BRONCO WRESTLERS DOMINATE CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD IN 35-6 WIN

            BAKERSFIELD, Calif. Boise State University dominated Cal State Bakersfield in Pac-10 Conference wrestling Saturday (Jan. 12) night as the Broncos won nine of 10 matches to post a 35-6 win over the Roadrunners.

            The Broncos only loss came at 157 pounds when Boise State had to forfeit the match.

            Ranked No. 25 in this week’s USA Today/InterMat/NWCA poll, Boise State evens its Pac-10 record at 1-1 on the season and is now 2-1 in overall dual matches this season.  Cal State Bakersfield falls to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-10.

            Matt Casperson got the Broncos off to a fast start in the first match of the dual when he pinned Garth Wara at the 3:48 mark of the 197-pound match for a quick 6-0 lead.

            Following wins by decision at heavyweight (Nick Smith) and 125 pounds (Alan Bartelli), and a major decision victory by Cory Fish at 133 pounds, Cam Jones pushed the Bronco lead to 22-0 when he pinned Elijah Nacita at the 5:44 mark of the 141-pound match.

            Adam Hall, ranked 12th at 149 pounds, handed Jeremy Doyle a 5-1 defeat before the host Roadrunners scored their only team points of the night in the forfeit at 157 pounds.

            The Broncos ended the dual with a Kurt Swartz and Kirk Smith winning by decision at 165 and 184 pounds, respectively, and Nate Lee posting an 18-7 major decision over Jason Points at 174 pounds.

            Boise State completes its three-day road trip through California on Sunday at Cal Poly.

            Following are complete results in the order they were wrestled.

197 Matt Casperson (BSU) pin Garth Wara (CSUB) 3:48

HWT Nick Smith (BSU) dec. Ryan Bergman (CSUB) 6-4

125 Alan Bartelli (BSU) dec. Zack Bigboy (CSUB) 8-5

133 Cory Fish (BSU) major dec. Thomas Kimbrell (CSUB) 14-5

141 Cam Jones (BSU) pin Elijah Nacita (CSUB) 5:44

149 Adam Hall (BSU) dec. Jeremy Doyle (CSUB) 5-1

157 Trevor Hall (CSUB) win by forfeit

165 Kurt Swartz (BSU) dec. Daniel Atondo (CSUB) 3-1

174 Nate Lee (BSU) major dec. Jason Points (CSUB) 18-7

184 Kirk Smith (BSU) dec. Riley Orozco (CBUB) 11-6


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