Boise State's four nationally-ranked wrestlers emerged victorious over a determined Oregon State squad. The heavier Broncos struggled mightily, however, and OSU was able to escape with an 18-18 tie against the #2 team in the land.
wrestling team came into their home
with all the preseason love, but
the #22 Beavers nearly came away with a win last night at Taco Bell Arena.
Only a major decision by Andrew Hochstrasser at 133 pounds saved the
Broncos from defeat on their home floor and the best
could do was come away with a tie.
Obviously, the team has a lot of
improving to do to live up to its high national ranking.
The problem with the close score
last night wasn't
's nationally-ranked wrestlers.
Besides #1 Hochstrasser's heroic 11-0 performance against #13 Kelly
Kubec of Oregon State, #1 Adam Hall routed Alex Elder 22-7 at 157 pounds #4 Jason
Chamberlain outlasted Scott Sakaguchi 4-3 at 149 pounds and #12 Levi Jones
scored a narrow 9-8 decision over Garrett Drucker.
Michael Cuthbertson also edged Jon Brascetta 4-3 at 165 pounds.
Those five gave
a 14-0 lead and the Broncos were on
their way. But then five Broncos
lost in succession. Jake Swartz was
bested by #10 Colby Covington of
in a 13-4 major decision at 174 pounds and Randy Larson was
routed by Brice Arand 12-5. When
's Derek Toney failed to stay
close and lost to Chad Hanke 13-3 at 197 pounds, the Beavers smelled upset.
#12 heavyweight Clayton Jack took care of business with a 13-4 major over
's Toby Erickson and
grabbed the team lead.
Although Alan Bartelli put up a major fight before losing to #13 Jason
Lara 3-2 in double overtime, it meant Hochstrasser would have to come up with
the major decision just to get a tie for the Bronco team.
Hochstrasser scored two near
falls in the final 30 seconds and would have given the Broncos the dual victory
with a pin but Kubec managed to hold on to give his team a tie.
Jones had to score an escape point with 38 seconds remaining to defeat
his unranked opponent. Chamberlain
was tested as well by an unranked Beaver. Sakaguchi
went out to an early 2-0 lead and Chamberlain needed the riding time point to
travels to take on
next Friday and will compete in the
UNC Old Chicago Open Saturday.
141 - #12 Levi
Jones (BSU) dec.
Garrett Drucker (OSU) 9-8
149 - #4 Jason
Chamberlain (BSU) dec.
Scott Sakaguchi (OSU) 4-3
157 - #1
Hall (BSU) tech. fall
Alex Elder (OSU) 22-7
165 - Michael
Cuthbertson (BSU) dec.
Jon Brascetta (OSU) 14-0
174 - #10
Colby Covington (OSU) major dec. Jake
Swartz (BSU) 13-4
184 - Brice Arand (OSU) dec. Randy Larson (BSU) 12-5
197 - Chad Hanke (OSU) major dec. Derek Toney (BSU) 13-3
HWT - #12 Clayton Jack (OSU) major dec. Toby
Erickson (BSU) 13-4
125 - #13 Jason Lara (OSU) dec. Alan Bartelli (BSU) 3-2
133 - #1
major dec. 13 Kelly Kubec (OSU) 11-0