Nov. 22, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State wrestling team will compete in its first dual meets of the season, as the Wolfpack will host the Wolfpack Duals on Sunday. The Wolfpack Duals will be held at Cardinal Gibbons High School this year, and admission is free.
The Pack will face Gardner-Webb at noon, Lindsey Wilson at approximately 1:30 p.m., and UNC Pembroke at approximately 3 p.m. Two mats of action will be going on simultaneously.
NC State has started the 2013-14 season strong, competing in four open tournaments over the last three weekends. The Pack had all three of its wrestlers place at The Citadel Open to start the season, then three wrestlers placed at the Pembroke Open and another three at the Virginia Tech Open two weeks ago.
The majority of the Pack was in action last weekend at the Wolfpack Open, 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.
NC State Probable Starters:
Fr. Micah Perez (8-1) –Took first at the Pembroke Classic and third in the Wolfpack Open.
or Fr. Brenden Calas (6-4) – Wrestled in both the Pembroke Classic and Wolfpack Open.
Fr. Chris Wilkes (4-1) – Took third in the Wolfpack Open.
So. Sam Speno (4-1) – Was a 2012 NCAA qualifier at 133 pounds … Placed third at the Wolfpack Open.
Fr. Brian Hamann (7-1) – Took fifth place at the Wolfpack Open, winning his final five matches.
or Fr. Max Rohskopf (4-4) – Wrestled in both the Hokie Open and Wolfpack Open.
Jr. Tommy Gantt (4-1) – Finished third in the Wolfpack Open.
Sr. Nijel Jones (5-0) – Was a 2012 NCAA qualifier at 165 pounds … Won the 165-pound bracket at the Wolfpack Open.
or Fr. Dylan Ceravalo (4-4) - Wrestled in both the Hokie Open and Wolfpack Open.
Fr. Pete Renda (4-1) – Placed second at the Wolfpack Open.
Fr. Shane Brady (4-1) – Placed third at the Wolfpack Open.
or Fr. Michael Macchiavello (2-2) - Placed fourth at the Wolfpack Open.
R-Sr. KaRonne Jones (4-1) - Placed third at the Wolfpack Open.
or R-So. Bill Cook (2-2) – Wrestled in the Wolfpack Open.
or R-Fr. Lee Davis (8-4) – Placed fourth at the Pembroke Classic, posting six wins.
R-So. Nick Gwiazdowski (5-0) – Won the 285-pound bracket at the Wolfpack Open … Recorded three pins and two major decision victories.