PITTSBURGH, PA. – R-So. Hayden Hidlay split a pair of matches in the medal rounds in Session 5 at the 2019 NCAA Championships, and finished in fourth place at 157 pounds in Pittsburgh.
Hidlay entered as the #5 seed and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the second straight season.
Earning All-American honors for the second straight season, Hidlay is only the third wrestler in NC State school history to earn a podium finish at the NCAAs as both a freshman and sophomore.
3rd Place Bout Recap
In a rematch of their quarterfinals matchup, Hidlay fell to #4 seed Pantaleo of Michigan in the third place bout.
In the first period, Pantaleo scored the bout’s first takedown. After Hidlay notched that escape and then another to start the third period the score was even 2-2.
Pantaleo started the third down and got an early escape, then tacked on his second takedown of the bout with 30 seconds left. A Hidlay escape pulled it to 5-3 late, but he could not secure a tying takedown.
Consolation Semifinals Recap
Hidlay started his day with an 8-2 decision over #3 seed Deakin of Northwestern. Hidlay’s first period saw a pair of takedowns and a two-point near fall for the 6-1 lead. Hidlay tacked on a late takedown in the second, and only gave up two escapes points in the bout.
NC State Has a Lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from Pack Insider!
I thought I’d take a moment to list off a few things NC State fans have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
- The Football team is 8-3 with two games left on the schedule, and are currently ranked 22nd in the CFP Poll.
- They were picked by Vegas to have 6.5 wins in 2023.
- They were picked to finish 4th in the Preseason ACC Poll.
- If they win on Saturday against UNC, they will lock up 3rd.
- The Women’s Basketball team started the season unranked, but after a 4-0 start, which included a win over a UCONN team that was ranked 2nd at the time, the Wolfpack is back up to #10 heading into 3 games this week at the Paradise Jam.
- The Women’s Cross Country team won their 3rd straight National Championship.
- The Men’s Basketball team is 3-0 heading into the Vegas Showdown tonight.
- The Men’s Cross Country team finished 17th at the NCAA Championships.
- The Women’s Volleyball team improved to 22-7 last night, wrapping up the regular season with a win over UVA.
- The NC State Men’s Wrestling team is currently ranked 2nd in the nation, and 6 wrestlers are currently ranked in the Top-10 nationally.
#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.