Bronco Wrestlers Remain Undefeated in Pac-10 with 30-13 win over UC Davis

            DAVIS, Calif. – Boise State University remained undefeated in Pac-10 Conference wrestling as the Broncos handed UC Davis a 30-10 defeat on Saturday (Jan. 30) night.

            Ranked No. 8 in this week’s NWCA/USA Today poll, Boise State’s league record is now 6-0 while improving its overall record to 13-2.

            Boise State had to come from behind for its second road win in two days (Boise State defeated Stanford 29-15 on Jan. 29) as the Aggies won the first two matches and quickly gained a 9-0 lead on the Broncos. 

            Alan Bartelli recorded the Broncos’ first win at 125 pounds when he posted a 9-3 decision over Kody Klaus, before UC Davis stretched its lead to 10 points, 13-3, with a major decision at 133 pounds. 

            Those points would be the last of the night for the host Aggies as Boise State rolled off six straight wins to end the dual.

            Levi Jones, ranked sixth nationally, started the Bronco run with a pin of Bryan Osuna at the 4:06 mark of the 141 pound match.  Boise State cut the lead to one point (13-12) when sixth ranked Jason Chamberlain edged 15th ranked Barrett Abel, 8-6 at 149 pounds.

            No. 2 ranked Adam Hall put the Broncos in the lead for the first time when he recorded a major decision over Trevor Machado-Ching, 15-4, at 157 pounds. 

            Boise State recorded two more major decisions when Michael Cuthbertson downed David Watts, 15-4 at 165 pounds, and 11th ranked Nate Lee handed David Watts a 16-5 defeat at 174 pounds.

            Kirk Smith, ranked No. 1 in the country at 184 pounds with an undefeated record of 19-0, ended the night with a pin of Rory McBryde at the 2:37 mark of their match.

            The Broncos have one more regular season road trip when it travels to Utah Valley University on Friday (Feb. 5). 

Boise State makes its final home appearance of the 2009-10 season on Feb. 12 (Friday) when its plays host to Oregon State University in the annual “Beauty and the Beast” event with the Bronco women’s gymnastics team.

            Following are the complete match results


#8 Boise State 30, UC Davis 13

197: Shawn Hoehne (UCD) wins forfeit over Chris Givens (BSU)

285: #15 Ricky Alcala (UCD) dec. Sam Zylstra (BSU), 9-3

125: Alan Bartelli (BSU) dec. Kody Klaus, 9-3

133: #15 Brandon Low (UCD) maj. dec. Ben DeMuelle (BSU), 15-6

141: #6 Levi Jones (BSU) fall Bryan Osuna (UCD), 4:06

149: #6 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. #15 Barrett Abel (UCD), 8-6

157: #2 Adam Hall (BSU) maj. dec. Trevor Machado-Ching (UCD), 14-4

165: Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) maj. dec. David Watts (UCD), 15-4

174: #11 Nate Lee (BSU) maj. dec. Alex Darkhovsky (UCD), 16-5

184: #1 Kirk Smith (BSU) fall Rory McBryde (UCD), 2:37.


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