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NC State wins back-to-back ACC titles for first time since 2001-02

NC State won the ACC title by four points over runner-up Pitt (Photo/NC State Athletics)

PITTSBURGH, PA. -- The NC State wrestling team won back-to-back ACC Championships for the first time since 2001-02, as the Wolfpack claimed top honors at the 2020 ACC Championship Sunday at Pitt.

NC State won the team race with 81 points. Host Pitt was second (77), North Carolina took third (67.5), Virginia was fourth (60.5), Virginia Tech fifth (52) and Duke was sixth (2).

The ACC title was the Pack's second straight, third in the last five seasons and 17th all-time in school history. The 17 team titles are tied UNC among the current ACC schools.

The Pack had nine of its 10 wrestlers in the semifinals, six into the finals and a pair won individual ACC championships - R-Fr. Jakob Camacho (125 pounds) and R-Jr. Hayden Hidlay (157) both went 2-0 on the day to win their championships.

R-Jr. Tariq Wilson (141), R-Jr. Daniel Bullard (174), R-Fr. Trent Hidlay (184), and So. Deonte Wilson (285) each earned All-ACC honors with their second-place finishes.

No. 10 R-Jr. Thomas Bullard scored a third-place finish at 165 pounds, and added two additional team points in his third place bout with a pin.

R-Fr. Jarrett Trombley placed fourth at 133 pounds. Both Thomas Bullard and Trombley have advanced to the NCAA Championships with their automatic bids.

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