Five Broncos Wrestling in NCAA Championships

Scott Jorgensen, Ben Cherrington, Casey Phelps, Tyler Sherfey and Andy Patrick will represent the Broncos when the NCAA Wrestling Championships get underway in Oklahoma City. Inside, a preview of their first-round opponents.

Three Boise State seniors are seeded in their respective weight classes heading into this week's NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Ben Cherrington, Scott Jorgensen and Casey Phelps all earned seedings for the competition. They'll be joined by Bronco freshmen Tyler Sherfey and Andy Patrick at the Nationals.


Cherrington goes into the national championships as the fifth seed in his 157-pound weight class. Cherrington, the Pac-10 champion, is undefeated this year (15-0) and is competing in the Championships for the fourth year. Despite his high seed, the NCAA officials put him up against Kevin Ward of three-time defending national champion Oklahoma State in the first round. The Bronco senior has a record of 4-6 in his three previous trips to the nationals.


Jorgensen, a senior from Eagle, earned the #9 seed at 133 pounds for the Broncos. Jorgensen is 23-8 on the season and is the first three-time Pac-10 Conference Champion in history. It will be Jorgensen's third trip to the nationals; he's 5-4 the last two years. He made it to the quarterfinals last year before losing. He'll take on Eastern Michigan's Phillip Plowman in the first round.

Phelps was tabbed as the 12th seed at 197 pounds and will go against Wyoming's Malcolm Havens. It will be a rematch of the Broncos-Cowboys dual in January, when Phelps won a 4-1 decision in overtime. Casey is 28-8 on the season while Havens comes into the match with a 22-11 record. Last year, Phelps finished third at the Pac-10 Tournament to qualify for his first NCAA Championships, where he went 1-2.

A runner-up finisher for the league title this year, Sherfey will face 11th seed Troy Tirapelle of the University of Illinois in the first round at 149 pounds. Sherfey has an overall record of 27-9 this season.


Patrick, a third place finisher at this year's Pac-10 Tournament, faces unseeded sophomore Jeremy Mosley of Edinboro in the first round. Patrick's record this season is 23-13 while Mosley, who became undefeated Edinboro's starter in February, is 17-10. If he can get past Mosley, Patrick would likely wrestle Steve Mocco of Oklahoma State, the #2 wrestler in the nation.

Boise State has finished in the top 20 at five of the past seven NCAA Tournaments, including 10th place finishes in 1999 and 2001. Last year the Broncos scored 12 points to tie for 33rd place.

 

133 pounds...Scott Jorgensen of Boise State

Defeated Patrick Aleksanyan of Nebraska 6-1 on November 18th.

Defeated Derek Patterson of Fort Hays State 8-4 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Defeated Marques Bravo of Western State College 4-2 at the Nebraska Open.

Lost to Justin Perch of Oregon 5-4 at the Nebraska Open.

Beat Derek Patterson of Fort Hays State 6-3 at the Nebraska Open.

Pined by Raymond Dunning of Adams State at the Nebraska Open.

Won by 3-1 decision over Bobby Pfennings of Oregon State at the Las Vegas Invitational December 2nd.

Won by major decision over Jeff Breese of North Carolina State 18-4 at the Vegas Invitational.

Defeated Tommy Vargas of Cal-State Bakersfield 3-1 at the Vegas Invitational.

Won by 6-5 decision over Darrell Vasquez of Cal Poly at the Vegas Invitational.

Lost 6-5 decision in double overtime to Penn's Matt Valenti in Las Vegas.

Won 9-6 decision over Matt Keller of Tennessee-Chattanooga in Vegas.

Lost default to Robert Preston of Harvard in Vegas.

Defeated Tyson Shatto of Wyoming 8-4 on January 4th.

Defeated Alfonzo Paez of Menlo College 6-2 on January 11th.

Beat Sean Carlson of Fresno State 8-2 on January 11th.

Defeated Tommy Vargas of Cal State-Bakersfield 4-1 on January 12th.

Defeated T. J. Dillashaw of Cal State-Fullerton 7-4 on January 13th.

Lost a 15-3 major decision to Chris Fleeger of Purdue on January 14th.

Lost by medical default to Darrell Vasquez of Cal Poly on January 14th.

Won a forfeit victory at 141 pounds against Portland State on February 10th.

Won a 12-7 decision over Iowa's Daniel Dennis on February 17th.

Defeated Omar Caitan of UC Davis 11-6 February 26th at the Pac-10 Championships.

Downed Darrell Vasquez of Cal Poly 5-3 at the Pac-10 Championships.

Defeated Tommy Vargas of Cal State Bakersfield 4-0 to win the Pac-10 Championship.

 

133 pounds...Phillip Plowman of Eastern Michigan

Defeated John Stout of Lehigh by major decision 11-2 on January 8th.

Defeated Sal Lascari of Slippery Rock 7-0 on January 14th.

Lost to David Armstrong of Cleveland State 16-2 on the 14th.

Defeated Drew Opfer of Kent State 7-4 on January 19th.

Pined Eastern Illinois' Tony Metzger on January 21st.

Won a 9-2 decision over Keith Pavlekovsky of Duquesne on the 21st.

Lost to Jason Borrelli of Central Michigan 6-5 on the 29th.

Lost a 2-1 decision to Buffalo's Mark Budd on February 4th.

Pined Rob LaBrake of Clarion on February 10th.

Pined Northern Illinois' Chad Vandiver on February 16th.

Upset Jason Borrelli of Central Michigan in the MAC Championships on March 3rd.

Lost to Buffalo's Mark Budd by injury default at the MAC Championships on March 4th.

 

 

149 pounds...Tyler Sherfey--Boise State

Defeated Robert Sanders of Nebraska 13-8 on November 18th.

Defeated Bridger Lord of Air Force 10-5 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Defeated Richard Lohr of Northern Iowa 8-2 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Mark Pfeifer of Chadron State 16-1 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Carter Downing of Wyoming 7-1 for the Championship of the Nebraska Open.

Won by 7-0 decision over Jeff Owens of Cal Poly at the Las Vegas Invitational on December 2nd.

Won 12-4 major decision over Patrick Lloyd of Buffalo at the Vegas Invitational.

Won 15-4 major decision over Anthony Baza of Cal State-Bakersfield at the Vegas Invitational.

Lost by tech fall to Gregor Gillespie of Edinsboro in Vegas.

Won 12-3 major decision over Wayne French of Tennessee-Chattanooga in Vegas.

Lost 6-4 decision to West Virginia's David Jauregui at the Vegas Invitational.

Lost 8-3 decision to Camille DuPont of Western State in Las Vegas.

Won by tech fall over Travis Puig of MSU-M 16-0 at the Reno Tournament of Champions

Won 11-2 major decision over Cory Schmitz of UIU 11-2 in Reno.

Won 9-7 decision over Oklahoma State's B.J. Jackson 9-7 in Reno.

Lost 8-4 decision to Mark DiSalvo of Central Michigan in Reno.

Won over Brandon Gritz of MSU-M at the Reno Tournament.

Won 8-4 decision over Carter Downing of Wyoming in Reno.

Beat Carter Downing of Wyoming 3-1 on January 4th.

Defeated Jon Hayworth of Menlo College on January 11th.

Scored a technical fall over Fresno State's Dustin Rocha on January 11th.

Lost to Anthony Baza of Cal State-Bakersfield on January 12th.

Defeated Purdue's Mark Powell 7-1 on January 14th.

Lost an 8-5 decision to Jeff Owens of Cal Poly on January 14th.

Won an 18-6 major decision over Oregon's Stewart Bogart on January 18th.

Defeated Derek Kipperberg of Oregon State 3-1 on January 22nd.

Pined Jesse Padilla of UC-Davis on February 4th.

Defeated Adam Duryee of Portland State 13-3 on February 10th.

Lost to Iowa's Ty Eustice 5-3 on February 17th.

Defeated Jesse Padilla of UC Davis 7-4 February 26th at the Pac-10 Championships.

Won a 3-2 decision over Jeff Owens of Cal Poly at the Pac-10 Championships.

Lost Anthony Baza of Cal State-Bakersfield 7-3 to take 2nd at the Pac-10 Championships.

 

149 pounds...Troy Tirapelle--Illinois

Schlatter, Dustin Minnesota L M Decision 14-0 2006 NCAA Divison I Big 10 Championships 3/4/2006

Eustice, Ty Iowa W Decision 4-1 2006 NCAA Division I Big 10 Championships 3/4/2006

Turner, Tyler Wisconsin W Decision 6-5 2006 NCAA Division I Big 10 Championships 3/4/2006

Tannenbaum, Eric Michigan W Decision 6-4 OT 2006 NCAA Division I Big 10 Championships 3/4/2006

Turner, Tyler Wisconsin L Decision 10-4 2/19/2006

McKnight, Darren Michigan State W Decision 6-4 2/12/2006

Grunder, Alex Iowa L Decision 9-4 2/10/2006

Gould, Marty Northwestern W Decision 7-6 2/5/2006

Jaggers, Jeff Ohio State L Decision 9-7 1/29/2006

Cooper, Matt Indiana W Decision 4-3 1/27/2006

Powell, Mark Purdue W Decision 12-6 1/22/2006

Metcalfe, Justin Northern Illinois W Decision 11-6 2005 Midlands Championships 12/29/2005

Keske, Jeff Augustana W Decision 5-2 12/16/2005

Atkinson, Morgan Cal State-Fullerton L Decision 7-3 2005 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational 12/2/2005

Ecklof, Joey Pittsburgh L Decision 3-1 2005 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational 12/2/2005

Krieger, Andrew North Carolina-Greensboro W Decision 6-2 2005 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational 12/2/2005

Seta, Chris Campbellsville W Decision 5-2 2005 Missouri Open 11/20/2005

 

 

157 pounds...Ben Cherrington--Boise State

Pined Wyoming's Dan Clum on January 4th.

Won a 7-0 decision over Robert Davis of Menlo College on January 11th.

Defeated Charles Jones of Fresno State 4-2 on January 11th.

Scored an 11-0 major decision over Drew East of Cal State-Bakersfield on January 12th.

Won a 17-2 technical fall over Shawn Reilly of Cal State-Fullerton on January 13th.

Won a 9-0 major decision over Jake Murphy of Purdue on January 14th.

Won an 11-1 major decision over Ryan Williams of Cal Poly on January 14th.

Scored a pin over Oregon's Jeremy McLaughlin on January 18th.

Defeated Orlando Perez of Oregon State 18-5 on January 22nd.

Won a 10-2 major decision over Dustin Noack of UC-Davis on February 4th.

Scored a 20-4 technical fall over Portland State's Kainoa Casco on February 10th.

Won an 18-12 decision over Joe Johnston of Iowa on February 17th.

Defeated Daniel Atondo of Cal State-Bakersfield by technical fall 15-0 in the Pac-10 Championships on February 26th.

Beat Scott Loescher of Stanford 11-0 at the Pac-10 Championships.

Pined Brian Stith of Arizona State to win the Pac-10 Championship.

 

157 pounds Kevin Ward--Oklahoma State

Defeated Minnesota's CP Schlatter, 4-3 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Lost to Joe Johnston of Iowa 8-3 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Schlatter 5-3 at the Nebraska Open.

Lost to Tony Greathouse of Michigan State 6-4 on November 27th.

Edged Derek Zinck of Lehigh 3-2 on December 2nd.

Lost to Oklahoma's Will Rowe on December 9th.

Pined David Garcia of Cal State-Bakersfield at the Reno Tournament of Champions on December 18th.

Pined Cyle Hartzell of Oregon at the Reno Tournament.

Pined Devin Siddaway of UVS

Won 17-1 over Shawn Riley of Cal State-Fullerton at the Reno Tournament.

Pined Hayden Harrison of EMB at the Reno Tournament.

Lost to Brian Stith of Arizona State 3-2 in the championship bout at 157.

Won a 13-1 major over Army's Brandon Benson on January 5th.

Pined by Northern Iowa's Moza Fay on January 5th.

Lost a 25-11 decision to Joe Johnston of Iowa on January 7th.

Defeated Arizona State's Brian Stith on January 14th.

Defeated Chris Oliver of Nebraska 8-2 on January 15th.

Lost to C.P. Schlatter of Minnesota 2-0 on January 15th.

Defeated Ryan Williams of Cal Poly 15-5 on January 20th.

Won a forfeit over Fresno State on January 20th.

Won a 6-1 victory over Michael Chandler of Missouri on January 22nd.

Lost to Trent Paulson of Iowa State 5-3 on January 29th.

Lost to Chris Oliver of Nebraska 3-1 on February 3rd.

Defeated Hofstra's James Strouse 3-1 on February 10th.

Lost a 7-3 decision to Minnesota's C.P. Schlatter on February 12th.

Won a 6-5 decision over Oklahoma's Will Rowe on February 18th.

Defeated Chris Oliver of Nebraska 3-1 at the Big 12 Championships on March 4th.

Lost to Trent Paulson of Iowa State 2-0 at the Big 12 Championships. 

 

 

197 pounds...Casey Phelps--Boise State

Lost to B.J. Padden of Nebraska 2-1 on November 18th.

Defeated Kirk Skarstedt of Air Force 5-3 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Recorded a 12-4 major over Lyndon Wagner of Fort Hays State at the Nebraska Open.

Pined by Reece Hopkin of Northern Colorado at the Nebraska Open.

Lost to Cody Mumma of Western State College 5-2 at the Nebraska Open.

Won 5-2 decision over Justin Schlecht of Dickinson State at the Las Vegas Invitational on December 2nd.

Won 7-3 decision over Trevor Clegg of Western Wyoming in Vegas.

Lost 3-2 decision to Ryan Goodman of Wyoming in Las Vegas.

Won 11-2 major decision over Jake Kallestad of North Idaho at the Vegas Invitational.

Won 6-3 decision over Jeff Sylvester of Nebraska-Kearney in Las Vegas.

Lost 8-1 decision to Tyrone Byrd of Illinois at the Vegas Invitational.

Won 6-4 decision over Ben Janike of MSU-M at the Reno Tournament of Champions.

Won 8-4 decision over Robert Carlton of EMB in Reno.

Won 4-2 decision over Northwestern's Matt Delguyd at the Reno Tournament.

Lost 11-1 major decision to Jake Rosholt of Oklahoma State in Reno.

Won 3-2 decision over Jake Butler of Princeton in Reno.

Won 7-2 decision over Matt Delguyd in the Reno Tournament.

Beat Eddie Conner of Menlo College 9-2 on January 11th.

Defeated Brandon Halsey of Fresno State on January 11th.

Won a forfeit over Cal State-Bakersfield on January 12th.

Defeated Jesse Taylor of Cal State-Fullerton 6-2 on January 13th.

Defeated Purdue's Nathan Moore 4-2 on January 14th.

Scored a 22-9 major decision over Cal Poly's Matt Ishler on January 14th.

Beat Tony Rolen of Oregon 5-1 on January 18th.

Lost to Dan Pitsch of Oregon State 5-3 on January 22nd.

Beat Eliot Kelly of UC-Davis 11-5 on February 4th.

Won a 15-6 major decision over Portland State's Jake Schneider on February 10th.

Defeated Dan Erekson of Iowa 7-3 on February 17th.

Defeated Elliot Kelley of UC Davis 7-5 at the Pac-10 Championships on February 26th.

Lost to Ryan Bader of Arizona State 1-0 at the Pac-10 Championships.

Defeated Dan Pitsch of Oregon State 3-1 in overtime to take 3rd place at the Pac-10 Championships.

 

197 pounds...Malcolm Havens--Wyoming

Defeated Cody Mumma of Western State College 13-4 in the Cowboy Open November 13th.

Defeated Casey Woodall of Adams State 4-1 in overtime at the Cowboy Open.

Defeated Reece Hopkin of Northern Colorado 3-0 to win the Cowboy Open Championship.

Pined by Josh Curran of Iowa State at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Defeated Adam Fellers of Iowa 6-1 at the Nebraska-Omaha

Defeated Chaz Cointment of Oklahoma State in a 4-3 decision at the Open.

Lost to Derrick Hunsinger of Northern Iowa 10-4 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open.

Lost to B.J. Padden of Nebraska 16-6.

Defeated Jim Gibson of Edinboro 10-5 at the Las Vegas Invitational on December 2nd

Beat Greg Thompson of Lassen College 2-0 in Las Vegas on December 2nd.

Lost to Ryan Bader of Arizona State 6-2 on December 3rd.

Pined by Brent Jones of Virginia at the Vegas Invitational.

Pined Fresno State's Miguel Rodriguez on December 10th.

Defeated Elliot Kelly of Cal-Davis 5-1 at the Reno Tournament of Champions December 18th.

Lost to Tony Rolen of Oregon 17-15 at the tournament.

Pined Dan Goodson of UIU at the Reno Tournament of Champions.

Won a 17-5 major decision over Colton Nichols of Bakersfield in Reno.

Lost to Matt Delguyd of NWU by a decision of 3-2 in the Reno Tournament of Champions.

Lost to Casey Phelps of Boise State 4-1 on January 4th.

Pined Patrick Unger of Portland State on January 5th.

Won a major 13-2 decision over Tony Rolen of Oregon on January 6th.

Pined by Dan Pitsch of Oregon State on January 6th.

Pined David Garcia of Western Wyoming on January 21st.

Won a forfeit over Utah Valley State on the 21st.

Won another forfeit over South Dakota State on the 27th.

Lost to Jacob Bryce of North Dakota State on the 28th.

Defeated Terron Williams of Eastern Illinois 3-1 on February 4th.

Pined Andrew Anderson of Northern Iowa on February 4th.

Defeated Chris Chambers of Cal State-Fullerton 8-2 on the 11th.

Was Pined by Chris Hopkin of Northern Colorado on the 14th.

Defeated Brenden McLean of Air Force 10-7 on February 17th.

Defeated Andrew Anderson of Northern Iowa 9-3 at the NCAA West Regionals on March 5th.

Pined Brenden McLean of Air Force at the West Regionals to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

 

 

285 pounds...Andy Patrick--Boise State

Lost to Jon May of Nebraska 3-1 on November 18th.

Defeated Pete Borynski of Air Force 2-1 at the Nebraska-Omaha Open on November 19th.

Lost to Kipp Cullin of Western State College 4-3 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Trey McLean of USOTC 3-2 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Chris Dearman of Oregon 6-3 at the Nebraska Open.

Defeated Cale Bickerdyke of Chadron State College by injury default at the Nebraska Open.

Lost to Kipp Cullin of Western State College 7-4 at the Nebraska Open.

Won 3-1 decision in overtime over Kole Davia of Edinboro at the Las Vegas Invitational on December 2nd.

Won 5-3 overtime decision over Matt Weight of Illinois at the Vegas Invitational.

Won 6-3 decision over Nick Smith of Virginia in Las Vegas.

Lost 7-3 decision to Bode Ogunwole of Harvard in Vegas.

Won 4-2 decision over Sean Connole of Missouri at the Vegas Invitational.

Won 3-1 decision over Matt Weight of Illinois in Vegas.

Won 10-2 major decision over Tyler Shovlin of NC Greensboro in Vegas.

Lost 3-2 decision to Trevel Dlaoner of Nebraska-Kearney in Vegas.

Won by pin over Steven Fittinger of Portland State at the Reno Tournament of Champions on December 18th.

Won 7-2 decision over Oregon's Chris Dearmon in Reno.

Lost 3-1 decision to Bubba Gritter of Central Michigan at the Reno Tournament.

Lost 7-3 decision to Aaron Anspach of Penn in Reno.

Defeated Jason Still of Wyoming 4-2 on January 4th.

Scored a 4-1 win over Ben Flores of Menlo College on January 11th.

Pined by Cody Parker of Fresno State on January 11th.

Lost a 5-2 decision to Eric Parker of Cal State-Bakersfield on January 12th.

Won a 10-1 major decision over Fullerton's Matt Methling on January 13th.

Defeated Purdue's Aaron Keough 3-2 in double overtime on January 14th.

Edged Arturo Basulto of Cal Poly 4-3 on January 14th.

Scored an 8-5 win over Oregon's Chris Dearmon on January 18th.

Lost a 2-1 decision to Ty Watterson of Oregon State on January 22nd.

Defeated Evan Hendrix of UC-Davis 11-4 on February 4th.

Won by forfeit over Portland State on February 10th.

Defeated Iowa's Michael Bucklin 12-3 on February 17th.

Defeated Arturo Basulto of Cal Poly 5-2 at the Pac-10 Championships on February 26th.

Lost a 17-7 major decision to Cain Velasquez of Arizona State at the league championships.

Defeated Eric Parker of Cal State Bakersfield 10-2 to take 3rd at the Pac-10 Championships.

 

285 pounds...Jeremy Mosley--Edinboro

Defeated Jake Wood 6-4 of Eastern Michigan EMU Open on November 5, 2005.

Defeated Travis Clark of Findlay 13-3 at the EMU.

Lost by fall to Pat Bennett of Brockport State at the EMU Open.

Lost to Aaron Keough of Purdue 5-1 at the EMU Open.

Defeated John Dolida of Old Dominion 9-3 at the Avalon Duals November 12th.

Defeated Alex Becerra of Lindenwood at the Missouri Open on November 19th.

Lost 8-0 to Jake Hager of Oklahoma at the Missouri Open.

Lost to Austin David of Oklahoma at the Missouri.

Defeated Zach Hammond of Cornell 3-1 at the Southern Scuffle on December 29th.

Lost to sixth seed Israel Silva of Tennessee-Chattanooga 3-1 in sudden victory at the Southern Scuffle.

Won a 4-2 decision over Ohio State's Josh Bartholomew in wrestlebacks at the Scuffle.

Won over Tim Meyers of Lock Haven 7-2 on February 3rd.

Lost to Rashard Goff of Cleveland State 4-0 on February 9th.

Beat Mike Spaid of Bloomsburg February 10th by a count of 4-0.

Defeated Lou Thomas of Pittsburgh 5-2 on February 17th.

Defeated Matt Holsopple of West Virginia 10-3 on the 18th.

Lost to Rashard Goff of Cleveland State 4-0 at the Eastern Wrestling League Championships on March 4th.

Defeated Lou Thomas of Pittsburgh 5-2 on March 5th.

Won 3rd place at the EWL Championships with a 5-3 win over AJ Brooks of Clarion.

 

 

 

 


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