NDSU Hosts Virginia in Non-Conference Dual

FARGO, N.D. – After a week off over Thanksgiving Break, North Dakota State wrestling jumps back into action and returns to the Scheels Center for a dual against Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 2. The dual with the Cavaliers is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be televised live on WDAY Xtra.

Tickets are available online at GoBison.com/tickets or by calling or visiting the Bison Ticket Office, located in the south lobby of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Tickets will also be available on Friday night and Sunday at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 3-17.

Saturday night’s dual against Virginia will be televised live on WDAY Xtra. Cullen Holt (play-by-play) and Jack Maughan (color) will have the call. Check GoBison.com for full channel listings and coverage areas.

The dual against the Cavaliers will also be streamed live on NDSU All-Access. The dual will also have live results. Links for coverage will be available on GoBison.com.

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Cy-Hawk Dual captures nation’s attention; Gophers slip past Jackrabbits

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Two of the three Division I duals in action over the Thanksgiving holiday featured ranked teams and the biggest came in Ames as No. 4 Iowa knocked off No. 8 Iowa State 18-14 before 14,267 fans at Hilton Coliseum.

Neither team moved in the most recent NWCA Division I Men’s Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday, but Minnesota’s 19-13 win at home over South Dakota State did impact the rankings.

The Cy-Hawk dual was the first regular season dual in college wrestling history to be aired on ESPN’s main channel. The NCAA Division I Men’s Wrestling Championships have been shown live on ESPN since 2004 and duals have been featured on ESPN2 and ESPNU in recent years. The crowd was the fifth-largest in Hilton Coliseum history and the first dual in Ames to draw over 14,000 fans since February 19, 1982, which was also an Iowa-Iowa State dual.

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Missouri moves up to No. 3 after weekend win

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Coming off a season-opening win over then-No. 21 Arizona State, Missouri jumped to No. 3 in the most recent NWCA Division I Men’s Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

The Tigers drew over 3,200 fans to the Hearnes Center for their first dual of the season. Penn State, which has yet to wrestle a dual this season, remained the unanimous No. 1, while NC State (7-0) remained second. Iowa (2-0), which opened up with another sellout home dual victory over then-No. 16 Oregon State 25-11, slid back to No. 4. Ohio State (4-0) remained fifth after a pair of weekend road wins.

NC State won three duals over the weekend, beating Binghamton, Army West Point and Sacred Heart in the Capital Region of New York. Ohio State blanked two opponents – Columbia 49-0 and Hofstra 51-0 – in a swing through the New York City metro area.

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Oklahoma 29, North Dakota State 7

Bison Fall at #20 Oklahoma to Open Big 12 Play

NORMAN, Okla. – North Dakota State wrestling fell to No. 20 Oklahoma 29-7 Sunday afternoon at the McCasland Field House to open up Big 12 play.

The Bison picked up a pair of victories in the dual, including a big upset statement from true freshman Adam Cherne in the 184-pound match. Cherne, who made his dual debut for the Bison, upset #19 Giuseppe Hoose, winning in dominating fashion with an 18-6 major decision.

Cherne scored a takedown in the opening seconds of the match and then added another takedown just before the end of the first period for a 6-1 lead. After Cherne chose a neutral start to begin the second, he scored another takedown, putting Hoose on his back straightaway to score a four-point nearfall, going up 13-1. Cherne would then add another takedown later in the second period. Cherne would add an escape and a riding time point to cap his scoring in the match.

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NDSU Heads to Norman to Face Kish, Oklahoma

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling hits the road for the first time this season as the Bison travel to Norman, Oklahoma, to take on former head coach Roger Kish and the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday, Nov. 19. The dual is set for a noon start inside the McCasland Field House.

Sunday’s dual with the Sooners will be streamed live on ESPN+. The dual will also have live results. Links for coverage will be available on GoBison.com.

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