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Forum staff reports, Published January 16 2010

Bison wrestling upsets No. 4-ranked Boise St.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – North Dakota State assistant coach Bret Maughan called Friday’s victory the biggest upset in program history, and for good reason.

The Bison stunned No. 4-ranked Boise State at the Battle in the Big Sky, winning 25-22.

“This is probably the biggest upset we’ve ever pulled off in wrestling,” Maughan said. “It was unbelievable.”

Despite forfeiting one of the weight classes, NDSU was competitive from the start.

“We came out there on fire tonight and went after them,” Maughan said.

Maughan felt that Vince Salminen and Drew Ross managed to get key victories in the 157 and 197-pound weight classes, respecitively.

North Dakota State 25, Boise State 22

125: Solberg, NDSU, pin Bleuze 6:40.

133: DeMuelle, BSU, forfeit

141: Jones, BSU, dec. Adams 10-8

149: Patselov, NDSU, dec. Hutchinson 10-5

157: Salminen, NDSU, pin Muri 5:15

165: Cuthbertson, BSU, dec. Johnson 6-4

174: Stoll, NDSU, maj. dec. Holt 10-0

184: Smith, BSU, maj. dec. Moenkedick 19-6

197: Ross, NDSU, pin Casperson 5:22

HWT: Zylstra, BSU, tech. fall Arthur 2:01