Seven Wrestlers Place at King Open
Nov. 26, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - While a majority of the NC State wrestling team was in home action helping the Pack to a 3-0 record in the Wolfpack Duals this past weekend, a group of NC State wrestlers who are redshirting this season traveled to compete in the King Open on Sunday.
At the King Open, NC State placed seven wrestlers overall, with the 10 wrestlers NC State sent going a combined 36-11 on the day. The Pack finished with three first place finishers, two taking second, and one wrestler placing third and another in sixth.
For the second time this fall, senior Joe DeAngelo won the 125-pound weight class. DeAngelo cruised to four straight wins, one fall followed by two major decisions before winning in the title bout 10-4. In his four open tournaments this fall, DeAngelo has two first place finishes and two second place showings.
A pair of freshmen also claimed titles, as Chad Pyke won at 157 pounds and classmate Peter Santos won at 165 pounds. Pyke had four bonus point wins among his five on the day, including 9-0 in the championship bout. Santos was a perfect 4-0, and won his title bout with a 10-0 major decision.
NC State also had two wrestlers finish in second place, freshman Beau Donahue at 149 pounds and sophomore Mike Kosoy at 285 pounds. Donahue won his first four matches, two by pin, before narrowly falling in the championship 3-1. Kosoy, who finished first at The Citadel Open and second at the Hokie Open this fall, won his first three matches before falling in the final bout. Among Kosoy's three wins were two pins and one major decision.
Freshman Randy Shine also had a top showing, placing third at 149 pounds. Shine won his first three bouts, before narrowly falling 2-1. In the wrestle-backs, Shone won both bouts, including a 6-3 win in the third place match.