FARGO, N.D. – The No. 15 North Dakota State wrestling program heads to Arkansas and then Missouri for a pair of duals. The Bison will take on Little Rock on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. inside the Jack Stephens Center. The Bison will then open up the Big 12 season with a trip to Columbia to face #10 Missouri Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. inside the Hearnes Center.
Both duals will be available for live streaming, with Sunday’s dual available on Little Rock All-Access. Tuesday’s dual will be streamed on FloWrestling. The duals will also have live results through TrackWrestling. Links for coverage will be available on GoBison.com.
100 for Kish
With the Bison picking up a convincing 30-6 victory over Buffalo Sunday afternoon, North Dakota State head coach Roger Kish scooped up his 100th career dual victory. Kish improved to 100-67 in his 12th season as the leader of the Herd.
Highest Ranking in Program History
After receiving votes in the preseason poll, the Bison vaulted into the top 25 at No. 19 after a week one upset of then-No. 8 Nebraska. The Bison moved to No. 18 before the dual against Binghamton and reached a new program high after the win, climbing to No. 15 in the NWCA Coaches Poll, where they have held firm heading into this week. Prior to this season, the Bison had never been ranked higher than 19 in the Division I poll.
The Series – Little Rock
This is just the second meeting in the series, with the Bison claiming a 30-9 victory over the Trojans on February 11, 2022, in a dual last season in Fargo. The Bison claimed seven wins in the dual, including four bonus point victories and falls from Kellyn March and Owen Pentz.
The Series – Missouri
This is the sixth meeting between NDSU and Missouri, with the Bison still looking for their first win against the Tigers. Missouri has won all five matches, including two in the Big 12 era. North Dakota State is 0-1 all-time in Columbia, having lost 37-7 to the No. 7 Tigers on January 19, 2013, in the only other trip to Missouri.