Count on the Bison to Give Maximum Effort

North Dakota State looks to capitalize on overall depth and talent

By Matt Krumrie

Roger Kish enters his 12th season as head coach of the North Dakota State University wrestling program excited for the challenge ahead. The Bison return a strong core lineup that includes four returning national qualifiers and four returning starters.

“This is probably the most complete team that we have put on the mat since the 2019-20 season,” said Kish. “We have several key upperclassmen that we expect strong seasons from, as well as a lot of talent from our last two recruiting classes.”

Returning national qualifiers include Dylan Droegemueller (141), Jared Franek (157), Owen Pentz (197), and Brandon Metz (285).

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