Broncos Suffer Sweep at Sun Devil Duals

Tempe, Ariz. - The Boise State wrestling team fell to both Nebraska and Arizona State at the Sun Devil Duals, Thursday, losing by scores of 34-3 and 27-9, respectively.

The Broncos opened the day against the Cornhuskers who entered the match ranked 21st in the country by Intermat. Derek Toney and J.T. Felix each suffered defeat in the opening two bouts, but Isaac Romero (125) put Boise State back on track with a 5-1 decision over Shawn Nagel, brining the team score to 7-3 in favor of Nebraska.

Romero would be the only Bronco to get an individual victory, as the Cornhuskers went on to win the final seven matches.

Boise State looked to rebound against Pac-12 foe Arizona State in its second match of the day. The Broncos got off to a bumpy start, falling into a 21-0 hole after their first six bouts. The scoreboard did not represent the competition though, as both Isaac Romero and Steven Hernandez lost by a single point.

The Orange and Blue snapped the winless streak with three-consecutive victories from George Ivanov, Michael Cuthbertson and Scott Bacon. Ivanov and Cuthbertson both battled to two-point wins over Victor DeJesus and Derek Felton, respectively. Bacon, a freshman from Republic, Wash., picked up the first dual victory of his career, winning 6-3 over Jacob Graham.  

Jake Swartz was forced to medically forfeit both of his matches, Thursday.

Boise State is now 0-3 in dual matches this season and is 0-2 against Pac-12 opponents. The Broncos will make their way home for a matchup against No. 2 Oklahoma State. Action will begin at Taco Bell Arena at 7 p.m.

Nebraska 34, Boise State 3

197 - James Nakashima major Derek Toney, 10-2 (4-0)

HWT - Tucker Lane dec. J.T. Felix, 6-2 (7-0

125 - Isaac Romero dec. Shawn Nagel, 5-1 (7-3)

133 - Ridge Kiley dec. Shawn Jones, 6-2 (10-3)

141 - Jake Sueflohn major John Strait, 14-3 (14-3)

149 - Brandon Wilbourn dec. Steven Hernandez, 7-4 (17-3)

157 - James Green major George Ivanov, 12-1 (21-3)

165 - Robert Kokesh major Michael Cuthbertson, 9-1 (25-3)

174 - Tyler Koehn dec. Scott Bacon, 11-5 (28-3)

184 - Josh Ihnen medical forfeit Jake Swartz (34-3)

Arizona State 27, Boise State 9

197 - Tommy Burriel dec. Derek Toney, 11-4 (3-0)

HWT - Levi Cooper dec. J.T. Felix, 5-2 (6-0)

125 - Dalton Miller dec. Isaac Romero, 5-4 (9-0)

133 - Shane McGough fall Shawn Jones, 2:45 (15-0)

141 - Nathan Hoffer dec. Josh Strait, 10-6 (18-0)

149 - Kyle McIntosh dec. Steven Hernandez, 8-7 (21-0)

157 - George Ivanov dec. Victor DeJesus, 3-1 (21-3)

165 - Michael Cuthbertson dec. Derek Felton, 6-4 (21-6)

174 - Scott Bacon dec. Jacon Graham, 6-3 (21-9)

184 - Kevin Radford medical forfeit Jake Swartz (27-9)

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