BROOKINGS, S.D. — The North Dakota State wrestling team continued its tuneup for the postseason with wins over Air Force and Utah Valley on Saturday.
The Bison defeated Air Force 28-19 and took down Utah Valley 25-12.
Against Air Force, the Bison's Luke Weber (165 pounds) and Owen Pentz both won their matches by fall, Dylan Droegemueller (141) won by major decision and Michael Nelson (184) and Jared Franek (157) both earned decisions. Kellyn March picked up points by injury default.
Against Utah Valley, Franek and Pentz pinned their foes, Nelson won by major decision and Droegemueller, Weber and heavyweight Brandon Metz won decisions.
The Bison compete in the Last Chance Challenge in Brookings Feb. 20 in preparation for the Big 12 Championships March 6-7.