Four Bison Earn Victories, but NDSU Wrestling Falls to No. 17 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. — North Dakota State wrestling recorded four individual victories but suffered a 25-14 loss to 17th-ranked Oklahoma in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Sunday, Nov. 20, inside McCasland Field House in Norman, Oklahoma.
With the setback, the Bison fall to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in Big 12 Conference action, while the Sooners improve to 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference action.
Fifth-ranked 125-pounder Josh Rodriguez tallied the first win of the dual for the Bison. The Guadalupe, Calif., native rolled to a 23-7 tech fall victory over Oklahoma’s Dalton Duffield, recording the tech fall six minutes and 35 seconds into the match. With the win, Rodriguez improved to a perfect 5-0 overall and 2-0 in dual action.
Clay Ream, ranked 12th at 157 pounds, earned a 9-2 decision over the Sooners’ DaWaylon Barnes, who is also ranked 12th and came into the match undefeated. Ream moved his season record to a flawless 5-0 and improved to 2-0 in dual competition.
Redshirt freshman 174-pounder Carter Nielsen earned NDSU’s third victory of the dual, defeating OU’s Hayden Hansen via a 7-2 decision, to improve to 1-1 on the season and 1-1 in dual action.
Redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Tyler McNutt tallied the Bison’s fourth and final win against Oklahoma with an 8-5 decision over Andrew Dixon. With the triumph, McNutt improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in dual competition.
North Dakota State is scheduled to travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on Northwestern in a non-conference dual Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016
McCasland Field House, Norman, Okla.
Dual started at 285 pounds
No. 17 Oklahoma 25, North Dakota State 14
285 – No. 12 Ross Larson (OU) pinned Ben Tynan (NDSU), Fall 1:38
125 – No. 5 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) tech fall Dalton Duffield (OU), TF 23-7 at 6:35
133 – Trae Blackwell (OU) pinned Albert Landeros (NDSU), Fall 2:19
141 – Mike Longo (OU) major dec Taylor Nein (NDSU), 13-2
149 – No. 12 Davion Jeffries (OU) dec Mitch Friedman (NDSU), 9-2
157 – No 12 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec No. 12 DaWaylon Barnes (OU), 9-2
165 – No. 10 Clark Glass (OU) dec No. 18 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), 4-2
174 – Carter Nielsen (NDSU) dec Hayden Hansen (OU), 7-2
184 – Tyler McNutt (NDSU) dec Andrew Dixon (OU), 8-5
197 – No. 19 Brad Johnson (OU) dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 6-2