NDSU Travels to No. 12 South Dakota State to Close Out Regular Season on Friday

North Dakota State (7-9, 1-6 #Big12WR) closes out the regular season at No. 12-ranked South Dakota State (13-2, 7-0 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in Brookings … SDSU has won 13 duals in a row … The Big 12 Championships are next, March 3-4, at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

Coverage
Friday’s dual will be streamed live by FloWrestling … Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com.

The Lineups
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (7-9, 1-6 #Big12WR)
125 — #17 Paul Bianchi (22-10 overall, 10-6 duals) OR Brent Fleetwood (3-0, 0-0)
133 — #28 Cam Sykora (18-7, 9-4)
141 — McGwire Midkiff (11-13, 2-7) OR Nico Colunga (9-7, 1-3) OR Sam Hampton (5-6, 1-4)
149 — #24 Kyle Gliva (20-10, 10-5)
157 — #10 Clay Ream (20-3, 14-1) OR Mitch Friedman (3-3, 0-0)
165 — #24 Andrew Fogarty (26-9, 10-6)
174 — Dylan Urbach (3-6, 2-4) OR Nick Knutson (4-8, 1-3)
184 — Cole Witzig (2-10, 0-5) OR Charley Popp (5-7, 2-4)
197 — Cordell Eaton (15-12, 7-9)
285 — #30 Dan Stibral (17-12, 7-9) OR Brandon Metz (16-4, 0-0)
#NCAA RPI

Wt. #12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits (13-2, 7-0 #Big12WR)
125 — Connor Brown (17-12 overall, 8-7 duals)
133 — #1 Seth Gross (20-1, 11-1)
141 — Henry Pohlmeyer (18-7, 9-3) OR Isaac Andrade (3-5, 1-2)
149 — Colten Carlson (8-14, 3-10)
157 — #13 Luke Zilverberg (24-6, 13-2)
165 — Logan Peterson (15-11, 6-5)
174 — #10 David Kocer (20-5, 10-3)
184 — Martin Mueleer (20-4, 11-2) OR Brady Ayers (7-6, 1-2)
197 — #11 Nate Rotert (21-3, 13-1)
285 — Alex Macki (11-11, 6-6)
#Flowrestling

The Series
This will be the 64th meeting between North Dakota State and South Dakota State on the wrestling mat with the Bison holding a 42-20-1 advantage in the series … SDSU defeated the Bison 20-18 on Feb. 19, 2017, in Brookings …. NDSU has lost three in a row in the series.

Bison 133 Cam Sykora Second in NCAA Division I Tech Falls
North Dakota State’s 133 Cam Sykora, a redshirt sophomore from Wheaton, Minn., ranks second in NCAA Division I tech falls with nine in a time of 35:50 … NC State 133 Jamel Morris is first with 10 thru matches Feb. 4.

Tickets On Sale for 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship
Tickets for the 2018 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR. The all-session tickets include all four sessions of the championship. The Championship takes place March 3-4, 2018, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

NDSU in Team Rankings
Through matches Feb. 11, North Dakota State was tied for No. 30 in the TrackWrestling.com Team Rankings on Feb. 13, and tied for No. 34 in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index on Feb. 12.

Six NDSU Wrestlers Listed on NCAA Coaches’ Panel, NCAA RPI
Six North Dakota State wrestlers were listed in the second NCAA Division I coaches’ panel rankings and first ratings percentage index (RPI) released Feb. 8 including 125 Paul Bianchi (T29th Coaches/17th RPI); 133 Cam Sykora (T28th/28th), 149 Kyle Gliva (28th/24th), 157 Clay Ream (9th/10th), 165 Andrew Fogarty (22nd/24th), and 285 Dan Stibral (33rd/30th).

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Feb. 13) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds; … In the Track Wrestling (Feb. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 24 at 133 pounds, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 25 at 165 pounds; … In TheOpenMat.com (Feb. 13) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 10 at 157 pounds; … In the Asics/Flowrestling rankings (Feb. 12), Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds; … In the Amateur Wrestling News (Feb. 13) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 7 at 157 pounds, … And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 12) rankings, Clay Ream is No. 8 at 157 pounds.

Iowa State Edges NDSU 21-20, Bison Rebound with 33-7 Victory Over Air Force
Iowa State won the final five matches and six overall to defeat North Dakota State 21-20 on criteria (matches won) in a Big 12 dual Feb. 2 in Scheels Center … NDSU broke out to a 20-3 lead highlighted by a pin from 125 Paul Bianchi and 133 Cam Sykora’s 10th tech fall of the season … North Dakota State rebounded with a 33-7 win over Air Force in a Big 12 dual on Feb. 4 in Scheels Center … The Bison won the first five matches and eight overall including pins from 165 Andrew Fogarty and 285 Dan Stibral to record their first conference win of the season.

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