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March-April 2020 issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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MARCH 2020 ■ 45 but won't be satisfied by any title until it's national champion. "I started off the year pretty hot," he said. "Maybe I had a few setbacks, but I have a lot of faith and trust in the coaching staff that I'm going to peak at the right time. Now it's just me doing my job as a team- mate and leader to get our team ready to really peak for ACCs and NCAAs; get ready to win a national championship. "I don't want to sell myself short this year. I think I have an opportunity to win big things. I'm going to let it fly and have fun with it." ■ Hidlay entered the postseason ranked No. 3 nationally at 184 pounds after he went 22-3 during the regular season, including a 14-1 mark in dual matches and five wins over ranked foes (tied for second on the team). PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS " He's fearless. That's what we need right now in this program — someone that is fearless and not afraid to win right away. He's not afraid to say he wants to win. " Head coach Pat Popolizio on Hidlay

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