will be in action in the consolation bracket.

Thursday Night Matchups – Session 2:


125 – Bout #185: #14 seed Sean Fausz (12-2) vs. #3 seed Spencer Lee (Iowa – 19-3)

133 – Bout #194: #11 seed Tariq Wilson (15-3) vs. #6 seed Ethan Lizak (Minnesota – 29-5)

149 – Bout #206: #9 seed Justin Oilver (19-5) vs. #8 seed Jarrett Degen (Iowa State – 26-6)

157 – Bout #215: #5 seed Hayden Hidlay (21-2) vs. #21 seed Justin Thomas (Oklahoma – 22-9)

165 – Bout #221: #16 seed Thomas Bullard (21-8) vs. #1 seed Alex Marinelli (Iowa – 24-0)

197 – Bout #248: #13 seed Malik McDonald (19-9) vs. #4 seed Patrick Brucki (Princeton – 30-1)



141 – Bout #281: #14 seed Jamel Morris (22-4) vs. #30 seed Nate Limmex (Purdue – 18-16) OR #32 seed Christopher Sandoval (Northern Colorado – 8-11)

174 – Bout #315: #23 seed Daniel Bullard (20-10) vs. #26 seed Drew Hughes (Michigan State – 26-14)

184 – Bout #323: #7 seed Nick Reenan (15-5) vs. #23 seed Jackson Hemauer (Fresno State – 23-12)



#14 seed Sean Fausz started the Pack’s day with a dominating 8-2 win (with 3:21 of ride time) over #19 seed Mackall of Iowa State. Fausz scored a takedown in the first and third periods and only gave up a reversal.

#11 seed Tariq Wilson followed suit with a 5-0 decision over #22 seed Gosner of Campbell. Wilson scored a takedown in the first and third periods and used 1:44 of ride time to advance.

The Pack’s first loss of the day came at 141 pounds, as #14 seed Jamel Morris got upset by #19 Perry of Old Dominion, a returning All-American, 5-1. Perry got a takedown in the first and second, and Morris chose top in the third but could not get a turn.

With his bout tied 6-6 with 40 seconds left, #9 seed Justin Oliver scored and escape and then his takedown with 10 seconds left secured a 10-6 win over #24 seed Schuyler of Lehigh.

The Pack scored bonus points at 157 pounds, as #5 seed Hayden Hidlay came out with a 16-1 tech fall win over #28 Willits of Oregon State. Hidlay scored three takedowns and added a pair of near falls, inclusing a four-pointer in the third period.

#16 seed Thomas Bullard scored the bout’s lone takedown, early in the third period, and scored a 3-2 win over #17 seed Viruet of Brown to advance to face the top-seeded Marinelli of Iowa.

At 174 pounds, #23 seed Daniel Bullard scored the bout’s first takedown, but #10 seed Labriola scored the winning takedown in the third period for the 7-5 win.

#7 seed Nick Reenan was upset by #26 seed Dakota Geer of Oklahoma State, 6-0.

With the scored tied 3-3 going into the final period, #13 seed Malik McDonald scored five points in the final period and came away with an 8-3 win over #20 seed Adams of West Virginia.


Up Next: Session II resumes tonight at 7 p.m. ESPN will provide TV coverage (7 PM – 10:30 PM), while all eight mats will be streamed on WatchESPN.

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#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.

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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

21. Pittsburgh

28. UNC

The Wolfpack will be back on the mat on January 6th, when they host Binghamton.

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#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.

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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)
16. UNC
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.

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