NDSU Closes Out Home Schedule with No. 21 Stanford, Air Force on Feb. 15-16

North Dakota State (7-3, 4-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host No. 21-ranked Stanford (10-2, 3-1 Pac-12) in a non-conference dual at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and then Air Force (4-5, 1-4 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in Scheels Center … Sunday against Air Force is Senior Day and the Bison program will honor 133 Cam Sykora, 165 Andrew Fogarty, 174 Lorenzo De La Riva, 197 Cordell Eaton and 285 Dan Stibral prior to the dual.

Coverage
Live results provided by TrackWrestling.com … BEK Broadcasting Network will televise the duals with Jordan Hassler and Jack Maughan on the call … BEK is available on cable systems, DirecTV and DISH in Eastern and Western North Dakota (www.bektel.com/bbn/) … Live video of all NDSU home wrestling duals is available through GoBison.com/AllAccess and FloWrestling.

Up Next
NDSU hits the Big 12 Conference road to close out the regular season at South Dakota State (10-5, 5-2 #Big12WR) on Feb. 21 and at No. 19 Iowa State (7-4, 4-1 #Big12WR) on Feb. 23.

The Lineups

Wt. North Dakota State Bison (7-3 duals, 4-1 #Big12WR)
125 — McGwire Midkiff (9-4 overall, 4-2 dual)
133 -– #17 Cam Sykora (10-4, 6-3)
141 — Dylan Droegemueller (11-6, 3-2) OR Sawyer Degen (11-7, 3-2)
149 — Jaden Van Maanen (9-12, 3-7)
157– #14 Jared Franek (20-6, 8-2)
165 — #9 Andrew Fogarty (16-2, 9-0)
174 — Luke Weber (13-7, 2-0) OR Austin Brenner (9-6, 1-2)
184 — Noah Cressell (9-8, 3-4) OR TJ Pottinger (9-8, 1-2)
197 — Cordell Eaton (9-8, 3-6)
285 — #27 Brandon Metz (18-7, 6-3) OR Dan Stibral (9-5, 1-0)
#TrackWrestling Rankings

Wt. #21 Stanford (10-2 duals, 3-1 Pac -12)
125 — Jackson DiSario (18-7, 8-3)
133 — Luciano Arroyo (4-3, 1-2)
141 — #3 Real Woods (16-1, 7-1) OR Fabian Santillan (2-4, 0-0)
149 — #29 Requir van der Merwe (8-4, 1-2)
157 — Tyler Eischens (20-7, 8-3) OR Ethan Woods (8-5, 1-0)
165 — #3 Shane Griffith (24-0, 11-0)
174 — Jared Hill (4-5, 4-5) OR Gabe Dinette (5-2, 1-0)
184 — Nick Addison (5-9, 4-7)
197 — #7 Nathan Traxler (18-3, 7-2)
285 — David Showunmi (10-9, 2-5) OR Trevor Rasmussen (9-8, 2-2)

Wt. Air Force (4-5 duals, 1-4 #Big12WR)
125 — #14 Sidney Flores (16-5, 5-0) OR Graham Shore (14-10, 2-2)
133 — Jared Van Vleet (15-14, 3-6)
141 — #33 Lenny Petersen (21-6, 4-1) OR Garrett O’Shea (2-5, 1-0)
149 — Dylan Martinez (13-15, 2-7)
157 — Trey Brisker (16-13, 4-5)
165 — #24 Randy Meneweather (22-5, 6-1) OR Vincent Dolce (12-8, 0-2)
174 — Cody Surratt (19-11, 1-4)
184 — Jake Thompson (17-9, 6-3)
197 — Casey Jumps (9-14, 3-6)
285 — Kayne Hutchison (16-11, 5-4)

Bison Win Fourth Straight 28-7 over Fresno State
North Dakota State won six of the first seven bouts including a forfeit and a fall to defeat Fresno State 28-7 in a Big 12 Conference dual before 534 spectators on Feb. 8 in Scheels Center … The Bison extended their win streak to four matches … Andrew Fogarty won by fall at 165 and Dylan Droegemueller won by major decision at 141 … Other winners included 125 McGwire Midkiff, 133 Cam Sykora, 157 Jared Franek, 174 Luke Weber and 197 Cordell Eaton.

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State was No. 35 with 5 points in W.I.N. Wrestling Magazine Tournament Power Index (TPI), and tied for No. 39 with 4.5 points on the TrackWrestling.com list.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
… Individually, in the Track Wrestling (Feb. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 17 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 14 at 157, Andrew Fogarty was No. 9 at 165, and Brandon Metz was No. 27 at 285;
… In InterMat.com (Feb. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 13 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 17 at 157, and Andrew Fogarty was No. 11 at 165;
… In TheOpenMat.com (Feb. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 10 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 21 at 157, Andrew Fogarty was No. 11 at 165, Cordell Eaton was No. 33 at 197, and Brandon Metz was No. 20 at 285;
… In the FloWrestling (Feb. 12) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 13 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 21 at 157, Andrew Fogarty was No. 12 at 165, and Brandon Metz was No. 22 at 285;
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 11) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 14 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 13 at 157, and Andrew Fogarty was No. 10 at 165.

NCAA Coaches Rankings
Four North Dakota State wrestlers were in the first NCAA Coaches Rankings on Jan. 24 — 133 Cam Sykora No. 11, 157 Jared Franek No. 30, 197 Cordell Eaton No. 33 and 285 Brandon Metz No. 21 … The next NCAA Coaches Ranking and first NCAA RPI will be released Feb. 13.

NWCA Division II 2020 Jim Koch Hall of Fame Class includes Carlson, Kapusta, Maughan
Former North Dakota State national champions Paul Carlson and Brian Kapusta, along with current NDSU senior associate AD and former Northern Colorado head coach Jack Maughan will be inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II 2020 Jim Koch Hall of Fame presented by Sanford Health, on March 12, in Sioux Falls.

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