Iowa maintains top spot after beating second-ranked Penn State

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The nation’s top two teams collided last Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and top-ranked Iowa came away with a 19-17 victory in front of 14,905 fans, the 18th largest crowd to see a dual in NCAA wrestling history. As a result, Iowa remains the top-ranked team in the country as the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.

Iowa remains the unanimous No. 1, while Penn State remained No. 2 despite suffering its second loss of the season. NC State moved up to No. 3 after beating No. 10 Pittsburgh 21-12 on the road. The win leaves Iowa and NC State as the lone unbeatens in Division I. The Wolfpack are 12-0 heading into this weekend where they host No. 8 North Carolina. Including last week, It’s only the fourth time in history both schools have been ranked in the Top 10 at the same time, and according to their respective athletics communications professionals, will be the first Top 10 meeting ever between the schools.

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North Dakota State 20, Utah Valley 15

NDSU Grinds Out 20-15 Big 12 Road Win at Utah Valley

OREM, Utah—Each team won five bouts, but three bonus-point decisions helped North Dakota State grind out a 20-15 win over Utah Valley in a Big 12 Conference dual on Monday, Feb. 3, before 931 in Lockhart Arena.

NDSU (6-3, 3-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Fresno State (7-6, 2-1 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Scheels Center.

With the dual tied 3-3, the Bison gathered bonus points in three of the next four bouts to build a 17-6 lead. Dylan Droegemueller gained momentum for a 13-3 major decision at 141 pounds to improve to 10-6 overall, 2-2 in duals.

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North Dakota State 25, Northern Colorado 12

NDSU Earns 25-12 Big 12 Road Win at Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo.–North Dakota State won six bouts including a fall, a major decision and a pair of overtime wins to defeat Northern Colorado 25-12 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Bank of Colorado Arena.

NDSU (5-3, 2-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Utah Valley (1-9, 0-6 #Big12WR) at 8 p.m. Central Time on Monday, Feb. 3, in Orem.

No. 10-ranked 133-pounder Cam Sykora (9-3 overall, 5-2 duals) had to rally for a 12-10 sudden victory-1 decision over Northern Colorado No. 17 Mosha Schwartz. In a high-scoring first period, Schwartz emerged with an 8-6 lead.

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