NDSU Hosts #3 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Conference Dual

North Dakota State (0-2, 0-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host No. 3-ranked Oklahoma State (2-0, 0-0 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex … Each NDSU dual this season will be broadcast by BEK Sports and streamed live on gobison.com … Jordan Hassler and NDSU senior associate AD Jack Maughan will describe the action … Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com.

ndsulogoThe Series
This is the first meeting between North Dakota State and Oklahoma State.

The Lineups
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (0-2, 0-1 #Big12WR)
125 — Paul Bianchi (4-2, 1-1)
133 — #13 Cam Sykora (1-0, 0-0) OR McGwire Midkiff (6-3, 1-0)
141 — Sam Hampton (4-2, 0-2) OR Nico Colunga (4-2, 0-0)
149 — Kyle Gliva (4-3, 0-2) OR Mitch Bengtson (3-1, 0-0)
157 — #12 Clay Ream (5-1, 1-1)
165 — #15 Andrew Fogarty (10-2, 1-1)
174 — Dylan Urbach (0-2, 0-2) OR Charley Popp (0-0, 0-0)
184 — Tyler McNutt (3-4, 0-2)
197 — Cordell Eaton (4-1, 1-1)
285 — Dan Stibral (5-1, 1-1) OR Brandon Metz (8-2, 0-0)
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Wt. #3 Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-0, 0-0 #Big12WR)
125 — #4 Nick Piccininni (3-1, 0-1)
133 — #4 Kaid Brock (7-1, 2-0)
141 — #1 Dean Heil (8-0, 2-0)
149 — #11 Geo Martinez (7-2, 1-1) or Tristan Moran (5-1, 0-0)
157 — Jonce Blaylock (4-2, 2-0) or Wyatt Sheets (9-4, 0-0)
165 — #6 Chandler Rogers (4-1, 2-0)
174 — #12 Jacobe Smith (5-2, 1-1)
184 — Keegan Moore (4-1, 2-0)
197 — Andrew Marsden (3-4, 1-1)
285 — #11 Derek White (8-1, 2-0)

Last Week
North Dakota State opened the dual portion of its schedule on the road. No. 8-ranked Iowa defeated the Bison 38-6 on Nov. 17. Paul Bianchi was the lone winner for NDSU at 125 pounds. North Dakota State dropped a 21-19 decision to No. 13 Northern Iowa in a Big 12 Conference dual on Nov. 19 that came down to the final match. Native Iowans, 133 McGwire Midkiff and 197 Cordell Eaton, each posted wins for the Bison along with 157 Clay Ream, 165 Andrew Fogarty and 285 Dan Stibral. Oklahoma State dominated No. 6 Minnesota 30-3 on Nov. 19 in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU head coach John Smith recorded win No. 400 in his career. There were nine winners for the Cowboys against the Gophers including No. 1 141 Dean Heil, No. 12 149 Geo Martinez, No. 6 165 Chandler Rogers. No. 12 174 Jacobe Smith, No. 11 285 Derek White and No. 4 133 Kaid Brock.

NDSU Receives Votes Toward Top 25
North Dakota State received 4 points toward the USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches poll released Nov. 21 … The Bison are one of five Big 12 Conference teams in the rankings including No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 16 South Dakota State, No. 17 Northern Iowa and No. 21 Oklahoma … Nine opponents on NDSU schedule are ranked in top 25 … The Bison are tied for 38th in the TrackWrestling/Resilite rankings … North Dakota State was tied for 46th in the WIN Magazine Tournament Power Index.

Bison in the Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Nov. 20) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 13 at 133 pounds and Clay Ream is No. 12 at 157 pounds … In TheOpenMat.com (Nov. 21) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds … In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Nov. 13), Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds … In the Track Wrestling (Nov. 20) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 12 at 133 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 15 at 165 pounds … In the Amateur Wrestling News (Nov. 21) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds … And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Nov. 20) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds.

North Dakota State is scheduled to travel and compete at the Cliff Keen Collegiate Invitational in Las Vegas on Dec. 1-2.

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