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Pair of top-10 upsets highlight No. 4 NC State's 27-6 win over No. 12 Pitt

By NC State Athletic Communications | Jan. 22, 2021, 9:56 p.m. (ET)

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Powered behind a pair of top-10 upsets, and four ranked wins overall, #4 @PackWrestle stormed past #12 Pitt 27-6 Friday night in Reynolds Coliseum.

The Pack (4-0, 2-0 ACC) won eight of the 10 bouts overall against the Panthers (3-1, 1-1), including the final six bouts of the night.

The 21st consecutive Pack dual win was highlighted by freshman Isaac Trumble stepping in at 197 pounds for the first time this season and scoring a 6-1 win over #5 Nino Bonaccorsi. At 165 pounds, Thomas Bullard came away with a 4-3 win over #7 Jake Wentzel.

The dual started at 125 pounds, and with bonus points for the Pack. #5 Jakob Camacho scored all five takedowns in the bout, including three in the third period, and scored a 13-5 major decision to open the dual.

Pitt’s first win was a #4 Micky Phillippi 4-2 decision over #16 Jarrett Trombley.

The Pack came right back with a top-15 win at 141 pounds, as #11 Tariq Wilson stayed undefeated with a 7-5 OT win over #14 Cole Matthews. Matthews got a takedown in the final seconds to tie the score, but after a scoreless first 60 seconds of OT, Wilson got a reversal for the decisive points.

Pitt once again answered with a decision at 149 pounds, as Luke Kemerer scored the bout’s lone takedown with 10 seconds left to down Ed Scott, 3-2.

#2 Hayden Hidlay got more bonus points, as he notched three four-point near falls in the second period at 157 pounds for a 19-2 tech fall win.

The Pack led at intermission 12-6.

NC State came right out and scored a top-10 win at 165 pounds. #17 Thomas Bullard used a second period takedown and third period reversal to score a 4-3 win over #7 Jake Wentzel.

The Pack racked up a third straight win, as #12 Daniel Bullard used 3:08 of RT in a dominating 6-0 decision to up the Pack lead to 18-6.

#4 Trent Hidlay made his Reynolds season debut and was dominate with a ranked win with all four takedowns in the bout and 2:29 of RT in an 11-4 decision over #16 Gregg Harvey.

Making his debut in the lineup, freshman Isaac Trumble came out and scored a top-5 win, taking out #5 Nino Bonaccorsi 6-1. After a scoreless first, Trumble started the second on top and scored a four-point near fall as time expired. He then added an escape and 2:00 of RT came away with the upset win.

The Pack closed the dual with its sixth straight win, as #18 Deonte Wilson scored a 6-1 win over previously undefeated Jake Slinger at heavyweight.

Up Next: The Pack will be in road action next Friday night, as the Pack travels to #14 North Carolina. The dual will be televised on the ACC Network.

#4 NC State 24, #12 Pitt 9
125: #5 Jakob Camacho (NCSU) major dec. Colton Camacho; 13-5 – 4-0
133: #4 Micky Phillippi (Pitt) dec. #16 Jarrett Trombley; 4-2 – 4-3
141: #11 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) dec. #14 Cole Matthews; 7-5 (TB1) – 7-3
149: Luke Kemerer (Pitt) dec. Ed Scott; 3-2 – 7-6
157: #2 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) tech fall Tyler Badgett; 19-2 – 12-6
165: #17 Thomas Bullard (NCSU) dec. #7 Jake Wentzel; 4-3 – 15-6
174: #12 Daniel Bullard (NCSU) dec. Jared McGill; 6-0 – 18-6
184: #4 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) dec. #16 Gregg Harvey; 11-4 – 21-6
197: Isaac Trumble (NCSU) dec. #5 Nino Bonaccorsi; 6-1 – 24-6
285: #18 Deonte Wilson (NCSU) dec. Jake Slinger; 6-1 – 27-6