Broncos Split Home-Opener
Nov. 14, 2014

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State wrestling team split a pair of duals Friday at Bronco Gym, defeating Utah Valley 19-18 before falling to 13th-ranked Iowa State, 36-8.

The Cyclones also defeated Utah Valley as part of the tri-dual, winning 39-4.

Redshirt senior Steven Hernandez earned a pair of pins at 157 pounds in the Broncos' home-opening event, registering the first in 3-minutes, 9-seconds over Utah Valley's Koleton Hardy. He bested the performance with a fall in 1:13 over Iowa State's previously-unbeaten Luke Goettl.

Freshman Geordan Martinez, making his debut for Boise State at 141 pounds, also recorded a pair of victories. His first came via fall over the Wolverines' Derek Malan (1:32), and was followed by a 9-5 decision over John Meeks of Iowa State.

In the team's first dual of the season, the Broncos opened up a 15-3 advantage following pins from Martinez and Hernandez. Utah Valley earned decisions in five of the final six matches, but the bonus points accrued by Boise State were too much to overcome.

In addition to the pins, redshirt junior Chris Castillo notched a 5-3 win over Trevor Wilson at 149, and redshirt senior Cody Dixon posted a major decision over Abel Gomez at 197 (12-4).

Following the win against the Wolverines, the Broncos squared off against No. 13 Iowa State. After dropping the opening match at 133 pounds, the Broncos won two of the next three matches, including Hernandez's second pin of the evening. The fall gave Boise State an 8-7 advantage, despite being penalized a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Following the pin from Hernandez, Iowa State responded with one of its own at 165 pounds, the first of six-straight victories by the Cyclones to close the dual.

Next up for Boise State will be the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Dec. 5-6, before hosting Pac-12 rival Oregon State in this year's first edition of the Border War, Dec. 13.

BSU 19, UTAH VALLEY 18
133 - Jade Rauser (UVU) dec. Michael Cook (BSU), 4-1
141 - Geordan Martinez (BSU) fall Derek Malan (UVU), 1:32
149 - Chris Castillo (BSU) dec. Trevor Willson (UVU), 5-3
157 - Steven Hernandez (BSU) fall Koleton Hardy (UVU), 4:09
165 - Dalton Harmon (UVU) dec. Holden Packard (BSU), 4-2 (TB-1)
174 - Ethan Smith (UVU) dec. Austin Dewey (BSU), 6-4 (SV-1)
184 - Cody Dixon (BSU) major dec. Abel Gomez (UVU), 12-4
197 - Derek Thomas (UVU) dec. Colton Grossaint (BSU), 5-2
285 - Jordan Karst (UVU) dec. Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU), 7-1
125 - Chasen Tolbert (UVU) dec. Carson Kuhn (BSU), 8-2

NO. 13 ISU 36, BSU 8

133 - Earl Hall (ISU) major dec. Michael Cook (BSU), 13-4
141 - Geordan Martinez (BSU) dec. John Meeks (ISU), 9-5
149 - Gabe Moreno (ISU) dec. Chris Castillo (BSU), 6-5
157 - Steven Hernandez (BSU) fall Luke Goettl (ISU), 1:13
165 - Michael Moreno (ISU) fall Holden Packard (BSU), 1:53
174 - Tanner Weatherman (ISU) tech. fall Austin Dewey (BSU), 18-3 (7:00)
184 - Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) dec. Cody Dixon (BSU), 3-1
197 - Kyven Gadson (ISU) fall Xavier Callejas (BSU), 4:43
285 - Quean Smith (ISU) dec. Gaylen Edmo (BSU), 6-3
125 - Kyle Larson (ISU) forfeit


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