NDSU Hosts Utah Valley in Big12 Dual on Friday

North Dakota State (8-5, 3-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Utah Valley University (9-8, 0-2 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 in the Scheels Center (5,700) … Utah Valley wrestles at South Dakota State on Thursday night.

This will be the 13th meeting between North Dakota State and Utah Valley University … The Bison lead the series 9-3 … The Wolverines have won the last two meetings, 26-13 in Orem on Dec. 15, 2017, and 22-16 in Fargo on Feb. 4, 2017.

Coverage
Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com … Match will be broadcast on Bison 1660 AM/92.7 FM with Keith Brake and Jeff Martin on the call … BEK Broadcasting Network will televise the dual against Utah Valley 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 GoBison.com/AllAccess and FloWrestling.org.

Coming Soon
North Dakota State will close out the home portion of its dual schedule with South Dakota State (1-6, 0-3 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Scheels Center (5,700).

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (8-5, 3-3 #Big12WR)
125 — #9 Brent Fleetwood (18-3, 10-1) OR Paul Bianchi (3-6, 1-2)
133 — #17 Cam Sykora (17-5, 9-3)
141 — Sawyer Degen (8-12, 0-5)
149 — Jaden Van Maanen (14-9, 7-6)
157 — Luke Weber (7-2, 3-1) OR Nick Knutson (7-10, 3-6)
165 — #21 Andrew Fogarty (14-3, 11-2)
174 — Lorenzo De La Riva (14-8, 7-5) OR Jesse Shearer (13-6, 1-0)
184 — Michael Otomo (8-8, 3-5)
197 — Cordell Eaton (15-7, 8-5)
285 — Brandon Metz (12-10, 3-8) OR Dan Stibral (16-5, 1-1)
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Wt. Utah Valley Wolverines (9-8, 0-2 #Big12WR)
125 – Josh Jensen (8-12, 7-10)
133 – Isaiah Delgado (6-10, 2-6) OR Baylor Steward (4-6, 0-0)
141 – Dylan Gregerson (4-4, 1-2)
149 – Landon Knutzen (9-12, 3-7) OR Cameron Haddock (10-7, 0-3)
157 – Spencer Heywood (4-11, 0-2)
165 – #8 Demetrius Romero (19-2, 12-1) OR Koy Wilkinson (11-5, 2-3)
174 – #12 Kimball Bastian (12-7, 7-4) OR Kyle Snelling (3-4, 1-2)
184 – Will Sumner (15-7, 10-4)
197 – #15 Tanner Orndorff (11-9, 7-5) OR Ashton Seely (10-10, 4-2)
285 – #11 Tate Orndorff (18-4, 11-2) OR Benjamin Andrew (10-5, 2-0)

#BamBam And Tech Falls
North Dakota State 133-pounder Cam Sykora (17-5, 9-3) was listed at No. 6 in NCAA Division I tech falls with eight. Sykora #BamBam has recorded 32 tech falls in his career. He entered this weekend at No. 16 in the NCAA Coaches Ranking.

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State was No. 25 in the InterMat.com dual rankings on Jan. 29 … The Bison were No. 25 in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Dual Rankings and No. 36 with 5 points in the Tournament Power Index on Jan. 28 …NDSU was No. 38 with 4 points in the TrackWrestling.com rankings.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, in the Track Wrestling (Jan. 28) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 17 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 21 at 165 pounds;
… On the InterMat.com (Jan. 29) list, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Jan. 29) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 8 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 18 at 165 pounds;
… In the FloWrestling rankings (Jan. 28) Brent Fleetwood is No. 8 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 17 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds;
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Jan. 28) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 12 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 13 at 165 pounds.

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