Hayden Hidlay Finishes Fourth at UWW Junior Nationals

| April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hidlay brothers (Trent and Hayden) at the UWW Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hayden Hidlay went 6-2 and finished fourth at the UWW Nationals Saturday in Las Vegas. Younger brother Trent failed to place but the high school junior still went 3-2 at the event. Both wrestled at 74 kilos.

Hayden, a redshirt freshman at NC State, opened up his tournament with a bye, and then 10-0 and 12-2 technical superiority victories over Jeremiah Moody (Iowa) and Dylan Lydy (Purdue) for a berth in the quarterfinals. In the quarters, Hidlay fell by an 8-5 decision to Evander Wick of Wisconsin.

He bounced back with a 10-0 tech over Justin Thomas (Oklahoma), a 7-2 victory over Taleb Rahmani (Pitt) and a 5-2 decision over David McFadden (Virginia Tech) to earn the right to wrestle for third. In the third-place match, Hayden once again squared off with Wick and dropped a tough 6-5 setback.

Trent took care of Cael McCormick (Army) 13-7 and Andres Gandara (Arizona State) 9-7, before majoring Brandon Dallavia (Stanford) by a 9-1 score. In the quarterfinals, Trent ran into a buzzsaw named Mark Hall, 2017 NCAA National Champion from Penn State, and lost by 10-0 technical superiority in 1:40.

On day two, Trent lost a 14-3 match with Rahmani and was eliminated from the competition.

Hall won the weight class in dominant fashion. He out-scored his opponents 60-0 with six 10-0 victories.

Consolation Sixth Round-74kg

Hayden Hidlay, NC State, technical superiority Justin Thomas, Oklahoma, 10-0 (5:15).
Taleb Rahmani, Pitt, technical superiority Trent Hidlay, Bison Legend, 14-3 (5:15). (Hidlay eliminated)

Consolation Quarterfinals-74kg

Hayden Hidlay, NC State dec. Taleb Rahmani, Pitt, 7-2.

Consolation Semifinals-74kg

Hayden Hidlay, NC State dec. David McFadden, Virginia Tech, 5-2.

Third Place-74kg

Evan Wick, Wisconsin dec. Hayden Hidlay, NC State, 6-5.

Category: College Wrestling, High School Wrestling

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