Five Bison Wrestlers Set to Compete at World Team Trials

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling will have five Bison competing at the 2022 U23 and U20 World Team Trials this weekend from June 4-5 in Geneva, Ohio at the Spire Institute. Four Bison will be competing as part of the U23 event, with one Bison set to compete at the U20 level (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals).

DJ Parker, who just finished up his freshman season with the Bison, will be the lone NDSU wrestler competing at the U20 level, as he will wrestle in the 86kg division for Freestyle on Saturday.

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Metz to Represent Bison at U23 World Championships

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State senior wrestler Brandon Metz will represent the Bison and compete for the United States at the 2021 U23 World Championships next week in Belgrade, Serbia.

The world championships for Metz, who will compete in the 130kg weight class, will begin on Monday, November 1, as men’s Greco-Roman action kicks off the competition. The qualification rounds for the Greco-Roman 130 kg division, and four other weight classes, are slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. local time in Belgrade, which will be 3:30 a.m. CT.

“Competing for Team USA is a great privilege,” said Metz. “I remember when I first got into the sport, I always paid extra attention to the Greco team and how they were doing. I’m a sports buff and as a wrestler, I’ve always followed the US teams when competing in the world championships, whether that’s the senior level or even age level teams like cadets and juniors.”

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Eleven NDSU Wrestlers to Compete at Fargodome in World Team Trials Qualifier

FARGO, N.D. – Eleven wrestlers from North Dakota State University will compete in the USA Wrestling Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier this Friday, July 16, at the Fargodome.

The event will be streamed live on FloWrestling and features men’s freestyle as well as women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. Each champion qualifies for the 2021 World Team Trials.

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NDSU’s Metz Wins U23 Greco-Roman National Championship

LINCOLN, Neb. – North Dakota State’s Brandon Metz won the United World Wrestling Under-23 Greco-Roman national championship Thursday, May 27, and earned a spot on Team USA for the U23 world championships this November in Belgrade, Serbia.

Metz, a two-time NCAA Division I championship qualifier from West Fargo, N.D., won all five of his matches in the 130kg weight class. He beat South Dakota State’s Spencer Trenary in the best-of-three championship with a first-round win by fall in 44 seconds and a 5-0 victory in the second round of championship matches.

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Metz, March, Droegemueller Place at UWW Junior and Senior Nationals

FARGO, N.D. – Three North Dakota State University wrestlers earned top-eight finishes at the 2021 United World Wrestling Junior and Senior Nationals held April 30-May 2 at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Brandon Metz placed third in the UWW Senior Greco-Roman division with a 5-1 record competing at 130 kg, Kellyn March placed fifth in the Junior Greco-Roman division with a 4-2 record at 60 kg, and Dylan Droegemueller was eighth in the Senior Freestyle division with a 3-3 record at 65 kg.

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