BOISE, Idaho - The No. 9 Boise State wrestling team (NWCA/USA Today) overcame an early nine point deficit against Pac-10 Conference foe Cal State Fullerton, Friday night (Jan. 22), to remain perfect in conference action with a 28-15 win over the Titans.
The Broncos (9-2 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) fell behind 9-0 after losing the 125-pound match by decision, and having to forfeit the 133-pound match. Boise State answered, however, winning seven straight matches en route to the victory.
Boise State earned its' first win of the night at 141 pounds, as Levi Jones wrestled to a narrow 5-4 decision against Adin Duenas. Jones was followed by Jason Chamberlain, who earned a 12-7 decision over Nick Jordan at 149 pounds to close the gap to 6-9.
Adam Hall garnered Boise State's first lead of the night at 157 pounds as he earned a 13-2 major decision against Steven de la Fuente. Michael Cuthbertson's win by fall (1:48) over Clayton Schuelke at 165 pounds extended the Bronco lead to 16-9, and Boise State never looked back.
Nate Lee recorded Boise State's fifth win of the dual with an 8-3 decision over Todd Noel at 174 pounds. He was followed by Kirk Smith, who recorded the Broncos' second pin (3:48) of the night against Mark Savalle at 184 pounds. Matt Casperson scored Boise State's final points of the dual, earning an 8-0 major decision over Ethan Weisrock at 197 pounds.
Fullerton closed the final score with a win by fall at heavyweight, but it was too little too late for the Titans.
Boise State now faces a quick turnaround, as the Broncos wrestle their second of three duals this weekend at Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday (Jan. 23). That dual is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
Fans will be able to follow Boise State's dual against Bakersfield via streaming typed play-by-play. To follow the Broncos on Saturday visit http://www.gorunners.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=13300&KEY=. No registration is necessary; the link will simply become active when the stream begins.
Boise State will conclude its' busy weekend on Sunday (Jan. 24) as the Broncos take on No. 16 Cal Poly at 1 p.m. (PST).Boise State 28 , Cal State Fullerton 15
125 -Andre Gonzalez (CSF) dec. Alan Bartelli (BSU), 8-7
133 - Aaron Navarrete (CSF) by forfeit
141 - Levi Jones (BSU) dec. Adin Duenas (CSF), 5-4
149 -Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Nick Jordan (CSF), 12-7
157 - Adam Hall (BSU) maj. Dec. Steven de la Fuente (CSF)13-2
165 -Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) pinned Clayton Schuelke (CSF), 1:48
174 - Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Todd Noel (CSF), 8-3
184 - Kirk Smith (BSU) pinned Mark Savalle (CSF), 3:48
197 - Matt Casperson (BSU) maj. dec. Ethan Weisrock (CSF), 8-0
HWT - Kurt Klimek (CSF) pinned Sam Zylstra (BSU), 2:42