The North Carolina State University wrestling team had a perfect 15-0 dual meet record for the 2019-2020 season. They earned the ACC team title, and qualified 8 wrestlers for the national tournament. They were ranked #2 in the country as a team heading into the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota when the Coronavirus landed in the United States, ultimately causing the tournament to be cancelled, bringing the 2019-2020 season to an abbreviated ending.
The photos here provide a glimpse into the day-to-day work the members of the NC State wrestling team do in order to compete at their highest level.
Being a former collegiate wrestler, I have a respect for, and connection to the sport and it was an honor to be allowed into the wrestling room to see the team's experience up close.
Much appreciation to NCSU Director of Athletics Digital Communications Brian Reinhardt and the NCSU wrestling team for allowing me to photograph part of the season.