NDSU Tops Arizona State, Falls to No. 9 Central Michigan at Virginia Duals
Release: January 11, 2013
HAMPTON, Va. - The North Dakota State wrestling team split a pair of duals Friday on the opening day of the Virginia Duals, defeating Arizona State 22-19 before falling to No. 9 Central Michigan, 31-10.
NDSU (3-5) got wins from Trent Sprenkle, Josh Rodriguez, Mark Erickson, Joe Garner and Steven Monk to defeat Arizona State in the first round matchup. The No. 6-ranked Sprenkle won by technical fall over Ares Carpio to start things off, and Rodriguez and Erickson followed with a pair of major decisions at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively.
Garner earned a 7-6 overtime decision at 149 pounds to give the Bison a 16-0 lead through four matches. NDSU forfeited at 157 pounds, but a pin by No. 6 Steven Monk at 165 pounds was enough to guarantee the Bison a dual victory before dropping the final four matches.
The win gave NDSU a meeting with No. 9-ranked and top-seeded Central Michigan in the quarterfinals of the 16-team tournament. Sprenkle started the dual with a 2-1 decision over Christian Cullinan - the nation's No. 8-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds - but the Chippewas claimed wins in seven of the remaining nine matches for a 31-10 victory.
Monk posted an 11-1 decision over Mike Ottinger at 165 pounds, and NDSU senior Kallen Kleinschmidt won by 8-1 decision over Jackson Lewis at 197 pounds.
North Dakota State will meet Binghamton in the consolation side of the double-elimination bracket at 9 a.m. (CT) on Saturday. The winner of NDSU-Binghamton will advance to face the winner of Army and Boise State at 3 p.m.
North Dakota State 22, Arizona State 19
125 - No. 6 Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) tech. fall Ares Carpio (ASU), 18-2 (NDSU, 5-0)
133 - Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) maj. dec. Dalton Miller (ASU), 14-6 (NDSU, 9-0)
141 - Mark Erickson (NDSU) maj. dec. Matthew Kraus (ASU), 10-2 (NDSU, 13-0)
149 - Joseph Garner (NDSU) dec. Alex Schmersahl (ASU), 7-6 (TB1) (NDSU, 16-0)
157 - Codey Combs (ASU) win by forfeit (NDSU, 16-6)
165 - No. 6 Steven Monk (NDSU) win by fall over Parker Madl (ASU), 1:20 (NDSU, 22-6)
174 - No. 11 Blake Stauffer (ASU) dec. Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 3-2 (NDSU, 22-9)
184 - No. 20 Kevin Radford (ASU) dec. No. 19 Mac Stoll (NDSU), 8-7 (NDSU, 22-12)
197 - No. 6 Jake Meredith (ASU) dec. Kallen Kleinschmidt (NDSU), 3-1 (NDSU, 22-15)
285 - No. 17 Levi Cooper (ASU) maj. dec. John Gusewelle (NDSU), 14-6 (NDSU, 22-19)
No. 9 Central Michigan 31, North Dakota State 10
125 - No. 6 Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) dec. No. 8 Christian Cullinan (CMU), 2-1 (NDSU, 3-0)
133 - No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) win by fall over Josh Rodriguez (NDSU), 1:27 (CMU, 6-3)
141 - Scott Mattingly (CMU) dec. Mark Erickson (NDSU), 4-0 (CMU, 9-3)
149 - Donnie Corby (CMU) maj. dec. Joseph Garner (NDSU), 12-2 (CMU, 13-3)
157 - Luke Smith (CMU) win by forfeit (CMU, 19-3)
165 - No. 6 Steven Monk (NDSU) maj. dec. Mike Ottinger (CMU), 11-1 (CMU, 19-7)
174 - No. 19 Craig Kelliher (CMU) dec. Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 8-3 (CMU, 22-7)
184 - No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) win by forfeit (CMU, 28-7)
197 - Kallen Kleinschmidt (NDSU) dec. Jackson Lewis (CMU), 8-1 (CMU, 28-10)
285 - No. 6 Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Evan Knutson (NDSU), 2-0 (CMU, 31-10)