NDSU Partners With CUE Audio for New Game Day Light Show

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University athletic department is excited to announce a new partnership with CUE Audio for the 2023-24 academic year. During the winter sports season, fans inside the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex will participate like never before – using their smartphones and CUE Live technology to create a light show during pregame introductions for the Bison student-athletes.

To participate, fans simply download the NDSU Athletics app from their app store prior to heading to the game. When the announcer prompts the audience and lights go down, fans will open the app, click the “Bison Lights” option from the main menu, and CUE’s inaudible triggers will take over, pulsing fans’ smartphone flashlights and LED screens in sync to the beat of the intro video music.

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MSUM Hosts Dragon Open Inside Nemzek Fieldhouse Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will host the annual Dragon Open inside Nemzek Fieldhouse on Sunday, December 3. Wrestling is set to begin at 10 a.m. with 28 teams slated to compete at the open.

The Dragons have not competed since November 18 at the Younes Hospitality Open hosted by Nebraska-Kearney. MSUM had four place winners at the open, headlined by Will Price’s fourth place finish at 184 pounds. Price leads the Dragons with 12 total wins this season and is tied for the team-lead with six pinfall victories. Isaiah Huus placed at the Younes Hospitality Open at 197 pounds, moving his win total to nine in 2023-24. Freshmen Cade Rose (149 pounds) and Anthony Sykora (179 pounds) were the other place winners for MSUM. Sykora has 10 wins on the year with five pinfall victories.

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Gary Hindt 1945-2023

Hall of Famer Gary Hindt passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2023. He was 78 years old. Hindt was a long-time coach at Wabasso High School. He was inducted into the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Dave Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018. He was selected as an MWCA State Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006.

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“It’s like a fairy tale:” Inside South Dakota State’s rapidly improving wrestling program

South Dakota State’s Tanner Sloan made history last March when he became just the second Division I NCAA finalist in program history after topping Gavin Hoffman, Jacob Cardenas, Bernie Truax and Rocky Elam during his run through the 197-pound bracket. His performance put South Dakota State’s brand on the center mat on Saturday night in March and brought a huge spotlight to a program that is rising quickly in the national rankings and becoming a prominent, competitive Big 12 team once again.

While Sloan’s championship dreams last year came to an end in a 5-3 decision against Pittsburgh’s Nino Bonaccorsi, the veteran Jackrabbit is now back for one last run with his team, hoping to bring individual honors back to Brookings and continue to grow the reputation of a program on the rise.

This 2023-2024 season could be a standout one for Sloan and his Jackrabbit team as a whole, but, to fully understand the development of this program and the stars that now fill its lineup, it’s important to go back six years to when Sloan first arrived on campus alongside current head coach Damion Hahn. Continue reading at ncaa.com →

High School Milestones – Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • 125th Win – Brandon Board, Andover, 12th, 127 pounds
  • 125th Win – Solomon Wales, West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville, 12th, 160 pounds
  • 75th Win – Brody Nachbor, Border West, 11th, 172 pounds
  • 75th Win – Owen Gruchow, West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville, 9th, 133 pounds

Augsburg 46 Loras 0

Top-ranked Auggies blank No. 25 Duhawks 46-0

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning all 10 bouts, with eight coming by bonus-point margins, the top-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team dominated in a 46-0 triumph over No. 25-ranked Loras College on Thursday evening at Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg, the defending NCAA Division III national champions and top-ranked team in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Division III rankings, won eight of the 10 bouts by bonus-point margins, collecting three pins, two technical falls and three major decisions. The Auggies outscored the Duhawks by a 95-17 margin on Thursday, with 19 takedowns and five near-falls. The Duhawks scored just one reversal and three takedowns in the match.

Top-ranked 285-pounder Tyler Kim (SR, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) improved to 9-0 with his fifth pin of the season and 57th of his career, a 4:36 victory over Jake LaMonto. Kim scored an escape and takedown in the second period, converting it into a pin. He is now 113-22 in his Auggie career.

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