Broncos Notch Win on Criteria
Nov. 22, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. – With falls from Taylor West and Austin Dewey at 165 and 174 pounds, respectively, the Boise State wrestling team was able to win its opening Pac-12 dual of the season, knocking off Arizona State 22-21 at Wells Fargo Arena on tie-breaking criteria, Sunday.

The Broncos and Sun Devils concluded the evening tied at 21 apiece, and with each squad registering five victories, the tie was broken via rule 3.15.2 – most six-point victories (falls, forfeits, defaults and disqualifications).

Boise State (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) registered a pair of falls, compared to just one for Arizona State (4-4, 0-1 Pac-12), thus earning the additional team point and the victory over the Sun Devils.

The Broncos jumped out to a 15-0 lead, kicking off the evening with a 3-2 decision from Chris Castillo at 157 pounds. West (2:57) and Dewey (1:58) followed with their pins, each of which coming in the first round.

Though the Sun Devils were able to close the gap, the Broncos never relinquished the lead. Arizona State won the next three bouts, registering bonus points at 184 (technical fall) and 197 (fall), and a decision at 285. Arizona State cut its deficit to 16-14, but a pair of decisions from Rami Haddadin (125) and Josh Newberg (133) extended the Broncos’ advantage to 22-14.

The final two matches went to the Sun Devils, including a major decision at 141. The nightcap featured 17th-ranked Matt Kraus and 15th-ranked Geordan Martinez in a rematch of the 2015 Pac-12 championship at 141 pounds. Though Kraus avenged his loss in last year’s finals, the overtime decision still netted Boise State the dual win.

The road victory was the Broncos’ first since knocking off Northern Colorado (32-15), Jan. 9, 2015, and the first over a conference opponent since defeating Cal Poly (35-6), Jan. 12, 2014.

157: Chris Castillo (BSU) dec. Oliver Pierce (ASU), 3-2
165: Taylor West (BSU) fall Jacen Petersen (ASU), 2:57
174: Austin Dewey (BSU) fall Zachary Smith (ASU), 1:58
184: No. 3 Blake Stauffer (ASU) tech. fall Keavon Buckley (BSU), 15-0
197: Josh DaDilveira (ASU) fall Chili Sabin (BSU), 6:43
285: Tanner Hall (ASU) dec. Gaylen Edmo (BSU), 2-1
125: Rami Haddadin (BSU) dec. Ares Carpio, 11-6
133: Josh Newberg (BSU) dec. Cord Coronado (ASU), 5-3
141: Robbie Mathers (ASU) major dec. Jake Velarde (BSU), 13-5
149: No. 17 Matt Kraus (ASU) dec. No. 15 Geordan Martinez (BSU), 3-2 (TB-2)

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