*Article via NDSU Athletics
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.
North Dakota State 23, Central Michigan 15
McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Mich. / Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
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 #19 Logan Parks (CMU), 4-3
165—#21 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