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    Wrestling Meet at UNC Friday to be Shown on ESPN3
    Head coach Pat Popolizio
    Head coach Pat Popolizio

    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



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