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BRONCO WRESTLERS OPEN PAC-10 SEASON WITH 25-13 WIN OVER OREGON STATE

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            BOISE, Idaho The Boise State wrestling team earned its first Pac-10 Conference win of the season, Friday night, with a 25-13 victory against the Oregon State Beavers in Bronco Gymnasium. Boise State won seven matches on the night, improving its overall record to 7-1, 1-0 in Pac-10 competition.

            The Broncos managed to rebound against the Beavers despite dropping the first two matches of the night. At 197-pounds, Boise State freshman Jacob Neumann lost his first ever collegiate match in a 13-4 major decision against Chad Hanke. Then, in the Heavyweight match, Sam Zylstra fell to Oregon State’s Clayton Jack, 17-2 technical fall, which gave Oregon State and early 9-0 lead.

            Alan Bartelli gave the Broncos their first win of the night in the 125-pound match, wrestling Jake Gonzales to a 3-1 decision. After a scoreless first period, Bartelli scored a one point escape in the second to take a 1-0 lead heading into the third. Bartelli sealed the win with 1:01 left in the match with a two-point take down.

            In the 133-pound match Boise State sophomore Andrew Hochstrasser managed to keep his dual record perfect for the season (8-0) with an 11-2 major decision against Kelly Kubec. Hochstrasser jumped out to a big lead early, scoring six points in the first period. The win narrowed the gap for Boise State, trailing 7-9 going into the 141-pound match.

            At 141-pounds Eli Hutchison gave the Broncos their first lead of the night, 11-9, after a 12-4 decision over Ryan Harold. Hutchison used an eight-point third period to blow the match wide open, scoring six points on take downs in the final period.

            The Boise State lead wouldn’t last long, however, with Oregon State overtaking Boise State again after Heinrich Barnes defeated Boise State’s Jason Chamberlain at 149-pounds. Barnes’ 12-4 major decision gave the Beavers’ their final lead of the night, 13-11.

            In the 157-pound match Adam Hall overpowered Oregon State’s Anthony Peressini, 20-5, behind a seven-point second period for Hall. In the match, Hall scored on seven take downs, giving Boise State a 16-13 lead and helping to improve his dual record this season to 6-1.

            Senior Tyler Sherfey overcame two scoreless periods against Oregon State’s Keegan Davis in the 165-pound match, en route to a 2-1 decision. Sherfey scored the matches first point with a one-point escape at the 1:50 mark in the third. Despite being penalized one-point for stalling with 00:30 on the clock, Sherfey scored an advantage point in the end to give Boise State a 19-13 lead.

            Kurt Swartz sealed the deal for the Broncos, however, with a 5-3 overtime win against Ben Harris at 174-pounds. After wrestling to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation, Swartz scored a two-point take down with 00:11 to go in the first OT, extending Boise State’s lead to 22-13.

            In the final match of the night, 184-pounds, Kirk Smith fended off Oregon State’s Kyle Bressler, 4-1, in the most anticipated match of the night. Smith entered Friday night ranked No. 4 in the USA Today/InterMat/NWCA individual rankings, while Bressler was ranked No. 8. After taking an early two point lead in the first period, Smith score a one point escape in the second and scored the advantage point to hold off Bressler and give Boise State the 25-13 win.

            The Broncos now return to the road, traveling to Reno, Nev. next weekend for the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 18. The Broncos are on the road until Jan. 18 when Boise State will host Cal State-Bakersfield, which is the first of five consecutive Pac-10 home duals for the Broncos.

 

Dual Results

 

Boise State 25

Oregon State 13

 

197 Chad Hanke (OSU) 13-4 major dec. Jacob Neumman (BSU)

HWT Clayton Jack (OSU) 17-2 tech fall Sam Zylstra (BSU)

125 Alan Bartelli (BSU) 3-1 dec. Jake Gonzales (OSU)

133 Andrew Hochstrasser (BSU) 11-2 major dec. Kelly Kubec (OSU)

141 Eli Hutchison (BSU) 12-4 major dec. Ryan Harold (OSU)

149 Heinrich Barnes (OSU) 12-4 major dec. Jason Chamberlain (BSU)

157 Adam Hall (BSU) 20-5 major dec. Anthony Peressini (OSU)

165 Tyler Sherfey (BSU) 2-1 dec. Keegan Davis (OSU)

174 Kurt Swartz (BSU) 5-3 dec. Ben Harris (OSU)

184 Kirk Smith (BSU) 4-1 dec. Kyle Bressler (OSU)