Wrestling to Face Utah Valley Thursday

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OREM, Utah - The Boise State wrestling team (1-6, 1-4 Pac-12) will compete in its fourth-consecutive road duel match when it heads to Utah Valley, Thursday at 7 p.m. Live video will be available at http://www.uvu.edu/uvutv/ while live scoring can be found at http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/dualmeets/DualMeetDetail.jsp?dualMeetId=16053009.

Bronco Competitors - The Boise State lineup is expected to consist of: Isaac Romero (125), Shawn Jones (133), Ben DeMuelle (141), Steven Hernandez (149), George Ivanov (157), Scott Bacon (174), Cody Dixon (184), Brent Chriswell (197) and J.T. Felix (285).

Scouting the Competition

Utah Valley Wolverines - Jan. 12, 7 p.m. (MT)

The Wolverines are 2-2 in duel meets so far this season with both losses coming against ranked teams in Ohio State and Illinois. Junior Josh Wilson has led the squad so far this season at 149 pounds and enters the match with the No. 8 ranking at his weight. Wilson is currently the only Wolverine ranked in Intermat's top 20.

Among the Elite - In the latest Intermat rankings, Jake Swartz was picked as the 10th-best wrestler in the nation at the 184-pound division. The redshirt sophomore was an at-large selection to the NCAA tournament last year.

Junior transfer George Ivanov held his No. 16 ranking at 157 pounds.

What Happened Last Time - Boise State is coming off a 22-20 loss to No. 19 Cal Poly, Jan. 8. The match capped a three-match road trip on which the Broncos went 1-2 with a win over Cal State Bakersfield and a loss to No. 23 Stanford. The Broncos had a 16-13 lead over Cal Poly after six matches but the Mustangs came back with wins at 174, 184 and 197 pounds to