Three Broncos Alive at CKLV
Dec. 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS - Three members of the Boise State wrestling team advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday. Michael Cook, Geordan Martinez and Steven Hernandez are each still alive entering the second day of the tournament.

A pair of freshmen won their opening-round matches, each of which coming via pin. At 141 pounds, Martinez pinned Jamel Hudson, the No. 9 seed from Hofstra, in 5:09. At heavyweight, Gabriel Gonzalez earned a fall in 2:26 over Grand Canyon's Nate Zabbott.

Each lost in the second round, but Martinez was amongst three Broncos still wrestling in the day's second session following a 9-3 win over Ty Buckiso of The Citadel.

Cook (133) dropped his opening-round match, but won back-to-back decisions in the wrestleback, while Hernandez (157) won three-straight in the consolation bracket after dropping his opener.

Each of the three individuals won their evening match to advance to Saturday. Cook defeated Hofstra's Maverick Passaro (8-5), while Martinez picked up bonus points with a technical fall over Iowa State's Dante Rodriguez (5:37) and Hernandez earned a 5-3 decision over Utah Valley's Logan Addis.

Saturday's first session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. MT, and the Broncos will enter the second day of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in 26th with 20.5 team points.

Complete results from the first day can be found below:

Ryan Osleeb (Harvard) fall Michael Cook (Boise State), 6:31
Michael Cook (Boise State) dec. Chris Caton (Indiana), 3-2
Michael Cook (Boise State) dec. Deondre Wilson (North Idaho), 7-3
Michael Cook (Boise State) dec. Maverick Passaro (Hofstra), 8-5

Geordan Martinez (Boise State) fall No. 9 Jamel Hudson (Hofstra), 5:09
No. 8 Todd Preston (Harvard) dec. Geordan Martinez (Boise State), 6-1
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Ty Buckiso (The Citadel), 9-3
Geordan Martinez (Boise State) technical fall Dante Rodriguez (Iowa State), 5:37

No. 3 Cody Ruggirello (Hofstra) fall Chris Castillo (Boise State), 2:32
Abraham Rodriguez (Oregon State) dec. Chris Castillo (Boise State), 2-1

Alexander Abono (San Francisco State) dec. Steven Hernandez (Boise State), 7-2
Steven Hernandez (Boise State) fall Tyler McLean (North Idaho), 1:51
Steven Hernandez (Boise State) dec. Andrew Atkinson (Virginia), 12-8
Steven Hernandez (Boise State) dec. Timothy Wheeling (West Virginia), 11-5
Steven Hernandez (Boise State) dec. Logan Addis (Utah Valley), 5-3

Max Rohskopf (North Carolina State) dec. Taylor West (Boise State), 5-1 (SV)
Taylor West (Boise State) dec. Casey Larson (Grand Canyon), 10-2
Jesse Stafford (Air Force) dec. Taylor West (Boise State), 5-1

No. 11 Pete Renda (North Carolina State) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 6-3
Colby Barlocker (Western Wyoming) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 10-7 (SV)

No. 4 Taylor Meeks (Oregon State) dec. Cody Dixon (Boise State), 9-3
Cody Dixon (Boise State) major dec. Michael Mocco (Harvard), 19-7
Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) dec. Cody Dixon (Boise State), 4-3 (TB-2)

197 Micah Barnes (Nebraska) dec. Xavier Callejas (Boise State), 2-1
Josh Popple (Harvard) technical fall Xavier Callejas (Boise State), 5:45

Gabriel Gonzalez (Boise State) fall Nate Zabbott (Grand Canyon), 2:26
No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) dec. Gabriel Gonzalez (Boise State), 5-2
Marcus Malacek (Air Force) dec. Gabriel Gonzalez (Boise State), 3-1 (SV)

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