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NC State wins 9 of 10 matches in 37-6 win over Duke

Ed Scott earned an upset victory at 149 pounds (Photo/NC State Athletics)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 7 NC State wrestling team closed out the dual portion of its season with a 37-6 win over visiting Duke inside Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night. The Wolfpack (6-1, 4-1 ACC) won nine of the 10 bouts on the evening, and went for bonus points in five.

The dual started at 125 pounds and No. 5 Jakob Camacho once again opened with bonus points, as he scored all six takedowns in the bout and added in 1:57 of RT for a 14-5 major decision.

Fr. Ryan Jack got a pair of four-point near-falls and ended his bout in the second period with a 19-3 tech fall.

The Pack made it three straight to open the dual as No. 10 (at 133 pounds) Jarrett Trombley bumped up a weight class and claimed an 11-5 decision, with over two minutes of RT, at 141 pounds.

Fr. Ed Scott scored an upset at 149 pounds, as he used a headlock for a six-point move in the third period to score a 12-6 decision over No. 22 Josh Finesilver.

Fellow Fr. AJ Kovacs used a third period ride out, 1:30 total of RT, for a 4-2 decision.

At the intermission, NC State won the first five bouts and held an 18-0 lead.

No. 17 Thomas Bullard ended his bout in the first period, as he scored a pin 1:53 into his match at 165 pounds.

R-So. Alex Faison used a strong third period and came away with a 22-11 major decision at 174 pounds.

No. 4 Trent Hidlay received a forfeit win at 184 pounds.

Duke's lone win of the night came at 197 pounds, as Kaden Russel locked in a cradle and pinned No. 9 Isaac Trumble in the first period.

The Pack closed the night with a win at heavyweight, as No. 17 Deonte Wilson scored a 6-2 decision.

Up Next: The Pack will now look to win its third straight ACC Championship, as the Pack will be in post season action Feb. 28 inside Reynolds Coliseum.

Results:
125: #5 Jakob Camacho (NCSU) major dec. Logan Agin; 14-5 - 4-0
133: Ryan Jack (NCSU) tech fall Drake Doolittle; 19-3 - 9-0
141: #10 Jarrett Trombley (NCSU) dec. Patrick Rowland; 11-5 - 12-0
149: #31 Ed Scott (NCSU) dec. #22 Josh Finesilver; 12-6 - 15-0
157: AJ Kovacs (NCSU) dec. Brandon LaRue; 4-2 - 18-0
165: #17 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) fall Eric Carter; 1:53 - 24-0
174: Alex Faison (NCSU) major dec. Conor Becker; 22-11 - 28-0
184: #4 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) forfeit - 34-0
197: Kaden Russell (DUKE) fall #9 Isaac Trumble; 0:44 - 34-6
285: #17 Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Jonah Niesenbaum; 6-2 - 37-6

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