North Dakota State 21, Fresno State 20

Fleetwood, No. 20 NDSU Turn Back Upset-Minded Fresno State 21-20

FRESNO, Calif.—No. 20-ranked North Dakota State needed a major decision from 125-pounder Brent Fleetwood to turn back upset-minded Fresno State 21-20 in Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Nov. 16, in the Save Mart Center.

Both teams won five matches and NDSU (3-0, 1-0 #Big12WR) scored bonus points in all five of its wins with a tech fall and four major decisions. Three of the majors came over the final five bouts. Bonus points were a factor in 9 of 10 matches.

Fleetwood, a transfer from Central Michigan, used a nine-point second period to turn the tables on the Bulldogs’ Robert Garcia IV. He used an escape, takedown, 2-point near fall and 4-point near fall to take a 9-0 lead into the third period. Fleetwood, ranked No. 22 nationally, improved to 3-0.

ndsulogoNDSU’s No. 16-ranked 133 pounder Cam Sykora (3-0) opened with his second tech fall of the season, 16-0 at 5:43 over Gary Joint.

However, Fresno State (3-2, 1-1 #Big12WR) scored 13 straight to take a 13-5 lead on a Chris Deloza major decision, Khristian Olivas tech fall and Isaiah Hokit major decision.

North Dakota State bounced back with a pair of major decisions to tie the dual at 13-all. No. 12-ranked 165 Andrew Fogarty (3-0) recorded a 4-point near fall and gained riding time in a 9-1 major over Jacob Wright. California native and No. 23-ranked 174 Lorenzo De La Riva did all of his scoring in the third period for a 12-0 major decision over Dominic Kincaid.

Fresno State 184 Jackson Hemauer jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first period and recorded a 9-0 major decision over Tyler McNutt. The 17-13 lead was short-lived as NDSU 197 Cordell Eaton fashioned an 11-2 major decision over Danny Salas.

In the only match that didn’t involve bonus points, Fresno State No. 15-ranked 285 AJ Nevills needed a third period escape for a hard-fought 1-0 win over redshirt freshman Brandon Metz.

The Bison are scheduled to compete at the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunner Open at noon Central Time on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Save Mart Center / Fresno, Calif.

#20 North Dakota State 21, Fresno State 20
133—#16 Cam Sykora (NDSU) tech fall Gary Joint (FSU), TF 16-0 5:43
141—Chris Deloza (FSU) major dec Nico Colunga (NDSU), MD 12-1
149—#16 Khristian Olivas (FSU) tech fall Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), TF 16-0 4:44)
157—Isaiah Hokit (FSU) major dec Nick Knutson (NDSU), MD 14-4
165—#12 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) major dec Jacob Wright (FSU), MD 9-1
174—#23 Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU) major dec Dominic Kincaid (FSU), MD 12-0
184—Jackson Hemauer (FSU) major dec Tyler McNutt (NDSU), MD 9-0
197—Cordell Eaton (NDSU) major dec Danny Salas (FSU), MD 11-2
285—#15 AJ Nevills (FSU) dec #23 Brandon Metz (NDSU), 1-0
125—#22 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU) major dec Robert Garcia IV (FSU), MD 12-0

Dual started at 133 pounds

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