Wisconsin Defeats North Dakota State 25-9 in Non-Conference Wrestling Dual
FARGO, N.D.—The University of Wisconsin won five of the last six matches to defeat North Dakota State University 25-9 in a non-conference wrestling dual on Sunday, Nov. 30, before 523 fans at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. The Bison drop to 1-3, while the Badgers improve to 3-1.
Wisconsin and North Dakota State split the first four matches. NDSU’s No. 12-ranked Josh Rodriguez posted a 9-6 decision over Johnny Jiminez at 125 pounds, while Clay Ream edged Wisconsin’s Andrew Crone 8-7. Rodriguez improved to 3-1, while Ream is now 10-5 on the season.
The Badgers’ No. 20-ranked Ryan Taylor recorded a pin at 6:13 over Kyle Gliva and NDSU’s No. 20-ranked Mitch Bengtson dropped a 7-5 decision to Jesse Thielke. Following the Ream-Crone match, the referee took a team point away from Wisconsin for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Three straight Wisconsin wins followed with Jarod Donar and No 6-ranked Isaac Jordan each recording major decisions over NDSU’s Cole Sladek and Anthony Caputo, while Frank Cousins posted a 4-1 decision over No. 14-ranked Kurtis Julson.
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North Dakota State’s Hayden Zillmer snapped the string with a 7-6 win over No. 20-ranked Ricky Robertson at 184. Zillmer trailed 6-5 in the third period before a takedown with 35-seconds left. Zillmer, who is ranked No. 14 nationally, has won nine straight matches and improved to 12-1.
The Badgers’ No. 12-ranked Timmy McCall posted a 6-3 decision over NDSU’s Tommy Petersen at 197, while in a battle of nationally-ranked wrestlers, Wisconsin’s No. 6 Connor Medbery recorded a 4-0 decision over No. 10 Evan Knutson at 285 pounds to close out the match.
North Dakota State is scheduled to compete at the Cliff Keen Collegiate Wrestling Invitational in Las Vegas on Dec. 5-6.
Wisconsin 25, North Dakota State 9
125–#12 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) dec. over Johnny Jiminez (WIS), 9-6
133–#20 Ryan Taylor (WIS) fall over Kyle Gliva (NDSU), 6:13
141—Jesse Thielke (WIS) dec. over #20 Mitch Bengtson, 7-5
149—Clay Ream (NDSU) dec. over Andrew Crone (WIS), 8-7
***Referee takes away WIS team point for unsportsmanlike conduct
157—Jarod Donar (WIS) major dec. over Cole Sladek (NDSU), MD 9-0
165–#6 Isaac Jordan (WIS) major dec. over Anthony Caputo (NDSU), MD 15-7
174—Frank Cousins (WIS) dec. over #14 Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 4-1
184–#14 Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) dec. over #20 Ricky Robertson (WIS), 8-7
197–#12 Timmy McCall (WIS) dec. over Tommy Petersen (NDSU), 6-3
285–#6 Connor Medbery (WIS) dec. over Evan Knutson (NDSU), 4-0
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