Iowa State Wins Last Five, Edges NDSU 21-20

It was a tale of two halves at the SHAC Friday evening when the Bison hosted Iowa State In Big 12 Dual Action.  Paul Bianchi  got the Bison off to a 6-0 lead with a fall at 125 pounds, sparking the Bison to four wins in the first five weights.  Cam Sykora followed Bianchi with a technical fall at 133, and NDSU took a 17-0 lead with forfeit at 141.  Kyle Gliva lost NDSU’s first match of the evening, giving up at 8-2 decision to #18 Jarrett Degen at 149.  NDSU made the dual score 20-3 at the midway point when #9 Clay Ream defeated unranked Chase Straw 8-2.

The wheels fell off for the Bison from there, as Iowa State won the last five matches with four straight decisions to make the match 20-16 heading into the heavyweight bout.  Needing a major decision to send the dual score to tie breaking criteria, Iowa State’s Marcus Harrington got the job done in the third period by 10-2 score knotting the dual score at 20.  Iowa State won 21-20 as the won six matches to NDSU’s four.

The Bison host their final home dual against Air Force Sunday afternoon.

Iowa State 21, North Dakota State 20
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Scheels Center / Fargo, N.D.
125 – Paul Bianchi (NDSU) fall Sinjin Briggs (ISU), 4:39
133 – #25 Cam Sykora (NDSU) tech fall Markus Simmons (ISU), TF 19-4 6:29
141 – McGwire Midkiff (NDSU) wins by forfeit
149 – #18 Jarrett Degen (ISU) dec Kyle Gliva (NDSU), 8-2
157 – #9 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec Chase Straw (ISU), 8-2
165 – Brady Jennings dec #19 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), 7-2
174 – Danny Bush (ISU) dec Dylan Urbach (NDSU), 12-9
184 – Dane Pestano (SU) major dec Cole Witzig (NDSU), 19-5
197 – Sam Colbray (ISU) sudden victory-1 dec Cordell Eaton (NDSU), SV-1 5-3
285 – Marcus Harrington (ISU) major dec Dan Stibral (NDSU), MD 10-2
Referee – Rick Fink
Attendance – 621
Iowa State wins by criteria

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