NDSU earns 23-15 road win at Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- North Dakota State 165 Andrew Fogarty, 133 Cam Sykora and 125 Brent Fleetwood each had bonus point wins and 157 Luke Weber came up with a last-second decision as the Bison defeated host Central Michigan 24-15 in a non-conference dual at McGuirk Arena on Thursday, Jan. 24.

NDSU (7-5, 2-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Northern Colorado (4-5, 0-3 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Scheels Center. UNC at Northern Iowa on Friday.

No. 9-ranked Fleetwood (18-3 overall, 10-1 duals) received a forfeit at 125 pounds, then No. 17 133 Cam Sykora (16-5, 8-3) followed with a 10-2 major decision over Deven Perez to put NDSU ahead 10-0. The Chippewas (3-5, 2-2 MAC) held off 141 Sawyer Degen and 149 Jaden Van Maanen to cut the deficit to 10-6.

Central Michigan's No. 19-ranked 157 Logan Parks had designs on a third straight decision, but Bison newcomer Luke Weber (6-2, 2-1) gained a takedown as time was running out for a 4-3 decision and second straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent to extend the NDSU lead to 13-9.

North Dakota State built on the momentum as the No. 20-ranked Fogarty (13-3, 10-2) picked up his second tech fall of the season at 16-0 at 6:24 over Bret Fedewa to build the margin to 18-9. The Bison made it three straight wins with an 8-2 decision by Lorenzo De La Riva (13-8, 6-5) at 174 pounds over Collin Lieber.

NDSU 197 Cordell Eaton (14-7, 7-5) got back on the winning track with an 8-4 decision over Landon Pelham.

At heavyweight, Brandon Metz threw a scare into Central Michigan's No .15-ranked and jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first 30-seconds. However, Stencel, the nation's leader in pins, recorded his 15th at 3:29 to end the dual.

125: #9 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU) forfeit
133: #17 Cam Sykora (NDSU) major dec Deven Perez (CMU), MD 10-2
141: Drew Marten (CMU) dec Sawyer Degen (NDSU), 5-4
149: Dresden Simon (CMU) dec Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU), 13-9
157: Luke Weber (NDSU) dec Logan Parks (CMU), 4-3
165: #20 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) tech fall Bret Fedewa (CMU), TF 16-0 6:24
174: Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU) dec Collin Lieber (CMU), 8-2
184: Jordan Atienza (CMU) dec Michael Otomo (NDSU), 9-5
197: Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Landon Pelham (CMU), 8-4
285: #15 Matt Stencel (CMU) fall Brandon Metz (NDSU), 3:29
*--NDSU had one team point deducted


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