Minnesota wins EAS/NWCA National Duals with victory over Cornell

The No. 1 University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team claimed the EAS/NWCA National Dual Championship for the third consecutive year with a 24-15 victory over fourth-ranked Cornell. This is the eighth championship for the Golden Gophers who advance to 12-1 on the season.

The Gophers were able to claim six of the ten bouts, including three majors and a fall, en route to the National Duals championship. Continue reading

Oregon State 23, North Dakota State 14

Bison Wrestling Drops Rematch to Oregon State at National Duals, 23-14

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 20 North Dakota State wrestling team won three straight weight classes, but was unable to overcome the No. 25 Oregon State Beavers in a 23-14 loss at the EAS/NWCA National Duals at St. John Arena Monday, Feb. 17. Continue reading

Minnesota 35, North Dakota State 3

No. 1 Minnesota defeated No. 20 North Dakota State University in dominating fashion on Sunday evening to advance to the semifinal of the EAS/NWCA National Duals hosted in Columbus, Ohio. The Gophers, who were able to gather 35 team points, won nine bouts on the evening including two falls and two major decisions. Continue reading

North Dakota State 28, Chattanooga 10

No. 20 NDSU Downs No. 19 Chattanooga 28-10 at National Duals; Faces Minnesota Sunday Evening

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 20 North Dakota State wrestling team won its opening match of the EAS/NWCA National Duals against No. 19 Chattanooga 28-10 Sunday, Feb. 16, at St. John Arena.

The Bison move to the quarterfinals to take on top-ranked Minnesota at 6 p.m. (CT) Sunday. The Golden Gophers are ranked first in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll and WIN’s Feb. 3, 2014 Tournament Power Index. Minnesota is looking to win its third-consecutive National Duals title. Continue reading

No. 20 NDSU Wrestling Kicks Off NWCA National Duals against No. 19 Chattanooga

The No. 20-ranked North Dakota State University wrestling team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend for the EAS/NWCA Division I National Duals hosted by Ohio State University.

Set to take place at St. John Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17, the event brings 14 programs together to crown a Division I dual meet champion. Ten of the 14 teams are ranked in the Top 25 of the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, with No. 1 Minnesota and No. 4 Cornell leading the pack. Continue reading