LARAMIE, Wyo.—No. 21-ranked Wyoming won eight of 10 bouts including three bonus decisions to defeat No. 19-ranked North Dakota State by the score of 29-6 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Arena-Auditorium.
NDSU (3-1, 1-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Air Force (1-1, 1-0 #Big12WR) at 3 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Clune Arena.
North Dakota State’s wins were close. No. 8-ranked Bison 125 Brent Fleetwood needed a takedown with 10-seconds left for a 6-5 decision over Cole Verner. Fleetwood improved to 12-2 overall and 4-0 in duals. Following a furious third period, NDSU 149 Jaden Van Maanen claimed a takedown early in a 7-5 sudden victory-1 decision over Jaron Jensen. Van Maanen is now 10-4 overall and 3-1 in duals
Wyoming (3-2, 1-1 #Big12WR) was led by a pin from 157 Dewey Krueger, and major decisions from No. 15-ranked 133 Montorie Bridges and 184 Carless Mooney. The Cowboys also won both matches that featured ranked wrestlers. No. 18 285 Brian Andrews edged NDSU’s Brandon Metz 3-1 in sudden victory-1, while No. 10 165 Branson Ashworth recorded a 6-0 decision over Bison Andrew Fogarty.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Arena-Auditorium / Laramie, Wyo.
#21 Wyoming 29, #19 North Dakota State 6
197—Cale Davidson (WYO) dec #20 Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 6-3
285—#18 Brian Andrews (WYO) sudden victory-1 dec #24 Brandon Metz (NDSU), SV-1 3-1
125—#8 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU) dec Cole Verner (WYO), 6-5
133—#15 Montorie Bridges major dec Paul Bianchi (NDSU), MD 12-3
141—#18 Sam Turner (WYO) dec Gavin Sutton (NDSU), 6-2
149—Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) sudden victory-1 dec Jaron Jensen (WYO), SV-1 7-5
157—Dewey Krueger (WYO) fall Nick Knutson (NDSU), 1:44
165—#10 Branson Ashworth (WYO) dec #17 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), 6-0
174—Hayden Hastings (WYO) dec Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU), 7-3
184—Carless Looney (WYO) major dec Tyler McNutt (NDSU), MD 11-0
Dual started at 197 pounds