BOISE, Idaho – Boise State fans will get their first chance to catch a glimpse of the 2009-10 wrestling team, Friday (Nov. 6), when the Broncos host the University of Great Falls – Montana at Taco Bell Arena in one of just three home duals this season. The dual is scheduled to start with three exhibition matches at 6 p.m., with the main event set to begin immediately following.
Looking at the Broncos…
Boise State kicked-off the 2009-10 season last weekend when the Broncos traveled to Spokane, Wash. to take on North Idaho College on Saturday (Oct. 31). Although the dual did not count on Boise State’s official record, the Broncos did manage a 30-12 win over NIC.
The Broncos have received national recognition already this season, as they were voted No. 9 in the intermatwrestle.com preseason team rankings. Boise State had eight different wrestlers ranked in the top-20 for their respective weight class, including five who are ranked in the top-10.
Boise State’s projected starting line-up against Great Falls is: Alan Bartelli (125 pounds), Andrew Hochstrasser (133), Levi Jones (141), Jason Chamberlain (149), Adam Hall (157), Michael Cuthbertson (165), Nate Lee (174), Kirk Smith (184), Matt Casperson (197) and Sam Zylstra (HWT).
Breaking down Great Falls…
The University of Great Falls – Montana competes athletically as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the Frontier Conference. The Argos enters the season ranked No. 4 nationally in the Preseason NAIA Wrestling Coaches Top-20 Poll. Great Falls also has seven wrestlers ranked in the top-20 individually. The Argos is led by three returning All-Americans: Ross Mosher at 157 pounds, Brendon DeCock at 174 pounds and Alex Calvi at 197 pounds.