FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University head wrestling coach Roger Kish announced today the addition of redshirt sophomore Lorenzo De La Riva, a transfer from Cal State University-Bakersfield, to the 2018 Bison wrestling recruiting class. De La Riva will have two years of eligibility remaining.
De La Riva joins prep standouts Austin Brenner, St. Cloud, Minn. (St. Cloud Tech); Noah Cressell, Wabash, Ind. (Wabash H.S.); Dylan Droegemueller, Champlin, Minn. (Anoka H.S.); Jared Franek, West Fargo, N.D. (West Fargo H.S.), Jimmy Noel, St. Louis, Mo. (Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, Ark.), and Sam Stuhl, Elllsworth, Wis. (Ellsworth H.S.), who have already committed.
2017-18 (SOPHOMORE at CSUB): Compiled a 12-14 record at 165 and 174 pounds including 5-6 in duals and 2-1 in the Pac 12 … Record included four tech falls, three major decisions and a pin … Finished with 1-1 record at Pac 12 Tournament … Placed second at the Roadrunner Open with a 3-1 record.
2016-17 (FRESHMAN at CSUB): Rolled up a 19-13 record at 165 pounds for the Roadrunners including 9-3 in duals and 3-2 in the Pac 12 … Record included five pins, five major decisions, and a tech fall … Qualified for the NCAA Championships by placing second at the Pac-12 Tournament … Defeated Keaton Subjeck of Stanford 4-2 in overtime in the semifinals before dropping a 16-7 major decision to nationally-ranked Anthony Valencia of Arizona State in the finals … Went 0-2 at the NCAA tournament … Earned a 3-2 mark at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational … Placed eighth at the Midlands, winning first four matches to reach semifinals.
2015-16 (REDSHIRT at CSUB): Sat out as a redshirt in the CSU Bakersfield program … Competed in six open tournaments and won his first 15 matches on his way to 24-4 record … Won the 157-pound titles at the San Francisco State, Fresno City College, and Roadrunner Opens … Moved to 165 pounds and placed third at the Wisconsin Open and RTOC … Moved to 174 pounds for the California Open and won first matches before being sidelined by injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Folsom High School … High school coach was Mike Collier … State runner-up at 160 pounds at 2015 tournament … Sixth at 145 pounds at 2014 state meet … Folsom took a pair of section dual championships.
PERSONAL: Son of Seth and Nikki De La Riva … College major is kinesiology.
North Dakota State finished the season with a 7-10 record overall including 1-7 in the Big 12 Conference including top 20 wins over then No. 18-ranked Central Michigan and No. 12 Cornell. The Bison finished fifth at the Big 12 Championships led by conference runner-up performances by 157 Clay Ream and 165 Andrew Fogarty. Four NDSU wrestlers – 125 Paul Bianchi, 133 Cam Sykora, Ream and Fogarty – advanced to the NCAA tournament in Cleveland. Ream was named the Elite 90 Award winner for the third straight year.