Boise State is off to a good start after the first day of competition at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. The Broncos are in 14th place with seven wrestlers still competing in St. Louis.
BoiseState is in 14th place
after the first day of action at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.Two Broncos are alive in the championship
round while another five are in the consolation bracket.There are only nine other teams with seven or
more wrestlers remaining in the competition.
Lee and Tyler Sherfey led the way for Coach Greg Randall's Broncos by advancing
to the quarterfinals of their respective weight classifications.Sherfey scored a dramatic win over 6th-seeded
Matt Kocher of Pittsburgh with a 3-3 riding time victory
in the 157-pound bracket after first downing Christopher Stout of American 8-5.He will face PennState's Daniel Vallimont in the
quarterfinals today.Lee shocked #8
seed Gabriel Dretsch of Minnesota and thenoutpointed Brandon Moss of OklahomaState 2-1 at 174 pounds.For his effort, Lee will now face #1 seed
Keith Gavin of Pittsburgh in the quarters.
Fish, Levi Jones and Kirk Smith lost last night after opening round wins and
will be in the wrestlebacks today with an opportunity to finish in third place.Fish
took down #12 seed Andrae Hernandez of Indiana at 133 pounds with a 4-3
decision before losing to #5 Nicholas Fanthorpe of Iowa State 3-1.Fish meets David Marble of Bucknell this
morning.Jones defeated Germane Lindsey
of Ohio 8-2 in the 141-pound classification to advance to the second round
where he lost seed Kellen Russell of Michigan.Levi will challenge Patrick McLemore of Northern Illinois in the wrestlebacks.10th seed Smith scored an 11-3
major decision over Jacob Devlin of Air Force at 184 pounds before losing to #7
Phillip Keddy of Iowa for the third time this season by a count of 10-2.Smith awaits the winner of the match between
Army's Scott Ferguson and Austin Trotman of Appalachian State.
Casperson battled back after an opening round loss to record a fall over Jared Villers of West Virginia last night in the 197-pound
division. He will meeet tough Daren Burns of UNC-Greensboro this morning.
Adam Hall also won his wrestleback with an 8-5 victory over Matt Cathell of DelawareState in the 149-pound class.Hall will now take on Morgan Atkinson, the 12th
seed from Cal State-Fullerton.
Nick Smith and Kurt Swartz both lost last night to end their seasons.
Three began this morning in St. Louis.The standings after Day One are as follows: