Broncos Get Three Pins in Win over UVU
Dec. 10, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho – A trio of pins led the Boise State wrestling team to a 32-14 victory over Utah Valley, Saturday night at Bronco Gym. The 18-point victory was the Broncos' largest since a 29-10 win over Utah Valley on Feb. 13, 2013. 

The win also ended an eight-match losing streak for the Broncos, the last win coming Jan. 15, 2016 at Bronco Gym against North Dakota State, 19-18. 

Carson Kuhn (133), Fred Green (157) and Harley DiLulo (197) all notched falls on the night to give the Broncos their first dual victory of the season, and the first for head coach Mike Mendoza.

“It means a lot, especially a first home match I think it’s important for those guys to show that we’re here to compete,” Mendoza said of his first victory as a Bronco. “I’m really proud of the way they performed tonight. We weren’t really sure what to expect. We knew what this team was capable of and these guys performed.”

Kuhn, wrestling his second match of the season, opened the dual with a pin of Jarrod Maynes in 1:51. Redshirt sophomore Michael Cook added a 4-2 decision over Trevor Wilson to give the Broncos a 9-0 lead after two matches. 

Green notched his pin in 3:41 over Raider Lofthouse to extend Boise State’s lead to 15-3. Redshirt freshman Demetrius Romero (165) continued to pad the Broncos’ lead with a 20-5 technical fall over Koy Wilkinson.

DiLulo fought a back-and-forth match against Tanner Orndorff before getting a reversal in the second period to take a 6-4 lead. With five seconds left in the period, DiLulo earned the fall to give Boise State another six points. 

“The guys competed,” Mendoza said. “They were offensive, they were getting after it, they kind of had a predator mindset. They kept plugging along. Even the matches that came down to the wire in the third period, they just kept competing.”

Austin Dewey (174) and Kadyn Del Toro (184) won 3-1 and 3-2 decision, respectively, to give the Broncos seven wins on the night. Dewey's win came over FloWrestling's 20th-ranked 174-pounder. 

Del Toro’s victory over Sumner avenged his 4-1 loss to the Wolverine last weekend at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Next up for the Broncos is the Reno Tournament of Champions, scheduled for Dec. 18.

BOISE STATE 32, UTAH VALLEY 14

133: Carson Kuhn (Boise State) fall Jarrod Maynes (Utah Valley), 1:51

141: Michael Cook (Boise State) dec. Trevor Wilson (Utah Valley), 4-2

149: Grant LaMont (Utah Valley) dec. Dakota Wall (Boise State), 10-7

157: Fred Green (Boise State) fall Raider Lofthouse (Utah Valley), 3:41

165: Demetrius Romero (Boise State) tech. fall Koy Wilkinson (Utah Valley), 20-5

174: Austin Dewey (Boise State) dec. No. 20 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley), 3-1

184: Kadyn Del Toro (Boise State) dec. Will Summer (Utah Valley), 3-2

197: Harley DiLulo (Boise State) fall Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley), 4:56

285: Dustin Dennison (Utah Valley) fall Gabriel Gonzalez (Boise State), 1:09

125: Mitch Brown (Utah Valley) tech. fall Will Bardezbain (Boise State), 22-7 (5:37)

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