Broncos Take Border Axe with Win over No. 10 Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Boise State wrestling team upset No. 10 Oregon State in the Border War, a long-standing tradition between the two Pac-12 opponents, by a score of 19-15, winning five matches with one pin and one major decision.
No. 3 Jason Chamberlain avenged his only loss of the season with a 3-1 sudden-victory win against No. 7 Scott Sakaguchi at 149 pounds. After a 0-0 finish to the first period, Chamberlain and Sakaguchi each picked up one-point escapes in the second and third periods, respectively. Chamberlain survived some scary positioning at the end of the third period and would get a takedown halfway through the sudden-victory overtime to get the win.
Freshman Rami Haddadin started things off with a pin against Pat Rollins. Haddadin gave up more than two minutes of riding time in the first period but would get it all back, owning the next two periods and getting a fall with under a minute remaining in the bout, the first of his career.
Brian Owen extended the lead to 9-0 with a 4-1 decision against Drew Van Anrooy at 133 pounds notch an 8-4 record this season.
Travis Himmelman followed at 141 but dropped his bout against No. 8 Mike Mangrum, 5-2.
After Chamberlain earned three points, the Broncos would be held at 12 points for the next two bouts. George Ivanov (157) fell against his rival No. 9 RJ Pena by a 6-0 decision and Chris Castillo lost a 9-6 decision in his dual debut. Ivanov and Pena have now met eight times during the past two seasons resulting in and even 4-4 record.
Scott Bacon turned the tide with a major decision against Austin Morehead at 174 pounds. Bacon used a three-point near fall in the third period to widen the gap and tacked on a riding time point to finish with an 11-3 advantage. Bacon has been hot as of late, winning seven of his past nine bouts.
Jake Swartz would put on the finishing touches by stringing together his sixth-consecutive win. The redshirt junior put together a 6-2 decision against Brian Engdahl. They were be Boise State's final points of the match but were enough to put the Broncos far enough ahead as Cody Dixon (197) and J.T. Felix only gave up decisions against their ranked opponents.
Boise State will next compete at the Virginia Duals, Friday, Jan. 11.
125 - Rami Haddadin fall Pat Rollins, 6:24
133 - Brian Owen dec. Drew Van Anrooy, 4-1
141 - No. 8 Mike Mangrum dec. Travis Himmelman, 5-2
149 - No. 3 Jason Chamberlain dec. No. 7 Scott Sakaguchi 3-1 (SV)
157 - No. 9 RJ Pena dec. George Ivanov, 6-0
165 - Alex Elder dec. Chris Castillo, 9-6
174 - Scott Bacon major dec. Austin Morehead, 11-3
184 - No. 12 Jake Swartz dec. Brian Engdahl, 6-2
197 - No. 9 Taylor Meeks dec. Cody Dixon, 7-2
285 - No. 9 Chad Hanke dec. No. 11 J.T. Felix, 11-6
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