Broncos Fall to North Dakota State

Fargo, N.D. – The Boise State wrestling team (0-2) fell by a score of 24-15 at North Dakota State, Friday, picking up wins in four bouts.

The Broncos fell into an early hole after dropping the first two bouts at 157 and 165 pounds by decision, but those fortunes would change when sophomore Scott Bacon took to the mat at 174 pounds. After little action in the first period, Bacon rode his opponent for a majority of the second period. He would concede a takedown midway through the third frame to go down1-3, but responded with a reversal with less than a minute left in the bout. The move tied the score at 3-3 and Bacon held on to earn the riding time point.

Cody Dixon was in a thrilling match at 197 pounds taking a 7-2 lead in the second period after a 3-point near fall only to see it slip away in the final two minutes.

No. 12 Jake Swartz cruised to a 13-5 major decision against No. 20 Mac Stoll at 184 pounds to put the Broncos up 7-6 in the match. Swartz’ win kept him unbeaten this season at 6-0.

J.T. Felix would do his part to regain the Bronco lead after a loss at 197 pounds. Felix took an early lead and would never look back on his way to a 12-3 major decision.

The Broncos dropped the next three bouts at 125, 133 and 141 pounds, leaving a 13-point deficit for Jason Chamberlain at 149 pounds. Chamberlain was given a strong battle by the Bison’s Joe Garner, but was able to make a late third-period surge to pick up a 10-2 major decision.

The Broncos will be back in action, Sunday when they head to Minneapolis to battle No. 1 Minnesota at 10 a.m. MT.


Boise State 15, North Dakota State 24

157: Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) dec. George Ivanov (BSU), 7-7 (OT)

165: No. 8 Steven Monk (NDSU) dec. Holden Packard (BSU), 7-2

174: Scott Bacon (BSU) dec. Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 4-3

184: No. 12 Jake Swartz (BSU) major dec. No. 20 Mac Stoll (NDSU), 13-5

197: Kallen Kleinschmidt (NDSU) dec. Cody Dixon (BSU), 11-9

285: J.T. Felix (BSU) major dec. Evan Knutson (NDSU), 12-3

125: No. 7 Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) fall Rami Haddadin (BSU), 6:12

133: Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) win by forfeit

141: Mark Erickson (NDSU) dec. Travis Himmleman (BSU), 6-1

149: No. 3 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) major dec. Joe Garner (NDSU), 10-2

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