North Dakota State Hosts SDSU in Big 12 Dual on Friday

North Dakota State (9-5, 4-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host South Dakota State (2-8, 1-5 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the Scheels Center (5,700) … Friday is Senior Night and Student Appreciation Night … NDSU wrestling will recognize Nico Colunga, Brent Fleetwood, Sam Gilseth, Tyler McNutt, Charley Popp, and Dylan Urbach prior to the match … Friday is the annual Battle for the Border Bell … NDSU SAAC is collecting donations for the Food Fight.

The Series
This will be the 65th meeting between North Dakota State and South Dakota State on the wrestling mat with the Bison holding a 42-21-1 advantage … SDSU defeated the Bison 22-12 on Feb. 16, 2018, in Brookings …. NDSU has lost four in a row in the series.

Coverage
Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com … Match will be broadcast on Bison 1660 AM/92.7 FM with Jeff Culhane and Geoff Martin on the call … Midco Sports Network will televise the dual with Brian Shawn and Jack Maughan on the call … 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 its regular season dual schedule at Oklahoma (6-6, 1-3 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in McCasland Field House … The dual will be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (9-5, 4-3 #Big12WR)
125 – #9 Brent Fleetwood (19-3, 11-1) OR Paul Bianchi (3-6, 1-2)
133 – #16 Cam Sykora (18-5, 10-3) OR Nico Colunga (5-5, 0-1)
141 – Sawyer Degen (8-13, 0-6)
149 – Jaden Van Maanen (15-9, 8-6)
157– Luke Weber (8-2, 4-1) OR Nick Knutson (7-10, 3-6)
165 – #18 Andrew Fogarty (15-3, 12-2)
174 – Lorenzo De La Riva (15-8, 8-5)
184 – Michael Otomo (9-8, 4-5)
197 – Cordell Eaton (16-7, 9-5)
285 – Brandon Metz (13-10, 4-8) OR Dan Stibral (16-5, 1-1)
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Wt. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (2-8, 1-5 #Big12WR)
125 – Gregory Coapstick, (3-16, 0-10)
133 – Rylee Molitor, (5-10, 1-8)
141 – Aric Williams, (7-15, 1-6)
149 – #13 Henry Pohlmeyer (18-9, 5-5)
157 – Colten Carlson, (9-10, 5-5)
165 – Kelby Hawkins, (9-12, 0-2) OR Logan Peterson (13-13, 2-7)
174 – Samuel Grove, (4-15, 0-7) OR Brett Bye, (6-10, 0-5)
184 – Zach Carlson, (17-7, 6-4)
197 – Martin Mueller, (7-9, 2-3)
285 – Blake Wolters, (11-15, 1-9)

#BamBam And the Tech Falls
North Dakota State 133-pounder Cam Sykora (18-5, 10-3) was listed at No. 6 in NCAA Division I tech falls with eight … #BamBam has recorded 32 tech falls in his career … Sykora entered this weekend at No. 16 in the NCAA Coaches Ranking.

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State was No. 24 in the InterMat.com dual rankings on Feb. 12 … The Bison were No. 24 in the WIN Wrestling dual rankings and No. 34 with 5 points in Tournament Power Index ITPI) on Feb. 11 …NDSU was tied for No. 36 with 4 points on the TrackWrestling.com list.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
… Individually, in the NCAA Coaches Panel Ranking (Jan. 24), Brent Fleetwood is No. 8 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, Jaden Van Maanen is tied for No. 31 at 149 pounds, Andrew Fogarty is No. 20 at 165 pounds, and Brandon Metz is tied for No. 32 at 285 pounds … The next ranking is Feb. 14;
… In the Track Wrestling (Feb. 11) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 18 at 165 pounds;
… On the InterMat.com (Feb. 12) list, Brent Fleeetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Feb. 12) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 17 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 19 at 165 pounds;
… In the FloWrestling rankings (Feb. 11) Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 17 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 17 at 165 pounds,
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 11) rankings, Brent Fleetwood is No. 9 at 125 pounds, Cam Sykora is No. 16 at 133 pounds, and Andrew Fogarty is No. 13 at 165 pounds.

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