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West Virginia upsets No. 25 Bison wrestlers

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. —West Virginia won three of the final final bouts to defeat No. 25-ranked North Dakota State 24-9 in a non-conference wrestling dual on Sunday.

The Bison dropped a pair of one-point decisions down the stretch. Charley Popp's rally fell short in a 5-4 loss to Parker VonEgidy at 174-pounds, while West Virginia's No. 17 197 Jake Smith fought off a late charge from Cordell Eaton for a 6-5 decision.

NDSU, 5-5 overall, got wins from 149-pounder Kyle Gliva, 157-pounder Clay Ream, 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty and 285-pounder Dan Stibral.

125: Zeke Moisey (WV) dec. Paul Bianchi 11-2. 133: Matthew Schmitt (WV) dec. Cam Sykora 3-1 SV-1. 141: Christian Monserrat (WV) dec. McGwire Midkiff 13-3. 149: Kyle Gliva (NDSU) dec. Kyler Rea 6-1. 157: Clay Ream (NDSU) dec. Zach Moore 7-4. 165: Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) dec. Nick Klussis 10-6. 174: Parker VonEgidy (WV) dec. Charley Popp 5-4. 184: Brenden McRill (WV) dec. Nick Knutson 14-8. 197: Jake Smith (WV) dec. Cordell Eaton 6-5. 285: Dan Stibral (NDSU) dec. Brandon Ngati 4-2, SV-1.

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