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NC State dominates UNC Pembroke, Air Force

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 9 NC State got its first chance to wrestle in front of the home crowd this 2016-17 season, and the Wolfpack did not disappoint in picking up two dual wins on Saturday. Overall, the Pack won 16 of its 20 matches on the day, with 11 bonus point wins.

The Pack started with a 43-6 win over UNC Pembroke. NC State jumped out to a fast start, gaining a 28-0 lead at the midway point. In the dual, NC State recorded four pins and three tech falls among the eight wins.

NC State turned right back around and downed Air Force, 29-6. The Pack also won eight of the 10 matches in the dual, and started the dual winning the first six bouts and to gain a 19-0 lead.

Wade Cummings (125 pounds), Sean Fausz (133), Kevin Jack (141), Max Rohskopf (157), and Michael Machiavelli were all in action in both duals, and all won both their matches.

#9 NC State 43, UNC Pembroke 6
125: Wade Cummings (NCSU) fall Jayquon McEntyre; 1:32 6-0
133: #18 Sean Fausz (NCSU) tech fall Jonathan Miller; 18-3 11-0
141: #7 Kevin Jack (NCSU) tech fall Chad Hoff; 18-2 16-0
149: Sam Speno (NCSU) fall Tyler Makosv; 0:53 22-0
157: #4 Max Rohskopf (NCSU) fall Eric Milks; 5:36 28-0
165: Chad Pyke (NCSU) tech fall Joey DiMartino; 15-0 33-0
174: Blaze Shad (UNCP) dec. Lee Davis; 2-0 33-3
184: #18 Michael Macchiavello (NCSU) major dec. Mikey Thomas; 14-6 37-3
197: Makenna Cook (UNCP) dec. Tyler Johnson; 4-2 37-6
285: Michael Boykin (NCSU) fall Danny Berrier; 4:35 43-6

#9 NC State 29, Air Force 6
125: Wade Cummings (NCSU) major dec. Drew Romero; 19-7 4-0
133: #18 Sean Fausz (NCSU) dec. Dylan Hyder; 9-4 7-0
141: #7 Kevin Jack (NCSU) dec. John Twomey; 7-2 10-0
149: #16 Beau Donahue (NCSU) dec. Gerald McGinty; 5-2 13-0
157: #4 Max Rohskopf (NCSU) dec. Dane Robbins; 6-5 16-0
165: Brian Hamann (NCSU) dec. Alexandre Lopouchanski; 7-4 19-0
174: Michael Billingsley (AF) dec. Nick Reenan; 10-5 19-3
184: #18 Michael Macchiavello (NCSU) major dec. Zen Ikehara; 10-2 23-3
197: Anthony McLaughlin (AF) dec. Malik McDonald; 5-1 23-6
285: Mike Kosoy (NCSU) fall Kerry Powers; 5:34 29-6

UP NEXT
NC State returns to action tomorrow, hosting the annual Wolfpack Open. Action starts at 9 a.m. at Carmichael Gymnasium.

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