Wolfpack wins eight straight to finish off Husker wrestling

LINCOLN — Sixth-ranked North Carolina State turned in a dominant performance as the Wolfpack rolled to a 29-3 dual win over No. 12 Nebraska Friday at the Devaney Center.

The Wolfpack, who improve to 10-0 in duals this season, opened the night with an upset win at 157 pounds as 16th-ranked Hayden Hidlay earned a 6-3 decision over No. 7 Tyler Berger. NU’s Isaiah White won 9-3 in the 165-pound match, but North Carolina State took the final eight matches. That included a pair of matches between top-10 opponents.

At 184, No. 3 Pete Renda got a four-point near-fall in the first period to open an 8-4 lead against No. 6 Taylor Venz en route to a 9-6 victory. And at 141, No. 2 Kevin Jack scored the first eight points in a 9-3 win over No. 8 CJ Red.

Nebraska returns to action against North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Devaney Center.

NC State 29, Nebraska 3

157: Hayden Hidlay, NCS, dec. Tyler Berger, 6-3. 165: Isaiah White, NU, dec. Brian Hamann, 9-3. 174: Daniel Bullard, NCS, dec. Beua Breske, 6-5. 184: Pete Renda, NCS, dec. Taylor Venz, 9-6; 197: Michael Macchiavello, NCS, dec. Eric Schultz, 6-2. 285: Malik McDonald, NCS, dec. David Jensen, 9-5. 125: Tommy Cox, NCS, dec. Mitchell Maginnis, 7-6. 133: Tariq Wilson, NCS, tech. fall Zak Hensley, 17-1. 141: Kevin Jack, NCS, dec. CJ Red, 9-3. 149: Beau Donahue, NCS, dec. Collin Purinton, 11-10.

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