NDSU Closes Out Regular Season at SDSU on Sunday

No. 25-ranked North Dakota State (14-4, 4-2 #Big12WR) closes out the regular season on the road at No. 17-ranked South Dakota State (13-4, 7-1 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Brookings … The 14 duals wins are the most during the Division I era, previous best was 11 on two occasions (11-7/2013-14, 11-9/2007-08) … The program record is 16 wins (16–0) achieved during the 1991-92 season, while the 1971-72 team went 15-1.

This will be the 63rd meeting between North Dakota State and South Dakota State on the wrestling mat with the Bison holding a 42-19-1 advantage in the series … SDSU defeated the Bison 23-14 on Feb. 21, 2016, in Brookings to sweep the season series.

Coverage
Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.comFloWrestling.org will have live pay per view video stream.

NDSU Notes.pdf | SDSU Notes.pdf

The Lineup
Wt. #25 North Dakota State (14-4, 4-2 #Big12WR)
125 — #4 Josh Rodriguez (20-1, 17-1)
133 — Cam Sykora (13-2, 11-0)
141 — Taylor Nein (8-14, 5-12)
149 — Mitch Friedman (13-10, 7-7) OR Kyle Gliva (10-4, 3-2)
157 — #7 Clay Ream (21-3, 16-1)
165 — Andrew Fogarty (21-7, 12-4)
174 — Dylan Urbach (10-9, 5-6)
184 — Tyler McNutt (12-11, 9-9)
197 — Cordell Eaton (14-11, 9-9)
285 — Ben Tynan (15-4, 12-4) OR Dan Stibral (8-6, 2-0)

Wt. #17 South Dakota State (13-4, 7-1 #Big12WR)
125 — Ben Gillette (13-13, 9-8)
133 — #2 Seth Gross (25-1, 15-0)
141 — Henry Pohlmeyer (10-8, 3-4) OR Isaac Andrade (10-11, 5-5)
149 — #16 Alex Kocer, (22-6, 14-3)
157 — Logan Peterson (18-12, 8-5)
165 — Luke Zilverberg (20-6, 13-3)
174 — #16 David Kocer (18-7, 13-4)
184 — Martin Mueller (13-10, 9-7) OR Zac Carlson (5-5, 2-1)
197 — #7 Nate Rotert (18-4, 11-3)
285 — Alex Macki (7-13, 6-10)

ndsulogoBison in the Rankings
North Dakota State remained 25th in the USA Today/National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Coaches Top 25 Poll on Feb. 13 … The Bison were 18th in the tournament and 24th in the dual rankings compiled by InterMat.com, 18th in the Track Wrestling rankings and tied for 17th in WIN Wrestling Magazine’s Tournament Power Index and 23rd on the dual charts.

Individually, in the NCAA wrestling coaches panel rankings (Feb. 10), redshirt senior Josh Rodriguez (20-1 overall, 17-1 duals) is No. 7 at 125 pounds; redshirt freshman Cam Sykora (13-2, 11-0) is No. 27 at 133 pounds; redshirt junior Clay Ream (21-3, 16-1) is No. 7 at 157 pounds; redshirt freshman Andrew Fogarty (21-7, 12-4) is No. 20 at 165 pounds, and senior Ben Tynan (15-4, 12-4) is No. 25 at 285 pounds … Three Bison were in the RPI (17 D1 matches thru Feb. 9) including No. 18 Ream at 157, No. 30 Cordell Eaton (14-11, 9-9) at 197, No. 31 Fogarty at 165… In the InterMat.com (Feb. 14) rankings, Josh Rodriguez is No. 4 at 125 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds … In TheOpenMat.com (Feb. 14) rankings, Josh Rodriguez was No. 7 at 125 pounds and Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds … In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Feb. 13), Josh Rodriguez is No. 7 at 125 pounds and Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds … In the Track Wrestling (Feb. 14) rankings, Josh Rodriguez is No. 4 at 125 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 21 at 165 pounds … In the Amateur Wrestling News (Feb. 14) rankings, Josh Rodriguez is No. 11 at 125 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 17 at 165 pounds … And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 13) rankings, Josh Rodriguez is No. 4 at 125 pounds and Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds.

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