Wyoming 32, North Dakota State 6

No. 22 Wyoming Rolls Past NDSU 32-6

FARGO, N.D. – No. 22-ranked Wyoming won the final five bouts and 8 of 10 overall in rolling to a 32-6 win over North Dakota State University in a Big 12 Conference dual Saturday, Jan. 20, before 627 spectators in Scheels Center

North Dakota State (5-7, 0-5 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle at No. 24 Purdue (5-4, 0-3 Big Ten) at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and at Northern Illinois (2-4, 0-2 MAC) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.

Things started well for NDSU when 125-pound redshirt freshman Paul Bianchi bolted out to an early 8-1 lead and notched a 13-5 major decision over the Cowboys’ Drake Foster. Bianchi improved to 19-9 overall and 7-5 in duals.

ndsulogoHowever, Wyoming (8-3, 2-2 #Big12WR) reeled off three straight wins for a 12-4 advantage starting with No. 5-ranked 133 Montorie Bridges’s 12-4 major decision over Cam Sykora; top-ranked 141 Bryce Meredith’s 18-3 tech fall, and No. 19 149 Sam Turner’s 6-3 decision against Kyle Gliva.

North Dakota State No. 14-ranked 157 Clay Ream stopped the run by holding off No. 12 Archie Colgan 4-3 to cut the deficit to 12-7. Ream improved to 16-3 overall and 10-1 in duals. He is now 3-3 against ranked opponents.

The levy broke after the intermission. NDSU 165 Andrew Fogarty dropped a 2-0 decision to Wyoming’s Branson Ashworth in a battle of nationally-ranked wrestlers. The Cowboys picked up bonus points on a Chaz Polson tech fall at 184 and Dewey Krueger pin at 197, while 174 Kyle Pope rallied for an 11-10 win over Charley Popp and Sam Eagan took a 3-2 decision at heavyweight over Dan Stibral.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Scheels Center, Fargo, N.D.

#22 Wyoming 32, North Dakota State 6
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) major dec Drake Foster (WYO), MD 13-5
133 – #5 Montorie Bridges (WYO) major dec #24 Cam Sykora (NDSU), MD 12-4
141 – #1 Bryce Meredith (WYO) tech fall Nico Colunga (NDSU), TF 18-3 7:00
149 – #19 Sam Turner (WYO) dec Kyle Gliva (NDSU), 6-3
157 – #14 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec Archie Colgan (WYO), 4-3
165 – #14 Branson Ashwoth (WYO) dec #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), 2-0
174 – Kyle Pope (WYO) dec Charley Popp (NDSU), 11-10
184 – Chaz Polson (WYO) tech fall Cole Witzig (NDSU), TF 18-2 4:09
197 – Dewey Krueger (WYO) fall Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 1:42
285 – Sam Eagan (WYO) dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), 3-2

NDSU lost team point to unsportsmanlike conduct

Referee – Jay Cox
Attendance – 627

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