Geo Martinez Captures Pac-12 Title - Team Places Fourth
Pac-12 Champion Geo Martinez
March 1, 2015

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CORVALLIS, Ore.Geordan Martinez became just the Bronco second wrestler in Boise State history to win a Pac-12 Championship as a true freshman when he captured the 141-pound title at today’s league tournament.

A native of Peyton, Colo. (Pine Creek HS), Martinez posted a 6-3 win over Matt Kraus in the title match to improve his season record to 27-5. Martinez, ranked No. 6 nationally by Intermat, joins Jason Chamberlain as the only two wrestlers to win a Pac-12 crown as a true freshman. Chamberlain won the league title in 2009 at 149 pounds in his first year at Boise State.

Martinez, along with Steven Hernandez who finished second at 157 pounds, automatically qualified for the 2015 NCAA National Championships, March 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo.

A senior from Las Vegas, Nev., Hernandez finished runner-up losing a tight 3-1 decision to Alex Elder of Oregon State. Seeded third, Hernandez upset No. 2 seed Max Hvolbek of Stanford in the semifinals before dropping the championship match.

Martinez and Hernandez, along with Boise State’s other eight wrestlers, helped the Broncos to a fourth place finish with 85.5 points. Oregon State captured its fourth-consecutive title with 139.5 points followed by Arizona State with 107 and Stanford with 100. Cal State Bakersfield placed fifth with 871 points and Cal Poly was sixth with 77 points.

Two Broncos won the consolation bracket to finish third in their respective weight classes. Holden Packard upset No. 1 seed Ray Walters of Arizona State at 174 pounds, and Cody Dixon won the third place match at 197 pounds with a pin of Josh DaSilveria of Arizona State in just 22 seconds. Packard also upset #2 seed Keaton Subjeck of Stanford on his way to third. Dixon earned the tournament’s Most Falls Award with his 22-second pin in the consolation finals match.

Chris Castillo was the only other Bronco to place among the top four. The junior from Zilah, Wash., lost his consolation bracket final to Adam Fierro of Cal State Bakersfield, 5-2.

Michael Cook and Clayton Edmo placed fifth at 133 pounds and heavyweight, respectively, for the Broncos, while Carson Kuhn (125), Jake Velarde (149) and Austin Dewey (184) finished sixth.

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