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Roger Kish had just finished addressing the media late Thursday afternoon and the team room at the Fargodome was virtually empty. He sat down on a chair and let out a large sigh of relief, the look of... Posted on 7/1/11 at 8:55 AM
FARGO – North Dakota State gained an at-large berth to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships March 15-17 and a seeded wrestler in the pairings announcement on Wednesday night. Senior Mac Stoll was added to the tournament by virtue of his 23-12 record and power ranking at 184 pounds.
He’ll face ninth-seeded Austin Trotman of Appalachian State in the first round. Trotman is 33-4
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Trent Sprenkle (125 pounds) and Steven Monk (157 pounds) both won titles at the NCAA West Regional on Sunday for North Dakota State. The Bison Finished third at the event with 51.5 points.
Sprenkle and Monk both receive automatic bid to the NCAA Championship with the wins.
It was the lightest heavyweight match you’re ever going to see in college wrestling. North Dakota State’s 25-12 dual win over Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon ended an adventurous week for Bison sophomore Will Johnson.
As rankings go, this one is a head scratcher. North Dakota State senior Vince Salminen has busted through the first two months of the wrestling season with hardly a dent, yet so far he has the value of a high-mileage used car in two NCAA Division I polls.
If the North Dakota State men’s basketball team needs a tour guide of the University of Oregon’s basketball facility, they don’t have to go far to find an expert. Freshman guard Taylor Braun used to be a ballboy for the Ducks.
Crosby-Ironton head wrestling coach Champ Hesch has mentored Hayden Zillmer since the kid was 5 years old. He’s coached him to two Minnesota individual state championships with a good chance this season for at third.
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