FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State 184-pounder Tyler McNutt scored the only three points of the third period as the Green edged the Yellow 24-23 in the North Dakota State University wrestling scrimmage held Saturday, Oct. 29, before 125 spectators in the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.
North Dakota State is scheduled to open the 2016-17 season against Iowa State University in a Big 12 Conference dual at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.
Following a scoreless first period, McNutt and Urbach traded reversals. Urbach gained a point on an escape, but McNutt tallied a late takedown to tie things at 4-all in the second.
McNutt won two matches overall, opening with a 6-2 win over Logan Paxton. Urbach defeated Charley Popp 8-3 in two of the four prelim matches.
North Dakota State’s pair of returning two-time NCAA qualifiers, 125-pound Josh Rodriguez, and 157-pound Clay Ream, both recorded tech falls during the afternoon.
Rodriguez, a redshirt senior from Guadalupe, Calif., rolled to a 20-4 tech fall at 4:38 against redshirt freshman Arthur Payne. Rodriguez is ranked as high as No. 8 in several preseason rankings. Payne split a pair of matches, opening with an 11-9 sudden victory-1 overtime win over Tirso Lara.
Ream, a redshirt junior from Wentzville, Mo., posted an 18-3 tech fall at 6:04 against freshman Nick Knutson. Ream is ranked No. 14 in the preseason rankings.
Joe Umlauf won a pair of matches. Umlauf opened with a 6-2 win over David Flynn and held off Tommy Walton for a 3-2 decision in his second match. His win over Walton put the Yellow ahead 23-21.
NDSU Green/Yellow Scrimmage
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, Fargo, N.D.
Green 24, Yellow 23
125 Prelim—Arthur Payne (Green) sudden victory-1 OT dec Tirso Lara (Yellow), SV-1 OT 11-9
141 Prelim—Joe Umlauf (Y) dec. David Flynn (G), 5-2
184 Prelim—Tyler McNutt (G) dec Logan Paxton (Y), 6-2
184 Prelim—Dylan Urbach (Y) dec Charley Popp (G), 8-3
133—Cameron Sykora (G) major dec Albert Landeros (Y), MD 15-4
149—Mitch Friedman (Y) tie-breaker-1 OT dec Kyle Gliva (G), TB-1 OT 2-1
157—Clay Ream (G) tech fall Nick Knutson (Y), TF 18-3, 6:04
165—Andrew Fogarty (Y) dec Grant Nehring (G), 10-5
174—Carter Nielsen (G) dec Cole Witzig (Y), 10-3
197—Cordell Eaton (Y) dec Alex Bleeker (G), 8-6
285—Ben Tynan (G) dec Dan Stibral (Y), 6-2
125—Josh Rodriguez (Y) tech fall Arthur Payne (G), TF 20-4, 4:38
141—Joe Umlauf (Y) dec Tommy Walton (G), 3-2
184—Tyler McNutt (G) dec Dylan Urbach (Y), 7-4