#10 Minnesota At #14 South Dakota State Live On Flo

#10 Minnesota At #14 South Dakota State Live On Flo

The 14th-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits host No. 10 Minnesota live on Flo this Friday.

Nov 14, 2017 by Wrestling Nomad
#10 Minnesota At #14 South Dakota State Live On Flo

Cross-state rivalries are some of the best in all of college sports. This Friday, we'll get a clash between a traditional power and a program on the rise.

Tenth-ranked Minnesota heads west for an encounter with No. 14 South Dakota State at Frost Arena, starting at 7 PM Central time. Like all of the Jackrabbits' home duals, this matchup is streaming LIVE on Flo.

Below are the projected lineups for each team.

SDSU Lineup

125: Josh Portillo

133: No. 1 Seth Gross

141: Henry Pohlmeyer

149: Colten Carlson

157: No. 14 Luke Zilverberg

165: Zach Carlson/Logan Peterson

174: No. 10 David Kocer

184: Martin Mueller/Brady Ayers

197: No. 8 Nate Rotert

285: Alex Macki

Minnesota Lineup

125: No. 5 Ethan Lizak

133: No. 6 Mitch McKee

141: No. 7 Tommy Thorn

149: No. 8 Steve Bleise

157: No. 10 Jake Short

165: No. 9 Nick Wanzek

174: Chris Pfarr

184: Owen Webster

197: Bobby Steveson

285: Rylee Streifel

The major swing match of the dual will be at 157 pounds between No. 10 Jake Short of Minnesota and No. 14 Luke Zilverberg of SDSU. These two have never met in college, and it could potentially seal the dual for the Gophers if Short won.

The Jackrabbits will need to take advantage of their top 10-ranked horses at 174 and 197, possibly even needing bonus points from both David Kocer and Nate Rotert to give themselves a shot in front of their home crowd.

The marquee match happens to be the only rematch from last year, when Minnesota eked out an 18-17 win at home. That would be at 133lb with No. 1 Seth Gross of SDSU taking on UM's Mitch McKee, ranked sixth. The two met twice last year in folkstyle and also for the 2016 junior world team spot at 60kg. Check out their finals match from last November's Daktronics Open.

The Gophers were of course without the services of All-Americans Ethan Lizak and Tommy Thorn in last year's dual. Those two are obvious needs for Minnesota to pick up bonus points, but the sneaky weight at which the Gophers are a heavy favorite is 285lb. Minnesota's Rylee Streifel may not be ranked, but he should be able to turn Alex Macki. It would only take two separate nearfall exchanges to get in major decision territory.

The SDSU coaching staff of Chris Bono, Jon Reader, and Cody Caldwell got a good look at the Gophers two weeks ago at the Daktronics Open. They also know how crucial of a dual this can be for recruiting, even after three-fourths of their most recent recruiting class came from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.