May 26, 2013
Akron, Ohio -
A trio of current and former NC State wrestlers placed in the top-five at the*University World Team Trials held this weekend at Akron, Ohio.
Redshirt sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski placed third at 120 kg. Gwiazdowski won his first three bouts, before falling to 2013 Division II National Champion Tyrell Fortune. In the wrestle backs, Gwiazdowski won both bouts to finish in third place.Junior Thomas Gantt also had a strong showing, placing fourth at 70 kg. Gantt started strong with four straight wins before his first loss. After a fifth win in the wrestle backs, Gantt fell in the third place match.
Former NC State wrestler Quinton Godley posted the top result of the weekend for Pack grapplers, as he finished second at 74 kg. Godley won his first five matches to advance to the finals, but fell to David Taylor of Penn State in the championship bout. Taylor was the NCAA Champion at 165 pounds in 2012 and the runner-up in 2013.
All three have advanced to the World Team Trials*June 20-23, in Stillwater, Okla.
Redshirt senior KaRonne Jones was in action after redshirting the 2012-13 season. Jones scored a 10-2 decision in his first bout over Derrick Borlie of Virginia Tech, a 2013 NCAA Qualifier who won a pair of matches at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Jones recorded three wins before being eliminated.
Brought home lots of mini stop signs this weekend.Solid weekend in Akron. twitter.com/PackWrestle/st...— PackWrestling (@PackWrestle) May 26, 2013