NC State Holds ACC Wrestling Lead


NC State Holds ACC Wrestling Lead

Pack wrestling still leads the way in the ACC but a two week lull in scheduling may have slightly dinged NC State in the rankings. The last match was held in Naples, Italy against then #3 Oklahoma State on January 5.

The Tussle for the Troops event had both the Wolfpack and Cowboys with five individual wins. With the dual tied at 16 all Oklahoma State had three bonus points that clinched the win, 19-16.

Oklahoma State had a return to action 9 days after the event losing to then #7 Iowa.

Upsets have stirred up the rankings but when it comes to the top team, Penn State still is king of the mountain. The Nittany Lions pulled 11 of 16 First Place Votes to hold onto the #1 spot again this week.

Virginia Tech slipped a spot after failing to defend their Virginia Duals title against Arizona. The two teams swapped spots in the rankings.

North Carolina remains in the top 25 tied for the final place with Purdue. The Tar Heels fell to then #10 Arizona State 9-27 and pushed then #17 Rutgers before falling 17-18.

NC State Holds ACC Wrestling Lead

NWCA Wrestling Top 25

#6NC State
#10Virginia Tech
#24tNorth Carolina

INTERMAT Weight Class Top 10

125NC State#5Sean Fausz
133Virginia#6Jack Mueller
141NC State#2Kevin Jack
149North Carolina#5Troy Heilmann
157NC State#3Hayden Hidlay
165Virginia Tech#4David McFadden
184NC State#3Pete Renda
184Virginia Tech#8Zack Zavatsky
197Virginia Tech#2Jared Haught
197NC State#4Mike Macchiavello
HWTDuke#5Jacob Kasper

NC State Holds ACC Wrestling Lead

 The majority of matches on the schedule from now until the ACC Championship on Saturday, March 3 will be head to head with conference foes.

NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held in Cleveland, March 15-17.

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