Bison top Jacks in final dual at BSA
Fargo, N.D. -- In the final dual at the Bison Sports Arena, North Dakota State recorded two pins to go along with a pair of tech falls to defeat South Dakota State, 32-12.
With the loss, SDSU drops to 6-8 overall and 3-2 in the Western Wrestling Conference and falls out of contention for the WWC dual championship. By way of Friday night's win over the Bison, Wyoming takes home the team title.
After dropping the 149-pound opener, No. 16 Cody Pack recorded his fourth fall of the season, as he pinned Tanner Carlisle at the 2:07 mark. Pack finishes the regular season winning his final 13 dual matches after dropping his opener.
Following Pack's pin, NDSU rattled off five bouts in a row, all of which were bonus-point victories. The Bison used two pins, two tech falls and a major decision to turn a 6-3 deficit into a 29-6 lead.
The Jacks would win two of the final three bouts as Ben Gillette stopped the NDSU run at 125 with a 6-4 win over Hunter Weber. Following a 3-1 defeat at 133, senior Eric Orozco recorded a 3-1 victory of his own to close out the dual.
SDSU will next be in action on March 8 in Orem, Utah for the NCAA West Regional/WWC Championships.
149: Tyler Diamond (NDSU) over Alex Kocer (SDSU) - Dec., 11-5 (3-0 NDSU)
157: Cody Pack (SDSU) fall over Tanner Carlisle (NDSU) - Pin, 2:07 (6-3 SDSU)
165: Steven Monk (NDSU) TF over Joe Brewster (SDSU) - Tech., 17-2 (8-6 NDSU)
174: Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) TF over John Nething II (SDSU) - Tech., 16-0 (13-6 NDSU)
184: Kurtis Julson (NDSU) MD over Brady Ayers (SDSU) - Maj., 13-3 (17-6 NDSU)
197: Tyler Lehmann (NDSU) fall over Trey Hable (SDSU) - Pin, 3:30 (23-6 NDSU)
285: Evan Knutson (NDSU) fall over J.J. Everard (SDSU) - 4:06 (29-6 NDSU)
125: Ben Gillette (SDSU) over Hunter Weber (NDSU) - Dec., 6-4 (29-9 NDSU)
133: Justin LaValle (NDSU) over Brance Simms (SDSU) Dec., 3-1 (32-9 NDSU)
141: Eric Orozco (SDSU) over Clayton Cathey (NDSU) - SV-1, 3-1 (32-12 NDSU)