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All 9 NC State Wrestlers advance to Day Two at NCAA’s



PITTSBURGH, PA. – For the second straight year, R-So. Hayden Hidlay has advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championships. Today, the returning NCAA finalists at 157 pounds scored back-to-back 16-1 tech fall wins in Pittsburgh.

For the second year in a row, every NC State qualifier advanced to Day Two, as the remaining eight qualifiers will be in the second round of the consolation bracket tomorrow morning.

After the first two rounds, NC State sits 12th in the team race.


NC State Friday Matchups – Session 3


157 – Bout #358: #5 seed Hayden Hidlay (22-2) vs. #4 seed Alec Pantaleo (Michigan – 20-7)



125 – Bout #384: #14 seed Sean Fausz (12-3) vs. #20 seed Gabe Townsell (Stanford – 19-11)

133 – Bout #391: #11 seed Tariq Wilson (15-4) vs. #21 seed Cam Sykora (North Dakota St. – 21-9)

141 – Bout #401: #14 seed Jamel Morris (23-4) vs. #4 seed Josh Alber (Northern Iowa – 32-6)

149 – Bout #411: #9 seed Justin Oliver (19-6) vs. #23 seed Joshua Maruca (Arizona State – 17-13)

165 – Bout #428: #16 seed Thomas Bullard (21-9) vs. #18 seed Gordon Wolf (Lehigh – 19-8)

174 – Bout #435: #23 seed Daniel Bullard (21-10) vs. #9 seed Devin Skatzka (Minnesota – 27-9)

184 – Bout #443: #7 seed Nick Reenan (16-5) vs. #9 seed Taylor Venz (Nebraska – 22-8)

197 – Bout #449: #13 seed Malik McDonald (19-10) vs. #19 Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley – 19-13)


Round 2 Recap

#14 seed Sean Fausz fell to #3 seed and defending national champion Lee of Iowa by major decision 10-1.

In one of the top battles of the night, #11 seed Tariq Wilson came up short against #6 seed Lizak of Minnesota, 6-4. With Lizak up 5-4 and the ride time point locked, Wilson took a shot in the final 10 seconds and got in on the legs, but could not convert for a tying takedown.

In the battle of the 8-9 seeds, #9 Justin Oliver fell to #8 Degen of Iowa State 11-8. With the score tied 8-8, Degen scored a takedown with 20 seconds left and added on the ride time point for the final margin.

#5 seed Hayden Hidlay scored his second straight 16-1 tech fall to start the NCAA Championships, this against #21 seed Thomas of Oklahoma. Hidlay scored a pair of takedowns and a four-point near fall in the first to build an 8-1 lead, and a third period tech fall gave him the win.

#16 seed Thomas Bullard fell to top seed Marinelli of Iowa by major decision 12-4.

#4 seed Brucki of Princeton scored the bout’s lone takedown in the first period and defeated #13 seed Malik McDonald 3-2.


Consolation Round 1 Recap

R-Sr. Jamel Morris picked up his first career win at the NCAA Championships, as the #14 seeded Morris defeated #30 seed Limmex of Purdue 10-6. Morris used a pair of near falls in the second pair, first a two-point then a four-point.

Picking up his first win of the day, #23 seed Daniel Bullard used a first period takedown and came away with a 2-1 win over #26 Hughes of Michigan State.

#7 seed Nick Reenan made it three-for-three in the consolation round as he scored a first period pin over #23 seed Hemauer of Fresno State. Reenan hit a headlock, and converted the pin at the 1:06 mark to wrap up the day of action for NC State.


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Action will resume with Session 3 on Friday. The quarterfinals and consolation rounds start at 11 a.m., and the semifinals and Blood Round will be at 8 p.m.

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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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