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NC State wins first 8 bouts in 29-9 win over Appalachian State

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 7 NC State Wrestling team won the first eight matches of the night, and defeated visiting Appalachian State 29-9 in Reynolds Coliseum.

With the bout starting at 125 pounds, NC State got into the win column with a bonus point win as R-Fr. Zurich Strom scored a 16-3 major decision. Storm got an early takedown, then proceeded to get a four-point and then two-point near fall in the first for an 8-0 lead after the opening period.

NC State then reeled off three straight decisions by a trio of ranked wrestlers: #4 Tariq Wilson with a 5-2 win at 133 pounds, No. 12 Jamal Morris with a 10-4 win at 141, and No. 4 Justin Oliver 6-3 at 149.

The second bonus win of the win for the Pack was No. 4 Hayden Hidlay with a 10-2 major decision at 157 pounds after a final takedown in the last 10 seconds.

At the break, NC State was up 17-0.

Back-to-back Bullard decisions at 165 and 174 pounds. First No. 18 Thomas with a 10-4 win followed by Daniel with a 7-5 decision.

No. 5 Nick Reenan scored a pin at 184 pounds, as he got a headlock and converted it into a fall at the 1:02 mark.
The Mountaineers closed the dual with a win at 197 pounds and a pin at heavyweight.

Up Next: The Wolfpack will next host No. 11 Nebraska on Sun., Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.

Results:
125: Zurich Storm (NCSU) major dec. Andy Richard; 16-3 - 4-0
133: #4 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Codi Russell; 5-2 - 7-0
141: #12 Jamal Morris (NCSU) dec. Enriquez; 10-4 - 10-0
149: #4 Justin Oliver (NCSU) dec. Matt Zovistoski; 6-3 - 13-0
157: #4 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Angel Najar; 10-2 - 17-0
165: #18 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) dec. Michael Elliott; 10-4 - 20-0
174: Daniel Bullard (NCSU) dec. Thomas Flitz; 7-5 - 23-0
184: Nick Reenan (NCSU) WBF Alan Clothier; 1:02 - 29-0
197: Randall Diabe (APP) dec. #18 Malik McDonald; 3-2; 29-3
285: Cary Miller (APP) WBF Deonte Wilson; 5:54 - 29-9

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