Broncos Add Five in Recruiting Class
Jan. 8, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State wrestling head coach Greg Randall announced the signing of five individuals to National Letters of Intent, Thursday. Fred Green (133), Taylor Owens (157/165), Seth McLeod (174/184), Adrian Salas (184) and John Hensley (184) will each join the roster for 2015-16.
Green, from Orting, Wash., is a three-time state champion for head coach Jody Coleman at Orting High School. He recently earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors after winning Tri-state title at 138 pounds, his second-straight title at the tournament. He also finished runner-up as a sophomore.
In the midst of his senior season, Green has already earned all-state accolades three times, having won the state title at 106 pounds in 2012, at 113 pounds in 2013 and 126 pounds in 2014. He has been named the Tacoma Athletic Commission/Key Bank Athlete of the Year each of the last two seasons.
Green, Orting's ASB President this year, has earned four WIAA Academic Athletic Awards, and is a three-year member of the National Honor Society.
Owens, from Boise, currently wrestles for head coach Bill West at Borah High School. His assistant coach, Jesse Brock, is a former Bronco.
Owens is also the son of current Boise State assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Chris Owens, who led fellow signee McLeod to All-America honors at the Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D. in 2013 and 2014. A third signee, Hensley, also worked with Owens in 2013.
Owens finished runner-up at the Idaho State Championships this past season, and also placed at the state tournament as a sophomore. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore after finishing third at the Cadet Nationals (Greco), and won the West Regionals in both Greco and Freestyle that same season. He earned All-America honors once more this past season at the FILA Cadet Nationals (Greco).
McLeod, from Post Falls, captured a state championship for head coach Pete Reardon at Post Falls High School during his sophomore season. He finished as state runner-up both his freshman and junior years.
He combined for a record of 123-11 during his first three prep campaigns, going 42-6 as a freshman, 43-3 as a sophomore and 38-2 as a junior. McLeod also captured a title at Tri-State, pinning his way through the tournament.
Salas, from Salinas, Calif. (Clovis HS), is transferring to Boise State from Clackamas Community College, and will be a junior in 2015-16. He captured the Junior College National Championship at 184 pounds during the 2013-14 season.
During his prep career, Salas captured four league championships and won a state title as a senior for head coach Steve Tirapelle. He finished fourth at the CIF State Tournament during his sophomore and junior seasons, and won the Valley and Masters Championship as a junior and senior.
Salas was also named the California Boys Division I Athlete of the Year in 2013, concluding his high school career with a record of 151-24. He went 31-10 as a freshman, 38-8 as a sophomore, 40-5 as a junior and 42-1 as a senior.
Hensley, from Meridian (Meridian HS), captured a state championship for head coach Brad Muri (another former Bronco) as a junior at 182 pounds in 2013-14. He also finished runner-up at the state tournament as a sophomore at 170 pounds.
He captured district championships as both a sophomore and junior, and entered his senior year with a prep record of 116-18: 32-8 as a freshman, 38-8 as a sophomore and 46-2 as a junior.
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