Falls Doom Broncos in Bakersfield
Feb. 12, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Boise State wrestling team dropped its fifth-consecutive dual, this time at the hands of 25th-ranked CSU Bakersfield, which registered four pins in handing the Broncos a 34-12 defeat Friday evening at the Icardo Center.

The Roadrunners (11-3, 4-0 Pac-12) picked up pins at 197 and 285 pounds to open with a 12-0 lead, then added two more at 174 and 184, respectively, to close the evening and remain undefeated in the Pac-12.

The Broncos (3-7, 1-2 Pac-12) got a pin from redshirt sophomore Carson Kuhn at 133 pounds, who was wrestling in just his second match of the season. Kuhn, who was also wrestling at 133 for just the second time of his career, dropped Carlos Herrera in 4-minutes, 27-seconds. He is a perfect 2-0 on the Broncos’ road trip after shutting out Stanford’s Mason Pengilly (2-0), Thursday.

Kuhn’s victory was one of only three bouts to go the Broncos’ way against the Roadrunners. Sophomore Geordan Martinez (149) and redshirt senior Chris Castillo (157) posted back-to-back decisions, also improving to 2-0 on the week.

For Martinez, the nation’s 15th-ranked wrestler, the win was his 13th-straight.

Boise State will close out its three-dual road trip Sunday at Cal Poly. The Broncos and Mustangs are slated to wrestle outdoors at the University Union Plaza, hitting the mat at 2 p.m. MT. Live results will be available at TrackWrestling, and a live video stream will be available at GoPoly.com.

MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS
197: No. 8 Ruben Franklin (CSUB) fall Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), 4:20
285: Matt Williams (CSUB) fall Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU), 3:29
125: Sergio Mendez (CSUB) dec. Rami Haddadin (BSU), 7-4
133: Carson Kuhn (BSU) fall Carlos Herrera (CSUB), 4:27
141: Ian Nickell (CSUB) major dec. Jake Velarde (BSU), 8-0
149: No. 15 Geordan Martinez (BSU) dec. Coleman Hammond (CSUB), 6-3
157: Chris Castillo (BSU) dec. Andrew Fierro (CSUB), 3-2
165: Adam Fierro (CSUB) dec. Taylor West (BSU), 8-5
174: No. 7 Bryce Hammond (CSUB) fall Austin Dewey (BSU), 1:59
184: Dylan Bollinger (CSUB) fall Zach Coffman (BSU), 3:40


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