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NC State claims road wins at Cornell, Binghamton

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team hit the road for the first time this season up to New York, and won 16 of the 20 individual matches in bringing home a pair of road victories.

The Wolfpack (6-0) started with a 25-9 win at Cornell, then made the short drive and scored a 28-9 win at Binghamton in the night cap.

Highlighting the day was NC State's No. 12 R-Fr. Trent Hidlay who scored a pair of top-five wins. First he took out No. 5 Darmstadt of Cornell (7-5), then followed up with a 2-1 win over No. 4 DePrez.

The Wolfpack started its day with a 25-9 road win at No. 15 Cornell. NC State won eight of the 10 matches, including the final five. NC State also picked up a pair of upsets, highlighted by R-Fr. Trent Hidlay's 7-5 defeat of No. 3 Ben Darmstadt in the dual's first match.

#9 NC State 25, #15 Cornell 9
184: #12 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #3 Ben Darmstadt; 7-5 - 3-0
197: Jonathan Loew (Cornell) fall Tyrie Houghton; 1:35 - 3-6
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Brendan Furman; 3-1 - 6-6
125: Jakob Camacho (NCSU) dec. Dom LaJoie; 8-4 - 9-6
133: #6 Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. #14 Jarrett Trombley; 4-1 - 9-9
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Noah Baughman; 4-0 - 12-9
149: A.J. Leitten (NCSU) dec. Hunter Richard; 6-5 - 15-9
157: #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) dec. Colton Yapoujian; 4-0 - 18-9
165: #14 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Adam Santoro; 9-0 - 22-9
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) dec. #11 Brandon Womack; 5-4 - 25-9

The dual started with the premier bout, as No. 12 R-Fr. Trent Hidlay scored a upset of No. 3 Ben Darmstadt at 184 pounds. With the score tied 4-4 and ride time locked for Darmstadt in the final 30 seconds, Hidlay scored the winning takedown with 12 seconds left to pick up the 7-5 win. Hidlay also scored a takedown 10 seconds into the bout.

Cornell took the lead with a pin and six team points at 197 pounds.

So. Deonte tied the dual up after he scored a 3-1 decision at heavyweight. With the score tied 1-1 late, Wilson got the winning takedown with six seconds left.

No. 15 R-Fr. Jakob Camacho gave the Pack the lead after four matches with his 8-4 decision at 125 pounds. Camacho held a 3-0 advantage in takedowns in the bout, two in the first period.

Cornell evened the bout 9-9 midway through as No. 6 Chas Tucker scored the bout's lone takedown with 11 seconds left for the 4-1 win over No. 14 R-Fr. Jarrett Trombley.

No. 11 R-Jr. Tariq Wilson gave the Pack the lead for good as he scored a 4-0 decision at 141 pounds. Wilson scored the bout's lone takedown in the first, and racked up 2:09 of ride time.

R-So. A.J. Leitten scored takedowns in both the first and third periods to claim a 6-5 win at 149 pounds.

No. 1 R-Jr. Hayden Hidlay scored a takedown in the second and a ride out the entire third period for the 4-0 win at 157 pounds.

Bonus points came for the Pack at 165 pounds, as No. 14 R-Jr. Thomas Bullard scored a takedown in all three periods and racked up 1:51 of ride time in his 9-0 major decision.

NC State closed out its first dual of the day with its fifth straight win in the dual. No. 17 Daniel Bullard scored a 5-4 decision over No. 11 Brandon Womack at 174 pounds. Bullard scored a late takedown in the second and started the third with a reversal to win the bout.

In the night cap, NC State once again won eight bouts and came away with a 25-9 win at Binghamton. NC State went for four major decisions (149-174 pounds), and Trent Hidlay scored his second top-five win of the day.

#9 NC State 28, Binghamton 9
197: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) dec. Nunzio Crowley; 5-1 - 3-0
285: Joe Doyle (BU) fall Deonte Wilson; 0:22 - 3-6
125: #15 Jakob Camacho (NCSU) dec. Tomasso Frezza; 9-2 - 6-6
133: #10 Zack Trampe (BU) dec. #14 Jarrett Trombley; 3-1 - 6-9
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Anthony Sparacio; 8-4 - 9-9
149: Matt Grippi (NCSU) major dec. Michael Zarif; 10-2 - 13-9
157: #1 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Chris Barker; 20-7 - 17-9
165: #14 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Dylan Wood; 9-0 - 21-9
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Alex Melikian; 10-2 - 25-9
184: #12 Trent Hidlay dec. #4 Lou DePrez; 2-1 (TB1) - 28-9

The bout started at 197 pounds, as NC State So. Tyrie Houghton brought home a 5-1 win. Going into the third tied 0-0, Houghton scored a reversal and a takedown before adding the ride time point.

Binghamton answered with a pin at the 0:22 mark at heavyweight to take a 6-3 lead after two bouts.

Camacho evened it up after three bouts, as he scored a 9-2 decision. For his second match of the day, Camacho once again held a 3-0 advantage in takedowns.

The Bearcats jumped out front once again, as No. 10 Zack Trampe scored the bout's lone takedown with 14 seconds left to down No. 14 Trombley at 133 pounds.

No. 11 Wilson tied up the dual at the halfway point, scoring a 8-4 decision.

R-Fr. Matt Grippi went for bonus points at 149 pounds for the Pack to give NC State the lead for good. He scored three takedowns in the third period, the final with two seconds left, for the 10-2 major decision.

Back-to-back bonus points, as No. 1 Hidlay dominated his way to a 20-7 major decision and gave NC State a 17-9 lead with three bouts left.

Three straight bonus wins for the Pack, as No. 14 Thomas Bullard used a four-point near fall in the second to push the final count to 9-0.

Another Bullard, another bonus point win, the fourth straight. No. 17 Daniel Bullard dominated in his 10-2 major decision that clinched the dual.

The most exciting bout of the night was the last match, a top-12 battle at 184 pounds. No. 12 Hidlay scored his second top-five win on the day, 2-1 in extra time over No. 4 Lou DePrez. With the score tied 1-1 the bout went into OT. No score after 60 seconds, and Hidlay rode DePrez for the first 30 seconds. Hidlay then scored the escape in his 30 second period starting down.

UP NEXT
The Wolfpack will be off next weekend, and return to action Dec. 6-7 in Las Vegas at the Cliff Keen Invitational.

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