The Broncos were led by first-place performances from George Ivanov and J.T. Felix. Ivanov, who is wrestling in his first year with the Broncos after transfering from Nebraska-Omaha, topped the 157 bracket with four consecutive wins, including a 2-1 decision over T.J. Hepburn of Nebraska-Kearney in the finals.
Felix, a sophomore from Riverside, Calif., made a finals run by winning his first three matches in the heavyweight class 6-3, 3-0 and 16-7. The returning NCAA Qualifier finished the event strong, taking the championship match with a 10-7 decision.
Sophomore Jake Swartz (184) and junior Josh Strait (141) picked up second-place finishes for Boise State. Swartz won three matches in a row before dropping a 3-2 decision to Wyoming's Joe Leblanc. Strait's only loss came by a small margin as well, falling to Boris Novachkov of Cal Poly in the championship match.
Sophomore Shawn Jones and freshman Nick Wooden picked up third-place marks in the 133 and 149 categories, respectively. Jones recorded back-to-back pins in the consolation semifinal and final while Wooden won consolation matches 8-1 and 8-5.
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Boise State will be back in action next weekend when it faces Oregon State, Sunday in Corvallis, Ore. Matches are slated to start at 2 p.m.