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Camacho wins as No. 4 Wolfpack beat Appalachian State

Danbury native Jakob Camacho had four takedowns in his individual victory at 125 pounds Friday night to help No. 4 North Carolina State beat No. 27 Appalachian State, 24-12 in Raleigh, N.C.

The Wolfpack (2-0) won four of the first five matches to jump out to a commanding 14-3 lead and capture their 19th straight dual meet, the longest current winning streak in the country.

Camacho, who is ranked No. 7 in the country at 125, had a pair of takedowns as he built a 4-3 lead after two periods. In the third period, he outscored Appalachian State’s senior Codi Russell by a 6-0 margin. Another point for riding time gave Camacho a 11-4 decision.

App State (0-1) cut the lead to 14-12 with two matches but the Wolfpack won the final two matches with victories from Nick Reenan (197) with a pin and Deonte Wilson (285) with a 11-2 decision over junior Tim Warren.

Michael Burchell of Hand-Madison wrestles for Appalachian State at 285 but wasn’t in the starting lineup.

The Pack will open its ACC slate next weekend, traveling up to Virginia for a Friday night dual.

NC State 24, App State 12
At Raleigh, N.C.
125: Jakob Camacho (N) dec. Codi Russell, 11-4
133: Jarrett Trombley (N) dec. Sean Carter, 4-2
141: Tariq Wilson (N) major dec. Anthony Brito, 14-0
149: Jonathan Millner (A) dec. Ed Scott, 5-3
157: Hayden Hidlay (N) dec. Cody Bond, 14-5
165: Will Formato (A) dec. Thomas Bullard, 4-0
174: Thomas Flitz (A) dec. Daniel Bullard, 6-4, OT
184: Julian Gorring (A) dec. Jacob Ferreira, 3-1
197: Nick Reenan (N) fall Mason Fiscella; 2:16
285: Deonte Wilson (N) major dec. Tim Warren, 11-2

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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