Martinez Finishes Third at Cyclone Open
Nov. 15, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Sophomore Geordan Martinez finished in third place at 149 pounds at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open Sunday, one of four members of the Boise State wrestling team to place at the tournament at Hilton Coliseum.

Martinez was one of three Broncos to advance to the third-place match in their respective weight classes, and one of five individuals to make it to the quarterfinals before falling to the consolation bracket.

Redshirt seniors Chris Castillo (157) and Taylor West (165) each dropped their third-place matches, finishing fourth.

Martinez went 6-1 in his first tournament of the season, his only loss coming in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Michael Kemerer (unattached). After dropping a major decision, Martinez won four-straight, including a technical fall in the consolation semifinals and a major decision in his final bout. He also picked up an opening-round, first-period pin in 1-minute, 15-seconds.

Castillo went 4-2 at the tournament, while West went 6-2, and each picked up a victory over a foe that had previously defeated him. Castillo knocked off Iowa State’s Logan Breitenbach (9-5) in the consolation semifinal after falling via 6-4 decision in Thursday’s dual against the Cyclones, and West picked up a 15-1 major decision over Dallas Houchins of Grand View after dropping a 4-3 decision in Sunday’s second round.

Jake Velarde (141), Austin Dewey (174) and Keavon Buckley each advanced to the quarterfinals, but Velarde was the only other Broncol to place. He finished sixth, going 4-3 on the day.

The Broncos return to the mat next Sunday, squaring off against Pac-12 foe Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. at 7 p.m. MT.

Complete results from the Cyclone Open can be found below.


Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) major dec. Josh Newberg (Boise State), 15-7 (TB-1)
Josh Newberg (Boise State) dec. Eric Coufal (Nebraska), 7-5
Josh Newberg (Boise State) fall Jermaine Pryor (Ellsworth), 5:41
Brance Simms (South Dakota State) dec. Josh Newberg (Boise State), 8-3

Jake Velarde (Boise State) fall Paul Glynn (Unattached), 1:12
Jake Velarde (Boise State) forfeit Bryce Shoemaker (Nebraska-Kearney)
Andrew Long (Grand View) fall Jake Velarde (Boise State), 6:12
Jake Velarde (Boise State) fall Matt Nelson (St. Cloud State), 2:32
Jake Velarde (Boise State) dec. Jake Kadel (Iowa), 3-1
Dante Rodriguez (Iowa State) fall Jake Velarde (Boise State), 0:25
John Meeks (Iowa State) dec. Jake Velarde (Boise State), 3-2

Jake Kadel (Iowa) fall Josh Reyes (Boise State), 3:00
Vince Turk (Unattached) dec. Josh Reyes (Boise State), 5-2

Geordan Martinez (Boise State) fall Merrick Purcell (ICCC), 1:15
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Destin McCauley (Nebraska-Kearney), 11-4
Michael Kemerer (Unattached) major dec. Geordan Martinez (Boise State), 16-3
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Jordan Shearer (Nebraska), 11-5
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Justin Arthur (Unattached), 9-2
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) tech. fall Peter Stewart (Northern Iowa), 20-2
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) major dec. Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa), 12-2

Chris Castillo (Boise State) fall Travis Holt (St. Cloud State), 0:40
Cody Pack (South Dakota State) dec. Chris Castillo (Boise State), 7-5
Chris Castiilo (Boise State) dec. Nick Babcock (Nebraska-Kearney), 6-1
Chris Castillo (Boise State) major dec. Logan McQuillen (Iowa), 12-2
Chris Castillo (Boise State) dec. Logan Breitenbach (Iowa State), 9-5
Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (Iowa State) dec. Chris Castillo (Boise State), 3-2

Taylor West (Boise State) fall Richard Miranda (Nebraska-Kearney), 1:05
Dallas Houchins (Grand View) dec. Taylor West (Boise State), 4-3
Taylor West (Boise State) fall Isaiah Patton (Northern Iowa), 6:37
Taylor West (Boise State) major dec. Joseph Aguila (Midland), 10-2
Taylor West (Boise State) medical forfeit
Taylor West (Boise State) major dec. Dallas Houchins (Grand View), 15-1
Taylor West (Boise State) dec. Regan Bye (Nebraska), 4-2
Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) major dec. Taylor West (Boise State), 18-5

Austin Dewey (Boise State) dec. Clayton Jennisen (St. Cloud State), 6-4 (SV-2)
David Kocer (South Dakota State) major dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 10-0
Austin Dewey (Boise State) fall Austin Rake (St. Cloud State), 1:37
Mitch Bowman (Iowa) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 8-7

Keavon Buckley (Boise State) Cory Flaata (St. Cloud State), 7-4
Keavon Buckley (Boise State) fall Ben Schwery (South Dakota State), 0:59
Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) dec. Keavon Buckley (Boise State), 8-5
Dane Pestano (Iowa State) major dec. Keavon Buckley (Boise State), 10-2

Evan Hansen (Grand View) dec. Chili Sabin (Boise State), 6-5
Chili Sabin (Boise State) dec. Harley DiLulo (Boise State), 15-8
Johnathen Dennis (Grand View) fall Chili Sabin (Boise State), 4:40

Brady Radik (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Harley DiLulu (Boise State), 6-5
Harley DiLulo (Boise State) major dec. Corey Van Dorn (Nebraska-Kearney), 14-3
Chili Sabin (Boise State) dec. Harley DiLulo (Boise State), 15-8

Nathan Rose (Unattached) dec. Gaylen Edmo (Boise State), 5-2
Gaylen Edmo (Boise State) fall Jeff Henry (Iowa State), 0:40
Gaylen Edmo (Boise State) dec. Gary Whitaker (Ellsworth), 4-0
JJ Everard (Northern Iowa) dec. Gaylen Edmo (Boise State), 10-5

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