FAIRFAX, Va.– North Dakota State University 125-pounder Josh Rodriguez and 157 Clay Ream both stayed perfect on the season as the Bison turned back the University of Maryland 22-12 and host George Mason University 31-7 on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Recreation and Athletic Complex. Rodriguez and Ream each improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in duals.
North Dakota State (6-1, 1-1 Big 12) is scheduled to compete at the Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Rodriguez, a senior from Guadalupe, Calif. (Righetti H.S.), posted a 24-9 tech fall over Maryland’s Michael Beck and won by fall over George Mason’s Trevor Mello. The No. 5-ranked Rodriguez recorded his team-leading sixth tech fall of the season to go with three pins.
Ream, a junior from Wentzville, Mo. (Holt H.S.), grinded out a 5-1 decision over Justin Alexander to stop the Terrapins, who won three straight matches to take a 9-5 lead in the first dual. Then against host George Mason, No. 9-ranked Ream recorded his team-leading fifth pin of season.
Andrew Fogarty, a 165-pound redshirt freshman from Jordan, Minn., posted a pair major decisions, 174-pound redshirt freshman Carter Nielsen got back on the winning track winning a pair of decisions, and 184 redshirt junior Tyler McNutt won by major decision and decision. The No. 19-ranked Fogarty ran his record to 10-1 overall, 6-1 in duals, Nielsen improved to 3-4 overall (all duals), and McNutt is now 7-3 overall and 4-3 in duals.
North Dakota State 285-pound senior Ben Tynan pounded out a pair of winning decisions. Tynan improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in duals this season.
A pair of NDSU wrestlers ended losing streaks. Redshirt junior 133 Albert Landeros snapped a six-match losing streak as he rallied for a 6-5 win over George Mason’s Lio Quezada, while redshirt freshman 197 Cordell Eaton broke a five-match skid with a 9-3 decision over GMU’s Matt Meadows. Landeros is now 3-8 overall, 1-6 duals. Eaton improved to 5-5 overall, 2-5 in duals.
North Dakota State 22, Maryland 12
125—#5 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) tech fall Michael Beck (Maryland), TF 24-9 / Bison 5, Maryland 0
133— Jhared Simmons (Maryland) dec Albert Landeros (NDSU), 12-8 / Bison 5, Maryland 3
141—Billy Rappo (Maryland dec Taylor Nein (NDSU), 10-3 / Maryland 6, Bison 5
149—#12 Alfred Bannister (Maryland) dec Kyle Gliva (NDSU), 3-2 / Maryland 9, Bison 5
157—#9 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec Justin Alexander (Maryland), 5-1 / Maryland 9, Bison 8
165—#19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) major dec Josh Ugalde (Maryland), MD 12-3 / Bison 12, Maryland 9
174—Carter Nielsen (NDSU) dec Sam Rowell (Maryland), 6-2 / Bison 15, Maryland 9
184—Tyler McNutt (NDSU) major dec Idris White (Maryland), MD 11-2 / Bison 19, Maryland 9
197—David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 8-5 / Bison 19, Maryland 12
285—Ben Tynan (NDSU) dec Youssif Hemida (Maryland), 7-3 / Bison 22, Maryland 12
North Dakota State 31, George Mason 7
125—#5 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) fall Trevor Mello (GMU) / Bison 6, George Mason 0
133—Albert Landeros (NDSU) dec Lio Quezada (GMU), 6-5 / Bison 9, George Mason 0
141—Tejon Anthony (GMU) major dec Taylor Nein (NDSU), MD 13-4 / Bison 9, George Mason 4
149—Sahid Kargbo (GMU) dec Mitch Friedman (NDSU), 5-3 / Bison 9, George Mason 7
157—#9 Clay Ream (NDSU) fall Mike Sicola (GMU) / Bison 15, George Mason 7
165—#19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) major dec Garrett Tingen (GMU), MD 9-1 / Bison 19, George Mason 7
174—Carter Nielsen (NDSU) dec Patrick Davis (GMU), 4-0 / Bison 22, George Mason 7
184—Tyler McNutt (NDSU) dec Daniel Mika (GMU), 4-0 / Bison 25, George Mason 7
197—Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Matt Meadows (GMU), 9-3 / Bison 28, George Mason 7
285—Ben Tynan (NDSU) dec Matt Voss (GMU), 5-1 / Bison 31, George Mason 7
Both duals started at 125 pounds