Two Broncos Advance at Midlands
Dec. 29, 2016

EVANSTON, Ill. – Two Boise State wrestlers are still alive at the 54th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships following the first day of action, and will wrestle in Friday’s third session, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (MT).

Demetrius Romero (165) and Austin Dewey (174) are still fighting for a chance at third place at the nationally renowned tournament.

Advancing to the quarterfinals with a decision and a fall, Austin Dewey lost a close, 3-2 decision to Lelund Weatherspoon of Iowa State, the nation’s ninth ranked wrestler at 174 pounds. The loss dropped the redshirt senior to the second consolation round of eight.

Romero opened Thursday with a 4-3 decision over Harvard’s Kyle Bierdumpfel before dropping a 3-2 decision to Brian Hamann of North Carolina State to drop to the consolation. The redshirt freshman bounced back with a pair of decisions over Abner Romero and Dustin Williams to advance to Friday’s action.

Green dropped his opening match in a 7-3 decision to Eleazar Deluca of Rutgers, but bounced back with three straight wins in the consolation. Green notched his seventh fall of the season (6:23) over Brett Bye of South Dakota, and won decisions over Tyler Ponte, Columbia, and BJ Clagon, Rider.

The win over Clagon, the nation’s seventh ranked wrestler at 157 pounds, is Green’s first win over a ranked opponent this season. Green lost in the first consolation round of eight to Hayden Hidlay of North Carolina State.

Losing his opening match in an 8-3 decision to Chris Weiler, Del Toro bounced back with a pair of decisions over Martin Mueller and Flowrestling’s No. 18-ranked  Ian Baker. Del Toro lost a narrow, 3-2 decision to Brady Ayers to end his run at the tournament.

Competing alongside Green at 157 pounds, AJ Fierro lost both of his matches.

A live stream will be carried by the Big Ten Network at BTN2G.com. The first-, third- and fifth-place matches will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Live results for Friday’s sessions can be found at TrackWrestling.

  

 

MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS

157

Eleazar Deluca (Rutgers) dec. Fred Green (Boise State), 7-3

Fred Green (Boise State) fall Brett Bye (South Dakota), 6:23

Fred Green (Boise State) dec. Tyler Ponte (Columbia), 7-3

Fred Green (Boise State) dec. No. 17 BJ Clagon (Rider), 13-9

Haydn Hilday (NC State) tech fall Fred Green (Boise State), 20-3

 

Jordan Van Brill (Rutgers) tech fall AJ Fierro (Boise State), 19-4

Jared Scharenbrock (Wisconsin) dec. AJ Fierro (Boise State), 6-2

 

165

Demetrius Romero (Boise State) dec. Kyle Bierdumpfel (Harvard), 4-3

Brian Hamann (NC State) dec. Demetrius Romero (Boise State), 3-2

Demetrius Romero (Boise State) dec. Abner Romero (Old Dominion), 12-6

Demetrius Romero (Boise State) dec. Dustin Williams (Nebraska), 7-0

 

174

Austin Dewey (Boise State) dec. Jake Residori (SIU Edwardsville), 4-2

Austin Dewey (Boise State) fall Devin Shatzka (Indiana), 2:54

No. 9 Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 3-2

 

184

Chris Weiler (Lehigh) dec. Kadyn Del Toro (Boise State), 8-3

Kadyn Del Toro (Boise State) dec. Martin Mueller (South Dakota), 6-1

Kadyn Del Toro (Boise State) dec. No. 18 Ian Baker (Princeton), 5-0

Brady Ayers (South Dakota St.) dec. Kadyn Del Toro (Boise State), 3-2


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