Saturday, June 16, 2012

Boise State #67 in Learfield Cup Standings

There is one more update to come in two weeks.  It involves other sports that Boise State does not sponsor, so #67 is the best that Boise State will finish in Athletic Director Mark Coyle's first year at the post.

New Mexico had a good year at #45, the highest rank for a Mountain West school.  Departing TCU and San Diego State at #64 rank just ahead of the Broncos at #56.

Boise State is ahead of Utah, the PAC-12's newest member, as well as Texas Tech, Oregon State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Washington State.  

Del Toro and Dewey Sign to Wrestle at Boise State

Boise State has been one of the premier wrestling spots in the nation for several years.  Last year did not work out so good, as the team found itself in a rebuilding phase.  Coach Greg Randall took steps to strengthen the program with the signing of two student-athletes to letters of intent.

Austin Dewey and Kadyn Del Toro will join the Broncos next season.  Dewey was the 2012 5A State Champion at 160 pounds from Centennial High School in Meridian.  He finished second at the 2011 FILA Nationals, which enabled him to qualify as an alternate for the United States World Team.  Del Toro is a three-time All-State wrestler at 171 pounds from Curtis High School (4A) in University Place, Washington.  

Del Toro works his opponent over...

 "We're excited to have Austin and Kadyn join our lineup next year," said Randall.  "Both are strong students and will add depth to our lineup in the future. These two have very strong work ethics and love to wrestle, which fits perfectly with our program."

Boise State returns 10 starters from last squad's team, including four who went to the NCAA Tournament.  All-American Jason Chamberlain also returns this year after redshirting as season.