North Dakota State 32, Augustana 9

Bonus Points Carry NDSU Past Augustana 32-9

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State won eight bouts including a pair of tech falls and four major decisions to defeat Augustana University 32-9 in a non-conference dual on Sunday, Dec. 1, in Scheels Center. It was the first meeting between the two former North Central Conference combatants since Feb. 1, 2004.

North Dakota State (3-2, 0-0 Big12) is scheduled to send wrestlers to compete in the Cliff Keen Collegiate Invitational on Dec. 6-7 in Las Vegas.

Augustana (0-2, 0-0 NSIC) jumped to an early 9-0 lead thanks to a forfeit at 125 pounds and Brandon Carroll’s 10-6 over freshman Tyler Jones at 133.

NDSU then reeled off eight straight wins. Dylan Droegemueller led 3-2 in the third period, but used a pair of 4-point near falls to put together a 14-2 major decision. Droegemueller notched his first collegiate dual win and improved to 5-2 overall.

Jaden Van Maanen (1-4, 1-4) broke a four-match losing streak to start the season with a hard-fought 4-0 decision over Keaten Schorr at 149 pounds, while 157 Jared Franek (7-2, 3-2) muscled his way to a 16-5 major decision to put the Bison ahead for the first time at 11-9.

Bonus point wins continued as No. 9-ranked 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty (9-0, 5-0) recorded his third tech fall of the season, 15-0 at 4:41, while 174 Lorenzo De La Riva (1-1, 1-1) and 184 Noah Cressell (3-3, 2-1) followed with major decisions.

Turning in the afternoon’s most impressive performance was 197-pound redshirt junior Cole Witzig (6-4, 1-0), who tilted his way to a 16-1 tech fall in 2:17. He led 10-0 in the first minute. It was the first tech fall for Witzig since his freshman year, who also picked up his first collegiate dual win.

NDSU redshirt senior 285-pounder Dan Stibral (3-2, 1-0) closed out the dual with a 2-0 decision over Steven Hajas. Stibral gained an escape early in the second period and held the top position for the entire third period for the win.

Up Next
The Vikings head to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to compete in the 48th Annual Jim Koch Open on Saturday, December 7. The Bison compete next when they travel to Las Vegas to wrestle at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on December 6-7. Fans can catch the action live on flowrestling.org.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019
Scheels Center / Fargo, N.D.

North Dakota State 32, Augustana 9
125—Ethan Cota (AUG), Forfeit
133—Brandon Carroll (AUG) dec Tyler Jones (NDSU), 10-6
141—Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU) major dec Hunter Burnett (AUG), MD 14-2
149—Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) dec Keaten Schorr (AUG), 4-0
157—Jared Franek (NDSU) major dec Jacob Tvinnereim (AUG), MD 16-5
165—#9 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) tech fall Dylan Schuck (AUG), TF 15-0 4:41
174—Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU) major dec Ben Kelvington (AUG), MD 12-4
184—Noah Cressell (NDSU) major dec Tanner Brengle (AUG), MD 13-4
197—Cole Witzig (NDSU) tech fall Jarret Haglund (AUG), TF 16-1 2:17
285—Dan Stibral (NDSU) dec Steven Hajas (AUG), 2-0

Attendance—321
Referee—Gary Wade
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