Back-to-Back NWCA National Duals Wins for @PackWrestle NC State is one of only three schools to win their nwca national duals matchup each of the last two years

After falling behind 10-0 after the first three matches, the No. 7 Wolfpack won six of the final seven bouts and defeated visiting #16 Michigan 23-15 Friday night in the NCWA Nationals Duals in Reynolds Coliseum.

#10 Redshirt-junor Michael Macchiavello started the Pack's comeback at 184 pounds. The reigning ACC Wrestler of the Week got three first period takedowns and was in control throughout his 18-7 major decision win. Macchiavello has now won seven straight matches at 184 pounds.

#25 Redshirt-sophomore Malik McDonald followed up and made it back-to-back wins for NC State with a 9-5 decision over #32 Jackson Striggow. After a 3-3 tie after the first period, McDonald controlled the final two periods with a pair of takedowns and the ride time point.

NC State captured the lead for good in the first match after the intermission. #20 Redshirt-senior Mike Kosoy made quick work of his opponent and recorded a pin just 23 seconds into the match for six team points and the 13-10 lead.

#23 Redshirt-sophomore Sean Fausz provided the home fans with the most exciting match of the night, as he took out two-time All-American Conor Youtsey in extra time 5-3. Down 3-1, Fausz scored a takedown with just eight seconds left to send it into overtime. Fausz then secured the win with the winning takedown with five seconds left in the first OT period.

#2 Junior Kevin Jack dominated his match, winning his 25th in a row with a 19-5 major decision at 141 pounds.

#10 Redshirt-senior Sam Speno closed out the evening with a 5-4 decision.

An injury default in the dual's final bout, gave NC State a 21-17 road win at No. 2 Iowa in the NWCA National Duals last year. A close dual that saw five lead changes came down to the final bout - with heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski claiming the six team points.

NC State became the first ACC team ever to defeat Iowa, as the Hawkeyes were 12-0 against the conference.
Up Next: The Wolfpack will defend its ACC title, as NC State will host the 2017 ACC Championship on March 4 in Reynolds Coliseum. The action begins at 11 a.m., with the finals slated to start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on GoPack.com/BuyTickets.

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