GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas Boise State University’s wrestling team traveled to the State of Texas for the annual Lone Star Duals on Saturday (Jan. 6) and finished the day with a 2-1 record.

            The Broncos opened the one-day event losing to the University of North Carolina, 25-15.  Boise State followed its opening dual loss and came back with victories over Brown University, 28-9, and Harvard University, 28-18, to increase its overall dual record for the 2006-07 season to 3-2.

            Nate Lee and Michael Casperson both went undefeated in their three matches for the Broncos.  Lee’s winning matches in the 174-pound weight division included a forfeit to North Carolina, a 17-6 major decision over Christopher Musser of Brown, and a 13-5 major decision over Fred Rowsey of Harvard.

            Competing at 184 pounds, Casperson posted an 8-2 decision over Robert McCarthy of North Carolina, a 14-5 major decision over Matthew Gevelinger of Brown, before pinning Patrick Ziemnik of Harvard at the 6:03 mark of the match.

            Heavyweight Andy Patrick came close to also going undefeated posting a 2-1 decision over Spencer Nadolsky of North Carolina, an 11-3 major decision over Levon Mock of Brown, before losing a 4-3 in overtime to Bode Ogunwole of Harvard in his final match of the day.

            Next up on the Bronco schedule is the Oregon Classic on Jan. 13 (Saturday) in Redmond, Oregon.

            Following are complete match results in the order they were wrestled.

North Carolina 25, Boise State 15

133 - Evan Sola (UNC) tech fall Levi Jones (BSU) 15-0

141 - Michael Rappo (UNC) dec. Jeff Newby (BSU) 12-8

149 - Vincent Ramirez (UNC) fall Tommy Owen (BSU) 5:38

157 - Tyler Sherfey (BSU) dec. Benjamin Fiacco (UNC) 6-5

165 - Keegan Mueller (UNC) dec. Luke Smith (BSU) 7-3

174 - Nate Lee (BSU) forfeit

184 - Michael Casperson (BSU) dec. Robert McCarthy (UNC) 8-2

197 - Dennis Drury (UNC) major dec. Matt Casperson (BSU) 9-0

HWT - Andy Patrick (BSU) dec. Spencer Nadolsky (UNC) 2-1

125 Drew Forshey (UNC) major dec. Cory Fish (BSU) 11-2


Boise State 28, Brown 9

133 Jeffrey Schell (BU) dec. Levi Jones (BSU) 7-3

141 Mark Savino (BU) dec. Jeff Newby (BSU) 7-4

149 Tommy Owen (BSU) major dec. Jordan LaFollette (BU) 10-1

157 Tyler Sherfey (BSU) dec. Dave Saadeh (BU) 3-0

165 Shawn Kitchner (BU) dec. Luke Smith (BSU) 9-4

174 Nate Lee (BSU) major dec. Christoper Musser (BU) 17-6

184 Michael Casperson (BSU) major dec. Matthew Gevelinger (BU) 14-5

197 Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. Larry Otsuka (BU) 9-3

HWT Andy Patrick (BSU) major dec. Levon Mock (BU) 11-3

125 Cory Fish (BSU) fall Nathan Myers (BU) 2:09


Boise State 28, Harvard 18

133 Levi Jones (BSU) fall Simon Orozco (HU) 4:20

141 Max Meltzer (HU) dec. Jeff Newby (BSU) 3-2

149 John O’Connor (HU) dec. Tommy Owen (BSU) 8-3

157 Andrew Flanagan (HU) fall Tyler Sherfey (BSU) 3:59

165 Frankie Colletta (HU) dec. Luke Smith (BSU) 6-4

174 Nate Lee (BSU) major dec. Fred Rowsey (HU) 13-5

184 Michael Casperson (BSU) fall Patrick Ziemnik (HU) 6:03

197 Matt Casperson (BSU) fall Willian Colgan (HU) 0:38

HWT Bode Ogunwole (HU) dec. Andy Patrick (BSU) 4-3 OT

125 Cory Fish (BSU) fall Ryan Fitzgerald (HU) 2:03


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