No. 10 Boise State Wins Big at No. 20 Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 10 ranked Boise State wrestling team secured the advantage in its regular season series against Pac-10 Conference rival Oregon State, Sunday (Jan. 30), as the Broncos rolled past the No. 20 ranked Beavers, 31-6, to finish with a 2-0-1 record against Oregon State this season.

After wrestling to an 18-18 tie in Boise on Nov. 13, Boise State (8-2-1 overall, 3-0-1 Pac-10) won its next two duals against the Beavers (8-4-3, 2-2-1). The first win came, 24-12, at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Jan. 8; which does not count as a conference loss for either team. After Sunday's win Boise State has now gone seven consecutive duals (6-0-1) without a loss to Oregon State. The last loss to the Beavers came on Jan. 28, 2007, 32-6, in Corvallis, Ore.

In Sunday's meeting Boise State used wins in the first four matches of the dual to gain an early 14-0 lead over Oregon State. In all, the Broncos would win eight matches; including two by major decision, one by fall and another by technical fall.

Levi Jones, who entered the weekend ranked No. 18 nationally by InterMat, scored the first victory of the day to ensure Boise State would never trail in the dual. Jones scored an upset by 9-2 decision over No. 11 Mike Mangrum at 141 pounds. The win avenged an 11-4 loss to Mangrum at the National Duals in their only other meeting this season.

The Broncos built on their early momentum next at 149 pounds where No. 3 Jason Chamberlain beat No. 20 Scott Sakaguchi by 6-3 decision. Adam Hall would score Boise State's first big win of the day in the following 157-pound match, as No. 2 Hall scored a 26-8 technical fall victory over Alex Elder at the 6:35 mark to give the Broncos an 11-0 lead in the dual.

Kurt Swartz pushed the team score to 14-0 with a win next at 165 pounds, as he held off Jonathan Brascetta for a 3-2 decision.

Boise State would drop its first match of the day at 174 pounds, but senior Kirk Smith recaptured momentum for the Broncos with a major decision win at 184. His 9-0 major decision win over Brice Arand gave Boise State an 18-3 lead in the dual. Matt Casperson would add to the Bronco team total by upsetting No. 18 Chad Hanke, 10-5, at 197 pounds.

Oregon State managed its second and final win of the day at heavyweight, but the score proved to be too little too late. No. 15 ranked Alan Bartelli added the exclamation point on the day as he pinned Christian Strahl at the 4:08 mark of the 125-pound match to give Boise State a 27-6 lead. No. 2 Andrew Hochstrasser put the finishing touches on the dual with a win by 12-3 major decision over No. 15 Garrett Drucker at 133 pounds, in the final match of the day.

Boise State returns home for its last Pac-10 Conference dual of the season, Wednesday (Feb. 2), when the Broncos host Cal State Bakersfield at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena. Boise State will then host its home finale on Friday (Feb. 4), as the Broncos meet Utah Valley as part of the Beauty & Beast Event. The UVU dual is also scheduled for 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.

#10 Boise State 31, #20 Oregon State 6

141 - #18 Levi Jones (BSU) dec. #11 Mike Mangrum (OSU) 9-2

149 - #3 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. #20 Scott Sakaguchi (OSU) 6-3

157 - #2 Adam Hall (BSU) tech. fall Alex Elder (OSU) 26-8 (6:35)

165 - Kurt Swartz (BSU) dec. Jonathan Brascetta (BSU) 3-2

174 - #6 Colby Covington (OSU) dec. #11 Jacob Swartz (BSU) 12-6

184 - #1 Kirk Smith (BSU) major dec. Brice Arand (OSU) 9-0

197 - Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. #18 Chad Hanke (OSU) 10-5

HWT - #16 Clayton Jack (OSU) dec. J.T. Felix (BSU) 10-5

125 - #15 Alan Bartelli (BSU) fall Christian Strahl (OSU) 4:08

133 - #2 Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) major dec. #15 Garrett Drucker (OSU) 12-3

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