Bronco Wrestlers Are Dominant In Two Wins

Boise State's #8 wrestling team won in surprisingly easy fashion in downing #13 Wisconsin and then followed that up with an impressive Pac-10 road victory over Oregon State.

The #8 Boise State wrestling squad was dominant in beating #13 Wisconsin 30-9 and Oregon State 25-7 yesterday in Corvallis.  Boise State won the final four matches against the highly-regarded Badgers to win going away.  In the nightcap, the Broncos won eight matches in a row to pummel the Beavers in their Pac-10 opener.

Andrew Hochstrasser, #3 in the country at 133 pounds, led the way with a 5-4 victory over #10 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin and a 3-0 decision over Oregon State's Kelly Kubec.

#8 Nate Lee won by fall (3:51) over Brendan Ard of Wisconsin at 174 pounds and downed Colby Covington 4-2.

Matt Casperson defeated Wisconsin's Jackson Hein 6-1 and then disposed of Oregon State's Chad Hanke 4-2 at 197 pounds.

Sam Zylstra split his matches, topping Wisconsin Eruc Bugenhagen at heavyweight 5-2 in his first match.

Levi Jones recorded a pin over Wisconsin's Cole Schmidt at 141 pounds and a 10-4 decision over Michael Mangrum of Oregon State.

Adam Hall scored a pin over Greg Burke of Wisconsin at 157 pounds and a 17-5 major decision over Oregon State's Keegan Davis.

#7 Kirk Smith downed Travis Rutt of Wisconsin 10-4 at 184 pounds and was able to defeat Brice Arand of Oregon State 10-4. 

The Broncos are getting ready for the annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational December 4-5.  


Wisconsin 9, Boise State 30

125 – Drew Hammen (Wisconsin) dec. Allen Bartelli (Boise State) 3-0

133 – No. 3 Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise State) dec. No. 10 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) 5-4

141 – No. 20 Levi Jones (Boise State) fall Cole Schmitt (Wisconsin) 3:53

149 – No. 2 Kyle Ruschell (Wisconsin) dec. No. 10 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) 7-2

157 – No. 6 Adam Hall (Boise State) fall Greg Burke (Wisconsin) 4:04

165 – No. 3 Andrew Howe (Wisconsin) dec. Michael Cuthbertson (Boise State) 10-4

174 – No. 8 Nate Lee (Boise State) fall Brendan Ard (Wisconsin) 3:51

184 – No. 7 Kirk Smith (Boise State) dec. Travis Rutt (Wisconsin) 10-4

197 – Matt Casperson (Boise State) dec. Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) 6-1

HWT – Sam Zylstra (Boise State) dec. Eric Bugenhagen (Wisconsin) 5-2

Oregon State 7, Boise State 25

125 - Jason Lara (Oregon State) major dec. Alan Bartelli (Boise State) 12-4

133 - Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise State) dec. Kelly Kubec (Oregon State) 3-0

141 - Levi Jones (Boise State) dec. Michael Mangrum (Oregon State) 10-4

149 - Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) dec. Roger Pena (Oregon State) 5-3

157 - Adam Hall (Boise State) major dec. Keegan Davis (Oregon State) 17-5

165 - Michael Cuthbertson (Boise State) dec. Ryan Smith (Oregon State) 4-2
174 - Nate Lee (Boise State) dec. Colby Covington (Oregon State) 4-2

184 - Kirk Smith (Boise State) dec. Brice Arand (Oregon State) 10-4

197 - Matt Casperson (Boise State) dec. Chad Hanke (Oregon State) 4-2

HWT - Clayton Jack (Oregon State) dec. Sam Zylstra (Boise State) 3-2

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