Four current members of the NC State wrestling team, including Mifflin County alums Hayden and Trent Hidlay, and two alums will all be representing the Wolfpack Wrestling Club at the 2021 World Team Trials this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Action will take place Saturday and Sunday, with action starting on both days at 11 a.m. (ET). The best-of-3 finals will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. (ET). The event will be streamed on FloWrestling.com.
Medal winners at the recent Summer Olympics were given the option to automatically gain a spot on the U.S. World team, so four of the weight classes will not be competed this weekend (57, 74, 86 and 97 kg). Wolfpack RTC members in those weight classes either had to go up a weight or down a weight class.
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Four-time Pack All-American Hayden Hidlay will be in action at 79 kg, while his brother and 2021 NCAA Finalist Trent Hidlay will be at 92 kg. Jakob Camacho will bump up to 61 kg, and Isaac Trumble returns to his home state and will be with Trent Hidlay at 92 kg.
Former Wolfpack All-Americans Tommy Gantt and Michael Macchiavello will also be in action, and both in the same weight class as a current Pack wrestler. Gantt will be at 79 kg along with Hayden Hidlay, while Macchiavello will be at 92 kg along with Trent Hidlay and Trumble.
A pair of former NC State wrestlers who are now in the collegiate coaching ranks will also be in action, Sean Fausz (Cal Poly) at 61 kg and Nick Gwiazdowski (Cornell) at 125 kg.
The winners of each weight class will represent the U.S. at the 2021 Senior World Championships Oct. 2-10 in Oslo, Norway.