Bronco Wrestlers Enjoy Good Day in Iowa

Boise State's wrestling team did themselves proud at the National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, compiling a 2-2 record against stiff competition.

The Boise State wrestling team was 2-2 yesterday at the NWCA/ National Duals in Cedar Falls , Iowa to earn a spot in the seventh place match against Penn State.  The Broncos (9-2 overall) took on three Top 10 opponents, defeating #9 Wisconsin 24-12 before falling just short of knocking off #2 Iowa State19-15.  Coach Greg Randall's team also lost to #6 Ohio State 21-12 and downed Wyoming 24-14.

Brian Owen got things going against Wisconsin with a win at 125 pounds and Andrew Hochstrasser's pin at 133 pounds quickly made it 9-0 Boise State.  Wisconsin earned decisions in three of the next four matches to pull within four at 13-9 but three wins in the heavier classifications by Nate Lee at 174 pounds, Kirk Smith at 184 pounds and Brent Chriswell at 197 put away the Badgers.

The upset by the 16th-ranked Broncos put them in the heat of the battle for the team title with a match against #2 Iowa State looming.  Boise State captured five of the 10 matches but fell just short of a shocker.  Jake Varner's fall over Chriswell was the deciding match.  The Broncos captured six matches in disposing of Wyoming but lost their first four matches against Ohio State and never recovered.  Hochstrasser, #2 in the nation, suffered a disappointing loss to #8 Reece Humphrey. 

Boise State will wrestle Penn State this morning at 8 a.m. Mountain time.

               

Dual Results

 

Boise State 12

Ohio State 21

 

125 – Nikko Triggas (OSU) dec. Brian Owen (BSU), 6-0

133 – Reece Humphrey (OSU) dec. Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU), 6-4

141 – Jeff Jaggers (OSU) dec. Cory Fish (BSU), 3-1

149 – Lance Palmer (OSU) dec. Jason Chamberlain (BSU), 6-1

157 – Adam Hall (BSU) dec. Sean Nemec (OSU), 6-2

165 – Colt Sponseller (OSU) dec. Tyler Sherfey (BSU), 8-6

174 – Nate Lee (BSU) dec. David Rella (OSU), 5-2

184 – Mike Pucillio (OSU) dec. Kirk Smith (3-2)

197 – Brent Chriswell (BSU) fall (2:02) Cody Gardner

285 – Corey Morrison (OSU) dec. Sam Zylstra (BSU), 2-1

 

Boise State 24

Wyoming 15

 

125 – Mike Martinez ( WYO ) dec. Brian Owen (BSU), 5-3

133 – Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) major dec. Cory Vombaur (WYO), 9-0

141 – Cole Dallasera ( WYO ) dec. Cory Fish (BSU), 9-0

149 – Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Chase Smith ( WYO ), 4-1

157 – Adam Hall (BSU) major dec. Tyler Davis (WYO), 13-3

165 – Tyler Sherfey (BSU) major dec. Alex Reider (WYO), 11-1

174 – Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Shane Onufer ( WYO ), 11-4

184 – Kirk Smith (BSU) fall (4:23) Dallas Hintz (WYO)

197 – Alfonso Hernandez ( WYO ) dec. Ryan Allen (BSU), 8-3

285 – Jacob Scharborough (WYO) win by forfeit

 

Boise State 15

Iowa State   19

 

125 – Tyler Clark (ISU) dec. Brian Owen (BSU), 8-2

133 – Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) dec. Nick Fanthorpe (ISU), 9-6

141 – Nick Gallick (ISU) dec. Cory Fish (BSU), 5-3

149 – Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Mitch Mueller (ISU), 3-2

157 – Adam Hall (BSU) dec. Cyler Sanderson (ISU), 3-2

165 – Jon Reader (ISU) major dec. Tyler Sherfey (BSU), 11-2

174 – Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Andrew Sorenson (ISU), 6-2

184 – Kirk Smith (BSU) dec. Jerome Ward (ISU), 3-1

197 – Jake Varner (ISU) fall (2:20) Brent Chriswell (BSU)

285 – David Zabriskie (ISU) dec. Sam Zylstra (BSU), 6-2

 

Boise 24.

Wisconsin 12

 

125 – Brian (BSU) dec. Drew Hammen (WI), 6-0

133 – Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) fall (4:33) Tom Kelliher (WI)

141 – Zach Tanelli (WI) dec. Cory Fish (BSU), 5-3

149 – Kyle Ruschell (WI) dec. Jason Chamberlain (BSU), 3-1

157 – Adam Hall (BSU) major dec. Ben Jordan, 14-5

165 – Andrew Howe (WI) dec. Tyler Sherfey (BSU), 7-6

174 – Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Travis Rutt (WI), 6-3

184 – Kirk Smith (BSU) major dec. Eric Bugenhagen (WI), 14-4

197 – Brent Chriswell (BSU) major dec. Dallas Herbst (WI), 13-5

285 – Kyle Massey (WI) dec. Sam Zylstra (BSU), 4-0 


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