Utah Valley 24, North Dakota State 14

OREM, Utah – North Dakota State wrestling fell on the road to Utah Valley 24-14 Friday night in Big 12 action at Lockhart Arena.

Utah Valley took control of the dual early with wins in the first three matches, including a first-period pin at 133 pounds, to take a 12-0 lead. However, the Bison would answer back with wins in the next four matches to take the lead.

Max Petersen started the Bison run with a takedown in the second and third to come from behind and win 7-5 over Isaiah Delgado. Landen Johnson would then make it two straight wins as he picked up a win in overtime against Alex Emmer. Johnson secured a takedown and that got a four-point near fall, but was unable to get the pin, settling for an 8-1 win.

At 165 pounds, Brendan Howes secured a takedown in the first and later added a reversal on his way to a 6-2 win over Tanner Lofthouse. #23 Gaven Sax then recorded the final win of the night for the Bison, giving NDSU a lead with a first-period tech fall. Sax had an early takedown on Caleb Uhlenhopp and then recorded three-straight four-point nearfalls to get the 15-0 win.

Utah Valley responded with bonus points in their next two matches, securing a major decision at 184 pounds and a tech fall at 197 pounds to secure the dual. The Wolverines added a win in overtime at heavyweight to wrap up the dual.

The Bison will wrap up the road trip with a stop in Laramie to take on Wyoming on Sunday. The dual is set for a 2 p.m. CT start.

Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 | Lockhart Arena | Orem, Utah

Utah Valley 24, North Dakota State 14
125 | Yusief Lillie (UVU) over Ryan Henningson (NDSU); Dec 5-2
133 | Kase Mauger (UVU) over Fernando Barreto (NDSU); Fall 2:22
141 | Haiden Drury (UVU) over #28 Gavin Drexler (NDSU); Dec 8-7
149 | Maxwell Petersen (NDSU) over Isaiah Delgado (UVU); Dec 7-5
157 | Landen Johnson (NDSU) over Alex Emmer (UVU); SV 8-1
165 | Brendan Howes (NDSU) over Tanner Lofthouse (UVU); Dec 6-2
174 | #23 Gaven Sax (NDSU) over Caleb Uhlenhopp (UVU); TF 15-0
184 | #26 Jacob Armstrong (UVU) over Adam Cherne (NDSU); MD 11-3
197 | #17 Evan Bockman (UVU) over Lathan Duda (NDSU); TF 19-4
285 | Chase Trussell (UVU) over Devon Dawson (NDSU); SV 4-1

Extra Matches:
141 | James Emmer (UVU) over Walker Bents (NDSU); Dec 6-1
157 | Boeden Greenley (NDSU) over Tyson Humphereys (UVU); MD 8-0

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