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Fast start carries NDSU past host Northwestern

EVANSTON, N.D. -- North Dakota State University came out strong winning the first four matches and recorded a pin, tech fall and major decision to defeat previously unbeaten Northwestern University 24-12 in a non-conference dual match Friday, Dec. 2, at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

NDSU (2-1) is scheduled to wrestle Indiana (2-1) at 1 p.m. and host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (0-0) at 2:30 pm. Sunday, Dec. 4.

True freshman 141-pounder Taylor Nein (Bismarck, N.D.) recorded a first period takedown and made it stand for a 3-1 decision over Northwestern's Alexander McKenna to get things going for the Bison. Nein evened his dual record to 1-1 and improved to 4-1 overall.

North Dakota State 149 Mitch Friedman broke free for an 11-5 decision over Shayne Oster before 12th-ranked 157-pounder Clay Ream recorded his fourth pin of the season at 2:42 over Anthony Petrone. Ream improved to 6-0 this season including 3-0 in duals.

Redshirt freshman 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty, ranked 19th nationally, made it four in a row for the Bison with 15-2 major decision over Ben Sullivan to push the NDSU lead to 16-0. Fogarty is now 6-1 overall, 2-1 in duals.

Northwestern (4-1) reeled off three straight wins before 285-pound senior Ben Tynan stopped the run with a convincing 6-0 decision over Conan Jennings and put the Bison ahead 19-9.

North Dakota State 125-pound senior Josh Rodriguez exploded over the final two periods to post a 22-7 tech fall over Anthony Rubinetti. The fifth-ranked Rodriguez recorded his fourth tech fall of the season to push his record to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in duals.

Results:
141: Taylor Nein (NDSU) dec. Alec McKenna (NU), 3-1 [NDSU 3, NU 0]
149: Mitch Friedman (NDSU) dec. Shayne Oster (NU), 11-5 [NDSU 6, NU 0]
157: #12 Clay Ream (NDSU) Fall Anthony Petrone (NU), 2:42 [NDSU 12, NU 0]
165: #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) maj. dec. Ben Sullivan (NU), 15-2 [NDSU 16, NU 0]
174: Johnny Sebastian (NU) dec. Carter Nielsen (NDSU), 6-4 [NDSU 16, NU 3]
184: Mitch Sliga (NU) dec. Tyler McNutt (NDSU), 8-2 [NDSU 16, NU 6]
197: Jacob Berkowitz (NU) dec. Cordell Eaton (NDSU), 9-7 [NDSU 16, NU 9]
285: Ben Tynan (NDSU) dec. Conan Jennings (NU), 6-0 [NDSU 19, NU 9]
125: #5 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) Tech Fall Anthony Rubinetti (NU), 22-7 (6:50) [NDSU 24, NU 9]
133: Jason Ipsarides (NU) dec. Albert Landeros (NDSU), 8-2 [NDSU 24, NU 12]

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