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    Junior Nijel Jones is ranked No. 17 in the NCAA RPI Rankings this week at 165 pounds.
    Junior Nijel Jones is ranked No. 17 in the NCAA RPI Rankings this week at 165 pounds.
     

    Feb. 15, 2013

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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State wrestling team will step out of conference action this weekend, as the Wolfpack will face Davidson and Ohio Northern in a pair of dual meets Sunday at Davidson.

    The Pack will face Ohio Northern at 1 p.m., then face host Davidson at approximately 4 p.m. Live video and live stats are available for the Davidson dual meet only. Fans can follow live reports from both duals on @PackWrestle.

    NC State holds a 3-5 record on the season, including a 3-1 non-conference mark. The Pack started the dual meet portion of the season with three straight wins over VMI, Campbell and Gardner-Webb before falling to American in its last non-conference matchup on Jan. 18.

    The Pack has a trio of wrestlers ranked in the latest NCAA RPI Rankings. Freshman Sam Speno is No. 26 nationally at 133 pounds, fellow freshman Tyler Hunt is No. 25 at 141 pounds, and junior Nijel Jones is No. 14 at 165 pounds.

    Davidson enters the weekend 6-11, and 1-5 in Southern Conference action. Ohio Northern is currently ranked No. 26 this week in the NCAA Division III Coaches’ Poll. The Polar Bears sit at 15-3 on the season, and senior Kyle Kwiat is the top ranked wrestler nationally at 174 pounds.

    NC State’s probable lineup:
    125: Joe DeAngelo (3-5)
    133: #26 Sam Speno (14-8)
    141: #25 Tyler Hunt (17-8)
    149: Thomas Gantt (11-7)
    157: Matt Nereim (14-10)
    165: #14 Nijel Jones (22-8)
    174: Patrick Davis (13-14)
    184: Keegan Cerwinski (0-5) or Bret Peltier (0-7)
    197: Bill Cook (2-5) or Josh Lackey (3-9)
    285: Mike Kosoy (14-17)

    Davidson’s probable lineup:
    125 - Philip Elias (11-6)
    133 - Anthony Elias (5-7)
    141 - Sejiro Littleton (6-9) or Matt Zarth (1-9)
    149 - Kevin Birmingham (6-10) or Patrick Devlin (1-4)
    157 - Nathaniel Powers (1-8) or CT Talevi (0-4)
    165 - Chris Cirenza (6-10)
    174 - Ian Solcz (7-9)
    184 - Scott Patrick (13-9)
    197 - Carson Stack (7-8)
    285 - Ed Isola (5-7) or Jordan Ownbey (0-6)

    Ohio Northern’s probable lineup:
    125 – Jerry Pasquale (23-10)
    133 – Jeremy Jones (22-15)
    141 – Shaun Lee (3-7)
    149 – Kyle Brezovec (9-7)
    157 – Jeff Stover (3-5,)
    165 – Tyler Gargano (19-11)
    174 - #1 Kyle Kwiat (33-3)
    184 – Kyle Raber (7-10)
    197 – Michael Pawlitz (25-5)
    285 – Cody Lovejoy (26-9)

    * - NC State rankings are the NCAA RPI Rankings, Ohio Northern’s rankings are from the NCAA Division III Coaches’ Poll.


     

     

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