BRONCOS SIGN THREE MORE OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS

                BOISE, Idaho Boise State University head wrestling coach Greg Randall has announced the signing of Michael Cuthbertson, Josh Strait and Bradley Sweet to national letters of intent. 

                Cuthbertson attends Scottsboro High School in Scottsboro, Alabama; Strait is from Arimo, Idaho and attends Marsh Valley High School; while Sweet attends Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham, Washington. 

                These three wrestlers bring Boise State’s signing class to six.  Earlier this month, Randall announced the signing of Jason Chamberlain (Springville, Utah), Randy Larson (Hermiston, Oregon) and Brian Owen (Spokane, Washington) to national letters of intent.

                Cuthbertson is the first high school wrestler in the state of Alabama to win five individual championships.  From 2001 to 2005 he won state titles at 103, 125, 135 and twice at 160 pounds.  He is a two-time medalist (140 and 171 pounds) at the Southeast Junior Freestyle Championships, and in 2005 earned All-American honors at the junior freestyle championships.  Cuthbertson is also an outstanding student earning first team academic All-America honors from Wrestling USA and graduated with a 3.89 grade point average. 

                Strait posted a career record of 155-11 for a 93.4 winning percentage during his four-year high school career.  He is a two-time state of Idaho champion winning the 103 pound title as a freshman, and the 135 pound weight class his senior season.  Strait was also a very successful freestyle and Greco wrestlers during his high school days.  He is a seven-time USA Wrestling regional champion in both classifications, and earned five All-American honors at the USA Wrestling National Championships.  Strait is also an outstanding student graduating with a 3.97 GPA while being named an Idaho Top Scholar his senior year. 

                Sweet became the first wrestling from Graham-Kapowsin High School to win a state championship when he captured the 4A title in this weight class at last year’s state tournament.  He is also a two-time league and regional champion and placed fourth at the 2006 state championships.  Sweet placed first in Greco and second in freestyle at the 2006 Northwest Junior Regional Championships, after earning All-American honors in freestyle and Greco at the 2005 Cadet Nationals.  Sweet also excelled in high school off the mat being named an academic state champion.

                The current wrestling Bronco team is back in action today and tomorrow (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1) at the annual Cliff Keean Las Vegas Invitational.

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