Monk Aims for 100th Career Win at Bison Open

North Dakota State senior 165-pounder,Steven Monk,will attempt to win his 100th career match in the opening round of the Bison Open hosted by NDSU on Saturday.

Monk owns a career record of 99-22 in just over three seasons as a Bison. The Wausau, Wis., native is looking to become the ninth wrestler in NDSU history to eclipse the 100-win mark and the,second to achieve the feat,during NDSU’s Division I era, joining Trent Sprenkle who concluded his career with 109 victories last season to rank second in school history.

Monk ranks eighth in NDSU wrestling history with an .818 winning percentage. He is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation at 165 pounds by Intermat.

The Bison Open begins inside the Bison Sports Arena at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Monk By the Numbers
99 wins
22 losses
72 wins over the past two seasons
54 wins in his last 61 matches
6 wins over Top-15 opponents in 2012-13
2 NCAA West Regional titles
2 NCAA Championships appearances

[eztable caption=”Monk Year-by-Year” width=”500″]
Year,Level,Record
2009-10,Redshirt (does not count in win total),31-6
2010-11,Freshman,26-9
2011-12,Sophomore,36-9
2012-13,Junior,36-4
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[eztable caption=”Bison All-Time Win Leaders” width=”500″]
Name,Years,Weight,W-L-T
1. Mike Langlais,1980-84,142,151-22
2. Trent Sprenkle,2008-13,125,109-46
3. Brian Kapusta,1991-95,118,108-17
4. Steve Saxlund,1996-01,184,107-19
Pat Johannes,1984-88,177,107-29-1
6. Dave Hass,1980-84,190,104-39-1
7. Brian Kraemer,2000-04,197,102-45
8. Todd Fuller,1998-02,174,101-29
9. Lon Brew,1975-79,142,99-22-2
Steven Monk,2009-14,157/165,99-22
11. John Morgan,1982-86,167/177,98-36
Gregg Stensgard,1978-82,158/167,98-36
Mike Fiedler,2000-04,165,98-36
Paul Carlson,2000-04,149/157 98-37
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[eztable caption=”Bison All-Time Winning Percentage Leaders” width=”500″]
Name,Years,Weight,W-L-T,Pct.
1. Brad Rheingans,1971-75,190,96-11,.897
2. Lee Petersen,1972-75,142,84-10-2,.885
3. Mike Langlais,1980-84,142,151-22,.873
4. Phil Reimnitz,1972-75,126,87-13-1,.866
5. Brian Kapusta,1991-95,118,108-17,.864
6. Steve Saxlund,1996-01,184,107-19,.849
7. Mark Reimnitz,1975-79,150,94-20-1,.822
8. Steven Monk,2009-14,165,99-22,.818
9. Lon Brew,1975-79,142,99-22-2,.813
10. Dave Calliguri,1986-90,118,91-21-1,.810
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