The Boise State wrestlers are for real. They proved that this past weekend at the Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, disposing of ranked teams Cornell and Wisconsin and just falling short against #1 Iowa.
wrestling team is proving it can compete with the best teams in the land.The Broncos compiled a 4-1 record at the Cliff Keen National Duals in
over the weekend, including an upset over perennial contender Cornell and a
narrow 20-12 loss to #1
Coach Greg Randall's team is now 8-1 on the season.They downed #18 Wisconsin
22-12 to qualify for the fifth-place match with Cornell.
took two crucial major decisions and a fall to top the Big Red.Andrew Hochstrasser brought the Broncos even 3-3 with a 7-2 win over Mike
Grey at 133 pounds.Cornell jumped
ahead again only to see Jason Chamberlain score a 14-5 major over Hicks Manson
at 149 pounds to give
the lead.Adam Hall followed with a
14-3 major decision of his own at 157 pounds.
Nate Lee recorded a fall at 174 pounds over Cornell's Colin McDonald and
Kirk Smith put the match out of reach at 20-9 with a 4-2 decision over Steve
Bosak at 184 pounds.
The Broncos got a shot at #1
Saturday and came two matches shy of getting the win.The Hawkeyes scored major decisions at 125 and 149 pounds to put the dual
out of reach. Hochstrasser
took an 8-6 decision over Iowa's Nate Moore and Adam Hall outpointed Jake Kerr at 157
pounds.Kirk Smith kept his record
perfect at 10-0 with a 3-1 decision over highly-regarded Phillip Keddy at 184
pounds.Sam Zylstra was the other
winner for BoiseState with a 4-3 decision in the