NDSU Hits Road for Non-Conference Duals at #24 Purdue, Northern Illinois

North Dakota State (5-7, 0-5 #Big12WR) hits the road for a pair of non-conference duals … The Bison are scheduled to wrestle at Purdue (5-5, 0-4 Big Ten) at 6 p.m. CT Friday, Jan. 26 and at Northern Illinois (2-6, 0-4 MAC) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 … Friday’s dual will be streamed on BTN2Go and FloWrestling.org … Live results at Trackwrestling.com … NDSU will also send wrestlers to compete at the North Country Open on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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North Dakota State closes out the home portion of its schedule with a pair of #Big12WR duals on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4 in Scheels Center … The Bison host Iowa State (6-5, 1-2 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and entertain the Air Force Academy (6-2, 1-1 #Big12WR) for Senior Day at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4.

The Lineups
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (5-7, 0-5 #Big12WR)
125 — Paul Bianchi (19-9 overall, 7-5 duals)
133 — Cam Sykora (15-6, 6-3)
141 — McGwire Midkiff (8-10, 1-5) OR Nico Colunga (8-7, 0-3)
149 — Kyle Gliva (17-9, 7-4)
157 — #9 Clay Ream (16-3, 10-1)
165 — #17 Andrew Fogarty (24-7, 8-4)
174 –Dylan Urbach (1-4, 0-2)
184 — Cole Witzig (2-7, 0-2) OR Nick Knutson (4-8, 1-3)
197 — Cordell Eaton (14-9, 6-6)
285 — Dan Stibral (15-10, 5-7)
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Wt. #24 Purdue Boilermakers (5-5, 0-4 Big Ten)
125 — #13 Luke Welch (22-4)
133 — Ben Thornton (19-8)
141 — Nate Limmex (18-11)
149 — Austin Nash (5-13)
157 — Griffin Parriott (11-9) OR Cole Wysocki. (12-12)
165 — Jacob Morrissey (16-13)
174 — #12 Dylan Lydy (24-9)
184 — Max Lyon (11-11) OR Jon Morales (8-8)
197 — Christian Brunner (16-5)
285 — #15 Shawn Streck (22-10)
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Wt. Northern Illinois Huskies (2-6, 0-4 MAC)
125 — Brock Hudkins (12-6) OR Kirk Johansen (3-4)
133 — Jeffery (14-9)
141 — Anthony Rubino (1-16)
149 — Nolan Baker (0-4) OR Zachary Velasquez (2-9)
157 — Caden McWhirter (4-7)
165 — Andrew Scott (5-11) OR Jose Acosta (4-6)
174 — Quinton Rosser (9-12)
184 — Bryce Gorman (6-6) OR Michael Aldrich (7-11)
197 — Max Ihry (6-13)
285 — Caleb Gossett (12-10) OR Ross Sealby (3-8)

The Series
This will be the first meeting between North Dakota State and Purdue … This will be the fifth meeting between North Dakota State and Northern Illinois … The series is tied 2-2.

Bison 133 Cam Sykora Leads NCAA Division I in Tech Falls
North Dakota State’s 133 Cam Sykora and Lock Haven’s 141 Kyle Shoop lead Division I with eight technical falls. Sykora holds the tiebreaker with an aggregate time of 30:24, three minutes faster than Shoop.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Jan. 23) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds and 165 Andrew Fogarty is No. 17 at 165 pounds… In the Track Wrestling (Jan. 23) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds… In TheOpenMat.com (Jan. 23) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 18 at 165 pounds… In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Jan. 22), Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 17 at 165 pounds… In the Amateur Wrestling News (Jan. 23) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Jan. 22) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds.

NDSU in Team Rankings
Through matches Jan. 21, North Dakota State was tied for 30th in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index on Jan. 22.

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