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WRES: NC State Travels to Keystone Classic, Nijel Jones finishes fifth at 165

Posted November 18, 2012

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— The NC State wrestling team returned to action this weekend, as the Pack had nine grapplers travel to the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia, Pa.

Junior Nijel Jones posted the Packโ€™s top finish, wrestling as the seventh-seed in the 165 bracket he placed fifth. Jones started off advancing by a fall at 2:35, then upset second-seed Ryan Leblanc of Indiana with a 7-5 decision. Jones then lost decisions to the third-seed (5-1) and the eighth-seed (6-4). In the fifth place match, Jones recorded his second pin of the day at 2:01.

2011 NCAA Qualifier Matt Nereim saw his first action of the year. The junior wrestling at 157, started out with back-to-back wins both coming via falls, at 1:31 and then 0:35, but fell by technical fall to top-seeded Jason Welch of Northwestern 17-0, and then by an 8-6 decision in the consolation bracket.

Redshirt freshman Mike Avelar was in action for the Pack at 141. Avelar started off with a pin at 4:55, but lost a 3-2 decision to the fourth-seed. In the consolation bracket, Avelar upset third-seed Cortlandt Choate of Brown by a 3-2 decision and then gained another pin at 1:50. Avelar fell in the next round to the second-seed Tanner Hough of Duke by an 8-2 decision.

The Pack will be off next weekend, and will return to action December 2 at the Penn State Open.

133
Sam Speno
won major decision over Corey Borshoff (American), 18-5
lost decision to (4) Nick Wilcox (Bloomsburg), 0-3
won major decision over Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI), 10-2
lost decision to (6) Quinton Murphy (Indiana), 3-8

141
Mike Avelar
won by fall over Matt Dorf (American), 4:55
lost decision to (4) Vinny Fava (Rider), 2-3
won decision over (3) Cortlandt Choate (Brown), 3-2
won by fall over Zachary Tanenbaum (Brown), 1:50
lost decision to (2) Tanner Hough (Duke), 2-8

Gabe LaVey
won decision over Ryan Goodsell (VMI), 4-2
lost major decision to (2) Tanner Hough (Duke), 0-10
won decision over Nicholas Maselli (Princeton), 9-5
lost decision to Eric Devos (Pennsylvania), 2-7

157
Mardel Gabriel
lost decision to (3) Taylor Walsh (Indiana), 4-7
won major decision over Christian Masaya (American), 8-0
lost by fall to Raamiah Bethea (Pennsylvania), 2:08

Matt Nereim
won by fall over Collins Creech (Appalachian State), 1:31
won by fall over Steven Leshinger (Princeton), 0:35
lost by technical fall to (1) Jason Welch (Northwestern), 0-17
lost decision to Kyle Chene (Cal Poly), 6-8

165
(7) Nijel Jones
won by fall over Paul Woodman (Cal Poly), 2:35
won decision over (2) Ryan Leblanc (Indiana), 7-5
lost decision to (3) Ramon Santiago (Rider), 1-5
lost decision to (8) Josh Veltre (Bloomsburg), 4-6
won by fall over Casey Kent (Penn), 2:01

174
Patrick Davis
lost decision to (3) Ian Korb (Pennsylvania), 4-5
won decision over Chris Smith (Bloomsburg), 14-7
lost decision to Trey Adamson (Duke), 3-8

197
Josh Lackey
lost by fall to (4) Hunter Meys (Boston U.), 3:44
won decision over Tarek Alarui (Indiana), 7-1
lost by major decision to (6) Donald Mcneil (Rider), 3-12

285
Mike Kosoy
lost decision to (3) Blake Herrin (American), 1-4
lost decision to Brendan Walsh (Duke), 2-3

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