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RELEASE: Four Super Seniors To Return To Wolfpack Wrestling

April 6, 2021

With the NCAA providing an extra year of eligibility for all winter sports in 2021, four members of the NC State wrestling team will take advantage of the ruling and return to the Pack as Super Seniors for the 2021-22 collegiate season.

Thomas Bullard, Hayden Hidlay, Nick Reenan and Tariq Wilson will all be returning to the Pack’s lineup for one final season. The four were all starters and NCAA Qualifiers in 2021, and they made up part of the #1 recruiting class back in 2016.

The four have combined to earn eight All-American honors, five individual ACC titles and have qualified for the NCAA Championships 15 out of a possible 16 seasons. They have also helped the Wolfpack win seven team trophies during their careers.

• Thomas Bullard (Lawrenceville, Ga.)

Bullard is a four-time NCAA Qualifier, his first season at 157 pounds and the last three at 165. 2022 will mark the first season he will wrestle without his twin brother, Daniel, on the same team since they came to NC State.

• Hayden Hidlay (Lewistown, Pa.)

NC State’s first-ever four-time All-American, Hidlay announced on the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast that not only will he be returning, but he will be moving up two weight classes to 174 pounds. Hidlay became the 10th wrestler in ACC history to win four ACC Championships, all at157 pounds, and he placed fifth at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

• Nick Reenan (Dallas, Texas)

Reenan is a three-time NCAA Qualifier, all three trips to the NCAA Championships were at different weights (174, 184 and this past year at 197 pounds).

• Tariq Wilson (Steubenville, Ohio)

Wilson brings back a pair of third place NCAA finishes, in 2018 at 133 pounds and this past March at 141 pounds. He is a three-time All-American and won his first ACC Championship in 2021. Wilson announced he will be competing at his third different collegiate weight, finishing up his career at 149 pounds.

In October 2020, the NCAA announced that all winter sports athletes in the 2020-21 academic year would be granted an additional year of eligibility. The seniors for this past season had the option to return for another season.

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RELEASE: Four Super Seniors To Return To Wolfpack Wrestling

550 Views | 3 Replies | Last: 11 days ago by Buzz
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WOW - that is a ton of horsepower coming back.
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So as it stands:

125 - Camacho

133 - Trombley/jack

141 - Orrine?

149 - Wilson/Scott

157 - ?

165 - Bullard

174 - Hidlay

184 - Hidlay

197 - Reenan/Trumble

Heavy -Wilson

So the questions seem to be at 141 and 157. Does one of trombley/jack try to move up to 141? Then at 149 does Scott want to battle Wilson for 149 or move to 157 to take Hidlay's spot? If not who's at 157?
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From what I understand the plan is for Scott to move up to 157, which is more of his natural weight.

I think Jack and Orine will battle it out for 141.
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