A pair of former Mifflin County state champs Hayden Hidlay and Trent Hidlay each won ACC championships over the weekend. Top-seeded Hayden won his fourth straight ACC title for NC State. Teammate and younger brother Trent, seeded third, upset the nation’s #1 wrestler at his weight to win his first.
157 ACC Finals | #2 Hayden Hidlay vs. #16 Justin McCoy, VT
For the fourth straight year, Hidlay left the ACC with gold at 157 pounds, becoming the 10th wrestler in ACC history to win four and fifth to do so at NC State. Hidlay scored all five takedowns in his bout, the last with 10 seconds left, and added in 2:20 of RT for a 12-3 major decision over #16 McCoy of UVA.
184 ACC Finals | #3 Trent Hidlay vs. #1 Hunter Bolen
In a top-3 battle, Hidlay took down the nation’s #1 wrestler in Bolen to claim his ACC title. Both wrestlers notched an escape in regulation, pushing the contest in OT at 1-1. Hidlay secured the winning takedown with just eight seconds left in the first extra period for the 3-1 win.
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