Northern Colorado Comes Up Short at North Dakota State, 31-3
FARGO, N.D.- Freshman Kenny Hashimoto scored the only victory for the Northern Colorado wrestling team as North Dakota State scored a 31-3 dual win on Saturday evening in the Bison Sports Arena.
The home crowd of 781 saw the Bison (6-2 overall) score their 19th consecutive win in the Bison Sports Arena. The victory also extended the Bears' (3-5 overall) losing streak against the Bison to 18 straight matches. Northern Colorado head coach Jack Maughan did not make the trip as he stayed back in Greeley with his wife, Brenda, as the couple is expecting their first child.
Northern Colorado defeated South Dakota State, 31-12, earlier in the day in Brookings, S.D., before making the trek to Fargo, N.D. for the night match.
NDSU's Mike Meger (125) and Nick Magee built NDSU's lead to 6-0 with two decisions. Meger defeated Blayze Bahe 6-4 to open the dual.
Magee controlled the action against UNC's Kyle Kaiser, building a 2:42 riding time advantage, to cruise to a 6-1 win at 133.
Northern Colorado's Kenny Hashimoto did all his scoring in the third period to defeat NDSU's Lucas Christianson 5-3 at 141-pounds.
Hashimoto's win cut the Bison's lead to 6-3, but NDSU would not lose another match.
Zach Stevens defeated UNC's Nathan Gerrard, 7-1 at 149 pounds to improve his record to 13-9 on the season.
At 157, Collin Kelly led UNC's Mikell Surber 5-3 after two periods and added a takedown and riding time in the final stanza in an 8-5 win.
Andy Pickar extended NDSU's lead to 18-3 with a first period pin over UNC's John White at 165 pounds. Pickar racked up six early points and pinned White at the 1:25 mark.
Junior Adam Dahlstrom improved his record to 18-9 on the season after an 11-4 victory over UNC's Shawn Hart at 174-pounds.
Matt Hermann scored seven takedowns in his match with Cole Allison at 184-pounds to score a 15-5 major decison. Hermann's 50th career win as a Bison gave NDSU a 25-3 lead in the dual.
At 197, Dustin Benz scored a takedown with four-seconds left to escape with a 4-3 win over UNC's Tanner Linsacum. The score was tied 2-2 after two periods. With Linsacum clinging to riding time advantage, Benz scored in dramatic fashion just as time was expiring.
NDSU's Tim Kraemer picked up his team-leading 26th win of the season after his 10-3 win over UNC's Sam Safken at heavyweight. Kraemer remained undefeated (7-0) in duals this season.