Pack freshman brings home top honors at 174 pounds/79 KG
Freshmen classmates were starters for the Wolfpack
Speno (141), Gantt (157), Renda (174), Jones (197) and Gwiazdowski (285) will travel to Oklahoma City next week
Speno, Gantt, Renda, Jones and Gwiazdowski all advance to NCAA Championships with automatic bids
Pack records five straight wins in middle of dual
2013-14: Pack's started at 174 pounds as a freshman ... 2014 NCAA Qualifier ... Named the No. 2 rookie nationally at 174 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News ... Finished the year 27-11, including 16-3 in duals ... 27 wins are the third-most for a freshman in NC State history ... One of two NCSU wrestlers to be ranked majority of season ... Finished third on the Pack with 27 wins, 16 dual wins were second-best and six pins were also second-best ... Went 12-1 in bonus point matches ... Earned one of the three ACC automatic bids at 174 pounds, entered as the third seed and went 3-1 to finish third ... Had to win final two bouts to earn NCAA bid, won 4-0 in the consolation semifinals and then 5-0 in third place match ... Placed seconds in the Wolfpack Open ... Earned medalist honors at the FILA Junior Championships at 79 KG ... Went a perfect 5-0 en route to title ... Outscored opponents 54-2 in tournament, including a 13-2 decision in championship bout ... Named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team ... Named to the 2013-14 ACC Honor Roll ... Named to NWCA True Freshman All-Academic Team.