Sunday, January 30, 2011

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Boise State Smothers #20 Oregon State 31-6 in Corvallis

Boise State came out and authoritatively demolished host Oregon State 31-6 today in Corvallis. It was a surprisingly easy win over the team that dethroned the Broncos of their two-time Pac-10 Championship streak and established Coach Greg Randall’s team as the favorites in this year’s Pac-10 Championships February 27 at Corvallis.

Matt Casperson deserves Pac-10 Athlete of the Week. After beating his ranked opponent from Stanford Friday night, Casp took on #18 Chad Hanke of Oregon State at 197 pounds and sent him reeling with a 10-5 loss. That was certainly one of the big moments of today’s match. Another key to the Broncos’ win was when #18 Levi Jones defeated #11 Mike Mangrum 9-2 at 141 pounds.
The Broncos rolled out to an early 14-0 lead of the #20 Beavers and won eight matches on the afternoon, two by major decision, one by fall and one by technical fall. #3 Jason Chamberlain beat back #20 Scott Sakaguchi 6-3 at 149 pounds. Adam Hall followed with a 26-8 technical fall over Alex Elder at 157 pounds. Kurt Swartz made it three wins in a row with a dramatic 3-2 win over Jonathan Brascetta of OSU.

A loss at 174 pounds temporarily slowed down the Broncos’ momentum, but senior Kirk Smith scored a 9-0 major over Brice Arand to put Boise State out in front 18-3. Casperson was up next, and his second superb upset of a ranked opponent essentially ended the Beavers’ hopes on this day. #15 Alan Bartelli and #2 Andrew Hochstrasser both won to close out the match.

The Broncos have two more home matches this season. Next Wednesday, Cal State Bakersfield comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest. Next Friday, the Broncos meet Utah Valley as part of the popular Beauty & the Beast promotion. That dual is also set for 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.

Come out and support this highly-ranked Bronco team!

#3 Boise State 31, #20 Oregon State 6

141 - #18 Levi Jones (Boise State dec. #11 Mike Mangrum (OSU) 9-2
149 - #3 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) dec. #20 Scott Sakaguchi (OSU) 6-3
157 - #2 Adam Hall (Boise State) tech. fall Alex Elder (OSU) 26-8
165 - Kurt Swartz (Boise State) dec. Jonathan Brascetta (OSU) 3-2
174 - #6 Colby Covington (OSU) dec. #11 Jacob Swartz (Boise State (12-6
184 - #1 Kirk Smith (Boise State) major dec. Brice Arand
197 - Matt Casperson (Boise State) dec. #18 Chad Hanke (OSU) 10-5
HWT - #16 Clayton Jack (OSU) dec. J.T. Felix (Boise State) 10-5
125 - #15 Alan Bartelli (Boise State) fall Christian Strahl (OSU) 4:08
133 - #2 Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise State) major dec. #15 Garrett Drucker (OSU) 12-3