Wrestling

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…

Coach of the Week: NDSU Wrestling’s Roger Kish

The Bison face No. 3 Oklahoma State on Sunday

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State wrestling is not easing into its schedule. After duals against No. 8 Iowa and No. 13 Northern Iowa, NDSU is getting ready for No. 3 Oklahoma State. Bison head coach Roger Kish says he is glad to get his team experience early on against some of the best opponents. He is the KVRR Coach…

West Fargo Wrestling Coach Kevin Fynboh Resigns

Fynboh led the Packers for two seasons

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After leading the West Fargo wrestling squad to a state tournament berth in each of his two seasons, Kevin Fynboh is stepping down as head coach. During the past two seasons, a dozen Packers made the state tournament. “Coach Fynboh has done a great job with our wrestling program the past two years leading a room…

Four Bison Wrestlers Qualify for NCAA Tournament

Josh Rodriguez and Clay Ream Place second at Big 12 Championships

TULSA, Okla. (NDSU ATHLETICS) — North Dakota State 125 Josh Rodriguez and 157 Clay Ream both placed second at the Big 12 Wrestling Championships on Sunday, March 5 in the BOK Center. NDSU 133 Cam Sykora placed third, 285 Ben Tynan finished fourth, and 165 Andrew Fogarty, 184 Tyler McNutt and 197 Cordell Eaton all placed sixth. North Dakota State finished fourth in the team…

Coach of the Week: NDSU Wrestling’s Roger Kish

Kish is in 6th season as the Bison Wrestling Coach

FARGO, N.D. — This weeks coach of the week is NDSU wrestling’s Roger Kish. Kish is in his sixth season as head coach of North Dakota State.  He is the fourth head coach in the 59-year history of the Bison wrestling program, and he has a 40-34 overall record. He spent two years as an assistant wrestling coach at NDSU…