In not-so-surprising fashion, the NC State wrestling team has started the season undefeated. However, what might be surprising are the three contributing freshmen, which are among this week’s wrestling takeaways.

Two true freshmen saw the mat for the first time in their college careers as NC State Wrestling blew out Gardner-Webb 42-0 to start its season. Next up for the Pack: App State.

As everyone welcomes a new year, the NC State wrestling team looks to begin its dual season and defend its ACC Championship title. The season kickoff takes the Wolfpack to Gardner-Webb University on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m.