NC State Wrestling Edges UNCG, 22-16
Jan. 28, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State's Daniel Humpries defeated UNC Greensboro's Steve McClamrock 8-6 in sudden victory at 184 pounds Wednesday to help the Wolfpack secure a 22-16 victory over UNCG in a non-conference dual wrestling match at UNCG's Fleming Gymnasium.
NC State, which won its fourth consecutive match and improved to 6-2, took an early 12-0 lead in the team scoring by winning the first three matches, capped by redshirt-freshman 125-pounder Garrett Cummings' pin of Kyle Terrell at 5:43.
UNCG, which fell to 2-4 with the loss, cut the gap to 12-6 by winning the next two matches. At 133, David Johnson picked up his 15th victory of the season with a 3-2 decision over Daniel Pacietti. At 141, Kevin Artis won his 17th overall and fifth in a row, by taking a 7-4 decision from Alex Hernandez, who had a six-match winning streak snapped.
Senior 149-pounder Jake Giamoni stopped the slide for the Pack with a 16-6i major decision over Kevin Pietropinto, and 16th-ranked Scott Garren improved to 12-2 with a 1-0 victory over O.Y. Johnson. That gave the Wolfpack a 19-6 team lead, which the Spartans cut to 19-12 when NC State forfeited the 165-pound bout.
Charles Jones's 15-7 major decision over Rick Brownlee trimmed the Pack's lead to 19-16, but with the match riding in the balance, Humphries got an escape vs. McClamrock to give the Wolfpack the team victory.
NC State will return to action on Saturday at eighth-ranked Oklahoma.
NC State 22, UNC Greensboro 16
197 - Zach Garren (NCS) dec. Daren Burns, 6-4
HWT - Jainor Palma (NCS) dec. John Kimble, 4-1
125 - Garrett Cummings (NCS) pinned Kyle Terrell, 5:43
133 - David Johnson (UNCG) dec. Daniel Pacetti, 3-2
141 - Kevin Artis (UNCG) dec. Alex Hernandez, 7-4
149 - Jake Giamoni (NCS) major dec. Kevin Pietropinto, 16-6
157 - #16 Scott Garren (NCS) dec. O.T. Johnson, 1-0
165 - Keith Ritter (UNCG) won by forfeit
174 - Charles Jones (UNCG) maj. dec. Rick Brownlee, 15-7
184 - Daniel Humphries (NCS) dec. Steve McClamrock, 8-6 SV