Broncos Host CSU Bakersfield Saturday
Jan. 19, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – Coming off of a three-match road trek, the Boise State wrestling team will return home for the first time since Dec. 10 for their conference opener against CSU Bakersfield (3-2, 0-1 Pac-12), Saturday at Bronco Gym.

The dual will begin at noon (MT).

The Broncos (1-4, 0-0 Pac-12) are coming off of three-straight losses, but were victorious in their last home action, defeating Utah Valley, 32-14. Boise State’s last conference win was over Arizona State, Nov. 11, 2015.

Boise State head coach Mike Mendoza is in his first at the helm of the Broncos, following a 14-year run at his alma mater of CSU Bakersfield, including the last six as the head coach. The Roadrunners (3-2, 0-1) opened their conference slate with a 22-15 loss to Stanford, Jan. 8.

Boise State and CSU Bakersfield first met on the mat on Jan. 17, 1976, and the Broncos lead the all-time series 11-8.

A live stream of the dual will be provided by, and live scoring can be found at


Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for juniors (2-18) and seniors (62+), and can be purchased at Bronco Gym the day of the dual. Students gain free entry with a valid Boise State Student Identification Card.

The Broncos will hold Youth Day this Saturday, where all wrestlers ages 12-and-under will receive free admission to the dual. Additionally, following the dual, the team will sign autographs, and the 2016-17 poster will be available for every kid in attendance.

Saturday’s dual will also be Faculty Staff Appreciation Day. Boise State faculty and staff members will receive free admission to the dual.


Free parking will be available in the West Stadium parking lot.

Probable Line-ups:

Boise State

125: Will Bardezbain (6-8/0-2)

133: Josh Newberg (6-9/0-3)

141: Rami Haddadin (1-5/0-3)

OR Michael Cook (2-5/1-1)

149: Dakota Wall (7-13/0-5)

157: Fred Green (15-13/3-2)

165: Demetrius Romero (18-10/3-2)

174: Austin Dewey (19-10/3-2)

184: Kadyn Del Toro (12-13/2-3)

197: Harley DiLulo (7-13/1-4)

OR Keavon Buckley (5-6/0-0)

285: Gabriel Gonzalez (7-11/2-3)


CSU Bakersfield

125: Sean Nickell (16-7/3-2)

133: Carlos Herrera (12-8/2-3)

141: Russell Rohlfing (17-8/4-1)

149: Coleman Hammond (13-5/4-1)

157: Jacob Thalin (11-6/1-1)

165:  No. 20 Lorenzo De La Riva (12-9/3-2)

174: Matt Penyacsek (7-7/1-2)

184: Bryan Battisto (10-8/2-0)

197: Matt Williams (14-6/3-2)

285: Dominic Balmer (7-7/0-1)

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