NDSU sophomore Cameron Sykora, who had a breakout season for the Bison as a freshman last winter, is ranked 19th at 133 pounds in the Flowrestling’s initial rankings for the 2017-18 season. Sykora racked up a 26-8 record last year while finishing third in the Big 12 and qualifying for the NCAA tournament.
The Big 12 is strong at the top of the 133 pound weight class, boasting two of the top three ranked wrestlers in the country. South Dakota State’s Seth Gross, who finished second at the NCAA tournament last season, is the top ranked wrestler in the nation. Oklahoma State sophomore Kaid Brock is third.