NDSU Finishes Regular Season on the Road at South Dakota State, #19 Iowa State

North Dakota State (9-3, 5-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to finish the regular season on the Big 12 Conference road at South Dakota State (12-5, 6-2 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Frost Arena, and at No. 19 Iowa State (9-4, 6-1 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Hilton Coliseum … The Bison have won six duals in a row, the Jackrabbits have won five in a row and the Cyclones have won four in a row … Iowa State wrestles at No. 24 Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 22 … NDSU ended a four-match losing streak to SDSU last season with a 31-10 win on Feb. 15, 2019, in Fargo to reclaim the Border Bell … The Bison lead the series 43-21-1 … Iowa State leads the series with NDSU 5-1 including a 29-7 win on Jan. 9, 2019, in Fargo.

Coverage
Live results provided by TrackWrestling.com … Live video at FloWrestling.org.

Up Next
The Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championships are March 7-8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.

The Lineup
Wt. North Dakota State Bison (9-3 duals, 5-1 #Big12WR)
125 — McGwire Midkiff (10-5 overall, 5-3 dual)
133 -– #17 Cam Sykora (12-4, 8-3)
141 — Dylan Droegemueller (12-7, 4-3) OR Sawyer Degen (11-7, 3-2)
149 — Jaden Van Maanen (11-12, 5-7)
157– #13 Jared Franek (22-6, 10-2)
165 — #8 Andrew Fogarty (17-3, 10-1)
174 — Luke Weber (14-8, 3-1) OR Austin Brenner (9-6, 1-2)
184 — Noah Cressell (10-9, 4-5) OR TJ Pottinger (9-8, 1-2)
197 — Cordell Eaton (10-9, 4-7)
285 — #28 Brandon Metz (19-7, 7-3) OR Dan Stibral (10-5, 2-0)

Wt. South Dakota State (12-5 duals, 6-2 #Big12WR)
125 — #17 Danny Vega (20-7, 12-3) OR Kahlen Morris (2-7, 1-1)
133 — Zach Price (14-12, 8-9)
141 — Clay Carlson (18-13, 9-8)
149 — #10 Henry Pohlmeyer (18-4, 11-2)
157 — Peyton Smith (13-10, 4-5) OR Garrett Jordan (11-7, 3-1)
165 — #23 Tanner Cook (17-3, 11-2) OR Kenny O’Neil (9-6, 1-1)
174 — Cade King (9-17, 2-12) OR Kelby Hawkins (4-7, 1-2)
184 — #15 Zach Carlson (22-5, 14-3)
197 — #12 Tanner Sloan (17-5, 12-3)
285 — Blake Wolters (14-16, 6-11)

Wt. #19 Iowa State (9-4 duals, 6-1 #Big12WR)
125 — #14 Alex Mackall (15-5, 8-3)
133 — #18 Todd Small (15-7, 6-5)
141 — #9 Ian Parker (15-3, 10-1) OR Noah Nemer (14-9, 0-0)
149 — #9 Jarrett Degen (9-2, 3-1) OR Ryan Leisure (4-7, 3-4)
157 — #3 David Carr (14-1, 9-0) OR Grant Stotts (15-8, 0-2) OR Isaac Judge (16-10, 0-0)
165 — #29 Chase Straw (8-11, 3-7)
174 — #16 Sam Colbray (11-7, 7-4) OR Mac Southard (17-6, 0-0)
184 — #31 Marcus Coleman (8-8, 6-5) OR Hank Swalla (2-2, 0-0)
197 — Joel Shapiro (10-11, 2-6) OR Francis Duggan (7-10, 1-2)
285 — #14 Gannon Gremmel (17-7, 6-5)

NDSU in Team Rankings
North Dakota State vaulted to No. 16 in the W.I.N. Wrestling Magazine dual rankings on Feb. 17, and moved to No. 36 in the Tournament Power Index (TPI) … NDSU was No. 36 with 8 points on the TrackWrestling.com list Feb. 18 … The Bison received three votes toward the National Wrestling Coaches Association Coaches (NWCA) Division I Top 25 poll on Feb. 18.

Bison in the Individual Rankings
… Individually, in the Track Wrestling (Feb. 18) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 17 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 13 at 157, Andrew Fogarty was No. 8 at 165, and Brandon Metz was No. 28 at 285;
… In InterMat.com (Feb. 18) 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. 18) 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. 31 at 197, and Brandon Metz was No. 21 at 285;
… In the FloWrestling (Feb. 18) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 13 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 21 at 157, Andrew Fogarty was No. 11 at 165, and Brandon Metz was No. 22 at 285;
… And, in the WIN Wrestling Magazine (Feb. 17) rankings, Cam Sykora was No. 14 at 133, Jared Franek was No. 13 at 157, and Andrew Fogarty was No. 9 at 165.

NCAA Coaches Rankings
Four North Dakota State wrestlers were in the second NCAA Coaches Rankings and first NCAA RPI on Feb. 13 — 133 Cam Sykora (10 C/–R), 157 Jared Franek (25 C/18 R), 165 Andrew Fogarty (20 C/14 R) and 285 Brandon Metz (21 C/23 R) … The next NCAA Coaches Ranking and second NCAA RPI will be released Feb. 27.

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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