Broncos Fall to North Dakota State, 25-22
BOZEMAN, Mont - The No. 6 Boise State wrestling team experienced a rare set back, Friday night (Jan. 15), as the Broncos suffered a 25-22 loss to North Dakota State in the Battle in the Big Sky in Bozeman, Mont.
With a modified starting lineup, the Broncos managed to win just five matches; one by fall and one by major decision. The Bison, meanwhile, recorded three wins by fall and one major decision en route to the win.
After scoring points at 133 pounds with a forfeit, the Broncos took their only lead of the dual 9-6 as Levi Jones scored a 10-8 decision against Ryan Adams in the 141-pound match. After a loss at 149 pounds, Boise State then scored again at 165 pounds with Michael Cuthbertson's 6-4 decision over Tyler Johnson.
Kirk Smith scored the Broncos' next win at 184 pounds as he earned a 19-6 major decision over Kenny Moenkedick. The Bison sealed the win with a pin at 197 pounds. Sam Zylstra narrowed the final scored in the heavyweight match, earning a win by fall over Joe Arthur at the 2:01 mark.
With the loss, Boise State drops their record to 8-2 on the season (1-0 Pac-10 Conference). The Broncos are off until next week when they travel to Fullerton, Calif. next Friday (Jan. 22) to face Cal-State Fullerton.

Boise State 22, North Dakota State 25

125 - Justin Solberg (NDSU) fall Mark Bleuze (BSU) 6:40
133 - Ben DeMuelle (BSU) forfeit
141 - Levi Jones (BSU) dec. Ryan Adams (NDSU) 10-8
149 - Andrey Patselov (NDSU) dec. Eli Hutchison (BSU) 10-5
157 - Vince Salminen (NDSU) fall Brad Muri (BSU) 5:15
165 - Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) dec. Tyler Johnson (NDSU) 6-4
174 - Mac Stoll (NDSU) major dec. Levi Holt (BSU) 10-0
184 - Kirk Smith (BSU) major dec. Kenny Moenkedick (NDSU) 19-6
197 - Drew Ross (NDSU) fall Matt Casperson (BSU) 5:22
HWT - Sam Zylstra (BSU) fall Joe Arthur (NDSU) 2:01

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