BOISE, Idaho The 10th ranked Boise State University wrestling team remains undefeated in the Pac-10 Conference this season by winning its final five matches to hand Cal State Bakersfield a 26-12 defeat Sunday (Jan. 18) afternoon at Taco Bell Arena.
Boise State improved its overall record to 11-3 and 2-0 in the Pac-10. The visiting Roadrunners fall to 7-4 and suffer their first Pac-10 loss of the season to drop to 3-1.
Trailing 12-8 at the midway point of the dual, Jason Chamberlain started the Broncos string of five straight wins with a wild 27-12 technical fall over Sam Barnhart at 149 pounds. Chamberlain recorded 12 takedowns in the match with Barnhart escaping 11 times.
Adam Hall, ranked No. 6 by Intermat, pushed Boise State into the lead for the final time at 157 pounds with a 7-2 decision over Trevor Hall.
Boise State won the next two major decisions, and by the same score 16-4, with Tyler Sherfey downing Joey Granata at 165 pounds and Nate Lee doing the same at 174 pounds.
Kirk Smith, ranked No. 4 at 184 pounds, completed the afternoon’s competition with an 8-1 decision over Riley Orozco.
The only match where two nationally ranked wrestlers faced each other was in the opening bout at 197 pounds with Boise State’s Brent Chriswell, ranked fifth, handed eighth ranked Brandon Halsey a 5-3 defeat.
The Broncos recorded its other individual victory at 133 pounds when No. 4 ranked Andrew Hochstrasser recorded a technical fall over Thomas Kimbrell, 17-2.
Boise State continues its five-match home stand this coming weekend with Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly. The Broncos will face Cal State Fullerton on Friday (Jan. 23) and Cal Poly on Saturday (Jan. 24). Both matches start at 5:00 p.m. in Bronco Gym.
Following are the complete match results in the order they were wrestled.
Boise State 26, Cal State Bakersfield 12
197 #5 Brent Chriswell (BSU) dec. #8Brandon Halsey (CSUB) 5-3
HWT #9 Mitch Monteiro (CSUB) tech fall Sam Zylstra (BSU) 19-1
125 Brandon Zoetewey (CSUB) dec. Alan Bartelli (BSU) 2-0
133 -- #4 Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) tech fall Thomas Kimbrell (CSUB) 17-2
141 Elijah Nacita (CSBU) major dec. Cory Fish (BSU) 8-0
149 -- #17 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) tech fall Sam Barnhart (CSUB) 27-12
(Only four team points were awarded to Boise State as there were no near fall points in the match.)
157 -- #6 Adam Hall (BSU) dec. Trevor Hall (CSUB) 7-2
165 Tyler Sherfey (BSU) major dec. Joey Granata (CSUB) 16-4
174 -- #15 Nate Lee (BSU) major dec. Jason Points (CSUB) 16-4
184 -- #4 Kirk Smith (BSU) dec. Riley Orozco (CSUB) 8-1