Mekhi Lewis (left) and Hayden Hidlay (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back inâ€¦
To say the past week has been in a whirlwind in the ACC is an understatement. The kick-off dual for the ACC dual season was canceled last week and we lost out on seeing a top-10 battle between #5 NC State and #7 Virginia Tech (you can read my full breakdown and explanation here).
But fear not wrestling fans--we will get to see this dual after all! The teams have agreed to schedule a non-conference dual that will be hosted in Raleigh Sunday, February 20th at 6pm. It will broadcast on ACC Network with Rock and Shawn on the call. This will wrap up dual season for both teams and will come on the heels of their in-state rivalry duals. The final ACC duals will be on February 18th with VT traveling to UVA and NC State hosting UNC.
This means we will finally get to see Hayden vs Mehki. This means we get to see Tariq Wilson vs Bryce Andonian and all the ridiculous acrobatic moves that will ensue. This means we will see Hoagie-Boy and Bolen Part V. And this means we get Rock on the mic! I am pumped that this got this worked out and we get to see this dual.
Here are the projected lineups:
125: #15 Jakob Camacho vs #21 Sam Latona
133: #17 Kai Orine vs #5 Korbin Myers
141: #24 Ryan Jack vs Collin Gerardi
149: #3 Tariq Wilson vs #5 Bryce Andonian
157: #10 Ed Scott vs #23 Connor Brady
165: #22 Thomas Bullard vs Clayton Ulrey
174: #4 Hayden Hidlay vs #3 Mekhi Lewis
184: #3 Trent Hidlay vs #12 Hunter Bolen
197: #20 Isaac Trumble vs #33 Dakota Howard
285: #25 Owen Trephan vs #14 Nathan Traxler