Jan. 31, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State wrestling team returns to action this Friday night, as the Wolfpack travels to ACC rival North Carolina for a 7 p.m. dual meet.
NC State enters with a 3-3 mark on its dual season, including an 0-2 slate in ACC action. Last weekend at No. 11 Virginia, Matt Nereim (157 pounds) and Patrick Davis (174 pounds) both picked up road wins.
North Carolina enters the dual with a 4-6 overall record including an 0-3 mark in ACC meets. The Tar Heels dropped home contests to Virginia (24-9) and Virginia Tech (32-9), then fell at Maryland last weekend, 21-16.
NC State’s Nijel Jones is ranked No. 20 for the second straight week at 165 pounds. The Tar Heels have three wrestlers ranked in the top-20 nationally: at 125, 133, and 149 pounds.
Following are the projected starting lineups for NC State and North Carolina:
NC State (3-3, 0-2 ACC)
125: Joe DeAngelo
133: Sam Speno
141: Tyler Hunt
149: Thomas Gantt
157: Matt Nereim or Mardel Gabriel
165: #20 Nijel Jones
174: Patrick Davis
184: Keegan Cerwinski or Bret Peltier
197: Bill Cook
285: Mike Kosoy
North Carolina (4-6, 0-3 ACC)
125: #6 Nathan Kraisser
133: #18 Joey Ward or Pat Owens
141: #6 Evan Henderson
149: Nick Heilmann or Christian Barber
157: Chris Mears
165: John Staudenmayer
174: Tanner Eitel
184: Alex Utley or Frank Abbondanza
197: Antonio Giorgio
285: Cody Klempay