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No. 2 Wolfpack prepare for Armbar at Armory with win over Army

No. 2 North Carolina State improved to 5-0 with a win over Army on Thursday night. (Photo courtesy North Carolina State wrestling)

No. 2 North Carolina State improved to 5-0 on the season Thursday night with a 34-6 win over Army at West Point with three nationally-ranked starters from Connecticut in the lineup.

Danbury’s Jakob Camacho (125), Ryan Jack (141) and A.J. Kovacs (165) each wrestled for the Wolfpack. Camacho and Jack won while Kovacs dropped a 4-1 decision in overtime. Camacho, who is ranked No. 3 in the country, earned a 9-1 decision while Jack, who is ranked No. 7, won with an 18-4 technical fall.

North Carolina State won eight of 10 bouts including one by pin, two by tech fall and four via major decisions.

The Wolfpack will remain in the area and compete at the Armbar at the Armory Classic dual meet tournament at the Washington Street Armory in Albany, N.Y. on Friday.

North Carolina State will face Binghamton at 6:30 p.m. and then Sacred Heart at 8:30 p.m. The Pioneers will be facing Presbyterian College at 6:30 p.m. in round one. Virginia, Long Island University, Buffalo, Binghamton and Northern Colorado will also be competing.

There will be four matches going at once in round one and two.

It will be the second-ever meeting between Sacred Heart and NC State. The two teams met in 2015 with the Wolfpack coming away with a 35-13 victory in Troy, N.Y. Sacred Heart has never met Presbyterian on the mat.

For the third consecutive year, the Pioneers will face the No. 2 team in the country in this event. In 2021, Sacred Heart lost to No. 2 Penn State, 47-3, and last November, the Pioneers fell to No. 2 Iowa, 35-6.

No. 2 NC State 34, Army 6
At West Point, N.Y.
157: No. 9/9 Ed Scott (NC) dec. N. Lukez, 14-8
165: D. Harkins (A) dec. AJ Kovacs, 4-1 OT
174: Gunner Filipowicz (A) dec. No. 22/18 Alex Faison, 15-7
184: No. 29/27 Dylan Fishback (NC) dec. B. Pasiuk, 15-7
197: No. 5/5 Trent Hidlay (NC) pin D. Lawrence, 2:85
285: No. 12/12 Owen Trephan (NC) dec. L. Stoddard, 17-4
125: No. 3/3 Jakob Camacho (NC) dec. E. Berginc, 9-1
133: Jarrett Trombley (NC) dec. B. Basile, 7-6
141: No. 7/8 Ryan Jack (NC) tech fall T Morris, 18-4
149: No. 6/6 Jackson Arrington (NC) tech fall Matt Williams, 17-2
*Rankings based on FloWrestling/InterMat, NR = not ranked
Records: NC State 5-0

2023 Armbar at the Armory
At Albany, N.Y.
Round one, 6:30 p.m.
(2) NC State (5-0) vs Binghamton (0-0)
Virginia (0-0) vs Long Island (2-0)
Northern Colorado (2-0) vs Buffalo (4-2)
Sacred Heart (0-2) vs Presbyterian (0-1)

Round two, 8:30 pm
(2) NC State vs Sacred Heart
Virginia vs Buffalo
North Colorado vs Presbyterian
Long Island vs Binghamton

Streaming: Watch the matches on FloWrestling

NCAA Division I wrestling poll, Nov. 14, 2023

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 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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