NDSU Squares Off with Pitt on Saturday

No. 23-ranked North Dakota State (6-4, 2-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to entertain No. 18 Pitt (6-0, 0-0 ACC) at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in a non-conference dual in the Scheels Center (5,700).

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The Series
This will be the second meeting between NDSU and Pitt … The Bison lead series 1-0 with a 28-11 win in Pittsburgh on Jan. 5, 2018.

Coverage
Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com … BEK Broadcasting Network will televise the dual against Pitt 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 are available through GoBison.com/AllAccess and FloWrestling.com.

). … Live video of all NDSU home wrestling duals are available through GoBison.com/AllAccess and FloWrestling.com.

Coming Soon
North Dakota State has next weekend off … The Bison travel to Central Michigan (2-3, 1-1 MAC) on Jan. 24 and return to host Big 12 member Northern Colorado (2-4, 0-3 #Big12WR) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 in Scheels Center.

The Lineup
Wt. #23 North Dakota State Bison (6-4, 2-3 #Big12WR)
125 — #8 Brent Fleetwood (16-3, 8-1) OR Paul Bianchi (3-5, 1-1)
133 — #18 Cam Sykora (15-4, 7-2) OR Nico Colunga (5-5, 0-1)
141 — Sawyer Degen (8-9, 0-2)
149 — Jaden Van Maanen (13-7, 6-4)
157 — Luke Weber (4-2, 0-1) OR Nick Knutson (7-10, 3-6)
165 — #21 Andrew Fogarty (11-3, 8-2)
174 — Lorenzo De La Riva (12-7, 5-4)
184 — Michael Otomo (7-6, 2-3)
197 — Cordell Eaton (13-6, 6-4)
285 — Brandon Metz (11-9, 2-7) OR Dan Stibral (16-4, 1-0)
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Wt. #18 Pitt Panthers (6-0, 0-0 ACC)
125 — Brendon Fenton (3-5, 3-3)
133 — #5 Micky Phillippi (10-1, 6-0)
141 — LJ Bentley (10-5, 4-2)
149 — Robert Lee (6-6, 3-2)
157 — #10 Taleb Rahmani (10-2, 6-0)
165 — Jake Wentzel (7-4, 4-2)
174 — Gregg Harvey (5-4, 4-2)
184 — #11 Nino Bonccorsi (10-3, 5-1)
197 — Kellan Stout (7-2, 6-0)
285 — #21 Demetrius Thomas (18-2, 6-0)

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State was ranked No. 23 in the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) Coaches Top 25 poll released Jan. 8 …. The Bison were No. 24 in the InterMat.com dual rankings Jan. 8, and No. 25 in the WIN Wrestling Magazine Dual Rankings and No. 36 with 5 points in the Tournament Power Index on Jan. 7.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
Individually, in the Track Wrestling (Jan. 7) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 8 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 18 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 21 at 165 pounds;
… On the InterMat.com (Jan. 8) list, Brent Fleeetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds and Cam Sykora is No. 17 at 133 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Jan. 3) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds and Cam Sykora is No. 15 at 133 pounds;
… In the FloWrestling rankings (Jan. 7) Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds and Cam Sykora is No. 15 at 133 pounds,
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Jan. 7) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 13 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds and Andrew Fogarty is No. 12 at 165 pounds.

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