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    Pack Claims Titles at 165 and 285 Pounds at Wolfpack Open
     
    Senior Nijel Jones
    Senior Nijel Jones
     

    Nov. 17, 2013

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State wrestling team had an impressive showing at the Wolfpack Open on Sunday, as 11 Wolfpack wrestlers finished third or higher on the day. Senior Nijel Jones (165) and redshirt sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski (285) claimed first-place honors for the Pack.

    In all, NC State had 12 wrestlers advance to the semifinals and 17 advance to the quarterfinals. The Pack posted two first-place finishes, two second-place finishes, and seven third-place showings.

    At 125 pounds, the Pack had the second and third-place finishers. Senior Joe DeAngelo won his first three bouts of the day, but fell in double OT of the championship bout 7-6 to Tyler Walker of Campbell. Freshman Micah Perez advanced to the semifinals before losing, but won his third-place bout with a 14-5 major decision over Will Mason of Virginia.

    Freshman Chris Wilkes captured third place at 133 pounds. Wilkes won his first three bouts, including a pin, before falling in the semifinals. In the third-place bout, Wilkes recorded a 17-4 major decision over Matt Williams of North Carolina.

    NC State also claimed third place at 141 pounds with sophomore Sam Speno. Speno won his third-place bout over Justin Vanhoose of Virginia 7-5.

    At 149 pounds, freshman Brian Hamann claimed fifth-place honors. After falling in his third bout of the day, Hamann won five straight matches, including a 7-0 decision over Jake Faust of Duke for fifth-place honors.

    Junior Thomas Gantt was another third-place finisher for the Pack. He won his third/fourth-place bout with a 4-3 decision over Jake Crawford of North Carolina.

    At 165 pounds, the Pack claimed first and third-place honors. Senior Nijel Jones won the 165 pound bracket, going 5-0 on the day. Jones’ championship win came after he pinned Blake Ridenour of Newberry3:15 into their bout. Jones entered the tournament ranked 20th nationally.

    Freshman Peter Santos placed third at 165 pounds after he recorded a 4-0 decision over Matthew Stull of George Maston in his final match.

    Freshman Pete Renda claimed second-place honors at 174 pounds. After he won his first four matches of the day, Renda narrowly fell in the championship round 3-2 to Zach Epperly of Virginia Tech.

    The Pack claimed the third and fourth-place finishers at 184 pounds, as the Pack wrestlers faced each other in their final bout. Freshman Shayne Brady downed classmate Michael Macchiavello in the third-place match with a pin at the 4:15 mark.

    The Pack’s final third-place finish came at 197 pounds from redshirt senior KaRonne Jones. Jones won his third-place bout with an 8-3 win over Joe Grisko of Newberry.

    Redshirt sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski claimed the Pack’s second title, as he breezed to the 285 championship. The former All-American recorded three pins and two major decisions in claiming the tournament title for the second straight year. Gwiazdowski came into the tournament ranked third nationally.

    The Pack will compete in its first duals of the season next weekend. NC State will host Gardner-Webb, Lindsey Wilson and UNC Pembrokenext Sunday at Cardinal Gibbons High School starting at noon.

    Complete NC State Results:
    College 125 - Brenden Calas’s place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Brenden Calas (North Carolina State) won by fall over Tyler Awtry (Virginia Tech) (Fall 6:03)
    Champ. Round 2 - Will Mason (Virginia) won by major decision over Brenden Calas (North Carolina State) (Maj 9-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Brenden Calas (North Carolina State) won by fall over Gabe Robert (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 0:27)
    Cons. Round 3 - Buddy Scarborough (Old Dominion) won by decision over Brenden Calas (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-5)

    College 125 - Marshall Brown’s place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Blake Boshell (Newberry) won by decision over Marshall Brown (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Marshall Brown (North Carolina State) won by decision over Anthony Calvano (George Mason) (Dec 9-5)
    Cons. Round 2 - Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason) won by decision over Marshall Brown (North Carolina State) (Dec 15-8)

    College 125 - Micah Perez’s place is 3rd and has scored 15.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Micah Perez (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Micah Perez (North Carolina State) won by decision over Trung Duong (Newberry) (Dec 21-15)
    Quarterfinal - Micah Perez (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Bill Prochniewski (George Mason) (TF 19-3)
    Semifinal - Tyler Walker (Campbell) won by decision over Micah Perez (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-3)
    3rd Place Match - Micah Perez (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Will Mason (Virginia) (Maj 14-5)

    College 125 - Joe DeAngelo’s place is 2nd and has scored 19.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Joe DeAngelo (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Joe DeAngelo (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason) (Maj 12-2)
    Quarterfinal - Joe DeAngelo (North Carolina State) won by fall over Cody Karns (North Carolina) (Fall 5:31)
    Semifinal - Joe DeAngelo (North Carolina State) won by decision over Will Mason (Virginia) (Dec 6-4)
    1st Place Match - Tyler Walker (Campbell) won in sudden victory - 1 over Joe DeAngelo (North Carolina State) (SV-1 7-6)

    College 133 - Chris Wilkes’s place is 3rd and has scored 16.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Chris Wilkes (North Carolina State) won by decision over Michael Hayes (Old Dominion) (Dec 7-4)
    Champ. Round 2 - Chris Wilkes (North Carolina State) won in sudden victory - 1 over Virgil Toms (Newberry) (SV-1 3-1)
    Quarterfinal - Chris Wilkes (North Carolina State) won by fall over Anthony Elias (Davidson) (Fall 4:40)
    Semifinal - Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Chris Wilkes (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-2)
    3rd Place Match - Chris Wilkes (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Matt Williams (North Carolina) (Maj 17-4)

    College 141 - Sam Speno’s place is 3rd and has scored 14.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Sam Speno (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Jacob Kingett (Old Dominion) (Maj 17-7)
    Champ. Round 2 - Sam Speno (North Carolina State) won by decision over Shane Arechiga (Maryland) (Dec 7-5)
    Quarterfinal - Sam Speno (North Carolina State) won by decision over Joey Moon (North Carolina) (Dec 14-7)
    Semifinal - Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) won by decision over Sam Speno (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-0)
    3rd Place Match - Sam Speno (North Carolina State) won by decision over Justin Vanhoose (Virginia) (Dec 7-5)

    College 141 - Patrick Hutton’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Patrick Hutton (North Carolina State) won by forfeit over Gerry Ronnau (Virginia Tech) (FF)
    Champ. Round 2 - Daniel Ownbey (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by major decision over Patrick Hutton (North Carolina State) (Maj 17-6)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Kingett (Old Dominion) won by decision over Patrick Hutton (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-0)

    College 141 - Jake DeAngelo’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Jake DeAngelo (North Carolina State) won by decision over Ryan Blackwell (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Dec 7-0)
    Champ. Round 2 - Jake DeAngelo (North Carolina State) won by decision over Cory Wagner (Campbell) (Dec 7-3)
    Quarterfinal - Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) won by tech fall over Jake DeAngelo (North Carolina State) (TF 15-0)
    Cons. Round 4 - Casey Paglia (American) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jake DeAngelo (North Carolina State) (SV-1 6-4)

    College 149 - Randy Shine’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Prelim - Randy Shine (North Carolina State) won by decision over Konbeh Koroma (Gunston WC) (Dec 8-3)
    Champ. Round 1 - Brent Jorge (Campbell) won by decision over Randy Shine (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Luke Ludke (George Mason) won by decision over Randy Shine (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-2)

    College 149 - Brian Hamann’s place is 5th and has scored 17.50 team points.
    Prelim - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won in tie breaker - 1 over Ryan Hunsberger (George Mason) (TB-1 6-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by fall over Reggie Allen (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 3:33)
    Champ. Round 2 - Tj Miller (Virginia) won in sudden victory - 1 over Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) (SV-1 3-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by fall over Ryan Hunsberger (George Mason) (Fall 5:36)
    Cons. Round 3 - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Seiji Borja (Newberry) (TF 17-1)
    Cons. Round 4 - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by decision over Brent Jorge (Campbell) (Dec 2-1)
    Cons. Semi - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by fall over Kevin Johnson Jr (Old Dominion) (Fall 1:37)
    5th Place Match - Brian Hamann (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jake Faust (Duke) (Dec 7-0)

    College 149 - Max Rohskopf’s place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) won by fall over Chris Williams (Campbell) (Fall 1:44)
    Champ. Round 2 - Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) won by fall over Cameron Bowen (NRV Mat Club) (Fall 1:12)
    Quarterfinal - Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion) won by decision over Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-1)
    Cons. Round 4 - Jake Faust (Duke) won in sudden victory - 1 over Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) (SV-1 3-2)

    College 149 - Cohl Fulk’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Cohl Fulk (North Carolina State) won by decision over Chris Yankowich (Virginia) (Dec 3-2)
    Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Birmingham (Davidson) won by decision over Cohl Fulk (North Carolina State) (Dec 11-7)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jake Faust (Duke) won by decision over Cohl Fulk (North Carolina State) (Dec 8-4)

    College 149 - Beau Donahue’s place is 8th and has scored 5.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) won by decision over Austin Eads (Old Dominion) (Dec 6-5)
    Champ. Round 2 - Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) won by decision over Robert Janis (Maryland) (Dec 3-2)
    Quarterfinal - Kevin Birmingham (Davidson) won by fall over Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) (Fall 1:53)
    Cons. Round 4 - Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) won by decision over Cole Moseley (American) (Dec 7-5)
    Cons. Semi - Jake Faust (Duke) won by decision over Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) (Dec 7-2)

    College 157 - Rodney Shepard’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Rodney Shepard (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Rodney Shepard (North Carolina State) won in sudden victory - 1 over M.j. Roberson (Virginia) (SV-1 3-1)
    Quarterfinal - Jake Crawford (North Carolina) won by decision over Rodney Shepard (North Carolina State) (Dec 6-2)
    Cons. Round 4 - Grant Blumenthal (Campbell) won by decision over Rodney Shepard (North Carolina State) (Dec 8-3)

    College 157 - Tommy Gantt’s place is 3rd and has scored 15.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Tommy Gantt (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Greg Flournoy (George Mason) (TF 17-2)
    Champ. Round 2 - Tommy Gantt (North Carolina State) won by decision over Taylor Knapp (Newberry) (Dec 8-2)
    Quarterfinal - Tommy Gantt (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Robert Henderson (North Carolina) (Maj 14-6)
    Semifinal - Tristan Warner (Old Dominion) won by decision over Tommy Gantt (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-2)
    3rd Place Match - Tommy Gantt (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jake Crawford (North Carolina) (Dec 4-3)

    College 157 - Chad Pyke’s place is 5th and has scored 11.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Kayne Melko (Newberry) (TF 18-1)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Brascetta (Virginia Tech) won by major decision over Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) (Maj 13-5)
    Cons. Round 4 - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) won by decision over Greg Flournoy (George Mason) (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Semi - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) won by decision over Grant Blumenthal (Campbell) (Dec 7-4)
    5th Place Match - Chad Pyke (North Carolina State) won by decision over Devin Geoghegan (Old Dominion) (Dec 7-6)

    College 165 - Nijel Jones’s place is 1st and has scored 25.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) won by fall over George Bancroft (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 2:07)
    Champ. Round 2 - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Greg Bacci (Virginia) (Maj 13-4)
    Quarterfinal - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) won by decision over Ethan Ramos (North Carolina) (Dec 11-9)
    Semifinal - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) won by decision over Matthew Stull (George Mason) (Dec 7-0)
    1st Place Match - Nijel Jones (North Carolina State) won by fall over Blake Ridenour (Newberry) (Fall 3:15)

    College 165 - Dylan Ceravalo’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by decision over Dylan Ceravalo (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Ceravalo (North Carolina State) won by tech fall over Hayden Smith (North Carolina-Pembroke) (TF 17-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Ceravalo (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Zach Brown (American) (Maj 12-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Ceravalo (North Carolina State) won by decision over Greg Bacci (Virginia) (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Round 4 - Juan Simpson (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by decision over Dylan Ceravalo (North Carolina State) (Dec 9-4)

    College 165 - Peter Santos’s place is 3rd and has scored 15.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Peter Santos (North Carolina State) won by fall over Patrick Devlin (Davidson) (Fall 1:03)
    Champ. Round 2 - Peter Santos (North Carolina State) won by decision over Brian Dorsey (Duke) (Dec 9-7)
    Quarterfinal - Peter Santos (North Carolina State) won by decision over Paul Duggan (Campbell) (Dec 7-2)
    Semifinal - Blake Ridenour (Newberry) won by decision over Peter Santos (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-3)
    3rd Place Match - Peter Santos (North Carolina State) won by decision over Matthew Stull (George Mason) (Dec 4-0)

    College 165 - Dakota Roberts’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Forrest (George Mason) won by decision over Dakota Roberts (North Carolina State) (Dec 8-1)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dakota Roberts (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Greg Bacci (Virginia) won by major decision over Dakota Roberts (North Carolina State) (Maj 12-2)

    College 165 - Mikey Amorando’s place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Mikey Amorando (North Carolina State) won by decision over Michael Wrigth (Duke) (Dec 5-1)
    Champ. Round 2 - Juan Simpson (North Carolina-Pembroke) won by fall over Mikey Amorando (North Carolina State) (Fall 1:16)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mikey Amorando (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Patrick Devlin (Davidson) (Maj 10-2)
    Cons. Round 3 - Ellison Sanders (Coker College) won by decision over Mikey Amorando (North Carolina State) (Dec 8-6)

    College 174 - Peter Renda’s place is 2nd and has scored 20.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Peter Renda (North Carolina State) won by fall over Josh Sawyer (Davidson) (Fall 1:56)
    Champ. Round 2 - Peter Renda (North Carolina State) won by decision over Zach Martinez (George Mason) (Dec 3-1)
    Quarterfinal - Peter Renda (North Carolina State) won by decision over Scott Marmoll (North Carolina) (Dec 8-2)
    Semifinal - Peter Renda (North Carolina State) won by fall over Robert Shade (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 4:09)
    1st Place Match - Zach Epperly (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Peter Renda (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-2)

    College 184 - Shane Brady’s place is 3rd and has scored 17.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Shane Brady (North Carolina State) won by decision over Ville Heino (Campbell) (Dec 6-3)
    Champ. Round 2 - Shane Brady (North Carolina State) won by fall over Kyle Kidd (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Fall 1:52)
    Quarterfinal - Shane Brady (North Carolina State) won by decision over Dusty Floyd (Virginia) (Dec 6-0)
    Semifinal - Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) won by major decision over Shane Brady (North Carolina State) (Maj 11-2)
    3rd Place Match - Shane Brady (North Carolina State) won by fall over Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) (Fall 4:15)

    College 184 - Michael Macchiavello’s place is 4th and has scored 12.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) won by decision over Brett Dempsey (American) (Dec 4-2)
    Quarterfinal - Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jared Holliday (Newberry) (Dec 4-3)
    Semifinal - Alex Utley (North Carolina) won by decision over Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-0)
    3rd Place Match - Shane Brady (North Carolina State) won by fall over Michael Macchiavello (North Carolina State) (Fall 4:15)

    College 197 - Lee Davis’s place is 8th and has scored 4.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Lee Davis (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Matt Meadows (George Mason) won by decision over Lee Davis (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Lee Davis (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Lee Davis (North Carolina State) won by decision over Brack Walker (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Round 4 - Lee Davis (North Carolina State) won by decision over Rob Parland (Coker College) (Dec 2-1)
    Cons. Semi - Matt Meadows (George Mason) won by decision over Lee Davis (North Carolina State) (Dec 3-0)

    College 197 - Bill Cook’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Bill Cook (North Carolina State) received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Jake Henderson (Old Dominion) won by decision over Bill Cook (North Carolina State) (Dec 7-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Bill Cook (North Carolina State) won by decision over Silvaatasi Mathias (VMI) (Dec 6-5)
    Cons. Round 3 - Bill Cook (North Carolina State) won by decision over Dylan Devine (Maryland) (Dec 4-3)
    Cons. Round 4 - Matt Meadows (George Mason) won by fall over Bill Cook (North Carolina State) (Fall 4:00)

    College 197 - KaRonne Jones’s place is 3rd and has scored 15.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - KaRonne Jones (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Silvaatasi Mathias (VMI) (Maj 12-4)
    Champ. Round 2 - KaRonne Jones (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Kacee Hutchinson (Appalachian State) (Maj 10-2)
    Quarterfinal - KaRonne Jones (North Carolina State) won by decision over Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) (Dec 5-3)
    Semifinal - Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) won by fall over KaRonne Jones (North Carolina State) (Fall 0:33)
    3rd Place Match - KaRonne Jones (North Carolina State) won by decision over Joe Grisko (Newberry) (Dec 8-3)

    College 285 - Nick Gwiazdowski’s place is 1st and has scored 28.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by fall over Lucas Ryan (Old Dominion) (Fall 1:02)
    Champ. Round 2 - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Dawson Peck (Virginia Tech) (Maj 17-4)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by fall over Joe Nolan (Campbell) (Fall 1:36)
    Semifinal - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by fall over Matt Wade (Newberry) (Fall 0:42)
    1st Place Match - Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Eloheim Palma (Campbell) (Maj 13-4)

    College 285 - Mike Kosoy’s place is 8th and has scored 8.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) won by fall over Eddie Isola (Davidson) (Fall 2:33)
    Champ. Round 2 - Matt Tourdot (Old Dominion) won by decision over Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) won by decision over Lucas Ryan (Old Dominion) (Dec 11-5)
    Cons. Round 3 - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) won by decision over Chris Giddens (North Carolina-Pembroke) (Dec 5-3)
    Cons. Round 4 - Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) won by major decision over Luis Beteta (Maryland) (Maj 10-2)
    Cons. Semi - Dan Garwood (Virginia Tech) won in sudden victory - 2 over Mike Kosoy (North Carolina State) (SV-2 4-2)


     

     

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