Wrestling

Lisbon Crowned Class B North Dakota Wrestling State Champions

The Broncos defeated New Salem-Almont for the title 46-25

FARGO, N.D. — The top seeded Lisbon battled its way to a Class B State title by taking down New Salem-Almont 46-25. The Broncos earned their spot in the championship match after defeating Central Cass 44-34 in the semifinals. They dominated in the title match. They fell behind after the first match, but take control of the next seven to…

North Dakota HS State Wrestling Championships Begin at the Fargodome

Team Competition wraps up Friday, with inidividual semifinals and finals on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Schools from all over the state traveled to the Fargodome to begin the individual rounds of the North Dakota High School State Wrestling championships. In the 126 weight class, Fargo North’s Danny Montukwa defeated Cullen Murphy from Dickinson. He will go on to face Jacob Thomas out of Fargo South in the next round. Dickinson had better…

North Dakota’s Lone Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Team Inspires Others

University of Jamestown has had a women's wrestling team since 2008

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Any time the University of Jamestown women’s wrestling team enters a gym, you notice their athleticism, energy, and passion for the sport. But what you can’t see is that most of these wrestlers blazed trails for others to compete in their hometowns. “It was something that was kind of unheard of down in my hometown, at least in…

NDSU Routs Utah Valley in Big 12 Wrestling Showdown

The Bison won 47-3

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — North Dakota State recorded a season-high four falls including an upset by Brandon Metz at 285 pounds as the Bison pinned Utah Valley 47-3 in a Big12 Conference dual before 383 spectators in the Scheels Center on Friday, Feb. 1. NDSU (9-5, 4-3 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host South Dakota State (2-7, 1-4 #Big12WR) in…

Despite Fewer Teams, “Rumble on the Red” Still Thrives

The tournament lost more than 30 teams as a result of this week's blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — In the days leading up to the “Rumble on the Red” wrestling tournament, Steve Saxlund kept his eyes glued to the weather forecast. “You’re making a decision based on how these teams are going to travel, and they’d have to make a decision on how they’re getting here. Are they going to be here Friday morning, or could…

NDSU Wrestling Smokes Northern Illinois in Home Bout

The Bison won 35-4

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – No. 22-ranked North Dakota State won 9 of 10 matches and closed with a pair of falls from 197 Cordell Eaton and 285 Brandon Metz to finish off a hard-fought 35-4 win over Northern Illinois in a non-conference dual Thursday, Nov. 8, before 502 spectators in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex….

Franek Advances to Junior Finals with Three Wins Monday

The West Fargo graduate won three bouts to advance all the way to the finals in the Junior National Championships

FARGO, N.D. — Last year at the USA Wrestling Junior & Cadet National Championships, Jared Franek finished runner-up at 152 pounds. Now, the West Fargo graduate is hoping to finish one spot better as he moves on to the finals at 160 pounds. Franek picked up three wins on Monday (7-3, 10-0, 11-0,) to sweep his way into the championship…

Eighth-Grader Schmitz wins First State Title, Brings Championship home to Kindred

Schmitz won the state title at 106-pounds in Class B.

FARGO, N.D. — The Kindred Vikings state wrestling drought has been ended. On Saturday at the FargoDome, eighth-grader Carter Schmitz won by a 9-4 decision against Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Luke Leshuk at 106-pounds in Class B to give Kindred their first individual state champion in school history. Schmitz finished in third place last season as a seventh grader. He said he had…