BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State wrestling team recorded its’ first official win of the season, Friday (Nov. 6) night, as the Broncos (1-0, 0-0) took care of the University of Great Falls-Montana (0-1, 0-0) with a dominating 40-3 win in their first home dual of the season in Taco Bell Arena.
The Broncos lost just one match on the night, while winning two matches by fall and four more by major decision. Alan Bartelli scored the first Boise State points of the night in the 125-pound match, where he recorded a pin (2:04) against Bryan Borst to give the Broncos a 6-0 lead. Andrew Hochstrasser followed suit in the 133-pound match, also recording a win by fall (5:43) against Kyle Middlemist of Great Falls.
Levi Jones recorded his first win of the season at 141 pounds, beating Jason Costello 10-3 to give Boise State a 15-0 lead. At 149 pounds Jason Chamberlain recorded the first major decision of the night with an 18-7 win against Byron Kuylen. Chamberlain was followed by Adam Hall, who won the 157-pound match with another major decision (12-2) over Michael Hader.
Michael Cuthbertson earned Boise State’s third major decision victory of the dual at 165 pounds with a 12-2 win against Noah Hatton. He was followed by Nate Lee, who defeated Brendon DeCock with a 9-3 decision at 174 pounds. Kirk Smith pushed the Bronco lead to 34-0 after a 17-3 major decision win over Michael French at 184 pounds. Boise State scored its’ final points of the night with a forfeit in the heavyweight match to push the final score to 40-3.
Boise State is off the mat now for a couple weeks until the Broncos head to Corvallis, Ore. on Nov. 22 to take on the University of Wisconsin and Oregon State in a double-header. Boise State does not return home until Dec. 11 (Friday) when the Broncos host Montana State-Northern at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.
Boise State 40, Great Falls 3
125 – Alan Bartelli (BSU) fall (2:04) Bryan Borst (UGF)
133 – Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) fall (5:43) Kyle Middlemist (UGF)
141 – Levi Jones (BSU) dec. Jason Costello (UGF) 10-3
149 – Jason Chamberlain (BSU) major dec. Byron Kuylen (UGF) 18-7
157 – Adam Hall (BSU) major dec. Michael Hader (UGF) 12-2
165 – Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) major dec. Noah Hatton (UGF) 12-2
174 – Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Brendon DeCock (UGF) 9-3
184 – Kirk Smith (BSU) major dec. Michael French (UGF) 17-3
197 – Alex Calvi (UGF) dec. Matt Casperson (BSU) 6-5
HWT – Sam Zylstra (BSU) win by forfeit