BOISE, Idaho Boise State University had no problem in winning its seventh straight wrestling dual when it blanked Portland State University, 43-0, in Pac-10 Conference action on Friday (Feb. 1) at Bronco Gym.
The Broncos improve to 8-1 overall this year, and 7-1 in Pac-10 duals. Portland State falls to 1-9 and 0-7 in league matches.
A pin from Kirk Smith, and technical falls from Tyler Sherfey and Johnny Nunez led the Bronco effort.
Smith, ranked ninth nationally at 184 pounds, recorded a fall over Jacob Antoine at the 2:31 mark of the match. The victory improves the true freshman’s overall record for the season to 20-1.
Ranked 12th in the 157-pound weight class, Sherfey notched his 22nd win of the season with a 15-0 technical fall over Brady Garner.
Nunez, who replaced nationally ranked (No. 16) Kurt Swartz in the lineup at 165 pounds, did not disappoint Bronco fans as he handed Jordan Toney an 18-3 technical fall loss.
The rest of the Bronco wins were decisions, with the exception of the 125 and 133 pound weight classes when Portland State was unable to produce an opponent and Boise State was awarded forfeits.
Boise State is back in action a week from tonight when the Broncos host a double dual against the University of Great Falls (Mont.) at 5:00 p.m., and Montana State University-Northern at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Bronco Gym.
The Broncos end their dual match schedule on Feb. 10 (Sunday) by hosting No. 1 ranked University of Iowa at Noon in Taco Bell Arena.
Following are complete results in the order they were wrestled.
125 Josh Hall (BSU) wins by forfeit
133 Alan Bartelli (BSU) wins by forfeit
141 Eli Hutchison (BSU) dec. Greg Einerson (PSU) 7-1
149 Cody Bender (BSU) dec. Alan Dickey (PSU) 10-9
157 Tyler Sherfey (BSU) tech fall Brady Garner (PSU) 16-0
165 Johnny Nunez (BSU) tech fall Jordan Toney (PSU) 18-3
174 Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Dale Seley (PSU) 4-2
184 Kirk Smith (BSU) pin Jacob Antoine (PSU) 2:31
197 Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. Rockland Schneider (PSU) 6-4HWT Sam Zylstra (BSU) dec. Zack Smith (PSU) 2-0