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.
Sykora came back to tie the score at 9-all in the second and then held the top position for the entire third period. However, Schwartz gained a point on a stalling call, but Sykora's 2:31 of riding time tied things at 10-10. Sykora recorded a takedown with 22-seconds left for the win.
Northern Colorado (1-6, 1-3 #Big12WR) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead when 141 Brody Lamb recorded a fall at 1:17.
North Dakota State bounced back with four straight wins to gain control, but it didn't start easy. At 149 pounds, Jaden Van Maanen (9-10, 3-5) had a 5-2 third period erased by the Bears' Ethan Leake. Following a scoreless first extra session, Van Maanen gained an escape in the first 30-second tiebreaker period and then a 2-point near fall in the second for an 8-5 win.
NDSU No. 16-ranked 157 Jared Franek (18-6, 6-2) took an early lead and produced a 14-2 major decision. That was followed by No. 10-ranked 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty's sixth fall of the season at 1:10 to push his record to 13-2 overall and 7-0 in duals. Austin Brenner moved up to 174 pounds and notched a 9-3 decision to put the Bison ahead 16-6.
The teams split the next four bouts with North Dakota State's Cordell Eaton (8-7, 2-5) taking a 5-3 decision at 197 pounds and No. 27-ranked heavyweight Brandon Metz (18-5, 6-1) grinding for a 4-2 win.
141: Brody Lamb (UNC) fall Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU), 1:17
149: Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) tiebreaker-1 Ethan Leake (UNC), TB-1 8-5
157: #16 Jared Franek (NDSU) major dec Jordan Robison (UNC), MD 14-2
165: #10 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) fall Macoy Flanagan (UNC), 1:10
174: Austin Brenner (NDSU) dec Xavier Vasquez (UNC), 9-3
184: #22 Alan Clothier (UNC) dec Noah Cressell (NDSU), 12-5
197: Cordell Eaton (NDSU) dec Seth Bogulski (UNC), 5-3
285: #27 Brandon Metz (NDSU) dec Robert Winters (UNC), 4-2
125: Jace Koelzer (UNC) dec McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), 5-2
133: #10 Cam Sykora (NDSU) sudden victory-1 #17 Mosha Schwartz (UNC), SV-1 12-10