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NC State turns in perfect 3-0 record at Wolfpack Duals

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In its first home action of the season, No. 8 NC State wrestling earned dominant wins against Davidson, Reinhardt and UNC Pembroke to compile a perfect 3-0 mark at the annual Wolfpack Duals held inside Valvano Arena at Reynolds Coliseum.

The Pack recorded a 47-6 win against Davidson, 35-6 victory versus Reinhardt and a 40-0 shutout win against UNCP to conclude the day. In all, NC State won 28 of 30 total bouts.

"It was good performance from our guys today," said head coach Pat Popolizio. "We want to get some time on the mat this early in the season and it's really about getting our guys into a routine, getting down to their weight and continuing to compete.

"I'm thankful for the teams that were able to come and wrestle against us. It helps us all and as time goes on, we'll be able to set our lineup to where it needs to be."

#8 NC State 47, Davidson 6
125: Zurich Storm (NCSU) fall Zamir Ode (DC); 1:31 - 6-0
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) fall Charlie Lenox (NCSU); 5:35 - 6-6
141: Jamel Morris (NCSU) fall Caleb Ziebell (DC); 4:42 - 12-6
149: #6 Justin Oliver (NCSU) tech fall Aidan Conroy (DC); 16-0, 4:39 - 17-6
157: Sam Melikian (NCSU) dec. Tony Palumbo (DC); 7-4 - 20-6
165: Thomas Bullard (NCSU) fall Hunter Costa (DC); 2:54 - 26-6
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) fall Noah Satterfield (DC); 3:42 - 32-6
184: #6 Nick Reenan (NCSU) fall Conor Fenn (DC), 4:40, 38-6
197: Malik McDonald (NCSU) fall Finlay Holston (DC); 3:08 - 44-6
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Mitchell Trigg (DC); 4-2 - 47-6

Highlighted by six pins, the eight-ranked NC State wrestling team cruised to a 47-6 win against the Davidson Wildcats. Redshirt freshman Zurich Storm started the match on a strong note for the Wolfpack, recording a fall just 1:31 into the bout at 133.

Jamel Morris earned a fall (4:42) two bouts later at 149 followed by a 16-0 tech fall from Wolfpack All-American Justin Oliver at 157 to extend the Pack's lead to 17-6. Thomas Bullard, Daniel Bullard, Nick Reenan and Malik McDonald recorded consecutive pins from the 165 to 197 weight classes, respectively, as NC State ran away with the match.

#8 NC State 35, Reinhardt 6
125: Charlie Lenox (NCSU) tech fall Koby Milner (RU); 16-0 2:29, 5-0
133: John Devine (NCSU) major dec. Jordan Pitt (RU); 12-2 - 9-0
141: Jamel Morris (NCSU) dec. Curtis Doctor (RU); 4-1 - 12-0
149: AJ Leitten (NCSU) tech fall Jody McAlister (RU); 16-1, 2:50 - 17-0
157: Sam Melikian (NCSU) fall Cole Luallen (RU); 1:06 - 23-0
165: Alex Faison (NCSU) major dec. Cole Tenety (RU); 14-2 - 27-0
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) tech fall Tristan Bozoian (RU); 16-1, 4:25 - 32-0
184: Roderick Davis (NCSU) dec. Michael Carew (RU); 13-7 - 35-0
197: Antonio Stewart (RU) fall Tyrie Houghton (NCSU); 2:21 - 35-6
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) major dec Hinton Bolinger; 14-3 - 39-6

The Wolfpack followed up a strong showing in its first match of the day with a 35-6 victory against Reinhardt. Charlie Lenox set the tone early with a dominant 16-0 tech fall at 125 and John Devine tallied a 12-2 major decision at 133.

AJ Leitten and Daniel Bullard recorded tech falls, while Sam Melikian pinned Cole Luallen just 1:06 into the bout.

#8 NC State 40, UNCP 0
165: Alex Faison (NCSU) dec. Rashaan Vereen (UNCP); 7-6 - 3-0
125: Charlie Lenox (NCSU) dec. Michael Perez (UNCP); 8-6 - 6-0
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) won by forfeit; 12-0
133: John Devine (NCSU) dec. Ronnie Pietro (UNCP); 6-0 - 15-0
184: Roderick Davis (NCSU) dec. Brandon Sloop (UNCP); 6-5 - 18-0
141: Jamel Morris (NCSU) major dec. Jonathan Miller (UNCP); 10-1 - 22-0
197: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) dec. Andrew Colburn (UNCP); 5-1 - 25-0
149: AJ Leitten (NCSU) tech fall Kaleb Warner (UNCP); 18-3, 4:27 - 30-0
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) fall Cameron Oakley (UNCP); 3:31 - 36-0
157: Sam Melikian (NCSU) major dec. Tyler Makosky (UNCP); 15-7 - 40-0

NC State won all 10 bouts to shut out UNCP, 40-0. The Wolfpack used two mats during the dual, as Alex Faison (165) and Lenox (125) each won by decision. Redshirt senior Jamel Morris completed a perfect 3-0 day with a major decision in his final match.

Talented redshirt freshman Leitten notched his second tech fall in as many matches and freshman Deonte Wilson earned a fall at 285.

Up Next

NC State's next dual match is at Old Dominion on Nov. 29 with action set to get underway at 7 p.m. The Wolfpack host the Wrestling Club Open inside Carmichael Gym on Sunday, Nov. 18.

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