CORVALLIS, Ore. - The No. 8 ranked (NWCA/USA Today) Boise State wrestling team earned a pair of big wins on Sunday, Nov. 22, when the Broncos traveled to Corvallis, Ore. for a double-header of duals against No. 13 Wisconsin and Oregon State. The Broncos won seven matches against the Badgers and eight matches against the Beavers to improve their overall record to 3-0, 1-0 against Pac-10 Conference opponents.
No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Boise State
No. 8 Boise State earned its' first win of the afternoon, taking down No. 13 ranked Wisconsin 30-9. The Broncos earned victories in seven matches, which included three wins by fall to blow open what was a close dual early.
After dropping the 125-pound match, Boise State evened the score at 3-3 with Andrew Hochstrasser's narrow 5-4 decision over Tyler Graff. Hochstrasser, who entered the dual ranked No. 3 nationally (intermatwrestle.com), earned a hard fought win over No. 10 Graff to even the team score after two matches.
Levi Jones gave Boise State its' first lead of the night, 9-3, recording a win by fall (3:53) over Cole Schmitt at 141 pounds. Jason Chamberlain (No. 10 ranked) recorded the Broncos' second loss of the dual, falling to No. 2 Kyle Ruschell in a 7-2 decision at 149 pounds. Boise State would rebound, though, winning at 157 pounds with Adam Hall's pin (4:04) of Greg Burke.
Wisconsin would score its' final points of the night at 165 pounds, as No. 3 Andrew Howe earned a 10-4 decision against Michael Cuthbertson to narrow the score to 15-9 with just four matches to go. Fortunately for the Broncos, they would sweep the final four matches to put the dual well out of reach.
No. 8 Nate Lee first earned a win by fall (3:51) against Brendan Ard at 174 pounds. He was followed by No. 7 Kirk Smith, who beat Travis Rutt by a 10-4 decision at 184. At 197 pounds, Matt Casperson defeated Jackson Hein, 6-1. Sam Zylstra capped off the dual with a 5-2 decision against Eric Bugenhagen at heavyweight to give the Broncos their final 30-9 lead.
Oregon State vs. No. 8 Boise State
No. 8 Boise State completed its' sweep of Sunday's double-header by earning a 25-7 win over Pac-10 conference rival Oregon State in the evening night-cap. The Broncos won eight matches in a row, dropping only the 125-pound and heavyweight matches to the Beavers.
Andrew Hochstrasser earned his second win of the day at 133 pounds with a 3-0 decision over Kelly Kubec. He was followed by Levi Jones, who took down Michael Mangrum with a 10-4 decision at 141 pounds. At 149 pounds Jason Chamberlain evened his record to 1-1 on the day with a 5-3 decision over Roger Pena at 149 pounds to give Boise State a 9-4 lead.
Adam Hall extended the Bronco lead with a 17-5 major decision over Keegan Davis at 157 pounds. He was followed by Michael Cuthbertson, who won the 165-pound match against Ryan Smith, 4-2. Nate Lee also earned a 4-2 decision, beating Colby Covington at 174 pounds. The Broncos next scored points from Kirk Smith at 184 pounds with a 10-4 decision against Brice Arand. Matt Casperson concluded the scoring for Boise State, taking down Chad Hanke with a 4-2 decision to give the Broncos a 25-4 lead going into the final match.
Looking ahead for the Broncos...
Boise State is off the mat again until Dec. 4-5, when the Broncos travel to Primm, Nev. for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Boise State returns home on Dec. 11 (Friday) for it's second of three home duals this season. The Broncos will host Montana State-Northern at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.
Wisconsin 9, Boise State 30
125 – Drew Hammen (WISC) dec. Allen Bartelli (BSU) 3-0
133 – No. 3 Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) dec. No. 10 Tyler Graff (WISC) 5-4
141 – No. 20 Levi Jones (BSU) fall Cole Schmitt (WISC) 3:53
149 – No. 2 Kyle Ruschell (WISC) dec. No. 10 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) 7-2
157 – No. 6 Adam Hall (BSU) fall Greg Burke (WISC) 4:04
165 – No. 3 Andrew Howe (WISC) dec. Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) 10-4
174 – No. 8 Nate Lee (BSU) fall Brendan Ard (WISC) 3:51
184 – No. 7 Kirk Smith (BSU) dec. Travis Rutt (WISC) 10-4
197 – Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. Jackson Hein (WISC) 6-1
HWT – Sam Zylstra (BSU) dec. Eric Bugenhagen (WISC) 5-2
Oregon State 7, Boise State 25
125 - Jason Lara (OSU) major dec. Alan Bartelli (BSU) 12-4
133 - Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) dec. Kelly Kubec (OSU) 3-0
141 - Levi Jones (BSU) dec. Michael Mangrum (OSU) 10-4
149 - Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Roger Pena (OSU) 5-3
157 - Adam Hall (BSU) major dec. Keegan Davis (OSU) 17-5
165 - Michael Cuthbertson (BSU) dec. Ryan Smith (OSU) 4-2
174 - Nate Lee (BSU) dec. Colby Covington (OSU) 4-2
184 - Kirk Smith (BSU) dec. Brice Arand (OSU) 10-4
197 - Matt Casperson (BSU) dec. Chad Hanke (OSU) 4-2
HWT - Clayton Jack (OSU) dec. Sam Zylstra (BSU) 3-2