Wrestlers Head to Reno TOC
RENO, Nev. - After two weeks rest, Boise State wrestling will return to Nevada, this time in Reno Tournament of Champions, Sunday, Dec. 16. The event will run all day, beginning at 9 a.m.

FOLLOW THE BRONCOS: Results will be posted at the tournament website HERE and Boise State updates can be found by following the official Twitter account of Boise State Wresting @broncosportswre.

IN THE RANKINGS: The Broncos feature three wrestlers ranked in the Amateur Wrestling News Division I College Rankings. Those three are No. 3 Jason Chamberlain (149), No. 11 Jake Swartz (184) and No. 11 J.T. Felix (285).

IN THE LINEUP: For the fourth-straight event Boise State will be represented by Rami Haddadin (125), Brian Owen (133), Travis Himmelman (141), Jason Chamberlain (149), George Ivanov (157), Holden Packard (165), Scott Bacon (174), Jake Swartz (184), Cody Dixon (197) and J.T. Felix (285).

Ben Demuelle (125), Landon Hartley (125), Josh Strait (141), Michael Cuthbertson (165), Taylor West (165) and Cole Rice (165 will also represent Boise State but will not count toward the team score.

SCOUTING THE FIELD: The tournament will field 24 colleges including five-of-six Pac-12 universities. The only two ranked teams heading to Reno will be No. 11 Oregon State and No. 17 Wyoming.

FEARLESS FELIX: J.T. Felix took third at the Cliff Keen Invitational this season, catching the field off guard. Felix entered the tournament unranked before defeating No. 13 Levi Cooper, No. 14 Connor Medberry and No. 15 Peter Capone. He is now 3-3 against top-25 opponents with the only losses coming against wrestlers ranked sixth-or-better.

COMPANY AT THE TOP: J.T. Felix, George Ivanov and Jake Swartz each have passed the double-digit mark in wins this season, each with 11 wins. Of those three, Swartz holds the best winning percentage with an 11-3 mark and only falling to ranked opponents.

STIFF COMPETITION: All four of Boise State's dual matches have been against teams who were ranked in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Top 25 at some point this season. Wyoming (No. 17), Minnesota (No. 3) and Oregon State (No. 11) are each still in the rankings while North Dakota State is currently receiving votes.

FAMILIAR FOES: Senior George Ivanov defeated Oregon State's RJ Pena 11-5, in this season's dual against the Beavers before losing a 7-6 decision to Pena at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The two have now met seven times since the beginning of last season and have the potential to meet again in Reno. Ivanov holds a 4-3 record against Pena all-time but was ousted by his rival from the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament.

ABOUT THE BRONCOS: The Boise State roster is up to 33 student-athletes this season, with 12 newcomers on the team. Despite over a third of the lineup being new, The Broncos return all 10 starters from last season after losing only two graduating seniors. Among those returners are 2012 NCAA Tournament participants Brian Owen (133), George Ivanov (157), Jake Swartz (184) and Brent Chriswell (197). The broncos will also have NCAA All-American Jason Chamberlain (149) returning to action after redshirting last season.

CHAMBERLAIN'S TRAVELS: Redshirt senior Jason Chamberlain has had a busy summer. His journey to the World University Games in Finland started in Akron, Ohio, where he was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the World University Championships. The performance set him up for a finals appearance at the World University Team Trials, where he defeated defending NCAA Champion Frank Molinaro to earn a spot on the American roster. In Finland, Chamberlaind suffered a first round defeat to Russian Roland Ondar.


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