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

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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

QUARTERFINALS

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

 

CONSOLATION ROUND 2

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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NC State Wrestling Moves up to #6 in Coaches Poll

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NC State’s Wrestling team might not have been in action this past week, but that didn’t stop them from moving up one spot to #6 in the NWCA Coaches Poll, with Wisconsin losing their 1st dual of the year. The Wolfpack have been in the Top-10 for 63 straight weeks, spanning over 5 years.

NC State doesn’t have a dual this week, but they will be sending wrestlers to the Cliff Keen Invite in Vegas this weekend.

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NC State Wrestling Moves Up 2 Spots to #7, Individual Rankings Updated

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After going beating #15 Cornell and Binghamton in Duals this past Saturday, the NC State Wrestling Team moved up two spots to #7 in the NWCA Coaches Poll.

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Also, InterMat has updated their individual rankings by weight class.

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Notes

  • Redshirt Freshman Jarrett Trombley (133) moved up 1 spot to #13 (#12 OpenMat) after losing two close Top-10 battles.
  • Redshirt Junior Tariq Wilson (141) moved back 1 spot to #12 (#9 OpenMat) after going 2-0 against Cornell and Binghamton.
  • Redshirt Junior Thomas Bullard (165) moved up 1 spot to #13 (#15 OpenMat) after going 2-0 last Saturday.
  • Redshirt Junior Daniel Bullard (174) moved up 4 spots to #13 (#20 OpenMat) after going 2-0, highlighted by a victory over #11 Brandon Womack of Cornell.
  • Redshirt Freshman Trent Hidlay (184) made a huge jump from #14 to #4 (#4 OpenMat) after two Top-5 victories over in #3 Ben Darmstadt and #4 Lou DePrez.
  • Redshirt Junior Nick Reenan moved up 1 spot again to #5 (#10 OpenMat), despite not wrestling a match due to injury.

The NC State wrestling team will be back in action in the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas on December 6-7.

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NC State’s Trent Hidlay Wins National & ACC Wrestler of the Week Honors

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NC State Redshirt Freshman Trent Hidlay (184) cleaned up the honors after a historic week, earning National Wrestler of the Week honors from The Open Mat, and earned ACC Wrestler of the Week honors a week after his older brother Hayden Hidlay earned it in Week 1.

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NC State 184-pound redshirt freshman Trent Hidlay has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after he defeated two top-five opponents on the road in a span of just a few hours.

Hidlay, also named the National Wrestler of the Week by The Open Mat, opened with a 7-5 decision over No. 5 Ben Darmstadt in the Wolfpack’s 25-9 win at No. 15 Cornell on Saturday afternoon. With the score tied 4-4 and ride time locked for Darmstadt, Hidlay forced a second stall and then notched the winning takedown with just 12 seconds left.

Later in the day at Binghamton, Hidlay downed No. 4 Lou DePrez in extra time, 2-1, to help NC State to a 28-9 team victory. Hidlay and DePrez were knotted at 1-1 with just three seconds showing on the clock in overtime when Hidlay’s escape produced the winning point.

Trent Hidlay moved from No. 12 to No. 4 in this week’s InterMat weight class rankings. He followed up last week’s performance by his brother Hayden, a junior two-time All-American at 157 for the Wolfpack who earned ACC Co-Wrestler of the Week honors for Nov. 19. (ACC)

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#9 NC State Wrestling Defeats #15 Cornell & Binghamton

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The #9 NC State Wrestling team went up north today to face #15 Cornell and Binghamton in duals, and are headed home with 2 more W’s in their belt.

The Wolfpack opened the day with a 25-9 victory over Cornell, and after an hour drive, they made quick work of Binghamton defeating them 28-9.

#9 NC State 25, #15 Cornell 9
184: #12 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #3 Ben Darmstadt; 7-5 – 3-0
197: Jonathan Loew (Cornell) fall Tyrie Houghton; 1:35 – 3-6
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Brendan Furman; 3-1 – 6-6
125: Jakob Camacho (NCSU) dec. Dom LaJoie; 8-4 – 9-6
133: #6 Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. #14 Jarrett Trombley; 4-1 – 9-9
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Noah Baughman; 4-0 – 12-9
149: A.J. Leitten (NCSU) dec. Hunter Richard; 6-5 – 15-9
157: #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) dec. Colton Yapoujian; 4-0 – 18-9
165: #14 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Adam Santoro; 9-0 – 22-9
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) dec. #11 Brandon Womack; 5-4 – 25-9 (GoPack)

#9 NC State 28, Binghamton 9

197: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) dec. Nunzio Crowley; 5-1 – 3-0
285: Joe Doyle (BU) fall Deonte Wilson; 0:22 – 3-6
125: #15 Jakob Camacho (NCSU) dec. Tomasso Frezza; 9-2 – 6-6
133: #10 Zack Trampe (BU) dec. #14 Jarrett Trombley; 3-1 – 6-9
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Anthony Sparacio; 8-4 – 9-9
149: Matt Grippi (NCSU) major dec. Michael Zarif; 10-2 – 13-9
157: #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Chris Barker; 20-7 – 17-9
165: #14 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Dylan Wood; 9-0 – 21-9
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Alex Melikian; 10-2 – 25-9
184: #12 Trent Hidlay dec. #4 Lou DePrez; 2-1 (TB1) – 28-9 (GoPack)

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#12 Redshirt Freshman Trent Hidlay (184) put the nation on notice today, defeating two Top-5 opponents in #3 Ben Darmstadt and #4 Lou DePrez.

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Unfortunately, #14 Jarrett Trombley (133) had to face two Top-10 opponents, and lost both of them. He lost to Cornell’s Chas Tucker (#6) 4-1, and fell to Binghamton’s Zack Trampe (#10) 3-1.

#17 Redshirt Junior Daniel Bullard (174) upset #11 Brandon Womack of Cornell 5-4.

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