Martinez Wins Reno TOC
Dec. 20, 2015

RENO, Nev. – Boise State sophomore Geordan Martinez won the 149-pound weight class at the Reno Tournament of Champions, held Sunday at the Reno Events Center.

Martinez won six-straight matches en route to the Broncos’ first individual title at the event in three years. Jason Chamberlain (149) and Jake Swartz (184) each won the tournament in 2012.

The nation’s 18th-ranked wrestler and the No. 3 seed at 149, Martinez opened with a pair of major decisions, knocking off Stanford’s Walker Dempsey (14-5), then following with an 11-1 win over Eastern Michigan’s Ben Griffin.

Three decisions later, Martinez found himself in the championship match, squaring off against Central Michigan’s Colin Heffernan, the nation’s eighth-ranked 149-pounder and the No. 1 seed in the bracket. Martinez scored on two first-period takedowns, then held on to win the title via 8-5 decision.

Martinez was the only Bronco to place.

Boise State finished 11th in the 27-team field with 39 points, third-most among Pac-12 schools. Illinois (152) won the tournament, while Stanford (91) finished third and CSU Bakersfield (58) finished eighth.

The Broncos will be off until Jan. 15, when the team welcomes North Dakota State to Bronco Gym (7 p.m.). The dual with the Bison is the first of four-straight home matches for the Broncos.


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