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.
Hayden Hidlay is our Wrestler of the Year!
He claimed his third conference crown at 157, and has 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 lost to an ACC opponent in a dual or tournament match. 💪🔥
— @ACCwrestling (@ACCWrestling) March 31, 2020
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.
2020 ACC Wrestler of the Year: @Hidlaymania
• 28-1 overall record, 12-0 in duals, 5-0 in ACC
• ACC Champion at 157 pounds, third straight title
• ACC-best 3-time Wrestler of the Week
• #2 nationally seed for 2020 NCAAs pic.twitter.com/a5Bt52CSA4
— NC State Wrestling 🤼♂️ (@PackWrestle) March 31, 2020
NC State has won 5 of the last 7 ACC Wrestler of the Year honors.