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NC State comes home with 21-12 win at Pitt

PITTSBURGH -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team up its season record to a perfect 12-0 as the Wolfpack scored a 21-12 win at No. 10 Pitt in ACC action. NC State won six of the 10 bouts, including five straight at one point, and added a pair of bonus point wins while not conceding any.

The win was the first at a top-10 opponent since the Pack win 21-17 at No. 2 Iowa in 2016.

The dual started at 197 pounds, and Pitt opened with back-to-back decisions to jump out to a 6-0 team lead.

R-Fr. Jakob Camacho got the Pack's first win, for bonus points at 125 pounds. Camacho scored a takedown in the third and worked for a four-point near fall and finished with an 11-3 major decision.

Pitt claimed another decision at 133 pounds, as No. 6 Micky Phillippi scored a 4-0 win over Jarrett Trombley.

No. 11 R-Jr. Tariq Wilson used a two-point near fall and a ride out in the third period to score a 5-2 win at 141 pounds.

At the intermission, Pitt held a 9-7 lead.

The Pack took its first lead of the night after R-So. A.J. Leitten scored a 7-0 decision at 149 pounds. After a scoreless first, Leitten got a four-point near fall and a ride out in the second.

More bonus points at 157 pounds, and another bonus point win for No. 2 Hayden Hidlay. His four-point near fall in the third period ended it early, as he scored a 16-1 technical fall over Taleb Rahmani for five team points, a 15-9 team lead.

No. 13 R-Jr. Thomas Bullard made it four straight Pack wins, as he notched his fourth top-12 win of the season and got a 3-1 decision over No. 12 Jake Wentzel. The lone takedown of the bout came in the second period.

Pitt got the upset at 174 pounds, as Gregg Harvey got a takedown in the final 10 seconds to down No. 16 Daniel Bullard 10-8.

No. 3 R-Fr. Trent Hidlay closed the dual with his fourth top-10 win of the season, as he downed No. 7 Nino Bonaccorsi 6-3. Hidlay scored a pair of first period takedowns, and racked up 2:25 of ride time in the win.

Up Next
NC State will return to home action next weekend, as the Wolfpack will host No. 8 North Carolina Friday night at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.

Results:
197: Kellen Stout (Pitt) dec. Tyrie Houghton; 5-3 - 0-3
285: #8 Demetrius Thomas (Pitt) dec. Deonte Wilson; 6-2 - 0-6
125: Jakob Camacho (NCSU) major dec. Louis Newell; 11-3 - 4-6
133: #6 Micky Phillippi (Pitt) dec. Jarrett Trombley; 4-0 - 4-9
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. Cole Matthews; 5-2 - 7-9
149: A.J. Leitten (NCSU) dec. Luke Kemerer; 7-0 - 10-9
157: #2 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) tech fall Taleb Rahmani; 16-1 - 15-9
165: #13 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) dec. #12 Jake Wentzel; 3-1 - 18-9
174: Gregg Harvey (NCSU) dec. #16 Daniel Bullard; 10-8 - 18-12
184: #3 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #7 Nino Bonaccorsi; 6-3 - 21-12

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