South Dakota State 34 Stanford 4

Jackrabbits handle Stanford

The South Dakota State wrestling team got off to a fast start and carried the momentum throughout, posting a 34-4 home victory over 21st-ranked Stanford Sunday evening before a crowd of 1,103 at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits, who won the first nine matches in the contest, ran their dual winning streak to five in improving to 12-5 overall. Stanford, which was wrestling for the third time in four days, fell to 11-4 on the season after dropping its second dual in a row.

With the match starting at 174 pounds, the Jackrabbits bumped up Tanner Cook a weight class. Cook scored on a takedown late in the first period against Gabe Dinette and added an escape seconds into the second period for a 3-0 lead. Cook then rode out the entire third period to pick up the final point in a 4-0 decision.

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North Dakota State 31, Air Force 6

NDSU Drops Air Force 31-6 to Win Sixth Straight

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State won its sixth straight dual with a 31-6 victory over Air Force in a Big 12 Conference dual on Sunday, Feb. 16, on Senior Day before 447 spectators in SCHEELS Center. All four seniors in the lineup posted wins

NDSU (9-3, 5-1 #Big12WR) wrestles at South Dakota State (11-5, 6-2 #Big12WR) on Friday, Feb. 21, in Frost Arena.

Half of North Dakota State’s wins included four bonus points, but the Bison also earned a pair of one-pointers during the first three bouts. At 125 pounds, McGwire Midkiff (10-5, 4-3) rallied with a reversal and kept his riding time over a minute in the third period to defeat No. 14-ranked Sidney Flores 8-7.

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Sunday Conversation: Sidney’s Brandon Eggum living out his dream at Minnesota

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Brandon Eggum has reached the pinnacle of wrestling — multiple times.

Everywhere he’s been, the Sidney native has experienced success. He won three high school state championships in the 1990s, including back-to-back undefeated seasons, and graduated from Sidney as Montana’s career leader in all-time wins.

Eggum then became a three-time All-American while wrestling at the University of Minnesota. He won a Big Ten championship as a junior and finished second at the NCAA Championships, losing to the legendary Cael Sanderson in the final. Eggum added another Big Ten title as a senior but finished third at the NCAA Championships after meeting Sanderson in the semifinal round.

Internationally, Eggum tasted even more success, earning silver medals at the 2001 World Freestyle Championships and the 2002 Pan American Freestyle Championships and a bronze medal at the 2003 U.S. National Freestyle Championships. Continue reading at www.montanasports.com

Hopkins Creates First Girls Minnesota High School Wrestling Program

Hopkins Independent School District 270, in partnership with Hopkins Wrestling Club, has announced the formation of Hopkins Girls Wrestling for the 2020-2021 school year.

Offered through its Independent Provider program, Hopkins ISD 270 and Hopkins Wrestling Club have established the first girls high school wrestling team in Minnesota for 7th-12th grade students.

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High School Milestones – Saturday, February 15, 2020

Iowa 35 Minnesota 6

Steveson Wins 13th Straight; Gophers fall to Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – The University of Minnesota wrestling program fell to the top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 35-6 on Saturday night in front of 12,608 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The two individual Maroon and Gold victories came from Owen Webster and Gable Steveson, both Minnesota natives.

Competing at the school his namesake, Dan Gable, made into a dynasty, heavyweight Gable Steveson made his Carver-Hawkeye debut with a 7-5 decision over No.3 Tony Cassioppi.

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