FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State claimed eight of 10 bouts including the last six in a row to defeat Northern Colorado 30-7 in a Big12 Conference dual before 583 hardy spectators in the Scheels Center on Sunday, Jan. 27. The dual started at 285 pounds.
NDSU (8-5, 3-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Utah Valley (8-7, 0-1 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
North Dakota State 197-pounder Cordell Eaton (15-7, 8-5), a redshirt junior from Long Grove, Iowa, recorded a takedown with 35.6-seconds left in the first extra period for a 3-1 sudden victory-1 decision over No. 17-ranked Jacob Seely (11-5, 7-3) to close out the dual. It was the first extra-time win of the season for Eaton and second over a nationally-ranked opponent.
NDSU heavyweight Brandon Metz (12-10, 3-8) opened with a 6-3 decision over Robert Winters, but Northern Colorado (4-7, 0-5 #Big12WR) made things interesting with a 14-4 major decision from No. 17-ranked Rico Montoya over Paul Bianchi at 125.
No. 17-ranked Cam Sykora (17-5, 9-3) made it 8-3 Bison with a 16-0 tech fall at 5:00. It was Sykora's first tech fall since the South Beach Duals, eighth of the season and 32nd in his career.
However, the Bears cut the deficit to 8-7 on Chris Sandoval's 6-2 decision over Sawyer Degen.
North Dakota State began to roll, picking up bonus points in three of the final six bouts, starting with a 15-4 major decision by Jaden Van Maanen (14-9, 7-6) over Dante Rodriguez at 149 pounds. Luke Weber (7-2, 3-1) followed with a workmanlike 8-2 decision over Jordan Robison.
No. 21-ranked 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty (14-3, 11-2) recorded his second straight tech fall and third of the season with a punishing 16-1 win at 4:45. NDSU 174 Michael Otomo (8-8, 3-5) gained a takedown 15-seconds into the first period and made it stand in a 2-1 decision over Dalton Robertson to snap a five-match losing streak.
North Dakota State 30, Northern Colorado 7
Scheels Center, Fargo, N.D. / Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
285—Brandon Metz (NDSU) dec Robert Winters (UNC), 6-3
125—#17 Rico Montoya (UNC) major dec Paul Bianchi (NDSU), MD 14-4
133—#17 Cam Sykora (NDSU) tech fall Sean Cannon (UNC), TF 16-0 5:00
141—Chris Sandoval (UNC) dec Sawyer Degen (NDSU), 6-2
149—Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) major dec Dante Rodriguez (UNC), MD 15-4
157—Luke Weber (NDSU) dec Jordan Robison (UNC), 8-2
165—#21 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) tech fall Macoy Flanagan (UNC), TF 16-1 4:45
174—Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU) major dec Trent Schultz (UNC), MD 10-2
184—Michael Otomo (NDSU) dec Dalton Robertson (UNC), 2-1
197—Cordell Eaton (NDSU) sudden victory-1 #17 Jacob Seely (UNC), SV-1 3-1
Dual started at 285 pounds