Andrew Hochstrasser and Brent Chriswell highlighted
Hochstrasser will next face Fijia Novachkov of Cal Poly, while Chriswell will wrestle John Drake of Cal State Fullerton.
Kirk Smith, ranked No. 4 nationally at 184 pounds opened his league tournament with a 20-4 technical fall over Brady Garner of
The other five Broncos advancing to Sunday (March 1) night’s session include Nate Lee at 174 pounds, Cory Fish at 141 pounds, Adam Hall at 157 pounds, Tyler Sherfey at 165 pounds and Jason Chamberlain at 149 pounds.
Lee, the defending champion at 174 pounds, recorded a 10-8 decision over Ryan DesRoches of Cal Poly. He will next wrestle Todd Noel of Cal State Fullerton.
Fish, who was the defending Pac-10 Champion at 133 pounds before moving up a weight class this year to 141 pounds, advanced to the semifinals with a 4-2 win over Garrett Drucker of
Hall was an 11-4 winner over Tejovan Edwards of
Sherfey, one of just two seniors (the other is Fish) in the Bronco lineup, advanced in the 165 pound weight class with a 9-2 decision over Joel Shaw of Cal Poly. He next opponent is Keegan Davis of
A true freshman for the Broncos, Chamberlain won both of his first matches in a Pac-10 Tournament. In the first round he recorded a pin over Calvin Miller of Cal State Bakersfield at the 3:48 mark of his 149 pound match, before posting an 8-2 decision over Vincente Varela of
The only Broncos not to advance to the semifinals were Brian Owen at 125 pounds and Sam Zylstra at heavyweight, who both lost in the quarterfinals. Both are now in the consolation bracket.
Session two of this year’s championships starts at 6:00 p.m. (PT) and will feature the 10 semifinal matches, plus first round action in the consolation bracket. The consolation semifinals will begin at 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Monday (March 2), with the championship and consolation finals beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PT) on the Cal State Fullerton campus.