Monday, November 25, 2013

Boise State Wrestlers Stun #6 Oregon State

Boise State sent shock waves through the wrestling world with a 19-18 upset of #6 Oregon State in Corvallis.

Coach Greg Randall's team fell behind 15-3, but won four of the last five matches to knock off the defending Pac-12 champions in the first league match for both teams.

The shock started with sophomore Chris Castillo's win at 149 pounds, beating the #3 wrestler in America, Scott Sakaguchi, 3-2.  Oregon State won the next to matches to grab their big lead, but freshman Austin Dewey recorded a 6-5 victory over Oregon State's Joe Latham at 174 pounds.  Senior Jake Swartz, the nation's #5 wrestler at 184 pounds, put away John Tuck 20-7.  Taylor Meeks, the top-ranked wrestler at 197 pounds, got more than he wanted from Boise State senior Cody Dixon, escaping with a 1-0 win to push the Beaver lead to 18-10.

Bronco senior heavyweight J.T. Felix pinned Amarveer Dhesi in 31 seconds, to hand the deciding match to Sophomore Rami Haddadin.  Haddadin came through with a 10-9 victory to give the Broncos the amazing win.

133: Van Anrooy major decision Ty Stevenson, 10-0 (OSU 4, BSU 0)
141: Joey Delgado major decision Travis Himmelman, 10-2 (OSU 8, BSU 0)
149: Chris Castillo decision Scott Sakaguchi, 3-2 (OSU 8, BSU 3)
157: RJ Pena decision Holden Packard, 6-2 (OSU 11, BSU 3)
165: Alex Elder major decision Taylor West, 11-2 (OSU 15, BSU 3)
174: Austin Dewey decision Joe Latham, 6-5 (OSU 15, BSU 6)
184: Jacob Swartz major decision John Tuck, 20-7 (OSU 15, BSU 10)
197: Taylor Meeks decision Cody Dixon, 1-0 (OSU 18, BSU 10)
HWT: J.T. Felix pin Amarveer Dhesi, 0:31 (OSU 18, BSU 16)
125: Rami Haddadin decision Pat Rollins, 10-9 (OSU 18, BSU 19)

Boise State #31 in AP

Boise State #31 in Coaches Poll

Still not a whole lot of respect for the Broncos.  They put a 4-1 team ahead of 4-0 Boise State.