FARGO, N.D. ? North Dakota State won nine straight bouts, including five by fall, en route to a 44-3 win over Dickinson State in wrestling in front of 294 fans at the Bison Sports Arena on Sunday, Feb. 13.* NDSU improves to 9-4 overall with the victory.* The Bison have outscored their opponents 87-10 in their last two duals.

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No. 19 Trent Sprenkle got the Bison off to a strong start at 125 pounds with a 20-4 technical fall over Sergio Martinez.* Sprenkle tallied six takedowns and two three-point near falls in the win.

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At 133, Justin Solberg tallied the first of five pins for the home side, earning a first period pin of Kevin Hanson in 2:17.* Earning his first career start at home, Geoff Martin dominated Adam Orton at 141 pounds.* In the first two periods, Martin notched six takedowns and two three-point near falls before pinning Orton 27 seconds into the third period.

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Andrey Patselov returned to the mat for the Bison at 149 pounds after missing two months of the season with an injury.* He earned three takedowns in a 7-4 decision win over Jordan Ewen to extend NDSU?s lead to 20-0.

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The Bison claimed the next two bouts by fall.* At 157 pounds, Vince Salminen picked up his 10th pin of the season, taking down Kyle Johnson in 3:24. *Steven Monk followed up at 165 pounds with a pin of Nick Zumwalt in 4:32.

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Tyler Wells competed against Dickinson?s Brady Burgess at 174 pounds.* Wells tied the match at 1-1 with an escape with 59 seconds to go in the match before notching the match-winning takedown with only 12 seconds remaining to claim a 3-1 win.

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At 184 pounds, Kenny Moenkedick used a strong third period with a takedown and two-point near fall to defeat Steven Urquizo, 6-5.* Drew Ross notched his second straight first period pin at 197 pounds, sticking Kenneth Finlayson in only 1:22.

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In the final bout of the day, Dickinson State?s George Hargrove defeated Will Johnson, 8-3.

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The Bison will host Utah Valley Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale.* The match will also be the final home dual for seniors Vince Salminen, Kenny Moenkedick, Geoff Martin and Andrey Patselov.

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125 ? No. 19 Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) tech. fall Sergio Martinez, 20-4 (3:26)

133 ? Justin Solberg (NDSU) fall Kevin Hanson, 2:17

141 ? Geoff Martin (NDSU) fall Adam Orton, 5:27

149 ? Andrey Patselov (NDSU) dec. Jordan Ewen, 7-4

157 ? No. 18 Vince Salminen (NDSU) fall Kyle Johnson, 3:24

165 ? Steven Monk (NDSU) fall Nick Zumwalt, 4:32

174 ? Tyler Wells (NDSU) dec. Brady Burgess, 3-1

184 ? Kenny Moenkedick (NDSU) dec. Steven Urquizo, 6-5

197 ? Drew Ross (NDSU) fall Kenneth Finlayson, 1:22

285 ? George Hargrove (DSU) dec. Will Johnson, 8-3

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