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Forum staff reports, Published March 09 2013

NDSU’s Sprenkle, Monk headed to D-I championships

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Trent Sprenkle and Steven Monk secured berths at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships by winning their weight classes at the West Regional on Saturday.

Sprenkle won at 125 pounds, while Monk took the region title at 165 pounds.

Team scores: Wyoming 79, North Dakota State 76, Utah Valley 70, Air Force 63.5, South Dakota State 16.5.

Championships

125: Sprenkle, NDSU, dec. Martinez, AF, 6-2.

133: Hyder, AF, dec. Rodriguez, NDSU, 8-5.

141: Ford, W, dec. Garner, UV, 5-2.

149: Wilson, UV, def. VonOhlen, AF.

157: Kreimier, AF, tech. fall Pack, SDSU, 17-2.

165: Monk, NDSU, pin Cook, UV, 2:48.

174: Helbig, W, dec. Schmalhaus, UV, 2-0.

184: Woods, W, dec. Stoll, NDSU, 7-5.

197: Hernandez, W, tech. fall Kleinschmidt, NDSU, 22-7.

285: Fager, UV, dec. Knutson, NDSU, 2-1.

Tournament awards

Outstanding wrestler: Trent Sprenkle, NDSU

Most pins: Abner Cook, Utah Valley

Coach of the year: Roger Kish, NDSU