Friday, January 17, 2014

Bronco Wrestlers Lose to North Dakota State 26-15

Boise State's wrestlers fell for the third time in the last four matches, getting whipped by #22 North Dakota State on their home floor, 26-15.

No. 22 North Dakota State 26, No. 21 Boise State 15
125: Rami Haddadin (BSU) dec. Hunter Weber (NDSU), 3-1
133: Justin LaVelle (NDSU) tech fall Matt Nader (BSU), 16-1
141: Clay Cathey (NDSU) dec. Travis Himmelman (BSU), 4-3
149: Chris Castillo (BSU) dec. Tyler Diamond (NDSU), 8-4
157: Nick Olejnik (NDSU) dec. Taylor West (BSU), 5-3 (2OT)
165: No. 3 Steven Monk (NDSU) fall Holden Packard (BSU), 2:56
174: No. 13 Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) dec. Austin Dewey (BSU), 6-2
184: No. 7 Jake Swartz (BSU) dec. Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 4-2
197: Tyler Lehmann (NDSU) fall Cody Dixon (BSU), 1:54
285: No. 6 J.T. Felix (BSU) fall John Gusewelle (NDSU), 4:47

Boise State Wins Gymnastics Meet

Boise State pulled ahead with 195.125 team points, followed by #13 Denver with 194.825 and #23 Brigham Young with 194.450.

Gymnastics squads are supposed to score better at home for several reasons, yet Boise State's score was less tonight than it was on the road in Salt Lake City last week.  This will hurt them when the Regional Qualifying Scores come into play later in the year.  Also, several Broncos scored under 9.80 tonight, the benchmark for teams that make the national championships.  Boise State must consistently score over 49 in each event each week to have hopes of ever making that field.

Boise State Pulls Ahead of Denver

BYU still has two competitors on beam, while Boise State has one left on floor.  But the Broncos appear to have won the triangular gymnastics meet, although there were numerous Broncos under 9.80 tonight.

Denver Leading Women's Gymnastics

Denver has finished with 194.825 points, well ahead of nationally-ranked Boise State and BYU, who are yet to complete their final events.  We'll have final results soon.