NDSU Opens 2019-20 Season with Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday

North Dakota State is scheduled to open 2019-20 against Cal State Bakersfield at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Scheels Center (5,700) in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex … NDSU was 10-6 overall in duals last season including 5-4 in the #Big12WR Conference … The Bison are coached by Roger Kish, who enters his ninth season as head coach … CSUB was 7-9 last season including 2-2 in the Pac 12 Conference… The Roadrunners are coached by former NDSU assistant Manny Rivera, who enters his third season as coach … Both Kish and Rivera were NCAA All-Americans at Minnesota … Cal State Bakersfield wrestles at No. 7 Minnesota on Friday.

The Series
This will be the fourth meeting between North Dakota State and Cal State Bakersfield … NDSU leads the series 2-1 including a 32-8 win over the Roadrunners on Jan. 28, 2017 … CSUB won 31-7 in 1988 and the Bison won 27-12 on Jan. 6, 2014.

Coverage
Live scoring provided by TrackWrestling.com … Video stream on GoBison.com/AllAccess and FloWrestling with Keith Brake from Bison 1660 AM, and NDSU associate AD and former Bison wrestler Jack Maughn on the call.

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (0-0 duals, 0-0 #Big12WR)
125 -– McGwire Midkiff
133 -– #12 Cam Sykora
141 — Sawyer Degen OR Dylan Droegemueller
149 — Jaden Van Maanen
157 — Jared Franek OR Luke Weber
165 — #8 Andrew Fogarty
174 — Jimmy Noel OR #24 Lorenzo De La Riva
184 — TJ Pottinger
197 — Cordell Eaton
285 — #27 Brandon Metz OR Dan Stibral

Wt. Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (0-0 duals, 0-0 Pac 12)
125 -– Alex Hernandez-Figueroa
133 — #32 Chance Rich
141 — Angelo Martinoni OR Carlos Herrera
149 — #11 Russell Rohlfing
157 — Wyatt Gerl
165 — Jacob Thalin
174 — Josh Annis OR Albert Urias
184 — Josh Loomer
197 — #29 Dominic Ducharme
285 — Jarrod Snyder

#TrackWrestling Rankings

Bison Rewind
NDSU was 10-6 overall last season including 5-4 in the #Big12WR Conference … The Bison placed eighth at the #Big12WR tournament … NDSU returns nine starters including three NCAA qualifiers in 133 Cam Sykora, 165 Andrew Fogarty and 174 Lorenzo De La Riva … Fogarty is a two-time Big 12 Conference runner-up at 165 … Sykora and Fogarty are both three-time national qualifiers, De La Riva has advanced twice.

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State received votes toward the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll on Oct. 29 … The Bison were No. 38 with 4 points in the WIN Tournament Power Index on Oct. 11 … NDSU was tied for No. 33 with 8.5 points on the TrackWrestling.com list on Oct. 15.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
… Individually, in the Track Wrestling (Oct. 15) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 12 at 133, Andrew Fogarty was No. 8 at 165, Lorenzo De La Riva was No. 24 at 174, and Brandon Metz was No. 27 at 285;

… On the InterMat.com (Oct. 22) list, Cam Sykora was No. 10 at 133, Andrew Fogarty was No. 10 at 165, and Lorenzo De Le Riva was No. 20 at 174;

… In TheOpenMat.com (Oct. 3) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 12 at 133, and Andrew Fogarty was No. 10 at 165 pounds;

… In the FloWrestling rankings (Sept. 23) Cam Sykora was No. 9 at 133, Andrew Fogarty was No. 10 at 165, Lorenzo De La Riva was No. 18 at 174, and Brandon Metz was No. 21 at 285.

… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Oct. 11) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 11 at 133, and Andrew Fogarty was No. 9 at 165.

#BamBam And the Tech Falls
North Dakota State 133-pounder Cam Sykora (21-10) was listed at No. 7 in NCAA Division I tech falls with nine in 50:53 … #BamBam has recorded 33 tech falls in his career.

#BabyFaceAssassin, #BamBam And Career Wins
North Dakota State 165 Andrew Fogarty and 133 Cam Sykora are in position to crack the program’s top 25 in career wins … Fogarty enters this season with a 75-31 record including 37-13 in duals with 20 pins, 14 tech falls and 15 major decisions … Sykora has 70-30 record including 32-9 in duals with 33 tech falls, 14 major decisions and eight pins.

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