Bronco Wrestlers Sweep To Prepare For #1 Iowa

The Boise State wrestling squad may run into a buzzsaw in #1 Iowa Sunday afternoon, but they are red-hot now in rolling up a 10-1 dual record. The Broncos swept two top NAIA teams tonight in preparation for their battle with Iowa.

The Boise State University wrestling team put away NAIA powers Montana State-Northern and Great Falls tonight and can now focus their attention squarely on the #1 team in the land, Iowa.

Coach Greg Randall's team handed MSU-Northern a 38-8 defeat and then downed Great Falls 26-12.  Great Falls is #2 in NAIA while MSU-Northern is ranked sixth.  Boise State improved their dual record to 10-1 heading into the huge challenge against the Hawkeyes Sunday.

Pins by Cory Fish and Johnny Nunez paced the Broncos to victory against MSU-Northern.  Matt Casperson also had a technical fall win (17-0) to lead the Boise State win.  In the nightcap, Tyler Sherfey scored a 14-6 major decision over Wayne French of Great Falls, the #1 wrestler in NAIA who defeated Sherfey at the Cowboy Open last November.


Sunday's match against Iowa marks the first time that a #1 team will visit Boise.  Iowa is 16-1 this season heading into tonight's match against Arizona State.  Iowa features two wrestlers ranked #1 in the nation and nine out of ten ranked in InterMat's national rankings.  The match begins at Noon (MT) in Taco Bell Arena.


Following are complete results from Friday's two matches.


Boise State 38, MSU-Northern 8

125 – Corey Borges (MSU-N) tech fall Alan Bartelli (BOISE STATE) 15-0

133 –Cory Fish (BOISE STATE) pin Beau LaSalle (MSU-N) 1:50

141 –Eli Hutchison (BOISE STATE) dec. Colt Heger (MSU-N) 1-0

149 – Mike McPeak (MSU-N) dec. Josh Baker (BOISE STATE) 9-3

157 – Tyler Sherfey (BOISE STATE) major dec. Byron Kuylen (MSU-N) 15-2

165 –Johnny Nunez (BOISE STATE) pin Austin Ouellette (MSU-N) 0:37

174 –Nate Lee win by forfeit

184 – Kirk Smith (BOISE STATE) major dec. Chris Thompson (MSU-N) 9-0

197 – Matt Casperson (BOISE STATE) tech fall Colter Dimas (MSU-N) 17-0

HWT –Sam Zylstra (BOISE STATE) major dec. Robbie Shaw (MSU-N) 8-0



Boise State 26, Great Falls 12

125 – Forest Bogue (GF) dec. Alan Bartelli (BOISE STATE) 7-4

133 –Cory Fish (BOISE STATE) major dec. Jason Harrington (GF) 13-4

141 – Spencer Griffiths (GF) dec. Eli Hutchison (BOISE STATE) 3-2

149 – Ross Mosher (GF) pin Cody Bender (BOISE STATE) 1:50

157 –Tyler Sherfey (BOISE STATE) major dec. Wayne French (GF) 14-6

165 –Kurt Swartz  (BOISE STATE) dec. Michael French (GF) 2-0

174—Nate Lee (BOISE STATE) dec. Ryan Smith (GF) 5-2

184 – Kirk Smith (BOISE STATE) dec. Mike Kummer (GF) 5-2

197 –Matt Casperson (BOISE STATE) pin Alex Calvi (GF) 2:21

HWT –Nick Smith (BOISE STATE) dec. Brad Fraser (GF) 4-1


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