Athlete of the Week 11/30-12-6: Kirk Smith

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BOISE, Idaho – Kirk Smith brought home the Boise State wrestling team’s only individual title this weekend to earn this week’s Bronco Athlete of the Week honors. Smith led the Broncos to a fourth-place finish in the 42-team field at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Smith, a junior from Boise, went 5-0 on the weekend to capture the crown at 184 pounds. Smith swept through his first three matches by major decision before edging out Wyoming’s Joe LeBlanc 3-2 in the semifinals. In the finals, the reigning Pac-10 champion defeated Illinois’s John Dergo 6-4 to take the title.

The No. 7 Broncos recorded top-six finishes in four other weight classes, including a second-place finish by Adam Hall to finish in fourth as a team. Montana State-Northern will visit Taco Bell Arena this week as the Broncos host their second dual meet of the season on Friday at 8 p.m.

Both basketball teams will also be in action this week. The women’s team will host Montana State on Wednesday before traveling to St. Mary’s on Saturday. The men’s team will travel on Wednesday to face in-state rival, Idaho State on Wednesday before returning home to host San Diego on Saturday in the first of a five-game homestand leading up to the start of WAC-play.