No. 20 NDSU Wrestling Kicks Off NWCA National Duals against No. 19 Chattanooga

The No. 20-ranked North Dakota State University wrestling team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend for the EAS/NWCA Division I National Duals hosted by Ohio State University.

Set to take place at St. John Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17, the event brings 14 programs together to crown a Division I dual meet champion. Ten of the 14 teams are ranked in the Top 25 of the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, with No. 1 Minnesota and No. 4 Cornell leading the pack.

NDSU BisonWrestling begins at 1 p.m. (ET)/12 p.m. (CT) Sunday with three first round matchups, followed by the remaining three first round matches at 3 p.m. (ET)/2 p.m. (CT). The Bison will meet No. 19 Chattanooga in the first set of duals at noon (CT), with the winner advancing to a quarterfinal showdown with No. 1-ranked Minnesota.

The Big Ten Network will air one semifinal round live at noon (CT) on Monday, Feb. 17, and will come back to air the championship finals at 3 p.m. (CT) later the same day. The first day of action will be streamed live on as part of the Flo Pro subscription service. Flowrestling will also provide live streams of the other second semifinal and the third-place match.

Minnesota is the defending Division I dual national champion.

Chattanooga owns a 15-5 dual record this season, including a 6-0 mark in the Southern Conference. The Bison and Mocs have met once before, with NDSU winning 34-14 in the 1980-81 season.

Results on TrackWrestling
Event Information Page

Chattanooga Probable Lineup
125: Byron Smith (Fr., 6-12) or Campbell Lewis (Fr., 2-5)
133: No. 11/12 Nick Soto (Jr., 29-7)
141: Michael Pongracz (Fr., 18-11)
149: Austin Sams (So., 8-15)
157: Alex Hudson (Sr., 25-6)
165: No. 12/9 Corey Mock (Jr., 24-2)
174: Levi Clemons (Jr., 20-12)
184: John Lampe (So., 16-8)
197: Scottie Boykin (Fr., 18-11)
285: Dawson Peck (Fr., 9-1)

First Round Matchups (all times Central)
# Tournament Seed (USA Today/NWCA Poll Ranking)

#1 (1) Minnesota first-round bye
#8 (19) Chattanooga vs. #9 (20) North Dakota State, 12:00 p.m.
#5 (17) Iowa State vs. #12 Kent State, 12:00 p.m.
#4 (13) Ohio State vs. #13 Hofstra, 12:00 p.m.
#3 (10) Oklahoma vs. #14 Bloomsburg, 2:00 p.m.
#6 (18) Illinois vs. #11 Central Michigan, 2:00 p.m.
#7 (16) Virginia Tech vs. #10 (25) Oregon State, 2:00 p.m.
#2 (4) Cornell first-round bye

Schedule (all times Central)
Sunday, February 16
First Round – 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Consolations – 4 p.m.
Quarterfinals – 6 p.m.

Monday, February 17
Semifinals & Consolations – 12 p.m.
Finals & Third Place – 3 p.m.

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