NDSU Competes at Big 12 Wrestling Championships on March 3-4

North Dakota State (7-10, 1-7 #Big12WR) is scheduled to compete at the Big 12 Conference Championships on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Big 12 Wrestling Championships Schedule

BOK Center / Tulsa, Okla.

Saturday, March 3  

  • 11 a.m.  Session I – Preliminary & Quarterfinal Matches
  • 5 p.m.  Session II – Semifinal & Consolation Quarterfinal Matches

Sunday, March 4      

  • Noon Session III – Consolation Semifinals, 3rd & 5th Place
  • 6 p.m. Session IV – Championship Matches

Coverage
Live results are available at arena.flowrestling.org … Live video (subscription) is available at FloWrestling.org … Sunday’s finals will be broadcast live by the Fox Sports Networks including Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin Plus, Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Midwest (check your local listings), along with the FoxSportsGo app.

Bison Lineup at the Big 12 Championships
Wt.     North Dakota State Bison (7-10, 1-7 #Big12WR)
125 — #7 Paul Bianchi (22-11 overall, 0-0 at #Big12WR Championships)
133 — #6 Cam Sykora (18-8, 3-1)
141 — #10 McGwire4 Midkiff (9-14, 0-0)
149 — #7 Kyle Gliva (21-10, 2-2)
157 — #1 Clay Ream (21-3, 5-2)
165 — #4 Andrew Fogarty (27-9, 1-3)
174 — #9 Dylan Urbach (3-7, 2-2)
184 — #10 Charley Popp (5-8, 0-0)
197 — #10 Cordell Eaton (15-13, 3-3)
285 — #5 Dan Stibral (18-12, 0-0)
#Big12WR Pre-Seed

ndsulogoBig 12 Conference Receives 45 AQ Bids to NCAA Championships

The Big 12 Conference received the third highest amount of automatic qualifier spots, as the 12-team wrestling league will send 45 of its grapplers to the NCAA Championships via automatic bids … The breakdown of the 45 automatic bids per weight class for the Big 12 Championship: 125 (7), 133 (5), 141 (3), 149 (5), 157 (3), 165 (6), 174 (5), 184 (4), 197 (4), 285 (3).

Tickets on Sale for 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship
Tickets for the 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship are available online atwww.bokcenter.comArby’s Box Office at BOK Center, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR … The all-session tickets include all four sessions of the championship.

NDSU at the 2017 Big 12 Championships
North Dakota State 125-pound Josh Rodriguez and 157 Clay Ream were runner-up, while 133 Cam Sykora was third at the 2017 Big 12 Wrestling Championships on March 4-5 at the BOK Center in Tulsa … NDSU 285 Ben Tynan placed fourth, while 165 Andrew Fogarty, 184 Tyler McNutt and 197 Cordell Eaton were sixth … The Bison were fourth in the team standings with 82.5 points … Ream finished third at 149 pounds and Kyle Gliva went 2-2 at 157 at the 2016 Big 12 Championships.

NDSU Places Nine on Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling Team
North Dakota State University placed nine student-athletes on the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling team announced Feb. 28, by the conference office … Sixty-three wrestlers make up the first team including Bison repeat selections, 149 Kyle Gliva, 157 Clay Ream and 197 Cordell Eaton … Ream is a three-time selection, while Eaton (2017) and Gliva (2016) both make their second appearance … Rounding out NDSU’s first team picks are 125 PaulBianchi, 174 Dylan Urbach, and 285 Dan Stibral … Named to the second team were 174/184 Nick Knutson, 184 Tyler McNutt, and 184 Cole Witzig … McNutt is a three-time selection.

Ream Tied for No. 21 on NDSU All-Time Win Chart
North Dakota State 157-pound redshirt senior Clay Ream at 92-39 overall, enters this weekend tied for No. 21 on the Bison career win charts with Division II All-American 285 TimTekautz (92-25, 1989-93) … Up ahead at No. 20 is national champion 150 Mark Reimnitz(94-20-1, 1971-74), and No. 18 national champion/Olympian 190 Brad Rheingans (96-11, 1971-75) and national champion 157 Wayne Mooney (96-30, 1996-00).

Bison 133 Cam Sykora Third in NCAA Division I Tech Falls
North Dakota State’s 133 Cam Sykora, a redshirt sophomore from Wheaton, Minn., is third in NCAA Division I tech falls with 10 in a time of 42:19 … Lock Haven 141 Kyle Shoop has 12 techs in 53:53 and NC State 133 Jamel Morris has 10 tech falls in 34:27 thru matches Feb. 18.

Six NDSU Wrestlers Listed on NCAA Coaches’ Panel, NCAA RPI
Six North Dakota State wrestlers were listed in the third NCAA Division I coaches’ panel rankings and second ratings percentage index (RPI) released Feb. 22 including 125 PaulBianchi (26th Coaches/25th RPI); 133 Cam Sykora (28th/30th), 149 Kyle Gliva (28th/27th), 157 Clay Ream (9th/12th), 165 Andrew Fogarty (21st/26th), and 285 Dan Stibral (33rd/—).

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Feb. 27) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds;
… In the Track Wrestling (Feb. 27) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 24 at 133 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 23 at 165 pounds;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Feb. 27) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 9 at 157 pounds;
… In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Feb. 26), Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds;
… In the Amateur Wrestling News (Feb. 20) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds,
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 19) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds.

NDSU in Team Rankings
Through matches Feb. 18, North Dakota State was No. 32nd with 7.5 points in the TrackWrestling.com Team Rankings on Feb. 27, and No. 34 in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index on Feb. 19.

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