BOISE, Idaho The NCAA has released the brackets for the 2009 Division I Wrestling National Championships, which has nine Boise State wrestlers included in the field. The national tournament will be held in St. Louis, Mo. this Thursday-Saturday (March 19-21). Representing Boise State at the NCAA tournament will be:


125 Brian Owen (12-7 overall, 6-5 dual)

133 Andrew Hochstrasser (31-2, 16-1)

141 Cory Fish (19-9, 8-6)

149 Jason Chamberlain (21-7, 10-6)

157 Adam Hall (32-4, 18-1)

165 Tyler Sherfey (26-8, 15-4)

174 Nate Lee (18-3, 13-1)

184 Kirk Smith (36-1, 19-1)

197 Brent Chriswell (13-1, 10-1)


Coverage of the NCAA Tournament


            ESPN announced Tuesday (March 10) that it will be providing extensive live coverage of the 2009 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN360.com will combine for expanded coverage of the tournament. For the first time, all 11 hours of coverage on ESPNU, ESPN and ESPN2 will be presented in high definition.

            The tournament quarterfinals will air Friday (March 20) at 11 a.m. ET on ESPNU and ESPN360.com. ESPN2 will telecast the semifinals along with ESPNU. For the third consecutive year, the semifinals will be telecast side-by-side, allowing viewers to see both semifinal matches in each weight class simultaneously. ESPNU will telecast the Championship Medal Round on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Championship round is scheduled to conclude with the Finals at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

            ESPN360.com will compliment the ESPNU HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPN HD telecasts, providing live coverage of all four quarterfinals matches and both matches during the semifinals. ESPN360.com is available at no cost to millions of U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel. Users accessing ESPN360.com from an on-campus “.edu” or “.mil” network domain in the United States receive free, seamless access to the NCAA wrestling tournament.

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