Fogarty Takes Fifth at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—North Dakota State 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty placed fifth at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Bison were 21st in the team standings with 22 points. Fogarty also placed fifth at the 2017 tournament.

North Dakota State will compete at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Arizona State No. 5-ranked Joshua Shields jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period in the 8-2 win over Fogarty in the semifinals. In the consolation semifinals, NC State No. 17 Thomas Bullard scored 14 first period points in an 18-6 major decision over Fogarty.

Fogarty, a redshirt senior from Jordan, Minn., bounced back from a pair of losses to take fifth place with a pin at 1:44 over Shayne Oster of Northwestern. It was the fourth pin of the season for Fogarty, who went 3-2 at the tournament and improved to 12-2 overall.

NDSU 157-pounder Jared Franek and No. 22-ranked heavyweight Brandon Metz both lost during the first session. Franek dropped a 7-6 sudden victory decision to No. 19-ranked Jacori Teemer of Arizona State. Franek completed the tournament with a 3-2 record and stands at 10-4 overall.

Metz lost 12-4 in a major decision to No. 14 Brian Andrews of Wyoming. Metz finished 3-2 in the tournament and is 11-2 overall.

Brackets/Results on arena.flowrestling.org

157 Jared Franek, R-Fr., West Fargo, N.D.
Overall: 10-4 / CKLV: 3-2
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-6-19)
L dec #2 David Carr (Iowa State), 11-4
W dec Chris Barker (Binghamton), 11-4
W dec #33 Colton Yapoujian (Cornell), 3-1
W dec Colten Carlson (South Dakota State), 15-8
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-7-19)
L sudden victory #19 Jacori Teemer (Arizona State), 7-6 SV

165 Andrew Fogarty, R-Sr., Jordan, Minn.
Overall: 12-2 / CKLV: 3-2
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-6-19)
W dec #28 Chase Straw (Iowa State), 4-0
W major dec #15 Philip Conigliaro (Harvard), MD 8-0
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-7-19)
L dec #5 Joshua Shields (Arizona State), 8-2
L major dec #17 Thomas Bullard (NC State), MD 18-6
W fall Shayne Oster (Northwestern), 1:44

285 Brandon Metz, R-So., West Fargo, N.D.
Overall: 11-2 / CKLV: 3-2
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-6-19)
W major dec Dante DelBonis (Sacred Heart), MD 10-2
L dec #18 Carter Isley (Northern Iowa), 7-3
W dec Josiah Jones (Oklahoma), 3-2
W dec Deonte Wilson (NC State), 3-2
at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12-7-19)
L major dec #14 Brian Andrews (Wyoming), MD 12-4

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