NDSU Travels to Utah Valley on Friday, Competes at Reno TOC on Sunday

North Dakota State (1-3, 0-2 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Utah Valley (4-2, 1-0 #Big12WR) at 1 p.m. CT Friday, Dec. 15, in Orem … Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com and video at http://gouvu.com/watch/ … The Bison will then compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 17 … Action gets underway at 11 a.m. Central Time, finals scheduled for 8 p.m. CT … Teams expected to compete include Adams State, Campbell, Cal Poly, Citadel, Clackamas, Colorado Mesa, CSU Pueblo, Eastern Oregon, Fresno State, Highline, Missouri, Modesto, Montana St-Northern, NC State, Northeastern Junior College, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Simon Frasier, Simpson, Southern Oregon, Southwestern CC, Stanford, Umpqua CC, U. Providence, and Wyoming … Live results and video at www.FloWrestling.org.

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Following the Christmas break, North Dakota State returns to the mat on Friday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, Dec. 30, at the South Beach Duals at Deerfield Beach, Fla. … The Bison will square off against nationally-ranked Columbia and Rider on Dec. 29, and then battle Franklin & Marshall and Columbia on Dec. 30.

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (1-3, 0-2 #Big12WR)
125 — Paul Bianchi (9-5, 2-2)
133 — #22 Cam Sykora (5-2, 1-0) OR McGwire Midkiff (6-4, 1-1)
141 — Nico Colunga (7-3, 0-1)
149 — Kyle Gliva (7-6, 0-3) OR Mitch Bengtson (3-2, 0-1)
157 — #15 Clay Ream (9-3, 3-1) OR Nick Mergen (5-4)
165 — #16 Andrew Fogarty (18-5, 2-2)
174 – Colton Clingenpeel (6-3, 0-0)
184 — Cole Witzig (1-4, 0-1) OR Tyler McNutt (5-7, 0-3)
197 — Cordell Eaton (7-4, 2-2)
285 — Dan Stibral (6-4, 2-2)
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Wt. Utah Valley (4-2, 1-0 Big 12)
125 – #6 Taylor LaMont, RFr. (18-2, 5-0 duals) OR Josh Jensen, Jr. (5-4, 1-0)
133 – Durbin Lloren, RFr. (9-7, 3-3) OR Jarod Maynes, RSr. (6-7, 2-3)
141 – Matt Findlay, RFr. (1-2, 0-0)
149 – Grant LaMont, RSo. (5-3, 1-2) OR Matthew Ontiveros, RJr. (9-7, 2-1)
157 – Raider Lofthouse, RJr. (1-5, 1-5) OR Landon Knutzen, RFr. (1-4, 0-0)
165 – #17 Demetrius Romero, RSo. (18-4, 6-0)
174 – Kimball Bastian, RSo. (1-3, 1-1) OR Kieffer Taylor, RSo. (1-5, 0-3)
184 – Gary Jantzer, RFr. (10-7, 3-2) OR Will Sumner, RJr. (7-3, 1-0)
197 – Tanner Orndorff, RSo. (13-6, 4-2)
285 – #20 Dustin Dennison, RSr. (17-4, 3-1)

The Series
This will be the 12th meeting between North Dakota State and Utah Valley on the mat … The Bison lead the series 9-2 and have won the last five out of six … Utah Valley won 22-16 in Fargo last season.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Dec. 12) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 14 at 157 pounds and 165 Andrew Fogarty is No. 17 at 165 pounds
… In the Track Wrestling (Dec. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 22 at 133 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 15 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 12 at 165 pounds
… In TheOpenMat.com (Dec. 12) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 16 at 165 pounds
… In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Dec. 11), Clay Ream is No. 15 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds
… In the Amateur Wrestling News (Dec. 12) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 18 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Dec. 11) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 15 at 157 pounds.

NDSU in Team Rankings
Through matches Dec. 10, North Dakota State received 16 votes toward the USA Today/NWCA Top 25 released Dec. 12. NDSU was No. 24 in the InterMat.com Division I Dual Rankings released Dec. 12. The Bison were tied for 47th in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index on Dec. 11.

Tickets On Sale for 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship
Tickets for the 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship are on sale now.  Tickets are available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR. The all-session tickets include all four sessions of the championship. The Championship takes place March 3-4, 2018, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bison Win Final Two Bouts to Edge No. 18 Central Michigan
North Dakota State 197-pounder Cordell Eaton and heavyweight Dan Stibral closed with wins to lift the Bison to a 19-16 win over No. 18 Central Michigan in a non-conference dual Dec. 10, before 440 spectators in the Scheels Center. Eaton was guarding a 5-4 lead over 197 Landon Pelham through two. He exploded for eight points in the third on a pair of takedowns and 2-point nearfall for a 13-5 major decision. Stibral trailed 285 Matt Stencel 1-0 before completing a takedown with 6-seconds remaining in the second period. Stibral gained an early escape for a 3-1 lead and fought off Stencel down the stretch.

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