Wrestling Begins Season With Cowboy Open

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Boise State wrestling team will make its 2011-12 season debut at the Cowboy Open, Saturday (Nov. 12) in Laramie, Wyo.  Action will begin at 9 a.m. in the War Memorial Fieldhouse and will run throughout the entire day. Though the field has not been set, hundreds of participants are expected. Live results can be accessed at http://www.trackwrestling.com/opentournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=19549009

2011-12 Squad - This season's team is loaded with new talent as 12 true freshman make up Boise State's 29 roster spots. The Broncos also welcome sophomore Cody Dixon and junior transfer George Ivanov make 14 newcomers to the program. The Orange and Blue also return four redshirt freshman this year, which gives a total of 18 student-athletes the opportunity to wrestle in their first official match as a member of the Bronco squad this season.

Randall at the Helm - Head coach Greg Randall is entering his 10th season at Boise State with a 98-32-1 record. Under Randall, the Broncos have notched four Pac-10 titles and six top-25 finishes at the NCAA tournament, including a ninth-place finish last year.

Among the Elite - Jake Swartz was ranked the 15th in the nation at the 184 pound division in the latest themat.com rankings. The redshirt sophomore was an at-large selection to the NCAA tournament last year where he wrestled alongside Jason Chamberlain, who earned All-American honors and returns for his senior season in 2010-11.


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