The Boise State wrestling team took home six individual titles and two runner-up finishes Saturday, Nov. 15, at the University of Wyoming’s Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. Five Boise State wrestlers won championships in the Elite Division and another two finished second in their respective weight class.
Andrew Hochstrasser, ranked No. 9 nationally, captured the 133-pound title after recording a pin in his first match and a 19-6 major decision in the semifinals. In the finals he defeated Arsenia Barksdale of Adams State College by an 8-0 major decision.
At 141-pounds No. 11 ranked Boise State senior Cory Fish rolled to a championship with two pins to open tournament action and an 18-2 tech fall in the semifinals. Fish defeated Cole Dallaserra of Wyoming 5-1 in the championship match.
Boise State had great success at 149-pounds, taking home first and second place. Bronco freshman Jason Chamberlain competed unattached on Saturday and wrestled his way to a first-place finish with two pins and a 12-4 major decision against Chase Smith (Wyoming) in the semifinals. In the finals Chamberlain would win the title after Boise State’s Nathaniel Holt was unable to compete due to injury. Holt won his first three matches before bowing out of the tournament.
Adam Hall (No. 10) won the 157-pound title with a 10-2 major decision against Keenan McCurdy (University of Nebraska-Kearney). Hall recorded two major decisions and one pin en route to the title.
Kirk Smith (No. 5) earned title number five for Boise State with a 17-6 major decision in the finals against Joe Leblanc of Wyoming. Smith recorded an opening round pin and a 13-2 major decision in the second round on his way to the championship.
Boise State’s other runner-up finish came at 165-pounds with senior Tyler Sherfey (No. 11). After opening tournament action with a 7-3 decision, he wrestled to a hard fought 3-1 overtime win against Eric Coxbill (Wyoming). Sherfey would fall in the final match, however, with a 4-2 loss to Nick Amuchastegui of Stanford.
In the Amateur Division of the tournament Boise State freshman Michael Cuthbertson wrestled his way to the 165-pound championship. Competing unattached, Cuthbertson won the final match by forfeit after recording two pins and one major decision along the way.
The Broncos will now set their sights on their first home dual of the season. Boise State (3-0) hosts Utah Valley State (0-1) Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.