The American University wrestling team won six bouts, with consecutive falls from Phillip Barreiro and Keithen Cast, on its way to a 24-16 dual meet victory over North Carolina State on Friday night.
Blake Herrin extended his dual meet record to 7-0, opening the match with a 10-3 decision over Mike Kosoy. David Terao put American up 6-0, earning a 10-3 decision over Joe DeAngelo.
North Carolina State won the next two bouts before Kevin Tao gave the Eagles back the advantage with a 7-3 decision over the Wolfpack's Thomas Gantt. North Carolina State retook a slight lead after the next bout before Barreiro and Cast's back-to-back falls put American in the lead for good. Barreiro posted his second fall of the year, pinning Mardel Gabriel in 6:42, and Cast pinned Nijel Jones in 4:43 for his second fall of the season to put American up 21-13 heading into the final two matches.
Thomas Barreiro ended up on the short end of a 18-13 decision to North Carolina State's Patrick Davis before Devon Bradley secured the win with a 7-5 decision over Bill Cook.
American continues its road trip when it takes on Hofstra on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. before taking on Columbia on Saturday, January 26 at 3 p.m.
HWT: Blake Herrin (American) dec. Mike Kosoy (NC State), 10-3; American, 3-0
125: David Terao (American) dec. Joe DeAngelo (NC State), 3-1; American, 6-0
133: Sam Speno (NC State) dec. Esteban Gomez-Rivera (American), 8-6; American, 6-3
141: Tyler Hunt (NC State) major dec. John Boyle (American), 10-1; North Carolina State, 7-6
149: Kevin Tao (American) dec. Thomas Gantt (NC State), 7-3; American, 9-7
157: Matt Nereim (NC State) fall Mark Cirello (American), 3:11; North Carolina State, 13-9
165: Phillip Barreiro (American) fall Mardel Gabriel (NC State), 6:42; American, 15-13
174: Keithen Cast (American) fall Nijel Jones (NC State), 4:43; American, 21-13
184: Patrick Davis (NC State) dec. Thomas Barreiro (American), 18-13; American, 21-16
197: Devon Bradley (American) dec. Bill Cook (NC State), 7-5; American, 24-16