NC State Wrestling Pins 24-14 Decision On UNC Greensboro
Jan. 26, 2005
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The NC State wrestling team won six of 10 bouts, including the first five, and cruised to a 24-14 victory over UNC Greensboro, on Wednesday night at Fleming Gym. The Wolfpack victory broke a two-match losing streak for NC State, which improved to 4-4, and a four-match winning streak for UNCG, which fell to 6-2.
The action started at 141 pounds with Wolfpack sophomore Jeff Breese picking up his seventh win of the season with a 7-6 decision over David Johnson. NC State increased its lead to 12-0 by winning the next three highly contested bouts. At 149, Alex Hernandez earned a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over Andrew Krieger. Freshman 157-pounder Kody Hamrah (157) recorded his eighth win of the season by defeating O.T. Johnson, 4-1. At 165, redshirt-freshman Ryan Nowicki posted an 8-5 decision over Scott Fisher.
The Spartans won four of the last five matches, but the Wolfpack's early hot streak took all the suspense out of the proceedings. UNCG got on the board when sophomore Joe Lowe picked up his 15th win of the year by defeating Jeremy Colbert 15-4. At 197, sophomore Daren Burns, ranked 19th in the nation by Intermat, improved his record to 17-4 with an 8-2 decision over Zach Garren. Two bouts later at 125, freshman Joe Kemmerer, also ranked 19th in the country by Intermat, picked up his 20th win of the season by handing Garrett Cummings a 7-0 loss. At 133, freshman Chris Bencivenga defeated the Wolfpack's Jay Coman by a 17-5 major decision.
NC State returns to action on Friday at Reynolds Coliseum with its first Atlantic Coast Conference match of the season, a 7:30 encounter vs. North Carolina.
NC State 24, UNC Greensboro 14
141 - Jeff Breese (NCS) dec. David Johnson, 7-6
149 - Alex Hernandez (NCS) dec. Andrew Krieger, 8-6
157 - Kody Hamrah (NCS) dec. O.T. Johnson, 4-1
165 - Ryan Nowicki (NCS) dec. Scott Fisher, 8-5
174 - Kevin Gabrielson (NCS) pinned Freddy Valoy, at 2:48
184 - Joe Lowe (UNCG) major dec. Jeremy Colbert, 15-4
197 - #19 Daren Burns (UNCG) dec. Zach Garren, 8-2
Hwt - Jainor Palma (NCS) pinned Brett Reed, at 4:37
125 - #19 Joe Kemmerer (UNCG) dec. Garrett Cummings, 7-0
133 - Chris Bencivenga (UNCG) major dec. Jay Coman, 17-8