Not every new student coming to NC State comes in with the same level of knowledge about NC State Athletics. Some have been lifelong fans, others may have only seen a handful of events or none at all. Whichever camp you fall into, we wanted to make sure you knew at least one name on every NC State team, so here is the who is who of NC State Athletics.
The NC State wrestling program has had a meteoric rise to national prominence in recent years. Under current head coach Pat Popolizio, the wrestling team finished in the top-20 at the NCAA championships six years in a row, has finished in first place at the ACC championships three out of the last five seasons and went undefeated in the 2019-20 regular season for the first time in school history.
It is hard to find another category of sport that has more critically acclaimed and cult classic films than the variety that combat sports brings to the table. For our first edition of our new “Movie Night” series, we will be looking at the top five combat sports movies to watch during quarantine. This list is a combination of classics and our personal favorites and isn’t a ranked list of said films.
There are two sides to every athlete. Those looking from the stands see the strength and speed, the struggles and success, and the stats and awards. As we watch them win time and time again, do you ever wonder, “How did they get here? What do we not see?”
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC announced its postseason awards for the 2019-20 year and NC State wrestling took all three awards to sit next to its conference title.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
NC State Wrestling dominated the 2020 ACC Championships as redshirt freshman Jakob Camacho and redshirt junior Hayden Hidlay won their weight classes and NC State topped the team score with 81 points to win its second straight tournament title.
NC State’s wrestling squad heads to Pittsburgh for the 2020 ACC Championship on March 8. Redshirt junior No. 2 Hayden Hidlay and redshirt junior No. 12 Tariq Wilson earned NC State’s lone one-seeds at 157 and 141 pounds, respectively.