Boise State Cruises Past Buffalo, Falls to Virginia

HAMPTON, Va. - The Boise State wrestling team went 1-1 during the first day of the Virginia Duals, Friday, defeating Buffalo 29-9 before falling to No. 19 Virginia in the quarterfinals, 21-13.

In the team's first match against Buffalo, juniors J.T. Felix and Jake Swartz led the way by picking up bonus points in their bouts. Felix recorded his third pin of the season, getting both of Justin Heiserman's shoulders on the mat at the 5:25 mark. Swartz dominated his bout which resulted in an 18-3 technical fall, his first of the season.

Brian Owen, Jason Chamberlain, George Ivanov and Scott Bacon each earned team points with decisions against their opponents while Buffalo forfeited at 197 pounds, giving the Cody Dixon and the Broncos six uncontested points.

In the afternoon, Boise State could not pull off the upset of No. 19 Virginia, which fielded six top-20 wrestlers.

Felix gave the Broncos bonus points for the second time, Friday with a 13-2 major decision against Patrick Gillen and is now 18-8 this season.

Ivanov was successful for his second win of the day securing an upset against No. 8 Jedd Moore in a close, 5-2 decision. Although Ivanov is not ranked, he is now 13-5 this season with a 3-3 record against top-20 competition.

Chamberlain and Swartz were the other two Broncos to notch their second win of the day. Chamberlain extended his win-streak to 13, defeating No. 14 Derek Valenti, 5-2. Swartz is working on a win streak as well and the 11-5 decision against Zach Nye tallied eight in-a-row for the Auburn, Wash., native.

The Broncos will be back in action tomorrow with a 10 a.m. ET match against Army. A win in that match will guarantee two more for the team later in the day.

Complete tournament results can be found HERE.

Boise State 29, Buffalo 9

125 - Max Soria (UB) dec. Rami Haddadin, 8-5

133 - No. 20 Brian Owen (BSU) dec. Justin Farmer, 7-5

141 - Erik Galloway (UB) dec. Travis Himmelman, 10-5

149 - No. 2 Jason Chamberlain dec. Andrew Schutt, 10-3

157 - George Ivanov (BSU) dec. Wally Maziarz, 6-1

165 - No. 12 Mark Lewandowski (UB) dec. Holden Packard, 9-2

174 - Scott Bacon (BSU) dec. Dominic Montesanti, 4-1

184 - No. 11 Jake Swartz (BSU) tech fall Jeff Palmeri, 18-3

197 - Cody Dixon (BSU) win by forfeit

285 - No. 12 J.T. Felix (BSU) fall Justin Heiserman, 5:25

Boise State 13, No. 19 Virginia 21

125 - No. 6 Matt Snyder (UVA) tech fall Rami Haddadin, 15-0

133 - No. 11 George DiCamillo (UVA) dec. No. 20 Brian Owen, 4-2

141 - Jimmy Nehls (UVA) dec. Travis Himmelman, 6-1

149 - No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. No. 14 Derek Valenti, 5-2

157 - George Ivanov (BSU) dec. No. 8 Jedd Moore, 5-2

165 - No. 7 Nick Sulzer (UVA) major dec. Holden Packard, 16-6

174 - No. 16 Jon Fausey (UVA) dec. Scott Bacon, 3-1

184 - No. 11 Jake Swartz (BSU) dec. Zach Nye, 11-5

197 - Stephen Doty (UVA) dec. Cody Dixon, 13-7

285 -No. 12 J.T. Felix (BSU) major dec. Patrick Gillen 13-2


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