North Dakota State 22, Wyoming 14

Bison Wrestling Takes Down Wyoming 22-14 for Big 12 Win

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Sophomore Owen Pentz picked up a huge upset to lead the way for North Dakota State Sunday afternoon, as the Bison (6-1, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Wyoming (0-3, 0-3 Big 12) 22-14 at the Uniwyo Sports Complex.

#32 Pentz defeated No. 3 Stephen Buchanan by recording his ninth pin of the year late in the second period. Pentz had a takedown in the first and then added an escape and a takedown in the second to open up a 5-1 lead before his pin. The victory the Bison back in front in the dual, a lead they didn’t relinquish over the final three matches.

With the pin, the sophomore moves into a tie with seniors Brandon Metz and Luke Weber for the NDSU active career lead in pins with 13.

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Wisconsin 21, Minnesota 15

The Gophers will fall to 3-3 on the season and will travel to Ann Arbor in two weeks to battle Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota dropped a 21-15 dual to the ninth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers as they wrestled their second top-10 opponent in three days on Sunday afternoon.

The Badgers won six of the ten bouts en route to the dual victory, taking advantage of a hot start by winning five of the first six matches. It was Minnesota’s first loss against their cross-border rival since Jan. 9, 2011, and their first loss to Wisconsin at home since 2008.

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Augustana 39, Southwest Minnesota State 6

No. 10 Augustana Wrestling Defeats No. 25 SMSU in Afternoon Dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D–Augustana wrestling defeated Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday at the Elmen Center. The Vikings earned 39 team points in the dual, holding No. 25 SMSU to six team points. AU, ranked No. 10 in the nation, moves to 4-3 overall and 4-0 in NSIC action.

No. 5 Jaxson Rohman, competing at 125 pounds, picked up the first victory of the dual with an 18-5 major decision win. Rohman recorded seven takedowns and earned three penalty points in the win.

At 133 pounds, Jack Huffman recorded a fall at 1:52 to log the second victory of the dual for Augustana. The quick victory pushes Huffman, who is nationally ranked at No. 7, to an overall record of 11-1.

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Minnesota 19, Nebraska 13

Gophers Knock Off No. 10 Cornhuskers in Dramatic Contest

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gophers kicked off the first leg of Championship Weekend on the right foot, as they knocked off #10 Nebraska by a score of 19-13 as they honored the 20th anniversary of the 2001 and 2002 national championship teams.

The dual came down to the final bout of the evening, but the Gophers would take six of the ten matches to earn themselves the upset win. The win also helped head coach Brandon Eggum reach a career milestone as he got his 50th dual victory on Friday evening.

““The most impressive thing about the guys tonight was that it was a full-team effort and they wrestled every second of those seven minutes,” Eggum said. “I’ve been really proud of the progress these guys have made over the last couple weeks. The way we’re finishing third periods has been amazing and we’ve still been really close to having even more of these big upsets because of our effort in the third period. Up and down the lineup, it’s been impressive how they’ve come out as a team and continued to battle.”

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Augustana 23 Northern State 12

No. 10 Viking Wrestling Bests No. 21 Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D.– No. 10 Augustana wrestling defeated No. 21 Northern State in a Thursday night NSIC dual. The Vikings totaled 23 team points and saw seven wrestlers earn victories. Augustana moves to 3-3 overall and 3-0 in NSIC action. Northern State was handed its first NSIC dual loss of the year as the Vikings own the most wins in the conference and are one of three unbeaten teams remaining.

The Wolves have two nationally ranked wrestlers in James Burks, ranked at No.5 at 157 pounds, and Wyatt Turnquist, who is ranked at No. 8 at 149 pounds.

Augustana has six nationally ranked wrestlers on its roster; Jaxson Rohman, ranked at No. 5 at 125 pounds, Jack Huffman, ranked at No.7 at 133 pounds, Brandon Carroll, ranked at No. 12 at 141 pounds, Cade Mueller, ranked at No. 7 at 174 pounds, Kolby Kost, ranked at No. 11 at 184 pounds and Steven Hajas, ranked at No. 7 at 285 pounds.

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