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The ACC regular season title will be on the line tonight inside Reynolds Coliseum. A North Carolina State win and the Wolfpack win the outright title and a Virginia Tech win splits the title three ways between the Wolfpack, Hokies, and Tar Heels.
Be sure to refresh every few minutes to keep up to speed with all of the action going down.
149: Bryce Andonian, Virginia Tech vs AJ Leitten, NC State
1st Period: Leitten in on a high crotch early as Andonian looks to sit the corner and the Hokie freshman gets kind of a side headlock and sits Leitten to his back for a six-point move, but Leitten is able to free himself and score a reversal on a petersen and then we're stalemated at the 1:58 mark. Leitten riding tough now with a tight waist and head level, but a grandby from Andonian leads to a reversal and he takes a 8-2 lead before they go out of bounds at the 1:09 mark. Now Andonian looks up a tight cradle and he's got the fall! Huge pin points for the Hokies, gotta be feeling good if you're a Virginia Tech fan after that.
Virginia Tech 6, NC State 0
157: #12 BC LaPrade, Virginia Tech vs #2 Hayden Hidlay, NC State
1st Period: Hidlay working hard on an underhook of the right side of LaPrade, but nothing coming from it. Hidlay continuing to control the center and move LaPrade around the mat as he looks for underhook throwbys to high singles. Hidlay finally able to get on the board as they were in a seatbelt position and he dropped to the ankle and beat LaPrade to the corner. 2-0, as Hidlay nearly gets a roll through tilt as they go out of bounds at the :55 mark. Hidlay hit for stalling in the final second of the period as LaPrade got to his feet and Hidlay was not able to return him. He will rideout the remainder of the period and take a 2-0 lead into the second period.
2nd Period: Hidlay starts on bottom and in just over 20 seconds is out to extend his lead to 3-0. Hidlay going back to work on his underhook offense as they go out of bounds at the :56 mark. A sweep single from Hidlay earns a stall call on LaPrade. Either wrestler is able to score the rest of the period and we'll go to the third period with Hidlay leading 3-0.
3rd Period: LaPrade on bottom and Hidlay's riding time goes over a minute in the first 10 seconds of the period. LaPrade gets the escape now, but Hidlay does have 1:09 of riding time to essentially make his lead, 4-1. Hidlay takes on another takedown with an underhook knee pick and now leads 5-1. LaPrade able to escape at the :15 mark when Hidlay went for a nearside cradle, but Hidlay gets NC State on the board with a 6-2 win after the riding time point is added.
Virginia Tech 6, NC State 3
165: #7 David McFadden, Virginia Tech vs #10 Thomas Bullard, NC State
1st Period: Nothing going in the first half of the first period. No real attacks from either wrestler as they feel each other out. Head inside single from McFadden at the :30 mark. Bullard with great hips gets McFadden broken down to his stomach and gets the stalemate at :06. We'll end the first period scoreless.
2nd Period: Bullard will start on bottom and is out in just 10 seconds to get on the board first, 1-0. McFadden strings together two shots in a row to earn a stall call on Bullard and he gets in deep with the second one a head inside single and is not trying to come out the back down and he sits Bullard to his hip, but can't step over Bullard's hips or legs to score the takedown before the buzzer. Bullard leads 1-0 heading to the third period.
3rd Period: McFadden on bottom and Bullard is able to throw boots in right away and has McFadden flat on the mat trying to crank him over with a power half. Bullard is unable to turn McFadden, but his riding time goes over a minute with :48 to go. McFadden now catches one of Bullards leg and is able to score the escape to tie the match on the scoreboard, but Bullard has riding time. McFadden with another head inside single, but Bullard is able to create a scramble and time runs out. Bullard wins 2-1 thanks to earning riding time in the the third period.
Virginia Tech 6, NC State 6
174: Cody Hughes, Virginia Tech vs #15 Daniel Bullard, NC State
1st Period: A lot of heavy handfighting so far in this one, but no real shots in the first 1:30. As soon as I type that, Bullard with a head inside finish he brings up off the mat and trips to score the takedown and strike first, 2-0. Like his brother did last match, Bullard riding time with boots in. Bullard is able to ride out the period and will take a 2-0 lead and 1:10 of riding time in to the second period.
2nd Period: Bullard on bottom was able to get to his feet and just before Hughes cut him, Bullard hits a standing switch to score a reversal and take a 4-0 lead. The Wrestling Nomad would be so proud. A stalemate gets called at the 1:14 mark as Bullard had a boot in and Hughes was in referees position almost unable to move. Bullard's riding time has now gone over 2 minutes as we go under a minute to go in the second period. Hughes now catches one of Bullard's legs coming in and is working for a reversal but Bullard is stilling hanging on to Hughes. Just before the buzzer Hughes is awarded a reversal and finishes the period on top. The score is now 4-2, but the officials are now taking a look at the call because Bullard still had a reverse hook on Hughes leg, Hughes had a side headlock. After review, they say no reversal and we will go back to :09 with Bullard on top. Bullard called for locked hands of the restart and Hughes is now on the board, 4-1, but Bullard with nearly three minutes of riding time.
3rd Period: Hughes will start on bottom and Bullard now over three minutes of riding time. Hughes escapes at the 1:32 mark to make it 4-2 on the scoreboard but Bullard has riding time locked so it's really 5-2. Really nice high crotch from Hughes at the 1:10 mark, but Bullard is the one who comes out on top of the scramble to extend his lead to 6-2. Stall call on Bullard as the officials said he was not leaving the hips of Hughes with double boots in. Bullard kicks Hughes off the restart looking for more, but he's unable to get it and Bullard will win 7-3 after his riding time point is added.
NC State 9, Virginia Tech 6
184: #2 Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech vs #3 Trent Hidlay, NC State
1st Period: Here we go! Hidlay tried his go to underhook knee pick but Bolen able to get his hips back and defend it. Bolen snaps Hidlay into a front headlock at the 1:24 mark, but they go off the mat at the 1:02 mark. Hunter Bolen with some underhook offense of his own as he throws by Hidlay and chases down the high single and scores it at the :25 mark. Hunter Bolen with a huge rideout of Hidlay to end the period and take a 2-0 lead into the second period.
2nd Period: Bolen starts on bottom and scores an escape at the 1:50 mark just before the go out of bounds and extends his lead to 3-0. Both wrestlers staying in the center of the mat working to get their underhooks. Bolen will take a 3-0 lead into the final period.
3rd Period: Hidlay will start on bottom and a huge lift from Bolen puts Hidlay to his back. Bolen is close to a two count before his feet drifted off the mat. The officials say no backpoints, but they will take another look at it. The call on the mat is confirmed as Bolen's feet went out of bounds and then came back in before he could get the two count. Hidlay able to kick out and get an escape before Bolen can get riding time. 3-1 now in favor of Bolen with 1:20 to go. Stall on Hidlay as he backs out of bounds at the :28 mark, but that is his first warning. Hidlay can't get anything going and Hunter Bolen gets a huge win for his resume and for the Hokies in this dual.
NC State 9, Virginia Tech 9
197: Stan Smeltzer, Virginia Tech vs Tyrie Houghton, NC State
1st Period: STANLEY SMELTZER! A single right off the whistle and as he brings Houghton down he locks up a cradle and decks Houghton in 18 seconds!
Virginia Tech 15, NC State 9
285: #20 John Borst, Virginia Tech vs Deonte Wilson, NC State
1st Period: Nothing doing in the first period. Wilson has about 30 pounds on Borst so you've got imagine that Borst will pick and choose his spots. A couple half shots from each wrestlers, but we will head to the second period scoreless.
2nd Period: Wilson on bottom and is able to get on the scoreboard in the first 15 seconds and take a 1-0 lead. Wilson tries to run to high single, but Borst able to circle out. Wilson will take a 1-0 lead into the third period.
3rd Period: Borst begins on bottom and quickly gets the tying escape. This one will come down to heavyweight. Borst tried to go duckunder and that earned a stall call on Wilson has Borst has controlled center and been trying to take attacks. A shot from space from Borst, snap down and front headlock from Wilson and runs behind Borst for the takedown at the buzzer! Wilson wins 3-1 and sends Reynolds into a frenzy again.
Virginia Tech 15, NC State 12
125: #18 Joey Prata, Virginia Tech vs #16 Jakob Camacho, NC State
1st Period: A minute gone in the first period with no real attacks. Camacho pulls the head of Prata and fires off a double he converts to a single, but great hips from Prata fights off the attack and the Hokie is almost able to run around behind for a takedown, but Camacho squares up. Camacho in again on another single, but Prata crotch rolls him through a couple times to fend off the attack and we will head to the second period scoreless.
2nd Period: Prata will go underneath and he's out right away and fires off a beautiful high crotch and finishes quickly to take a 3-0 lead, but Camacho is out right away to make it 3-1. Prata is hit for stalling at the :35 mark when Prata gets in on a head inside single, Camacho brings it to his feet, but Prata able to get his foot back down on the mat and avoids giving up the takedown before the period ends. Prata leads 3-1 heading to the third.
3rd Period: Camacho on bottom now and as Prata dropped to a double, Camacho did a front flipped and roll him through to pick up the reversal and tie the match, but Prata escaped right away to retake the lead, 4-3. Another single from Camacho this time with the head on the outside and now looking to come out the back door. Camacho sits Prata to his hip and scores with :20 to go and takes a 5-4 lead. Camacho didn't work up from below the legs and was hit for stalling with :12 to go. The officials put four seconds back on the clock so a restart with :16 to go. Prata was almost out multiple times, but Camacho runs through a double and then hangs on in rear standing in the final seconds and wins it 5-4.
Virginia Tech 15, NC State 15
133: #25 Collin Gerardi, Virginia Tech vs Jarrett Trombley, NC State
1st Period: Shot from Gerardi, Trombley goes front headlock, jumps to the side, and locks up a cradle and picks up the fall in 44 seconds! Reynolds is out of control!
NC State 21, Virginia Tech 15
141: #24 Mitch Moore, Virginia Tech vs #11 Tariq Wilson, NC State
1st Period: Wilson keeping Moore at bay as he looks to work from space and Moore attempts to tie Wilson up. With 20 seconds to Moore with a headlock and throws Wilson to his back and was SOOOO close to the fall as time expired in the first period. Moore will take a 6-0 lead into the second period.
2nd Period: Wilson will start on bottom is out in 15 seconds to get on the board now 6-1 in favor of Moore. Wilson continuing to try and work from space as Moore drops to a knee. That's how the entire period goes and Moore will take a 6-1 lead into the final period.
3rd Period: Moore will start on bottom and Wilson is putting a tough ride on Moore who seems content to hang out on bottom and he's hit for stalling at the :52 mark. Wilson now with over a minute of riding time as Moore is hit for stalling again. Now 6-2 in favor of Moore. Wilson kicks Moore to try to go feet to back but he's not able to. Moore will win 7-3 in the final bout of the night.
FINAL: NC State 21, Virginia Tech 18