NDSU Wrestling Ready for ‘Battle for the Border Bell’ at SDSU

The North Dakota State wrestling team will travel to Brookings, S.D., on Saturday, Nov. 30, for a 4 p.m. dual with South Dakota State at Frost Arena. In an agreement between the two programs, Saturday’s dual will be the inaugural Battle for the Border Bell, with the winner claiming a traveling 100-pound kettlebell trophy.

The dual will not count towards the Western Wrestling Conference standings. The two teams are scheduled to meet in Fargo on Feb. 23 in a conference dual.

NDSU enters the weekend with a 1-2 dual record, having dropped meetings with No. 13 Missouri and No. 17 Northern Iowa before defeating Northern Illinois.

South Dakota State is 0-2 in duals this season, losing to Drexel 26-10 on Nov. 9 and dropping a 36-6 decision to No. 9 Nebraska on Nov. 24.

NDSU holds a 38-17-1 lead in the all-time series after defeating SDSU 36-9 on Feb. 15 of last season to clinch the WWC regular season title. The Bison have won the last three meetings and 14 of the last 16 with the Jackrabbits.

Probable Matchups:
125 – Hunter Weber or Devin Wolf (NDSU) vs. Isaac Andrade or Ben Gillette (SDSU)
133 – Justin LaValle, Justin Scherkenbach or Clay Cathey (NDSU) vs. Will James or Brance Simms (SDSU)
141 – Justin LaValle, Justin Scherkenbach or Clay Cathey (NDSU) vs. Eric Orozco or Coltan Laganiere (SDSU)
149 – Tyler Diamond (NDSU) vs. Alex Kocer (SDSU)
157 – Matt Gray or Anthony Caputo (NDSU) vs. Cody Pack or Colin Holler (SDSU)
165 – No. 5/6 Steven Monk (NDSU) vs. Joe Brewster (SDSU)
174 – No. 18/19 Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) vs. Brady Ayers or John Nething II (SDSU)
184 – Kurtis Julson (NDSU) vs. Shea Nolan or Ben Schwery (SDSU)
197 – Colt Castlebury (NDSU) vs. Trey Hable or Nate Rotert (SDSU)
285 – Evan Knutson or John Gusewelle (NDSU) vs. J.J. Everard (SDSU)

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