Andrew Hochstrasser, Jason Chamberlain, Adam Hall, Tyler Sherfey, Nate Lee, Kirk Smith and Brent Chriswell will compete for individual titles Monday night after posting semifinal victories Sunday night on the Cal State Fullerton campus.
Those seven, and three other Bronco wrestlers who are still alive in the consolation brackets, have helped
Competing at 133 pounds, Hochstrasser was the first Bronco to advance to the finals when he recorded a 9-4 decision over Filjia Novachokov of Cal Poly. He will face Kelly Kubec of
Chamberlain, a true freshman, will go for his first Pac-10 title when he faces the top seed at 149 pounds in Heinrich Barnes of
After finishing second in his weight class (149 pounds) last year, Hall will be looking to become Pac-10 Champion at 157 pounds on Monday when he faces Chase Pami of Cal Poly. Hall and Pami have had two close matches this season with Hall coming out on top both times, 5-1 and 6-4. Hall advanced to the finals with 7-3 decision over Jonathan Brascetta of
The only Bronco senior remaining among the seven who advanced to the finals, Sherfey recorded a 6-3 decision in the 165-pound weight class over Keegan Davis of
Lee will be going for this second straight title at 174 pounds when he faces Eric Starks of
Smith had a tough semifinal match at 184 pounds before handing Jake Johnson of Stanford a 2-1 defeat. Smith, who is in his second straight Pac-10 finals, will face Riley Orozco of Cal State Bakersfield. Smith handed Orozco an 8-1 defeat in mid-January of this year.
Chriswell, who defeated Smith in last year’s Pac-10 final at 184 pounds when he wrestled for
Owen defeated Matt Sencenbaugh of Stanford 5-3, while Zylstra was an 8-5 winner over Kurt Klimek of Cal State Fullerton.
The Broncos, who scored 152 points in winning last year’s Pac-10 title, will be trying to the break the league record of 155 points held by Cal State Bakersfield.
The consolation semifinals will begin at 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Monday with the championship and consolation finals beginning at 7:00 p.m. (PT) on the Cal State Fullerton campus.