Utah Valley Takes Down NDSU 26-13
OREM, Utah – Utah Valley University open with a pin and won seven bouts including six straight during one stretch to defeat North Dakota State 26-13 in a Big 12 Conference dual Friday, Dec. 15, before 518 spectators in Lockhart Arena.
North Dakota State (1-4, 0-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Dec. 17. Matches start at 11 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 8 p.m.
NDSU overturned an early 6-0 deficit behind 149-pounder Kyle Gliva and No. 15-ranked 157 Clay Ream. Gliva bulled his way to a 9-1 major decision over Matt Ontiveros to notch his first dual win and improve to 8-6 overall.
However, Utah Valley (5-2, 2-0 #Big12WR) rolled off six straight wins that started with the Wolverines No. 16 Demetrius Romero’s 5-3 sudden victory-1 overtime win over Bison No. 12 165 Andrew Fogarty.
That run included a wild third period between heavyweights, NDSU Dan Stibral and No. 20 Dustin Dennison. Stibral trailed 3-1 entering the third, but rattled off eight points including a takedown and 4-point nearfall. Dennison had to rally with a reversal, 4-point nearfall and takedown to earn a 12-9 win.
NDSU 133 Cam Sykora stopped the run with a 12-3 major decision over Utah Valley’s Durbin Lloren. Sykora improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in duals
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Lockhart Arena / Orem, Utah
Utah Valley 26, North Dakota State 13
141—Matt Findlay (UVU) fall Nico Colunga (NDSU), 2:24
149—Kyle Gliva (NDSU) major dec Matt Ontiveros (UVU), MD 9-1
157—#15 Clay Ream (NDSU) tech fall Raider Lofthouse (UVU), TF 26-10 6:52
165—#16 Demetrius Romero (UVU) sudden victory-1 #12 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), SV-1 5-3
174—Kimball Bastian (UVU) dec Colton Clingenpeel (NDSU), 4-0
184—Gary Jantzer (UVU) dec Tyler McNutt (NDSU), 5-2
197—Tanner Orndorff (UVU) major dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), MD 11-3
285—#20 Dustin Dennison (UVU) dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), 12-9
125—#6 Taylor LaMont (UVU) major dec Paul Bianchi (NDSU), MD 9-1
133—#22 Cam Sykora (NDSU) major dec Durbin Lloren (UVU), MD 12-3
Dual started at 141 pounds
Referee: Jimmy Chen
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