Fleetwood Reaches CKLV Semifinals, Sykora & Eaton Battling in Consolation Bracket

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — North Dakota State 125-pounder Brent Fleetwood advanced to the semifinals of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center, while 133 Cam Sykora and 197 Cordell Eaton are still battling in CKLV consolation bracket. The Bison are in 14th place in the team standings with 38.5 points.

Unseeded and No. 21-ranked Fleetwood, a redshirt senior from Smyrna, Del., moves into the semifinals against top-seeded and No. 2 Sebastian Rivera of Northwestern at 12 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, Dec. 1. The two didn’t wrestle when NDSU upset the No. 17-ranked Wildcats in Fargo on Nov. 4.

ndsulogoFleetwood came up with a takedown with 12-seconds left in the third period to upset No. 4 seed and No. 5-ranked Louie Hayes of Virginia by the score of 4-2. He used the momentum to post an impressive 10-3 decision over No. 5 seed and No. 8-ranked Zeke Moisey of Nebraska. Fleetwood improved to 10-0 overall and 3-0 in the tournament.

North Dakota State’s only seeded wrestler, No. 11 (No. 14) Sykora, bounced back with a vengeance following a 6-2 loss to No. 17 Micky Phillipi with a pair of tech falls that ran his season total to five. The redshirt junior from Wheaton, Minn., went the distance for the first tech fall, 24-9 at 7:00, over Utah Valley’s Mitch Brown, and dispatched Ty Smith of Drexel 18-3 at 6:09 for the second. Sykora is now 10-1 and 3-1 in the tournament.

Eaton, a redshirt junior from Long Grove, Iowa, grinded out three wins in the consolation bracket after dropping a 12-3 major decision to top-seeded and No. 3-ranked Collin Moore of Ohio State. It started with a 13-5 major decision over Matthew Correnti of Rutgers. He followed with a 5-2 decision over No. 11 seed and No. 25-ranked Zack Chakonis and closed with a strong third period in a 3-1 win over Andre Lee of Illinois. Eaton improved to 10-1 overall and 3-1 in the tournament.

Sykora and Eaton begin wrestling at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday. The consolation semifinals, along with the fifth and seventh place bouts are scheduled for 12 p.m. The finals for first and third are scheduled for 5 p.m.

Bison by weight class:
125 #21 Brent Fleetwood (10-0 overall, 3-0 CKLV)
W major dec Brakan Mead (Ohio State), MD 8-0
W dec #5 Louie Hayes (Virginia), 4-2
W dec #8 Zeke Moisey (Nebraska), 10-3
at Cliff Keen Invitational (12-1-18)
vs #2 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern),

133 #14 Cam Sykora (10-1 overall, 3-1 CKLV)
W dec Brock Bergelin (Central Michigan), 9-3
L dec #17 Micky Phillipi (Pitt), 6-2
W tech fall Mitch Brown (Utah Valley), TF 24-9 7:00
W tech fall Ty Smith (Drexel), TF 18-3 6:09
at Cliff Keen Invitational (12-1-18)
vs Noah Gonser (Campbell),

141 Gavin Sutton (7-3 overall, 1-2 CKLV)
W dec Ryan Farina (Cal Poly), 9-3
L dec #13 Chad Red, Jr. (Nebraska), 8-5
L dec Julian Flores (Drexel), 11-7

149 Jaden Van Maanen (9-4 overall, 2-2 CKLV)
L dec Collin Purinton (Nebraska), 7-3
W fall Dresden Simon (Central Michigan), 3:57
W fall Ryan Burkert (Hofstra), 1:08
L dec #20 Russell Rohlfing (CSU Bakersfield), 6-1

157 Nick Knutson (5-5 overall, 1-1 CKLV)
W medical forfeit Connor Prince (Navy), MFF 8-3 5:44
L fall #5 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern), 4:44
L dec #19 BC LaPrade (Virginia Tech), 6-4

174 Lorenzo De La Riva (8-5 overall, 2-2 CKLV)
W fall Vincent Deprez (Binghamton), 5:59
L dec #12 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska), 10-4
W tech fall Seth Bogulski (Northern Colorado), TF 17-2 7:00
L dec #24 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming), 5-4

184 Tyler McNutt (7-4 overall, 0-2 CKLV)
L dec Max Lyon (Purdue), 7-2
L major dec #25 Jordan Atienza (Central Michigan), MD 14-4

197 Cordell Eaton (10-1 overall, 3-1 CKLV)
L major dec #3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State), MD 12-3
W major dec Matthew Correnti (Rutgers), MD 13-5
W dec #25 Zack Chakonis (Northwestern), 5-2
W dec Andre Lee (Illinois), 3-1
at Cliff Keen Invitational (12-1-18)
vs #22 Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley),

285 #22 Brandon Metz (8-4 overall, 3-2 CKLV)
L fall #15 Cory Gilliland-Daniel (North Carolina), 1:35
W dec Robert Winters (Northern Colorado), 6-2
W fall Sam Aguilar (Cal Poly), 1:00
W dec Hayden Maley (Stanford), 7-3
L dec #24 Joseph Goodhart (Drexel), 6-5

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