NC State claims 7 titles at Wolfpack WC Open

RALEIGH, N.C. -- After going 3-0 in the Wolfpack Duals with a combined score of 122-12 on Saturday, No. 8 NC State was back in action on Sunday and claimed titles in seven of the 10 weight classes at the annual Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open.

R-Fr. Zurich Storm and Fr. Jakob Camacho were co-champions at 125 pounds, as each reached the finals but they did not wrestle each other. Storm went 3-0 with a pair of bonus point wins, and outscored his foes 38-11. Camacho was also a perfect 3-0, and he outscored those opponents 48-17.

Making his season debut, No. 4 R-So. Tariq Wilson claimed top honors at 133 pounds. In the finals, he downed Zach Sherman from North Carolina, 9-3. Wilson was 5-0 on the day, with four bonus point wins, and outscored his foes 62-6. Freshman Jarrett Trombley was fifth.

Also making his season debut, R-Sr. Jamal Morris won the 141-pound weight class. Moving down from 149 last year, Morris went 5-0 and scored an 8-3 win over Jon Miller of UNC Pembroke in the finals. Jamel Morris placed third at the weight, while freshman Alex Urquiza was sixth.

R-Fr. A.J. Leitten took home the title at 149 pounds. In the finals, Leitten gutted out a 5-3 overtime win over Gardner-Webb's Denton Spencer. After calling for injury time, Leitten recorded the only two takedowns of the bout. Freshman Matt Fields was third while classmate Matt Grippi was fourth.

R-So. Thomas Bullard made quick work of all of his opponents on the day, as he pinned his way to the title. Bullard was a perfect 4-0, with all wins coming via pinfall - three in the first period. He received a medical forfeit in the title bout.

No. 17 R-So. Daniel Bullard and Fr. Trent Hidlay were co-champions at 174 pounds, as each reached the finals but they did not wrestle each other. Bullard was 3-0 on the day, including a 16-1 tech fall in the semifinals. Hidlay was also 3-0, outscoring his foes 30-10 for a pair of bonus point wins.

R-Sr. Malik McDonald won the 197-pound weight class with a perfect 4-0 mark. In the finals, he scored a 5-3 decision over The Citadel's Sawyer Root.

True Freshmen Deonte Wilson and Colin Lawer both reach the third place bout at 285 pounds, but they did not wrestle each other.

NC State will return to dual action next week, traveling to Old Dominion on Thursday, November 29.


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