North Dakota State 30 Buffalo 6

Kish Collects Win 100 As Bison Wrestling Defeats Buffalo 30-6

FARGO, N.D. – The No. 15 North Dakota State Wrestling team picked up a convincing 30-6 victory over Buffalo Sunday afternoon at the Scheels Center, giving head coach Roger Kish his 100th career dual victory.

The Bison won the first seven matches of the dual to lock up the victory early, as Kelly March and Michael Caliendo picked up pins to lead the way.

#27 Carlos Negrete Jr. started off the dual at 125 with a 7-4 win over Patrick Adams, as Negrete scored a takedown and a two-point nearfall in the first period to lead to the victory. McGwire Midkiff then followed up with another early takedown to lead to a win at 133, defeating Thomas Maddox 7-2. #7 Dylan Droegemueller would extend the Bison lead as he jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the 141-pound match in the third period and held off a late charge from Matt Ryan to win 8-5.

Kellyn March picked up the first of two pins on the day for the Bison with a quick takedown and pin of Kaleb Burgess in 13 seconds. The pin came one second shy of March’s career best and NDSU Division I record pin of 12 seconds last season in a dual against Edinboro.

Following the pin, #7 Jared Franek then picked up a ranked win at 157 over #23 Michael Petite to head into the break. Franek secured a pair of first-period takedowns on his way to a 6-3 win and an 18-0 lead for the Bison. After the break, #13 Michael Caliendo remained undefeated on the year and grabbed his second pin of the season at 1:29 to defeat Ty Raines in the 165-pound match.

Gaven Sax then stepped up to defeat Jay Nivision 3-0 following a second-period takedown and riding time point to clinch the victory and Kish’s 100th win with the decision. Buffalo would pick up a pair of wins at 184 and 197 pounds. DJ Parker led in the third but fell to #24 Giuseppe Hoose following a late takedown and four-point nearfall. Spencer Mooberry fell in his dual debut for the Bison at 197 pounds.

Juan Mora would close out the dual for the Bison with an 8-3 win. More secured a takedown in the second and then added two more takedowns in the third after a quick escape for a dominating victory.

With the Bison win over Buffalo, Kish is improved to 100-67 in his 12th season at the helm of the program.

The Bison will now hit the road for a pair of duals, traveling to Arkansas to take on Little Rock on December 18. The Bison will then travel to Columbia, Missouri for a matchup with No. 7 Missouri on December 20.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 | Scheels Center | Fargo, N.D. | Att: 248

#15 North Dakota State 30, Buffalo 6
125: #27 Carlos Negrete Jr. (NDSU) over Patrick Adams (UB) (Dec 7-3); NDSU 3-0
133: McGwire Midkiff (NDSU) over Thomas Maddox (UB) (Dec 7-2); NDSU 6-0
141: #7 Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU) over Matt Ryan (UB) (Dec 8-5); NDSU 9-0
149: Kellyn March (NDSU) over Kaleb Burgess (UB) (Fall 0:13); NDSU 15-0
157: #7 Jared Franek (NDSU) over #23 Michael Petite (UB) (Dec 6-3); NDSU 18-0
165: #13Michael Caliendo (NDSU) over Ty Raines (UB) (Fall 1:28); NDSU 24-0
174: Gaven Sax (NDSU) over Jay Nivison (UB) (Dec 3-0); NDSU 27-0
184: #24 Giuseppe Hoose (UB) over Deanthony Parker Jr (NDSU) (Dec 12-8); NDSU 27-3
197: Samuel Mitchell (UB) over Spencer Mooberry (NDSU) (Dec 6-0); NDSU 27-6
285: Juan Mora (NDSU) over Gregory Hodulick (UB) (Dec 8-3); NDSU 30-6

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