HAMPTON, Va. – The North Dakota State wrestling team split a pair of duals Friday on the opening day of the Virginia Duals, defeating Arizona State 22-19 before falling to No. 9 Central Michigan, 31-10.
NDSU (3-5) got wins from Trent Sprenkle, Josh Rodriguez, Mark Erickson, Joe Garner and Steven Monk to defeat Arizona State in the first round matchup. The No. 6-ranked Sprenkle won by technical fall over Ares Carpio to start things off, and Rodriguez and Erickson followed with a pair of major decisions at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively.