NC State Wrestling Picks Up Pair of Dual Meet Wins

Pack downs Ohio Northern and Davidson on Sunday

Davidson, NC Feb. 17, 2013 – The NC State wrestling team picked up a pair of dual meet victories Sunday afternoon, defeating Ohio Northern, 32-11, and then Davidson, 37-9. Of the 20 total matches, the Pack was awarded 15 victories, 10 bonus point wins.

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The Pack started its afternoon against Ohio Northern, and registered six straight wins to start the dual meet. Joe DeAngelo (8-2) and Sam Speno (7-4) picked up decisions at 125 pounds and 133 pounds. Tyler Hunt scored a 17-1 technical fall at 141 pounds, followed by a Thomas Gantt 12-6 decision at 149 pounds. Matt Nereim recorded a second technical fall for the Pack, 22-5, at 157 pounds, and Nijel Jones scored a 14-4 major decision at 165 pounds.

After the first six bouts, the Pack was ahead 23-0.

Keegan Cerwinski recorded a pin at 184 pounds,and Mike Kosoy earned a 3-2 decision at 285 pounds to close out the 32-11 win over Ohio Northern.

The Pack then turned around to face host Davidson, but easily dispatched of the Wildcats 37-9.

NC State was awarded three forfeit wins, at 125, 165 and 197 pounds to make up 18 of its 37 points in the win.

Hunt earned his second bonus points win of the day, scoring a major decision at 141 pounds, 14-3. Gantt scored another decision at 149 pounds, 11-6, and Nereim recorded his fifth straight win at 157 pounds, pinning Nathaniel Powers just 23 seconds into the match.

After the first six bouts against Davidson, the Pack was in command at 25-3.

Kosoy once again closed out the dual meet with with a win for the Pack, pinning Eddie Isola at 285 pounds at the 1:16 mark.

NC State will hold its final dual meet of the season this Wednesday, when the Pack hosts ACC rival Duke at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.

NC State 32, Ohio Northern 11
125 — Joe DeAngelo (NCSU) dec. Jerry Pasquale; 8-2 (3-0)
133 — Sam Speno (NCSU) dec. Jeremy Jones; 7-4 (6-0)
141 — Tyler Hunt (NCSU) technical fall Shaun Lee; 17-1 (11-0)
149 — Thomas Gantt (NCSU) dec. J.P. Hoopes; 12-6 (14-0)
157 — Matthew Nereim (NCSU) technical fall Kyle Brezovec; 22-5 (19-0)
165 — Nijel Jones (NCSU) major dec. Tyler Gargano; 14-4 (23-0)
174 — Kyle Kwiat (ONU) technical fall Bret Peltier; 16-0 (23-5)
184 — Keegan Cerwinski (NCSU) pinned Kyle Raber; 4:21 (29-5)
197 — Michael Pawlitz (ONU) pinned Josh Lackey; 1:38 (29-11)
285 — Mike Kosoy (NCSU) dec. Cody Lovejoy; 3-2 (32-11)

NC State 37, Davidson 9
125 — Joe DeAngelo (NCSU) forfeit win; (6-0)
133 — Antony Elias (Davidson) dec. Sam Speno; 11-8 (6-3)
141 — Tyler Hunt (NCSU) major decision Matt Zarth; 14-3 (10-3)
149 — Thomas Gantt (NCSU) dec. Kevin Birmingham; 11-6 (13-3)
157 — Matthew Nereim (NCSU) pinned Nathaniel Powers; 0:23 (19-3)
165 — Nijel Jones (NCSU) forfeit win; (25-3)
174 — Ian Solcz (Davidson) dec. Patrick Davis; 4-0 (25-6)
184 — Donald Patrick (Davidson) dec. Keegan Cerwinski; 11-5 (25-9)
197 — Bill Cook (NCSU) forfeit win; (31-9)
285 — Mike Kosoy (NCSU) pinned Eddie Isola; 1:16 (37-9)

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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