Iowa State 22, North Dakota State 16

No. 19 Iowa State Pulls Away for 22-16 Win over NDSU

AMES, Iowa – No. 19-ranked Iowa State won four of the final five bouts including a fall to defeat North Dakota State 22-16 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Sunday, Feb. 23, in Hilton Coliseum.

NDSU had its seven-match winning streak snapped and finishes the dual season with a 10-4 record overall including 6-2 in the Big 12. The Bison compete at the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championships on March 7-8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

North Dakota State won three of the first five bouts including an 11-2 major decision from No. 13-ranked 157 Jared Franek (24-6 overall, 12-2 duals), while No. 8 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty (19-3, 12-1) posted an 8-1 decision. Iowa State answered with a decision and a major to tie the team score at 7-all.

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Nebraska 29 Minnesota 12

Gophers Drop Regular Season Finale To Cornhuskers

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota program fell 29-12 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday night as the team closed out the regular season in front of over 2,600 fans.

The Gophers three individual victories came from Brayton Lee, Devin Skatzka, and Gable Steveson. Lee and Steveson’s victories were both bonus point victories while Skatzka earned the decision.

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North Dakota State 19, South Dakota State 18

Metz Takes Final Bout as NDSU Keeps Border Bell Trophy with 19-18 Win at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Heavyweight Brandon Metz won the final bout and North Dakota State claimed its seventh straight dual win defeating South Dakota State 19-18 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Feb. 21, in Frost Arena.

NDSU (10-3, 6-1 #Big12WR) wrestles at No. 19-ranked Iowa State (9-4, 6-1 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State travels to No. 24 Missouri on Saturday.

South Dakota State (12-6, 6-3 #Big12WR) trailed 16-6 before reeling off three straight wins – a major decision by Tanner Cook at 174 pounds, a tech fall from No. 15 Zach Carlson at 184 and slim 3-2 decision by No. 12 Tanner Cook — to take an 18-16 heading into the final match of the evening.

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St. Cloud State 27 Augustana 3

#1 SCSU wrestling claims NSIC crown with 27-3 victory over Augustana

The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 8-0 NSIC) claimed the outright Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship for 2019-20 with a 27-3 victory over Augustana University (10-4, 6-2 NSIC) on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.

SCSU collected wins at nine weights in the victory over the Vikings, which helped the Huskies clinch their ninth consecutive NSIC title. SCSU has now won NSIC titles in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Huskies have also won 76 consecutive NSIC dual matches dating back to an 18-13 loss to Augustana on Jan. 27, 2011. The victory also marked the Huskies’ 64th overall consecutive dual match victory dating back to a loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 2017.

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MSU Moorhead 26, Minot State 14

Dragons End Regular Season Strong with 26-14 Win over Minot State

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team won seven matches and picked up bonus points at two weight classes in a 26-14 win over Minot State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling Wednesday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn.

MSUM improved to 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the NSIC with the win while Minot State fell to 6-9 overall and 1-7 in the league.

Sophomore Braydon Ortloff won by technical fall at 165 for MSUM while senior Logan Rhode won by fall at 197 to boost MSUM.

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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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