NDSU Turns Over Indiana 26-12
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – North Dakota State won seven of 10 bouts including a pin from 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty and tech fall from 133 Cam Sykora to defeat Indiana University 26-12 in a non-conference dual on Friday, Nov. 22 before 1,501 fans in Wilkinson Hall.
North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 Big12) is scheduled to face No. 16-ranked Northwestern (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
Sykora, a redshirt senior from Wheaton, Minn., recorded his third tech fall in the matches this season by the score of 15-0 at 4:45. It was the 36th career tech fall for Sykora, who entered the dual ranked No. 7 nationally. The Bison forfeited at 125 pounds, so Sykora helped to cut the deficit to 6-5.
The lead went back and forth. NDSU 141 Sawyer Degen outlasted Kyle Luigs 13-10 to gain the win, but the Hoosiers answered with Graham Rooks’ slim 2-1 decision over Jaden Van Maanen at 149 pounds.
North Dakota State recorded back-to-back wins at 157, where Jared Franek edged Fernie Silva 5-4, and at 165, where No. 10-ranked Fogarty recorded the fall at 5:28 put the Bison ahead 17-12.
Indiana (0-1) won the next bout, but NDSU closed with three straight wins. Noah Cressell, a native of Wabash, Ind., came away with an 8-6 sudden victory-1 decision at 184 pounds, while Cordell Eaton won 12-5 at 197 and No. 26 Brandon Metz stayed perfect with a 3-1 decision at heavyweight.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Wilkinson Hall / Bloomington, Ind.
North Dakota State 26, Indiana 12
125—Liam Cronin (IU), Forfeit
133—#7 Cam Sykora (NDSU) tech fall Jonathan Moran (IU), TF 15-0, 4:45)
141—Sawyer Degen (NDSU) dec Kyle Luigs (IU), 13-10
149—Graham Rooks (IU) dec Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), 2-1
157—Jared Franek (NDSU) dec Fernie Silva (IU), 5-4
165—#10 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) fall Davey Tunon (IU), 5:28
174—#31 Jacob Covaciu (IU) dec Jesse Shearer (NDSU), 11-4
184—Noah Cressell (NDSU) sudden victory-1 Jake Hinz (IU), SV-1 8-6
197—Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Spencer Irick (IU), 12-5
285— #26 Brandon Metz (NDSU) dec Rudy Streck (IU), 3-1
Dual started at 125 pounds
Referees—Jamie George, Dan Sayers
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