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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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NC State’s Pat Popolizio Earns 2020 ACC Coach of the Year Honors

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NC State Wrestling Head Coach Pat Popolizio has been named the 2020 ACC Coach of the Year.

Under the leadership of Popolizio, NC State was undefeated in duals (15-0) for the first time in school history. He led the Wolfpack to an ACC Championship for the 3rd time in his time in Raleigh. The ACC title was NC State’s 17th in school history, tying UNC for the most in conference history.

This is Popolizio’s 2nd time winning the award. In sum, 3 NC State coaches have earned the honor, a total of 9 times now.

NC State finished the season ranked 3rd heading into the NCAA Tournament.

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NC State’s Trent Hidlay Wins ACC Freshman of the Year

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NC State Redshirt Freshman Trent Hidlay (184 pounds) has been named the 2020 ACC Freshman of the Year, becoming the 4th Wolfpack Wrestler to earn the honor.

Hidlay finished with a 23-4 record, and finished 2nd in the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors. Had the NCAA Tournament taken place, he was slated to be a #5 seed.

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NC State’s Hayden Hidlay Wins ACC Wrestler of the Year

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NC State Redshirt Junior Hayden Hidlay (157 pounds) has been named the 2020 ACC Wrestler of the Year, becoming the 10th Wolfpack wrestler to earn the honor.

Hidlay finished the year with a 28-1 record, and won his 3rd straight ACC Championship. Not only did he win the ACC title, but he remained undefeated against ACC opponents throughout his 3 year collegiate career.

Due to Covid-19, the NCAA Tournament was cancelled, but Hidlay was set to be a #2 seed.

NC State has won 5 of the last 7 ACC Wrestler of the Year honors.

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NC State’s Hayden Hidlay Wins ACC Wrestler of the Week for 2nd Time this Year

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NC State Redshirt Junior Hayden Hidlay earned ACC Wrestler of the Week honors for the 2nd time this season for his dominating 16-3 major decision over Matt Zovistoski of Appalachian State on Friday night.

Zovistoski was a ranked opponent, with FloWrestling ranking him 17th, and InterMat ranking him 20th.

This was Hidlay’s 3rd ranked victory of the season, and his second victory over Zovistoski. The last time they faced each other, Hidlay squeaked out a 3-2 victory.

This marks the 7th time Hidlay has earned ACC Wrestler of the Week honors.

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