Boise State Handed Loss at No. 1 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Jason Chamberlain and George Ivanov picked up individual wins but the Boise State wrestling team (0-3) was outmatched in a 30-6 loss to No. 1 Minnesota, Sunday.

Chamberlain, who is ranked third in the nation at 149 pounds, did not get the chance to wrestle top-ranked Dylan Ness and instead faced Seth Lange. The senior from Sandy, Utah controlled the bout to give Broncos their first points of the match with a 13-6 decision.

Ivanov followed the decision with one of his own against Brad Dolezal at 157 pounds, moving to 6-2 on the season. Ivanov was up 4-2 after the end of the second period but put together a late surge to end up one point short of a major decision, winning 10-3.

No. 12 Jake Swartz was handed his first defeat of the season in a closely contested bout against No. 4 Kevin Steinhaus at 184 pounds. The redshirt junior took an early lead, but Steinhaus rallied back and played defense for a 5-3 decision.

J.T. Felix gave the reigning national champion and top-ranked Tony Nelson all he could handle. Each of the heavyweights were patient to take their shots, with Nelson getting one more than Felix in a 4-2 decision.

Minnesota had ranked opponents at every weight class besides 149 and 157, with each individual’s ranking of 11th or better. 

The Broncos will be back in action when they hold a home meet against No. 10 Oregon State in Spokane Valley, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. MT.


No. 1 Minnesota 30, No. 24 Boise State, 6

174: No. 4 Logan Storley (UM) major dec. Scott Bacon 10-1

184: No. 4 Kevin Steinhaus (UM) dec. No. 12 Jake Swartz, 5-3

197: No. 11 Scott Schiller (UM) fall Cody Dixon, 1:31

285: No. 1 Tony Nelson (UM) dec. J.T. Felix, 4-2

125: No. 5 David Thorn (UM) major dec. Rami Haddadin, 16-5

133: No. 5 Chris Dardanes (UM) dec. No. 15 Brian Owen, 9-2

141: No. 8 Nick Dardanes (UM) major dec. Travis Himmleman 17-8

149: No. 3 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Seth Lange, 13-6

157: George Ivanov (BSU) dec. Brad Dolezal, 10-3

165: No. 10 Cody Yohn (UM) dec.  Holden Packard, 8-4 

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