Pack Pair Wins National Titles

In a huge day for NC State athletics, Wolfpack junior wrestler Darrion Caldwell won a national title in the 149-pound weight class, and senior Kristin Davies used a 339.65 in the platform dive to collect NC State's first ever national championship in diving.

In a huge day for NC State athletics, Wolfpack junior wrestler Darrion Caldwell won a national title in the 149-pound weight class, and senior Kristin Davies used a 339.65 in the platform dive to collect NC State's first ever national championship in diving.

Caldwell Dominates Metcalf to Win NCAA Title

The consensus heading into the championship round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships was that Iowa's Brent Metcalf was just plain unbeatable, that no one could stop him in his quest to repeat as champion at 149 pounds.

NC State's Darrion Caldwell apparently didn't get the memo.

Caldwell took the defending national champion down twice in the first period and was in control of the match throughout, defeating Metcalf 11-6 to become NC State's fifth national wrestling champion and its first since Sylvester Terkay in 1993.

Davies Wins National Championship in Platform Diving

"This is a huge accomplishment for Kristin, Wolfpack swimming and diving, and NC State athletics as a whole," said head swimming and diving coach Brooks Teal. "We are so proud of her. She definitely rose to the highest level at the right time, and this is a testimony to her hard work and perseverance, as well as the great job that her and diving coach Jenny Keim Johansen have done all year long."

Davies becomes the first national champion in the history of the Wolfpack women's swimming and diving program. Six national championships have come from the men's side.

"It was absolutely an amazing night," said diving coach Johansen. "All of the pieces fell in place and Kristin deserved everything she got. She worked hard all year long and this was absolutely her best performance of the season. She did an incredible job in winning the national championship, and it's something that she will remember for the rest of her life."


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