NDSU Upsets No. 12 Cornell 20-16, Falls to No. 22 Rider at South Beach Duals

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – North Dakota State University 285-pounder Dan Stibral won the final bout and the Bison upset No. 12-ranked Cornell 20-16, but lost 22-18 to No. 22 Rider on Friday, Dec. 29, during the first day of the South Beach Duals at the Deerfield Beach Sportsplex.

North Dakota State (2-5, 0-3 #Big12WR) continues competition at the South Beach Duals at 10 a.m. Central Time Saturday, Dec. 30, against Franklin & Marshall (1-3) and 12 noon CT against Columbia (0-2).

Stibral, a sophomore from Tabor, S.D. (Bon Homme-Scotland HS), recorded a takedown with 11-seconds left to secure an 8-7 decision over Cornell’s Benjamin Honis. Stibral trailed 4-1 in the first period and 6-4 at the start of the third. He notched a pair of third period takedowns for the win.

ndsulogoStibral also had his arm raised in the final bout in the win against No. 18 Central Michigan on Dec. 10. He lost a tie breaker-2 overtime decision against Rider, but stands 3-4 in duals and 13-7 overall.

North Dakota State won five of the first six matches against Cornell (3-1) including victories from No. 23 133 Cam Sykora, 149 Kyle Gliva, No. 15 157 Clay Ream and No. 19 165 Andrew Fogarty – all who were double-winners on the day.

The dual with Rider (4-1) featured three falls that went back-to-back-to-back and were completed in 2-minute, 25-seconds, along with a pair of overtime bouts. Fogarty (20-6, 4-3) moved up to 174-pounds against the Broncs and planted his opponent in 17-seconds for his fourth pin of the season. He claimed a 19-5 major decision, his seventh on the season.

Gliva, a senior from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. (Simley HS) outlasted Rider’s Gino Fluri 8-6 for a sudden victory-1 overtime decision to improve to 13-8 overall including 3-3 in duals. He opened with a 9-6 decision over Cornell’s Hunter Richard.

Ream, a senior from Wentzville, Mo. (Holt HS), earned a 14-6 major decision over Cornell’s Adam Santoro and then bolted out to a 6-0 lead on the way to a 10-5 decision over Rider’s No. 6-ranked B.J. Clagon. Ream moved to 12-3 overall, 6-1 in duals and 2-2 against nationally-ranked opponents.

Sykora, a sophomore from Wheaton, Minn. (Wheaton HS), claimed a pair of decisions, 4-3 against Cornell’s Charles Tucker and 5-2 over Rider’s Anthony Cefolo. Sykora is 13-3 overall and 4-0 in duals. He is now 16-0 in duals in his first two seasons at NDSU.

North Dakota State 125 Paul Bianchi (15-8, 3-4) opened the dual against Cornell with a 13-9 decision over Cornell’s No. 25 Michael Russo for his second win over a nationally-ranked opponent. NDSU 197 Cordell Eaton (11-7, 3-4) kept the Bison close with Rider with a 6-4 decision over Ethan Laird.

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
South Beach Duals, Deerfield Beach Sportsplex

North Dakota State 20, #12 Cornell 16
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) dec #25 Michael Russo (Cornell), 13-9
133 – #23 Cam Sykora (NDSU) dec Charles Tucker (Cornell), 4-3
141 – #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) fall Sam Hampton (NDSU), 4:11
149 – Kyle Gliva (NDSU) dec Hunter Richard (Cornell), 9-6
157 – #15 Clay Ream (NDSU) major dec Adam Santoro (Cornell), MD 14-6
165 – #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) major dec Kyle Simaz (Cornell), MD 19-5
174 – #21 Brandon Womack (Cornell) dec Charley Popp (NDSU), 9-5
184 – #15 Maxwell Dean (Cornell) dec Tyler McNutt (NDSU), 11-5
197 – #13 Ben Darmstadt (Cornell) major dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), MD 13-4
285 – Dan Stibral (NDSU) dec Benjamin Honis (Cornell), 8-7

#22 Rider 22, North Dakota State 18
125 – JR Wert (Rider) dec Paul Bianchi (NDSU), 9-2
133 – #23 Cam Sykora (NDSU) dec Anthony Cefolo (Rider), 5-2
141 – Tyson Dippery (Rider) major dec McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), MD 13-2
149 – Kyle Gliva (NDSU) sudden victory-1 dec Gino Fluri (Rider), SV-1 8-6
157 – #15 Clay Ream dec #6 B.J. Clagon (Rider), 10-5
165 – #6 Chad Walsh (Rider) fall Nick Mergen (NDSU), 1:01
174 – #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) fall Dean Sherry (Rider), 0:17
184 – Mike Fagg-Daves (Rider) fall Tyler McNutt (NDSU), 1:07
197 – Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Ethan Laird (Rider), 6-4
285 – Mauro Correnti (Rider) tie breaker-2 dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), TB-2 5-3

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