North Dakota State 22, Wyoming 14

Bison Wrestling Takes Down Wyoming 22-14 for Big 12 Win

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Sophomore Owen Pentz picked up a huge upset to lead the way for North Dakota State Sunday afternoon, as the Bison (6-1, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Wyoming (0-3, 0-3 Big 12) 22-14 at the Uniwyo Sports Complex.

#32 Pentz defeated No. 3 Stephen Buchanan by recording his ninth pin of the year late in the second period. Pentz had a takedown in the first and then added an escape and a takedown in the second to open up a 5-1 lead before his pin. The victory the Bison back in front in the dual, a lead they didn’t relinquish over the final three matches.

With the pin, the sophomore moves into a tie with seniors Brandon Metz and Luke Weber for the NDSU active career lead in pins with 13.

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Wisconsin 21, Minnesota 15

The Gophers will fall to 3-3 on the season and will travel to Ann Arbor in two weeks to battle Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota dropped a 21-15 dual to the ninth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers as they wrestled their second top-10 opponent in three days on Sunday afternoon.

The Badgers won six of the ten bouts en route to the dual victory, taking advantage of a hot start by winning five of the first six matches. It was Minnesota’s first loss against their cross-border rival since Jan. 9, 2011, and their first loss to Wisconsin at home since 2008.

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High School Milestones – Saturday, January 15, 2022

  • 200th Win – Maxwell Petersen, Byron, 12th, 145 pounds
  • 150th Win and 50 Pin – Ethan Hendrickson, United North Central, 12th, 145 pounds
  • 150th Win – Logan Butzon, Jackson County Central, 11th, 132 pounds
  • 150th Win – Cameron Davis, Albert Lea, 12th, 138 pounds
  • 100th Win – Koy Buesgens, New Prague, 11th, 138 pounds
  • 100th Win – Drew Lange, Holdingford, 10th, 138 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Jude Olson, Border West, 9th, 120 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Robby Sherk, Park Rapids, 11th, 106 pounds
  • 75th Win – Nate Bobendrier, Pipestone Area, 12th, 138 pounds
  • 75th Win – Ely Johnson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th, 152 pounds
  • 60th Win – Ben Schultz, Maple Grove, 9th, 152 pounds
  • 60th Win – Trey Gunderson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 8th, 106 pounds
  • 60th Win – Jett Olson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 9th, 145 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Isaac Busse, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 12th, 160 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Caleb Boese, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 9th, 145 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Masyn Olson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th, 182 pounds

Augsburg wins title at Cornell (Iowa) Invite

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Claiming seven individual and co-individual titles, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team won the nine-team Cornell College Cliff Keen/Mike Duroe Invitational, held on Saturday.

Augsburg, ranked No. 4 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III tournament national rankings and No. 8 in the dual team rankings, won titles in six weight classes and had 16 of its 19 wrestlers finish in the top eight in their brackets. The Auggies combined for a 52-21 record with 23 pins, three technical falls and five major decisions.

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Gilbertson Leads SJU at Elmhurst Invitational

ELMHURST, Ill. – Saint John’s wrestling competed at Elmhurst’s Al Hanke Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) led SJU with a 3-2 record and a sixth-place finish at 174 pounds. He started the tournament with an 18-3 technical fall but suffered a major decision loss in the quarterfinal. Gilbertson bounced back with a pair of decision wins before a 5-1 defeat in the fifth-place bout. He is now 19-11 this season.

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