#4 NC State Wrestling caps off historic regular season winning at #2 Iowa

The NC State Wrestling team went on the road tonight to Iowa to face the 2nd ranked Hawkeyes in the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Dual Series. The team, 22-1 during the season, walked into Carver Hawkeye Arena as an underdog. They walked out of Carver Hawkeye Arena 23-1 after they beat the previously undefeated Hawkeyes 21-17. The closest match the Hawkeyes had this year was a ten point victory over Nebraska, another team the Wolfpack beat.

Here are the scores from tonight:

125 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) over Sean Fausz (North Carolina State) (MD 15-5)
133 Cory Clark (Iowa) over Jamal Morris (North Carolina State) (Dec 9-3)
141 Kevin Jack (North Carolina State) over Brody Grothus (Iowa) (TF 18-3 7:00)
149 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) over Beau Donahue (North Carolina State) (MD 13-4)
157 Thomas Gantt (North Carolina State) over Edwin Cooper, Jr. (Iowa) (MD 13-5)
165 Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) over Patrick Rhoads (Iowa) (Dec 6-3)
174 Alex Meyer (Iowa) over Nicky Hall (North Carolina State) (Dec 4-2)
184 Pete Renda (North Carolina State) over Sammy Brooks (Iowa) (Dec 7-3)
197 Nathan Burak (Iowa) over Michael Boykin (North Carolina State) (Dec 9-4)
285 Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) over Sam Stoll (Iowa) (Inj. 3:13)

Here are some highlights from Twitter:

Also, there is an Iowa wrestling blog that posted up previews and predictions, and then had the results in the comments. Needless to say, there were some not too happy campers up in Iowa.

Congrats to the wrestling team! Good luck to the team in the ACC Championships in early March!

One more note. This picture truly does tell the whole story.

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    ruffles31
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    The NC State Wrestling team went on the road tonight to Iowa to face the 2nd ranked Hawkeyes in the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Dual
    [See the full post at: #4 NC State Wrestling caps off historic season winning at #2 Iowa]

    #100010

    ryebread
    Participant

    That’s pretty awesome! Great win on the road.

    Great hire by Yow as well. This one looked great from the beginning.

    #100011

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    That’s awesome.
    Sure wish they could get a do-over vs VT.

    #100014

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    NCAA wrestling: No. 4 NC State completes comeback over No. 2 Iowa

    #100015

    ruffles31
    Keymaster

    Another update:

    Wolfpack beats Hawkeyes

    #100018

    44rules
    Participant

    I truly don’t understand what’s going on when I watch the highlights. But I’m so happy to updated and know about Pack wins. So is this the end of the season? Or is there a tourney or something?

    Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong

    #100019

    Texpack
    Participant

    Winning at Iowa in wrestling is like winning at UCLA in basketball between ’65-’75. College wrestling was a lot of fun to watch when I was at State. We were ACC contenders, but never national powers. This team clearly has a shot at a NATTY this year.

    #100022

    FergusWolf
    Participant

    Wow, I thought we were hard on our teams. I read the comments in the Iowa open thread.

    So, they were #2 in the country and undefeated, and lost a close match to the #4 team in the country (it was closer than the final score indicated because of the default in GWiz’s match), and they are calling for their coaches head.

    Different world, I guess.

    #100023

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    According to tweet sent out from wrestling team’s twitter feed last night, Pack is the first to ever defeat both Iowa and Okie State on the road in the same season. Makes sense as most don’t come away from either place with a W, let alone both.

    Nicely done.

    #100025

    redisgood
    Participant

    Wow! Can these guys play basketball?

    #100037

    gso packbacker
    Participant

    Thoroughly enjoyed “watching” the match last night via twitter updates since I wasn’t able to get the audio feed. A sweet ending regardless, but even more after the VT match. ACC and NCAA Tourneys coming up and hopefully this gives us a little extra confidence boost.

    #100038

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    Wow, I thought we were hard on our teams

    Coach Brands kept mentioning the “small” crowd, which was a little over 6,000 🙂 That crowd started leaving early.

    All the pre-match articles and posts I read gave me the impression that Iowa thought they should be wrestling for the championship, and really didn’t give State much credit.

    (it was closer than the final score indicated because of the default in GWiz’s match)

    Gwiz was on a mission again, and he was up 10-1 at the time of the default. I think he would have scored at least a tech fall, and possibly pinned the guy.

    #100040

    FergusWolf
    Participant

    ^ Oh, I think it was a forgone conclusion that we were going to win as soon as GWiz got on the mat, but chances are the margin would have been smaller.

    #100044

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    State is now ranked #2. Outstanding! VT is #3, and Iowa drops to #4.

    #100046

    choppack1
    Participant

    Wow!! I don’t believe in upsets in wrestling and track and field/ cross country. Great job by the team great hire by Yow. I don’t have a problem with paying a guy like this something equivalent to his quality.

    #100047

    mak4dpak
    Participant

    A big win to start the week, now on to the BB game, may we dismantle the holes, in the PNC.

    #100175

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    This is worth a share. 15,000 watching an online wrestling match is pretty impressive. I wish video of the Iowa match had been available via GoPack.

    #100177

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Sacco V is a selfless man that got this section rollin’ from the very start.

    Thank you. Don’t let up.

    #100179

    gso packbacker
    Participant

    Excellent point. Really appreciate the work Sacco put into the match previews. Really helped me out and was a great way of stay more “involved” in an incredible year for the team.

    GoPack access has a nice video of Pop talking to the team at Iowa that I highly recommend. Gives you a good idea of his style and the kind of relationship he has with his team.

    #100347

    McCallum
    Participant

    Methinks I might drive up from Georgia to watch a match.

    Nice to see some winners in a school of losers.

    McCallum

    “The bank doesn’t make hot dogs and we don’t cash checks”-sign over the cash register at J&M Grill

    #100349

    MrPlywood
    Participant

    The duals are all done. The ACC tourney is in Charlottesville, VA next Sunday, March 5. Then the NCAA tourney is Mar. 17-19.

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