NDSU Rolls to Wins over Franklin & Marshall, Columbia at South Beach Duals

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – North Dakota State University won 14 bouts overall including five tech falls, four pins and a major decision in rolling to a 34-10 win over Franklin & Marshall and 31-10 victory over Columbia University on Saturday, Dec. 30, during the second day of the South Beach Duals at the Deerfield Beach Sportsplex. The Bison compiled a 3-1 record in the two-day event.

North Dakota State (4-5, 0-3 #Big12WR) returns to the mat 6 p.m. Central Time on Friday, Jan. 5, at Pitt (1-5, ACC). The Bison then take on West Virginia (1-3, 0-1 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in Morgantown.

Three NDSU wrestlers, No. 23-ranked 133 Cam Sykora, 149 Kyle Gliva and No. 19 165 Andrew Fogarty completed the South Beach Duals with 4-0 records, while No. 15 157 Clay Ream went 3-0, and 125 Paul Bianchi and 197 Cordell Eaton both compiled 3-1 records.

ndsulogoSykora, a sophomore from Wheaton, Minn. (Wheaton HS), opened with a 19-3 tech fall at 4:41 over Franklin & Marshall’s Dan Martoccio and followed with his first pin of the season at 4:19 over Columbia’s Christopher Scorese. Sykora improved to 15-3 overall and 6-0 in duals. He extended his dual record to 18-0.

Gliva, a senior from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Simley HS), muscled his way to an 11-5 decision over Wilfredo Gil of Franklin & Marshall and rallied for a 5-2 decision against the Blue Lions’ No. 25 Jacob Macalolooy. He has won nine of his last 11 matches to improve to 15-8 overall and 5-3 in duals.

Fogarty, a sophomore from Jordan, Minn. (Scott West HS), followed the same script with his second pin of the weekend and fifth overall in 1:50 over F&M’s Jacob Conners. Fogarty notched his fourth tech fall, 18-0 at 6:27, against Tyler Zimmer of Columbia. He pushed his record to 22-6 overall and 6-3 in duals.

Two NDSU wrestlers, 174 Charley Popp and 184 Nick Knutson, both collected their first collegiate dual wins.

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
South Beach Duals, Deerfield Beach Sportsplex

North Dakota State 34, Franklin & Marshall 10
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) major dec Edgar Garcia (FM), MD 12-3
133 – #23 Cam Sykora (NDSU) tech fall Dan Martoccio (FM), TF 19-3 4:41
141 – Brett Kulp (FM) major dec McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), MD 14-1
149 – Kyle Gliva (NDSU) dec Wilfredo Gil (FM), 11-5
157 – #15 Clay Ream (NDSU) fall Emmett LiCastri (FM), 6:40
165 – #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) fall Jacob Conners (FM), 1:50
174 – Josh Young (FM) dec Charley Popp (NDSU), 4-3
184 – Nick Knutson (NDSU) tech fall Steven Mercadante (FM), TF 15-0 4:31
197 – Cordell Eaton (NDSU) tech fall Reid Robilotto (FM), TF 21-6, 4:24
285 – Antonio Pelusi (FM) dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), 3-2

North Dakota State 31, Columbia 10
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) tech fall Hunter Dusold (Columbia), TF 26-11 7:00
133 – #23 Cam Sykora (NDSU) fall Christopher Scorese (Columbia), 4:19
141 – Sam Hampton (NDSU) dec JP Ascolese (Columbia), 17-11
149 – Kyle Gliva (NDSU) dec #25 Jacob Macalolooy (Columbia), 5-2
157 – Markus Scheidel (Columbia) major dec Nick Mergen (NDSU), 17-8
165 – #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) tech fall Tyler Zimmer (Columbia), TF 18-0 6:27
174 – Charley Popp (NDSU) dec Max Elling (Columbia), 10-6
184 – Anthony Piscopo (Columbia) dec Nick Knutson (NDSU), 9-5
197 – Cordell Eaton (NDSU) fall Michael Bulkin (Columbia), 4:42
285 – #14 Garrett Ryan (Columbia) dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), 7-4

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