Friday, February 1, 2013

Boise State Gymnasts Top 196, Beat BYU

The Broncos topped the magic 196 number, defeating BYU 196.325 to 195.125.

Bronco Wrestlers Win One for Owen

The Broncos did it.  They battled back from a 12-0 deficit with one of their best wrestlers down to injury and won 23-15 over Cal Bakersfield.  The Broncos are now 7-5 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12.  Bakersfield falls to 7-4 and 1-2.

Bronco Wrestlers Take 16-15 Lead

With Jake Schwartz's 14-6 major, the Broncos now lead Bakersfield for the first time tonight.  Scwartz is now 24-3 this season.  The Broncos have battled back from a 12-0 deficit early.  Two matches remain at Taco Bell Arena.

Broncos With 49.025 on Beam

Boise State with 147.3 after 3 rotations, still ahead of the pace for a 196, the minimum score needed to have any chance at making Nationals.  Of course, the Broncos will have to exceed that 196 in the meets to come to make up for sub-par 196's in the first two meets.

Boise State Down to Cal State Bakersfield 15-12

The Bronco wrestlers are in the hole early.  Brian Owen, the 15th-ranked wrestler in the nation at 133 pounds, was injured and unable to complete his match.  That gave Bakersfield 6 points in the early portion of the match and Boise State has been fighting from behind ever since.

Boise State With 49.125 on Bars

Two rotations, and two scores over 49, which is the average Boise State needs for a 196.  The Broncos have 98.275 after two rotations.  BYU scored 48.975 on vault and has 97.775.

Bronco Gymnasts Take Early Lead

Boise State has the early lead on BYU and the annual Beauty and the Beast event, 49.150 to 48.800.  The Broncos just completed their first rotation on vault while the Cougar women were on bars.

Boise State has not been able to top 196 this season, and as a result have fallen from a preseason ranking of #15 to an actual ranking of #21.