NCAA Wrestling Wrap 1/11 – 1/18

The ND State Bison

Clearly the biggest story of the weekend was No. 1 Iowa’s victory over No. 3 Oklahoma State. The match happened last Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in front of 10,967 fans. The two squads split the 10 matches, but in the end bonus points gave the Hawkeyes their 52nd straight dual meet win.

Iowa sophmore Montell Marion pulled of an improbably upset of No. 5 Jamal Parks at 141 to pace his team. Leading 3-0 entering the third period, Marion rode Parks out for the entire third period. The sophomore improves his record to 12-2 on the season. Other winners for Iowa include Matt McDonough, Brent Metcalf, Jay Borschel and Phillip Keddy. For full results check out’s play-by-play.

The Bison Shock Boise
While most wrestling fans were awaiting Saturday’s fireworks, North Dakota State pulled off an improbable upset over No. 6 Boise State on Friday night. Despite giving up a forfeit at 133 pounds, the Bison were able to score a 25-22 victory over their ranked opponent.

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Branden Lee Hinkle returns to the cage versus Chris Tuchscherer at Beatdown 4 on March 21

PRO MMA ( was informed on Tuesday of the return to action of MMA veteran, Branden Lee Hinkle, who is taking on the incredibly tough Chris Tuchscherer in a heavyweight main event title fight for SNMMA. The co-main event will feature “The Master” Drew Fickett taking on the very game, Nick “The Carnie” Lentz, who is part of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. New Town, North Dakota MMA fans are in for a real treat with a stacked card and a special appearance from the UFC Heavyweight Champ. 

The first Sovereign Nations Mixed Martial Arts (SNMMA) championship will be contested Saturday night, March 21 at “Beatdown 4” when Brandon “The Iron Lion” Lee Hinkle battles Chris Tuchscherer in the main event at 4 Bears Casino in New Town, North Dakota. UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesner is scheduled to make a special appearance.

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