Highlighted by true freshman Isaac Trumble’s upset win over a top-5 opponent, NC State wrestling extended its nation-leading dual win streak to 21 with a dominant win over No. 12 Pitt.
Having won 20 straight, the Pack will see one of its toughest tests in some time when it takes on Pitt, the No. 12 team in the country that boasts two-time defending ACC Champion Micky Phillippi.
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.
NC State wrestling extended its dual win streak to 20 with a win 23-9 over Virginia. The Wolfpack won all but three bouts against the Cavaliers.
Recent history has not been kind to Virginia in this matchup. NC State has won six straight against it, including a 28-9 victory in 2020.
No. 4 NC State wrestling managed to stave off a late comeback by App State thanks to wins by Nick Reenan and Deonte Wilson in the final two bouts.
NC State wrestling has its home opener on Friday, Jan. 8 against App State. Last year, NC State took a 24-12 victory over App, winning seven of the 10 bouts.
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.