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NC State opens ACC action with win over Virginia

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team opened its ACC slate in convincing fashion, posting a 28-9 win over Virginia inside Reynolds Coliseum. After won the first bout at 125 pounds, the Wolfpack (11-0) won seven straight, and won eight of the 10 matches overall.

The ACC dual started at 125 pounds. R-Fr. Jakob Camacho scored the lone takedown in the third period, but came up short against #2 Jack Mueller, 5-2.

The Pack evened it up in the next bout, as R-Fr. Jarrett Trombley scored his second top-20 win of the season after he got a third period takedown and adding in the ride time point to take out No. 20 Louie Hayes, 4-2.

R-Jr. Tariq Wilson followed up with a takedown in all three periods and scored an 8-5 win at 141 pounds.

A.J. Leitten got his first ranked win of the season, as his takedown with 15 seconds left, then a mat return, scored a 3-2 win over No. 31 Denton Spencer after the bout was 0-0 going into the third.

NC State was deducted a team point for loss of control of the mat during the 149 bout.

No. 2 Hayden Hidlay went to work and scored the first bonus point win of the dual, with a four-point near fall in the third, he scored a 15-1 major over No. 27 Justin McCoy.

The Pack won four of the first five bouts for a 12-3 lead at the halfway mark.

Back-to-back bonus for the Pack, as No. 12 Thomas Bullard scored a pair of third period takedowns and accumulated over four minutes of ride time for the 11-2 win.

Back-to-back-to-back bonus, this time a PIN for six team points. No. 14 Daniel Bullard scored a second period takedown and turned it right into a fall at the 4:46 mark.

No. 3 R-Fr. Trent Hidlay made it seven straight wins for the Pack as he scored the bout's lone takedown in the first period and claimed a 4-2 win.

At 197 pounds, Nick Reenan was forced to injury default in his match against No. 7 Jay Aiello.

The Pack closed the dual with a top-25 win at heavyweight for So. Deonte Wilson. Wilson scored a takedown in the second period and used a ride out in the third for the 5-1 win.

Up Next
NC State will be in road ACC action next weekend, as the Wolfpack will travel to No. 10 Pitt on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

Results:
125: #2 Jack Mueller (UVA) dec. #21 Jakob Camacho; 5-2 - 0-3
133: #26 Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) dec. #20 Louie Hayes; 4-2 - 3-3
141: #12 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Brian Courtney; 8-5 - 6-3
149: A.J. Leitten (NCSU) dec. #31 Denton Spencer; 3-2 - 8-3^
157: #2 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) major dec. #27 Justin McCoy; 15-1 - 12-3
165: #12 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) major dec. Krystian Kinsey; 11-2 - 16-3
174: #14 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) fall Victor Marcelli; 4:46 - 22-3
184: #3 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) dec. Michael Battista; 4-2 - 25-3
197: #7 Jay Aiello (UVA) inj. default #27 Nick Reenan; 1:47 - 25-9
285: #32 Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. #24 Quinn Miller; 5-1 - 28-9
^ - NC State deducted a team point during 149 bout

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