NDSU Opens with #17 Northwestern on Sunday

North Dakota State is scheduled to host No. 17-ranked Northwestern University in a non-conference dual at 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex … It is the season opener for both teams … Recent Bison Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Kris Nelson will be recognized at the intermission … NDSU will send 14 wrestlers to compete at the Jimmie Open hosted by the University of Jamestown on Saturday, Nov. 3.

North Dakota State is scheduled to square off against Northern Illinois at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in a non-conference dual … Next, the Bison will host the 48th annual Bison Open on Saturday, Nov. 10, which gets underway at 10 a.m. … The field includes entries from Arizona State, Minnesota and South Dakota State … Both events take place in Scheels Center.

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (0-0, 0-0 #Big12WR)
125 — Brent Fleetwood OR #25 Paul Bianchi
133 — #20 Cam Sykora
141 — Gavin Sutton OR Sawyer Degen
149 — Jaden Van Maanen
157 — Nick Knutson
165 — #12 Andrew Fogarty
174 — Lorenzo De La Riva OR Jesse Shearer
184 — Tyler McNutt OR Michael Otomo
197 — Cordell Eaton
285 — Dan Stibral OR Brandon Metz
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Wt. #17 Northwestern Wildcats (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
125 – #3 Sebastian Rivera OR Dylan Utterback
133 – #14 Colin Valdiviez
141 – Yahya Thomas
149 – Shayne Oster
157 – #6 Ryan Deakin
165 – Tyler Moreland
174 –#13 Johnny Sebastian
184 – Brendan Devine
197 – Zack Chakonis
285 – #14 Conan Jennings

ndsulogoThe Series
This is the third meeting between North Dakota State and Northwestern University … The series is tied 1-1 … The Wildcats won the first meeting 35-9 at the Northwestern Duals on Dec. 8, 2007 … NDSU defeated Northwestern 24-12 on Dec. 2, 2016, in Evanston, Ill.

Coverage
Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com … BEK Broadcasting Network will televise the match with Jordan Hassler and Jack Maughan on the call … BEK is available on cable systems, DirecTV and DISH in Eastern and Western North Dakota (locations can be found here www.bektel.com/bbn/). … Live video of all NDSU home wrestling duals is available through FloWrestling.com.

NDSU SAAC Collecting Food, Money
NDSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council will be accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations this Saturday for the Summit League Food Fight, an annual competition among league schools. All donations benefit the Fargo-Moorhead Emergency Food Pantry. Last year, NDSU collected nearly 7,000 pounds of food. Donations will be accepted in the football tailgating lots and throughout the following week in the main lobby at NDSU volleyball Nov. 4, wrestling Nov. 4 and Nov. 8, and women’s basketball Nov. 6 and 9. Fans unable to attend these events may donate funds online to @NDSU-SAAC using the Venmo mobile app.

Bison Rewind
NDSU was 7-10 overall last season including 1-7 in the #Big12WR Conference … The Bison placed fifth at the #Big12WR tournament … NDSU returns eight starters including three NCAA qualifiers in 125 Paul Bianchi, 133 Cam Sykora and 165 Andrew Fogarty … Fogarty was the Big 12 Conference runner-up at 165 last season … Sykora and Fogarty are both two-time national qualifiers … The Bison added a pair of transfers including two-time NCAA qualifier 125 Brent Fleetwood, along with 174 Lorenzo De La Riva from Cal State-Bakersfield.

Bison 133 Cam Sykora Second in NCAA Division I with Dozen Tech Falls
North Dakota State’s 133 Cam Sykora, a redshirt sophomore from Wheaton, Minn., finished second in NCAA Division I with 12 tech falls in a time of 47:59 … Lock Haven 141 Kyle Shoop had 13 techs in 59:3.

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State received six points toward the USA Today/NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Coaches Top 25 poll released Oct. 31 … NDSU was tied for No. 37 with 3 points in the TrackWrestling.com Team Rankings on Oct. 15, and tied for No. 34 in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, on the InterMat.com (Oct. 15) rankings, Andrew Fogarty is No. 16 at 165 pounds;
… In the Track Wrestling (Oct. 15) rankings, Paul Bianchi is No. 25 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 20 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 12 at 165 pounds;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Oct.2 ) rankings, Cam Sykora is No. 19 at 133 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 15 at 165 pounds;
… In the FloWrestling rankings (Sept. 23), Cam Sykora is No. 20 at 133 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 12 at 165 pounds,
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Sept. 6) rankings, Paul Bianchi is No. 14 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 15 at 133 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 16 at 165 pounds.

Bison 133 Cam Sykora Second in NCAA Division I with Dozen Tech Falls
North Dakota State’s 133 Cam Sykora, a redshirt sophomore from Wheaton, Minn., finished second in NCAA Division I with 12 tech falls in a time of 47:59 … Lock Haven 141 Kyle Shoop has 12 techs in 53:53 thru matches March 4.

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