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    Macchiavello Is NATIONAL CHAMP!

    03/18/2018, 1:00am EDT
    By Admin

    Sun Valley Alum Leads Pack to Historic Finish

    North Carolina native Michael Macchiavello made history Saturday night in Cleveland, earning a National Title and leading the NC State Wolfpack to its highest NCAA finish ever.

    Macchiavello defeated Virginia Tech’s Jared Haught, 3-1, to take the national championship at 197 pounds Saturday night before an NCAA Wrestling Championship record crowd of 19,776 fans at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Macchiavello, the No. 4 seed in the 197-pound bracket from Monroe, North Carolina, defeated Haught, the No. 3 seed from Parkersburg, West Virginia. The bout was a rematch of their meeting for the ACC Championship on March 3 won by Haught in ultimate overtime.

    The national championship by Macchiavello was the 18th by an ACC wrestler in the history of the NCAA Championship, and the second ever by a NC Native.

    For a complete rundown of the historic success of ACC and North Carolina teams CLICK HERE.


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