Sprenkle No. 4, Monk No. 6 in Latest Individual Rankings
Release: December 11, 2012
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State wrestlers Trent Sprenkle and Steven Monk continued their work as trailblazers for the Bison wrestling program on Tuesday, with Sprenkle moving up to No. 4 in the nation at 125 pounds and Monk climbing to No. 6 at 165 pounds in the latest Amateur Wrestling News (AWN) individual rankings.
Sprenkle's No. 4 ranking is the highest ever achieved by a Bison wrestler in NDSU's Division I era.
Sprenkle moved up one spot from his No. 5 ranking last week in the AWN rankings. He is 9-0 on the season with five wins by fall, including a win over the current No. 6-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds, David Thorn of Minnesota.
Monk improved to 14-1 on the season with a technical fall victory in Sunday's dual with No. 15 Oregon State. He owns two wins this season over wrestlers currently ranked in the Top 10 at 165 pounds - No. 7 Nick Sulzer of Virginia and No. 9 Cody Yohn of Minnesota.
Monk is 31-4 in his last 35 matches and owns a record of 76-19 in his Bison career. His .800 career winning percentage currently ranks 10th-best in NDSU history.
Senior Mac Stoll maintained his spot at No. 16 in the AWN rankings. Stoll improved to 7-2 with a decision over Ty Vinson of No. 15 Oregon State on Sunday.
North Dakota State will take on Iowa State in a dual in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday, Dec. 16.