Dec. 19, 2013
BOONE, N.C. - The NC State wrestling team returned to action Thursday night, capturing a pair of dual wins at Boone, N.C. The Wolfpack (7-1) downed Cleveland State 35-3, then defeated Appalachian State 28-6.
The Pack started the evening with a 35-3 win over Cleveland State. NC State won nine of the 10 matches, including four bonus point wins. Redshirt sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski (285) and freshman Max Rohskopf (157) both recorded pins, while redshirt senior KaRonne Jones (197) posted a 22-9 major decision as did freshman Chris Wilkes (133) with his 20-6 win.
NC State picked up a second win by defeating host Appalachian State 28-6. The Mountaineers picked up a win at 125 pounds to start, but the Pack’s Chris Wilkes (133) and Sam Speno (141) both posted their second wins of the day to give the Pack a 6-3 lead. After another Mountaineer victory at 149, NC State closed out the match with six straight wins highlighted by Gwiazdowski’s second pin at 285 and Jones’ second major decision at 197.
The Pack will return to action Jan. 1, competing in the prestigious Southern Scuffle.
NC State 35, Cleveland State 3
125: Marshall Brown (NCSU) dec. John Martin; 4-3
133: Chris Wilkes (NCSU) major decision Dan King; 20-6
141: Sam Speno (NCSU) dec. Mike Carlone; 9-4
149: R.J. LaBeef (CSU) dec. Cohl Fulk; 10-7
157: Max Rohskopf (NCSU) fall Nick Montgomery; 3:47
165: Dylan Ceravalo (NCSU) dec. Matt Donohoe; 11-6
174: Pete Renda (NCSU) dec. Nick Corba; 2-0
184: Michael Macchiavello (NCSU) dec. Xavier Dye; 9-7
197: KaRonne Jones (NCSU) major decision Ray Stone; 22-9
285: Nick Gwiazdowski (NCSU) fall Riley Shaw; 4:05
NC State 28, Appalachian State 6
125: Dominic Parisi (ASU) dec. Micah Perez; 7-3
133: Chris Wilkes (NCSU) dec. Chris Johnson; 6-2
141: Sam Speno (NCSU) dec. Jacob Smith; 3-0
149: Dylan Cottrell (ASU) dec. Brian Hamann; 13-11
157: Tommy Gantt (NCSU) dec. Nick Hall; 9-6
165: Nijel Jones (NCSU) dec. Zach Strickland; 6-1
174: Pete Renda (NCSU) dec. Colin Hedash; 3-2
184: Shayne Brady (NCSU) dec. Nick Vetell; 2-1
197: KaRonne Jones (NCSU) major decision Kacee Hutchinson; 11-2
285: Nick Gwiazdowski (NCSU) fall Denzel Dejournette; 2:05