No. 25 NDSU Punishes Pitt 28-11
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – North Dakota State won seven bouts including four straight in the middle weights highlighted by 13th-ranked 157-pounder Clay Ream’s last-second decision to defeat Pitt 28-11 in a non-conference dual on Friday, Jan. 5, at Fitzgerald Field House.
North Dakota State (5-5, 0-3 #Big12WR) takes on West Virginia (2-3, 1-1 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in Morgantown. The Mountaineers defeated No. 18 Oklahoma 24-12 on Thursday.
Ream, a redshirt senior from Wentzville, Mo. (Holt H.S.), recorded a takedown with 1-second left to edge Pitt’s 18th-ranked Taleb Rahmani 9-7. The takedown was reviewed and confirmed to push Ream’s record to 7-1 in duals and 14-3 overall. Rahmani led 5-4 after the first, Ream led 7-6 after two and the scored was tied down the stretch.
The last-second win was part of a four-bout run for the Bison starting with Kyle Gliva’s 9-2 decision over Robert Lee at 149 pounds. Gliva led 2-1 after the first period, kept the top position for the entire second and notched a pair of takedowns to finish with 3-minutes and 42-seconds of riding time. It was the fifth straight win for Gliva, who improved to 6-3 in duals and 16-8 overall.
NDSU’s 21st-ranked 165 Andrew Fogarty was bullish in his 17-2 tech fall at 4:35 over Pitt’s Nathan Russell. Fogarty ran his record to a team-high 23-6 including 7-3 in duals. It was his fifth tech fall of the season giving him 17 bonus point wins.
Charley Popp followed with an 11-3 major decision at 174-pounds over Pitt’s Austin Bell. Popp ran his record to 4-5 overall and 2-4 in duals with his second major decision of the season.
North Dakota State closed out with the dual with wins in the final two weight divisions as 197 Cordell Eaton (14-7, 6-4) defeated Kellan Stout 8-3 and heavyweight Dan Stibral (14-9, 4-6) earned a 16-2 major decision over Cole Rickert.
NDSU 125 Paul Bianchi gained an injury decision 57-seconds over the Panthers’ Lorenzo Bentley to put the Bison ahead 6-0 early. Bianchi improved to 18-8 overall and 6-4 in duals.
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Fitzgerald Field House, Pittsburgh, Pa.
#25 North Dakota State 28, University of Pittsburgh 11
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) injury dec Lorenzo Bentley (Pitt), INJ 0:57
133 – #12 Dom Forys dec #23 Cam Sykora (NDSU), 10-3
141 – #15 Nick Zanetta major dec McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), MD 10-1
149 – Kyle Gliva (NDSU) dec Robert Lee (Pitt), 9-2
157 – #13 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec #18 Taleb Rahmani (Pitt), 9-7
165 – #21 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) tech fall Nathan Russell (Pitt), TF 17-2 4:35
174 – Charley Popp (NDSU) major dec Austin Bell (Pitt), MD 11-3
184 – Gregg Harvey (Pitt) major dec Nick Knutson (NDSU), MD 19-7
197 – Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Kellan Stout (Pitt), 8-3
285 – Dan Stibral (NDSU) major dec Cole Rickert (Pitt), MD 16-2