K.C. Walsh's major decision in the final match of the evening catapulted the Boise State wrestling team to an exciting 20-19 win over homestanding Cal State-Bakersfield tonight in the Broncos' PAC-10 Conference dual opener. Heading into the 184-pound match, Coach Greg Randall's squad found themselves down by a count of 19-16. A decision by Walsh would have tied the match, but the senior posted a resounding 16-6 win over Brandon Ceremello to clinch the Bronco win.
Ben Cherrington also scored a major decision for Boise State, blanking Drew East 11-0 in the 157-lb. Match. Other winners were Cory Fish at 125, Scott Jorgensen at 133 and Casey Phelps at 197 by forfeit.
Boise State is now 4-1 on the season in dual matches and will take on another PAC-10 foe in Cal State Fullerton tomorrow (Friday). The Broncos will stay in California for a pair of matches Saturday against Purdue and Cal Poly.
Here are the complete results from the match:
Boise State 20, Cal State Bakersfield 19
197 – Casey Phelps (BSU) wins by forfeit
HWT – Eric Parker (CSUB) dec. Andy Patrick (BSU) 5-2
125 – Cory Fish (BSU) dec. Brandon Zoetewey (CSUB) 4-1
133 – Scott Jorgensen (BSU) dec. Tommy Vargas (CSUB) 4-1
141 – Matt Schumm (CSUB) major dec. Jordan Brock (BSU) 9-0
149 – Anthony Baza (CSUB) dec. Tyler Sherfey (BSU) 9-6
157 – Ben Cherrington (BSU) major dec. Drew East (CSUB) 11-0
165 – Briah Busby (CSUB) major dec. Lex Case (BSU) 9-0
174 – Christian Arellano (CSUB) tech fall Ben Gilliland (BSU) 17-0
184 – K.C. Walsh (BSU) major dec. Brandon Ceremello (CSUB) 16-6