BOISE, Idaho Following a two-week break from competition, the Boise State University wrestling team is back in action tomorrow (Friday Feb. 9) in a double-header against the University of California, Davis and Stanford University.
Both matches are part of Boise State’s annual “Beauty and the Beast” event, which also features the Bronco women’s gymnastic team against Southern Utah University. The event will be held in Taco Bell Arena.
Boise State’s wrestling match against UC Davis starts at 5:00 p.m. Its match against Stanford, and the gymnastics’ team contest against Southern Utah, is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Doors to the arena will open at 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for juniors and senior citizens.
The wrestling team brings an overall dual record of 8-3 into its two Pac-10 Conference matches. Boise State’s record against Pac-10 opponents this year is 4-2.
In its most recent outing, the Broncos had a seven-match winning streak broken when Oregon State University handed Boise State a 32-6 loss in Corvallis on Jan. 28. This is the final home matches of the season for the Broncos.
UC Davis brings a record of 7-5 into Friday’s match, while Stanford supports a dual record of 6-5.
Leading the Broncos will be nationally ranked Andy Patrick and Tyler Sherfey. Both sophomores, Patrick is listed seventh at heavyweight in this week’s USA Today/InterMat rankings, while Sherfey is ranked 14th in the 157-pound weight class. Patrick has an overall record of 29-7 with Sherfey’s record 29-6.
Sherfey will have one of the key matches of the night when Boise State wrestles Stanford. Josh Zupancic is ranked 15th at 157 pounds with a record of 28-8.
Stanford also has a nationally ranked wrestler at 125 pounds. Tanner Gardner is ranked third with a record of 29-3 and will face Boise State’s Cory Fish who brings a record of 11-11 into Friday’s competition.
UC Davis’ top ranked wrestler is Ken Cook at 174 pounds. Cook, who is 18-3 this year, is ranked fourth at 174 pounds and will face Nate Lee. Lee is 24-9 this year for the Broncos.
These are the final two matches of the regular season for Boise State
. The team will take another two week break before traveling to Bakersfield, Calif.
, for the Pac-10 Conference Championships on Feb. 24 and 25.