A busy week for Bison athletics wrapped up this weekend, including the beginning of the conference championship season.
The Summit League Championship meet was hosted in Macomb, Ill on Saturday. The Bison women looked to knock off top ranked South Dakota, and came up just short. The Bison placed three runners in the top-10, but came up five points short of the title. Brittany Brownotter led the Bison with a sixth-place finish. Her time of 21:53.4 was seven seconds faster than teammate Emma Kusch Dahle, who finished eighth.
Brownotter earned All-Summit League first team honors. Kusch Dahle, along with Melina Kuerschner, Taylor Janssen and Kayla Huhnerkoch, were named to the second team.
The NDSU men finished third for the second straight year at the meet. Elliot Stone led the Bison with an 11th place finish. His time of 26:03.1 earned him All-Summit League second team honors. He shared those honors with teammate Derek Warner, who finished 12th.
Both teams now move onto the NCAA Midwest Regional in Iowa City on Nov. 11.
The NDSU Men’s Golf team finished the fall season with a 11th place finish at the Old Dominion/OBX Intercollegiate. The trip to North Carolina ended with a 39-over par team performance at the Kilmarlic Golf Club.
Andrew Israelson and Alex Lobeck led the Bison with a three-round total of 221. The eight-over par effort placed the pair in 21st. The team will head into their winter break before returning in February at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii.
The Bison wrestling team held their annual Green and Yellow scrimmage on Saturday. Green took the win thanks to Tyler McNutt’s three points late in the match. McNutt defeated Dylan Urbach in a 7-4 decision with an escape and turnaround in the final period.
The returning NCAA participants for the Bison, Josh Rodriguez and Clay Ream, both dominated their matches and won by technical falls.
The Bison open the regular season playing host to Iowa State on Nov. 6. The meet will be the first event at the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex.