Broncos Split Doubleheader in Final Homestand
Feb. 12, 2017
BOISE, Idaho – In the final homestand of the season, the Boise State wrestling team split a doubleheader against Cal Poly (6-10, 1-4 Pac-12) and Arizona State (10-4, 4-1 Pac-12), Sunday at Bronco Gym.
Cal Poly Recap
The Broncos (2-10, 1-4 Pac-12) opened the dual with back-to-back bonus point victories at 125 and 133 pounds, and held on to win a 23-16 victory over Cal Poly. The win was Boise State’s first Pac-12 victory since Nov. 22, 2015.
Will Bardezbain won a 21-4 technical fall for his first career Pac-12 victory. The win ended a six match losing streak for the junior, dating back to Dec. 18, 2016.
At 133 pounds, Josh Newberg ended a 10-match losing streak with a 13-4 major decision over Yoshito Funakoshi.
Dakota Wall (149) avoided a takedown in the waning seconds of the first overtime period in his match against Joshy Cortez. Wall added an escape and a takedown in the tie breaker overtimes to win the first dual match of his career.
Green’s technical fall over Joe Granger gives him 12 bonus point victories this season.
Romero’s win gives him 20 on the season in his debut campaign for the Broncos.
Arizona State Recap
Boise State picked up a pair of victories in a 39-6 loss to Arizona State.
The Sun Devils won eight matches by bonus point victory.
Newberg came alive in the final 30 seconds of his match against Ted Rico to pull away with a 17-10 decision.
In his first dual match of the season, redshirt sophomore Keavon Buckley (197) won a 9-3 decision over Austyn Harris.
The Broncos return to action, Feb. 26 at the Pac-12 Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.
125: Will Bardezbain (BSU) tech. fall Brandon Staley (CP), 21-4 (6:27)
133: Josh Newberg (BSU) major dec. Yoshi Funakoshi (CP), 13-4
141: Ty Schilling (CP) dec. Rami Haddadin (BSU), 8-4
149: Dakota Wall (BSU) dec. Joshua Cortez (CP), 8-7 (TB-1)
157: Fred Green (BSU) tech. fall Joe Granger (CP), 16-0 (5:05)
165: Demetrius Romero (BSU) dec. Luke Wilson (CP), 6-3
174: Austin Dewey (BSU) dec. Travis Berridge (CP), 3-1 (SV-1)
184: Sohrab Movahedi (CP) dec. Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), 4-1
197: Thomas Lane (CP) tech. fall Harley DiLulo (BSU), 19-2 (5:44)
285: Spencer Empey (CP) tech. fall Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU), 15-0 (7:00)
125: Michael Nguyen (ASU) fall Will Bardezbain (BSU), 2:10
133: Josh Newberg (BSU) dec. Ted Rico (ASU), 17-10
141: Nikko Villareal (ASU) major dec. Rami Haddadin (BSU), 13-5
149: Josh Maruca (ASU) tech. fall Dakota Wall (BSU), 20-4 (6:01)
157: No. 13 Josh Shields (ASU) major dec. Fred Green (BSU), 20-11
165: No. 7 Anthony Valencia (ASU) fall Demetrius Romero (BSU), 5:35
174: Jacen Petersen (ASU) major dec. Austin Dewey (BSU), 14-3
184: No. 2 Zahid Valencia fall Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), 2:48
197: Keavon Buckley (BSU) dec. Austyn Harris (ASU), 9-3
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