Quantcast

Wyoming Defeats North Dakota State 31-6 - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Wyoming Defeats North Dakota State 31-6

Posted: Updated:

The Bison finished the regular season 6-9 overall and 3-3 in the WWC. Wyoming improved to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in conference action.

Wyoming won the first four bouts in a row to jump out to a 12-0 lead. In the battle of ranked wrestlers at 125 pounds, No. 18 Michael Martinez won a 5-2 decision over No. 19 Trent Sprenkle. Martinez scored an early takedown before Sprenkle came back to tie the bout at 2-2 early in the second period. A stalling point and an escape in the third period helped put the match away in favor of Martinez.

At 133 pounds, No. 16 Zach Zehner defeated Justin Solberg, 8-5. Zehner jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but Solberg kept it close with a late second period escape. Zehner scored a takedown midway through the third to take a 7-3 lead. Solberg battled back with a reversal with 18 seconds remaining, but ran out of time to complete the comeback.

Chase Smith defeated Tyler Diamond, 7-0, at 141 pounds. Smith took a 5-0 lead in the first after a takedown and a three-point near fall. He cemented the win with a reversal in the third. At 149 pounds, McCade Ford won a 5-2 decision over Mark Erickson. Ford took a 3-2 lead into the third period and put the match away with a takedown with eight seconds remaining.

No. 11 Steven Monk stopped the Wyoming run at 157 pounds with a pin of Andy McCulley in 6:04. Monk dominated the first two periods before he was able to put Andy McCulley on his back and pin him with 56 seconds remaining. It was Monk's third pin in a row.

Wyoming got back in the win column at 165 pounds as No. 3 Shane Onufer claimed a 10-2 major decision over Joe Garner. Onufer tallied four takedowns in the win. At 174 pounds, Pat Martinez defeated Tyler Johnson, 7-2, on the strength of two takedowns and a reversal.

No. 1 Joe LeBlanc won an 18-3 technical fall over Mac Stoll at 184 pounds. LeBlanc led 8-3 after two periods, but turned it up a notch in the third, scoring a takedown and three near falls. At 197 pounds, No. 9 Alfonso Hernandez won a 16-4 major decision over John Gusewelle. Gusewelle scored an early takedown, but Hernandez bounced back with four takedowns and two near falls. LJ Helbig won a 14-8 decision over Evan Knutson at heavyweight. Helbig took an 8-3 lead into the third period, where Knutson battled back with two takedowns and an escape, but he was unable to close the gap.

The Bison now have a week off before traveling to Cedar Falls, Iowa for the NCAA West Regional Saturday, March 3.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Head on Collision Injures Two

    Head on Collision Injures Two

    Two drivers were hurt in a headon collision in Otter Tail County Saturday night.The Minnesota State Patrol says Jacquelyn Burrows, 63, of Pelican Rapids, was seriously injured. Troopers say Kelsey Laugen, 18, of Elk River, was hurt with non-life threatening injuries.According to an agency report, Burrows was traveling North on Highway 59 near 450th Street when she crossed the center line and hit Laugen head on. It happened at about 8:45 Saturday night.
    Two drivers were hurt in a headon collision in Otter Tail County Saturday night.The Minnesota State Patrol says Jacquelyn Burrows, 63, of Pelican Rapids, was seriously injured. Troopers say Kelsey Laugen, 18, of Elk River, was hurt with non-life threatening injuries.According to an agency report, Burrows was traveling North on Highway 59 near 450th Street when she crossed the center line and hit Laugen head on. It happened at about 8:45 Saturday night.
  • Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Fire In Horace, House Is Total Loss

    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
    Crews were called at 10:10 a.m. to a house fire at7113 Woodland Circle north of Horace. Homeowners were inside at the time, but escaped, and no one was hurt. Crews battled the fire for hours; the home is a total loss. There is no cause at this time, they are still investigating. Firefighters say they had to fight the fire from outside, which makes the battle more difficult. Horace, West Fargo, and Davenport firefighters responded with help from the FM ambulance and the Cass County Sheriff’s D...
  • Update: Beltrami Fire Ruled Accidental

    Beltrami Business Believed to be Total Loss After Fire

    Beltrami Fire Department says part of a business is destroyed after an early morning fire. Firefighters say they were called out around 1:00 a.m. to a fire at the Beltrami Mall.  Crews say West Central
    The Beltrami Fire Chief says is investigating the cause of the fire and say they believe it started in the shop area. The Safety Director for West Ag believes the entire building is a total loss.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.