Broncos Back on the Road
Nov. 25, 2015

BOISE, Idaho -- The Boise State wrestling team continues its early-season road slate, traveling to Orem, Utah, for a meeting against Utah Valley in the home opener for the Wolverines. The squads are slated to hit the mat at 4 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 28), in the PE Building.

The Broncos will wrestle each of their first four duals of 2015-16 -- and five tournaments -- on the road before hosting four-straight in Boise beginning Jan. 15 against North Dakota State.

A free live stream of Saturday's dual is available HERE, and live results will be available via TrackWrestling.

Boise State (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) is coming off a victory over Arizona State in the team's first conference dual of the season (22-21). The teams were tied at 21 at the conclusion of the dual, but the Broncos earned an additional team point on criteria, thanks to pins from Taylor West (165) and Austin Dewey (174).

Utah Valley (2-3, 0-0 Big-12) is coming off an upset of then-18th-ranked Oregon State (20-18) in Corvallis, Ore. The Wolverines have faced three-consecutive ranked opponents, picking up the victory against the Beavers but falling to No. 11 Illinois (32-6) and No. 15 Rutgers (30-9).

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Boise State
125: Rami Haddadin, RS-JR (6-1, 3-0)
133: Josh Newberg, RS-SO (7-5, 2-1)
141: Jake Velarde, RS-SO (5-5, 1-2)
149: No. 18 Geordan Martinez, SO (7-3, 1-2)
157: Chris Castillo, RS-SR (8-6, 2-1)
165: Taylor West, RS-SR (11-5, 2-1)
174: Austin Dewey, RS-JR (7-5, 1-2)
184: Keavon Buckley, RS-FR (2-3, 0-1)
197: Chili Sabin, RS-FR (1-3, 0-1)
285: Gaylen Edmo, RS-SO (3-4, 1-2) OR Harley DiLulo, SO (3-5, 1-1)

Utah Valley
125: No. 8 Chasen Tolbert, Sr. (5-0, 5-0 duals) OR Tyler Scott, RFr. (1-4, 0-0)
133: Jade Rauser, Sr. (2-2, 2-2)
141: Jarod Maynes, RSo. (2-3, 2-3)
149: Brayden Humpherys, RSo. (1-4, 1-4) OR Matthew Ontiveros, So. (3-4, 0-0)
157: Raider Lofthouse, RFr. (1-4, 1-4)
165: Kieffer Taylor, Fr. (0-5, 0-5)
174: Ross Taylor, Sr. (3-2, 3-2)
184: Will Sumner, RFr. (1-4, 1-4)
197: No. 19 Derek Thomas, Sr. (5-0, 5-0) OR Aryton Alberg, So. (0-2, 0-0)
285: Dustin Dennison, RSo. (2-3, 2-3) OR Jordan Karst, So. (2-1, 0-0)

PREVIOUS MEETING
The Broncos captured last year's meeting in Boise (19-18), jumping out to 15-3 lead -- including pins from Geordan Martinez at 141 pounds and then-senior Steven Hernandez at 157. The Wolverines earned decisions in five of the next six matches, but the bonus points accrued by the Broncos were too much for Utah Valley to overcome.

Boise State has dropped each of the last three road duals against Utah Valley, the last victory coming Feb. 14, 2004 (31-4).

IN THE RANKINGS
Sophomore Geordan Martinez checks in as the Broncos' lone ranked individual this week, ranking as high as 12th-nationally at 149 pounds (FloWrestling). He is also ranked 18th by InterMat, and 19th by both The Open Mat and FloWrestling.

NEXT WEEK
Boise State will send a contingent to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, Dec. 4-5.

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