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No. 5 Wolfpack win pair at Collegiate Wrestling Duals

Danbury native Jakob Camacho went 1-1 for North Carolina State on Monday at the Collegiate Wrestling Duals in Florida. (Photo courtesy North Carolina State wrestling)

No. 5 North Carolina State moved into the championship match of the Collegiate Wrestling Duals Monday in Niceville, Fla., with a win over No. 10 Missouri, 19-12 and Binghamton, 35-7. North Carolina State will face No. 1 Iowa in Tuesday night’s Blue Pool title bout at 6 p.m.

The top 10 battle between the Wolfpack and Missouri may go down as one of the top duals of the season in the NCAA. The dual featured 18 ranked wrestlers in the 10 matchups and was close throughout.

The dual was tied 9-9 after the first six matches, but the Pack won three of the final four matches to secure the win. In that stretch, NC State got bonus points at 184 pounds in a matchup of top 15 wrestlers and then a top five upset at 197 pounds to secure the team win.

Missouri got began the match with an upset win as No. 15 Noah Surtin beat No. 5 Jakob Camacho from Danbury, 7-4. The Wolfpack tied the match with a win from No. 17 Kai Orine at 133 pounds but the Tigers took a 6-3 lead when No. 14 Allan Hart beat No. 16 Ryan Jack, 9-3, at 141 pounds.

In the win over Binghamton, Camacho won with a pin in 5:29. Camacho is now 6-1 on the season with one pin. Camacho was named the ACC Wrestler of the Week last week after his win over No. 30 Caleb Smith of Appalachian State.

Jack is 10-2 with two pins on the year. Danbury native A.J. Kovacs (157) is 8-0 on the year for the Wolfpack.

Binghamton (3-7) also lost to Missouri, 33-6.

Pool A (Blue pool)

North Carolina State 35, Binghamton 7
At Niceville, Fla.

125: (5) Jakob Camacho (NC) pin Nick Curley; 5:29
133: Jarrett Trombley (NC) win by injury default over Anthony Sobotker; 5:30
141: Ryan Anderson (B) dec. Hunter Lewis; 8-2
149: (3) Tariq Wilson (NC) dec. Nick Lombard; 9-4
157: (23) Ed Scott (NC) tech fall Tyler Martin; 18-1
165: (18) Thomas Bullard (NC) dec. Brevin Cassella; 6-0
174: (5) Hayden Hidlay (NC) major dec. Jacob Nolan; 12-3
184: (3) Trent Hidlay (NC) tech fall Sam Deprez; 19-4
197: (12) Lou Deprez (B) major dec. (15) Isaac Trumble; 10-2
285: (28) Owen Trephan (NC) dec. (22) Joe Doyle; 5-2
Records: NC State 4-0, Binghamton 3-6

NC State 19, Missouri 12
At Niceville, Fla.
125: (15) Noah Surtin (M) dec. (5) Jakob Camacho, 7-4
133: (17) Kai Orine (NC) dec. Connor Brown, 7-3
141: (14) Allan Hart (M) dec. (16) Ryan Jack, 9-3
149: (3) Tariq Wilson (NC) dec. (18) Josh Edmond, 11-8
157: (23) Ed Scott (NC) dec. (15) Jarrett Jacques, 3-2
165: (3) Keegan O’Toole (M) dec. (18) Thomas Bullard, 9-3
174: (5) Hayden Hidlay (NC) (14) Peyton Mocco, 9-5
184: (3) Trent Hidlay (NC) major dec. Jeremiah Kent, 13-5
197: (15) Isaac Trumble (NC) dec. (4) Rocky Elam, 5-3
285: (16) Zach Elam (M) dec. Tyrie Houghton, 6-5
Records: North Carolina State 5-0, Missouri 5-2

Pool A (blue pool)
N.C. State 35, Binghamton 7
N.C. State 19, Missouri 12
Missouri 33, Binghamton 6
Pool B (red pool)
Arizona State 52, Hofstra 4
Arizona State 23, Virginia Tech 13
Virginia Tech 35, Hofstra 3
Pool C (red pool)
Penn State 29, Northern Iowa 9
Penn State vs. Cornell
Cornell 29, Northern Iowa 7
Pool D (blue pool)
Iowa 44, Central Michigan 0
Iowa 28, Lehigh 7
Lehigh 25, Central Michigan 6

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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