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  1. I am exhausted just watching, the ref must now be thinking what a couple of studs!!
  2. As per Flo https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6150830-chris-bono-to-be-named-head-coach-at-wisconsin
  3. FYI, James Smith is an Ohio native, is not from South Dakota, only worked at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, when he also tried to shut down the NSU wrestling program. PLEASE do not refer to him as being a South Dakotan, that is an insult!
  4. Same guy, was at Northern State, Aberdeen, SD, since 2009, local support pressured the University to keep program, NSU had a D2 All-American this year. This guy must not like wrestling! Here is a bio. Dr. James M. Smith was selected as the 23rd President of Eastern Michigan University by the University’s Board of Regents on February 12, 2016. He assumed his duties as President on July 1, 2016. Before joining EMU, Smith served as President of Northern State University (NSU) in Aberdeen, South Dakota since June 2009. He has been an active fundraiser and was instrumental in helping NSU obtain the largest donation in its history, a $15 million gift. Another NSU success was collaborating with the University of Jinan, in Jinan, China, to develop the first and only Confucius Institute in the Dakotas. Smith, who grew up near Columbus, Ohio, in Washington Court House, knew early on he wanted to be a teacher. He always had admired teachers and enjoyed school. He became an elementary and middle school teacher after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1979. He would go on to earn a Master of Education, Educational Administration, from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, from Miami University. Over the next 28 years, he served as an elementary school principal, a teaching fellow and assistant professor at Miami, director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals at Butler University in Indianapolis, and director of the Educational Leadership Program and coordinator of doctoral studies at West Texas A&M University. Smith also was vice president for Economic Development at Bowling Green State University, before heading to NSU. Smith’s wife, Dr. Connie Ruhl-Smith, has an impressive resume of her own. She has been a teacher, author and administrator, and has done extensive work in student retention and student academic support, introduction of international partnerships, and much more.
  5. MatShots


    Photos of Day 1 on: www.matshots.com Oklahoma State- 106. 5 points UNI- 78 points South Dakota State- 71.5 points Wyoming- 59 points North Dakota State- 49.5 points West Virginia- 46.5 points Oklahoma- 45.5 points Utah Valley- 35.5 points Iowa State- 34 points Northern Colorado- 27 points Fresno State- 24.5 points Air Force- 20.5 points Mike Smith / MatShots.
  6. Well, here is South Dakota we were able to witness a first when Seth Gross, SDSU, bumped to 141 and wrestled Bryce Meredith, Wyoming. Two #1 nationally ranked wrestlers going at it! Now, we have another match coming, (once they both make the final), where Nick Casperson, senior, nationally ranked #17, bumping up to 285 to wrestle Nash Hutmacher, sophomore, nationally ranked #11. We love our wrestling here, and we are getting treated to some great uncommon matches!!!! Mike Smith / MatShots.
  7. Photos of the dual are posted at, www.matshots.com.
  8. Photos of the dual are on MatShots. http://www.matshots.com/2015%20WR%20NDSU%20SDSU%20Bell/albums.html And yes, the coaches get into SDSU wrestling! MatShots.
  9. South Dakota State earned bonus points in five matches, winning four by major decision and another by technical fall, in defeating North Dakota State, 24-15, in a college wrestling dual Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With the victory, the Jackrabbits claimed the Border Bell traveling trophy and improved to 5-5 in duals this season. NDSU dropped to 0-3. North Dakota State’s Josh Rodriguez opened the dual with a pin of Ben Gillette in the 125-pound matchup before the Jackrabbits got on the board with an 11-2 major decision victory by 16th-ranked Brance Simms in the 133-pound weight class. The Bison gained a 9-4 lead as Mitch Bengston recorded a 5-4 decision over Seth Gross at 141 pounds. SDSU gained control of the match with four straight decisive victories in the middle weights. Alex Kocer started the Jackrabbit winning steak with a 13-6 decision over Clay Ream at 149 pounds, which was followed by sixth-ranked Cody Pack recording a 16-6 decision over Grant Nehring in the 157-pound bout. Pack improved to 12-1 this season, including 7-1 in duals. Luke Zilverberg turned in a strong performance in the 165-pound match, building a 6-0 first-period lead before tallying a 15-0 technical fall over Tyler McNutt. David Kocer then added a 10-1 major decision over Blake Thompson in the 174-pound weight class, giving the Jackrabbits a 20-9 advantage. NDSU claimed decisions in two of the final three matches of the dual, but 13th-ranked pounder Nate Rotert sealed the Jackrabbits’ first win over NDSU since the 2009-10 season, with a 14-5 major decision at 197 pounds. The Jackrabbits return to action Dec. 29-30 by competing in the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Evanston, Illinois. The next dual action for SDSU is Jan. 15 at Northern Colorado. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 24, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 15 125: #13 Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) def. Ben Gillette (SDSU), by fall (4:34) 133: #16 Brance Simms (SDSU) major dec. Nico Colunga (NDSU), 11-2 141: Mitch Bengston (NDSU) dec. Seth Gross (SDSU), 5-4 149: Alex Kocer (SDSU) dec. Clay Ream (NDSU), 13-6 157: #6 Cody Pack (SDSU) major dec. Grant Nehring (NDSU), 16-6 165: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) technical fall Tyler McNutt (NDSU), 15-0 174: David Kocer (SDSU) major dec. Blake Thompson (NDSU), 10-1 184: #13 Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) dec. Brady Ayers (SDSU), 4-1 197: #13 Nate Rotert (SDSU) major dec. Logan Paxton (NDSU), 14-5 285: Ben Tynan (NDSU) dec. Alex Macki (SDSU), 4-0
  10. Today, at 4:30 cst, streaming on FloPro. Will be leaving shortly to shoot the non conference dual. If both teams healthy, at full line-up, should really be close, any bonus points may be the key! MatShots
  11. Photos of the OSU vs. SDSU Dual are on MatShots, www.matshots.com. Gallery Link: http://www.matshots.com/2015%20WR%20OSU%20SDSU/albums.html MatShots
  12. Not sure if this has been on here before, nice video of some of the greatest!!! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=602397233223012 Enjoy, MatShots
  13. 125 is going to be fun come WWC regional time! http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/252033-North-Dakota-State-University-at-Wyoming/video/759412-125lbs-Match-TYLER-COX-Wyoming-vs-JOSHUA-RODRIGUEZ-North-Dakota-State#.VNBSaGjF_id
  14. Last year was the first time they have met since SDSU went DI. Prior to that move they both were in the North Central Conference. Augustana is now in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and SDSU is in the Western Wrestling Conference for wrestling. MS
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