Bronco wrestling opens season with 38-3 win over Northern Colorado

The Boise State wrestling team kicked off the new season in impression fashion, Saturday night, with a decisive 38-3 win against the University of Northern Colorado in Spokane, Wash.

Eli Hutchison jumpstarted the Broncos with a pin of Lance Gallegos at the 03:25 mark in the 141-pound match. Boise State never looked back. Hutcheson’s pin was the first of two for Boise State on the night. Senior Tyler Sherfey recorded the Broncos’ second pin at 04:05 in the165-pound match against Tim Frank.

Boise State also recorded two wins by technical fall and two more by major decision. The first win by technical fall came at 174-pounds with Nate Lee’s 22-8 defeat of Brendan Counters. Andrew Hochstrasser earned the second of the night, 17-3, in the 133-pound match against Brett Mahe.

In the 157-pound match Boise State’s Adam Hall defeated Tanner Wicks by major decision, 10-2, while Kirk Smith also earned a major decision, 12-3, over Patrick Kerry at 197-pounds.

Also earning wins for Boise State was Nathaniel Holt, Kurt Swartz and Nick Smith. Holt defeated Mitchell Polkowske, 6-4, at 149-pounds, while Swartz defeated Ryan Johnson, 7-3, at 184-pounds. In the 285-pound match Nick Smith beat Justin Tuell, 6-0.

Boise State’s only loss of the night came at 125-pounds when Northern Colorado’s Tony Mustari beat Brian Owen, 1-0.

The broncos will finish their weekend road trip on Sunday, Nov. 2, in Great Falls, Mont. Boise State will face Montana State-Northern at 5:00 p.m. before taking on the University of Great Falls at 6:30 p.m.


141 - Eli Hutchison (BSU) pin Lance Gallegos (NCU) 3:25

149 - Nathaniel Holt (BSU) dec. Mitchell Polkowske NCU) 6-4

157 - Adam Hall (BSU) major dec. Tanner Wicks (NCU) 10-2

165 - Tyler Sherfey (BSU) pin Tim Frank (NCU) 4:05

174 - Nate Lee (BSU) tech fall Brendan Counters dell (NCU) 22-8

184 - Kurt Swartz (BSU) dec. Ryan Johnson (NCU) 7-3

197 - Kirk Smith (BSU) major dec. Patrick Kerry (NCU) 12-3

285 - Nick Smith dec. Justin Tuell 6-0

125 - Tony Mustari (NCU) dec. Brian Owen (BSU) 1-0

133 - Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) tech fall Brett Mahe (NCU) 17-3

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