BOISE, Idaho Boise State wrestler Jason Chamberlain added two more accomplishments to his resume this past weekend, as he was named to a national all-freshman team while wrestling to a second-place finish at the FILA Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, Nev.
Chamberlain, a freshman from Springville, Utah (Springville HS) wrestled in the 66 kilogram (145.5 pound) weight class at the junior national tournament. The FILA Junior National tournament consists of elite wrestlers age 17-20. The tournament includes numerous top college underclassmen and high school wrestlers. Chamberlain fought his way through the tournament unscathed before falling in the championship match to Mario Mason, 1-0.
Chamberlain was also honored last week by d1collegewrestling.net for his achievements this past season. He was named to the web site’s national all-freshman team at 149-pounds. Chamberlain compiled a 22-9 overall record last season (10-6 dual, 12-3 tournament) en route to a Pacific-10 Conference championship and a NCAA tournament berth.
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Boise State was also represented in Las Vegas by Levi Jones and Eli Hutchison, who both qualified to wrestle in the senior division of the U.S. National Tournament. Both wrestlers advanced through the 66 kg (145.5 pounds) qualification tournament, which placed them in the final 16 bracket of the tournament. Jones and Hutchison each dropped both their matches on the final day of competition to fall from tournament action.
Andrew Hochstrasser, a sophomore from Tooele, Utah (Tooele HS), was also honored by d1collegewrestling.net last week as he was named the Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year. Hochstrasser (35-4 overall, 16-1 dual) finished the season with a fourth-place finish in the 133-pound weight class at the NCAA tournament. He also won his first Pac-10 title.