RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State Wrestling team won seven of the 10 bouts, including four for bonus point wins, and defeating No. 12 Princeton 29-12 in Reynolds Coliseum.
NC State started the dual with a first period pin by No. 17 Daniel Bullard at 174 pounds. After a takedown seven seconds in, Bullard got the turn and a pin at the 1:58 mark to give the Pack a quick 6-0 lead.
The Pack went back-to-back bonus points, as No. 3 Trent Hidlay scored an 18-6 major decision. With seven takedowns and 3:18 of RT, Hidlay pushed the Pack's lead to 11-0 after two bouts.
The Tigers first win came via bonus points at 197 pounds, as No. 3 Pat Brucki scored a 13-3 major decision over No. 8 Nick Reenan.
At heavyweight, Deonte Wilson scored a second period takedown and a reversal in the third period for the 6-1 (with 3:03 of RT).
No. 3 Patrick Glory scored a 17-2 tech fall over Tommy Cox, and halfway through the dual, NC State held a 13-9 lead.
R-Fr. Jarrett Trombley used an escape point in the third period to claim a 1-0 win at 133 pounds.
At 149, there was an injury default and the Pack was awarded six team points. Matt Grippi got in on a takedown on No. 15 Mike D'Angelo and picked him up but the takedown went out of bounds and D'Angelo could not continue at the 0:32 mark.
In a top-five battle at 157 pounds, No. 2 Hayden Hidlay scored takedowns in the first and the third periods and downed No. 5 Quincy Monday 7-2.
The final bout ended with Princeton's Grant Cuomo scoring a 7-6 upset over No. 10 Thomas Bullard at 165 pounds.
NC State will be in road action next weekend, as the Wolfpack will wrestle at Drexel Friday night and then at Hofstra on Saturday afternoon.
174: #17 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) by fall Kevin Parker; 1:58 - 6-0
184: #3 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. Nate Dugan; 18-6 - 10-0
197: #3 Patrick Brucki (Prin) major dec. #8 Nick Reenan; 13-3 - 10-4
285: Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Aidan Conner; 6-1 - 13-4
125: #3 Patrick Glory (Prin) tech fall Tommy Cox; 17-2 - 13-9
133: Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) dec. Ty Agaisse; 1-0 - 16-9
141: #15 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) major dec. Marshall Keller; 13-4 - 20-9
149: Matt Grippi (NCSU) inj. default #15 Mike D'Angelo; 0:32 - 26-9
157: #2 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #5 Quincy Monday; 7-2 - 29-9
165: Grant Cuomo (Prin) dec. #10 Thomas Bullard; 7-6 - 29-12