Sunday, March 2, 2014

Boise State Third in Pac-12 Championships

FINAL Team Standings Oregon St 155.5 Stanford 134.0 Boise State 128.5 Arizona St 111.0 CSUB 109.5 Cal Poly 74.5

Felix Wins Pac-12 Championship!

Congrats to J.T.--he's come a long ways since his freshman year.  A 7-1 win over Dhesi, and the Pac-12 championship at 285 pounds!

Felix with Two Early Takedowns

J.T. leads Oregon State's Amarveer Dhesi in the Pac-12 heavyweight championship.

Cody Dixon Gets Fifth at 197

Dixon wins 12-5, finishing in fifth place.

Felix Needs a Pin

Boise State cannot catch Stanford for second unless J.T. Felix gets a pin at the 285 class.  He's on deck for the Broncos.

Congrats to Jake Swartz!

Swartz with a takedown with just 30 seconds remaining to score a 3-2 victory and his third consecutive Pac-12 Championship!

Dewey's Loss a Key One

Austin Dewey lost to Stanford's Kyle Meyer 9-3 at 174 pounds.  Boise State probably needs two Pac-10 championships to finish second.

Packard Wins Fifth

Packard gets badly needed bonus points with a 16-5 Major at 165 pounds.

Boise State Struggling to Catch Stanford

Updated Team Standings after 157 Oregon St 150.5 Stanford 122.0 Boise St 117.5 Arizona St 107.0 CSUB 100.5 Cal Poly 74.5

Hernandez Gets Third Place at 157

Great tournament for Steven.  This was a key win for Boise State to finish second.  The Broncos are battling host Stanford, and Hernandez defeated Peter Galli of Stanford.

Castillo Gets Runner-Up

Sakaguchi is one of the best wrestlers in the Pac-12, and to take it down to the final minute is excellent.  Castillo loses 6-5 at 149 pounds.

Castillo Giving It All He's Got

Going up against defending Pac-12 champion Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, Chris Castillo of Boise State scored a reversal to take a 4-3 lead in the third.  Sakaguchi got the escape, and with 1 minute left, it's tied.

Owen Loses in Final Round

Owen falls 5-4 to Arizona State's Matt Kraus.  He'll get fourth place.

Owen Ahead 2-1

Brian Owen ahead 2-1 after one period in his third-place match at 141 pounds.

Boise State Now in Third

Team Standings after 133-lbs: Oregon St 137.5 Stanford 120.0 Boise St 116.5 Arizona St 105.0 CSUB 97.5 Cal Poly 74.5

DeMeulle Goes Down

DeMeulle falls via major decision, 13-2.  He'll get sixth place.  Broncos are about out of the race for the title.

Haddadin Takes Second at 125

Haddadin falls 8-6 in the championship match at 125 pounds.

Boise State Still Second Entering Tonight's Pac-12 Wrestling Session

Team Standings: 1) Oregon State (134.5), 2) Boise State (116.5), 3) Stanford (112.0), 4) ASU (103.0), 5) CSUB (97.5), 6) Cal Poly (73.5).

Pac-12 Wrestling Recap

Four Broncos will wrestle tonight for Pac-12 championships, while three will be in the third-place match and three in fifth-place matches.  At this point, it will be tough to knock off Oregon State, unless all 10 Broncos win.  But realistically, Boise State fighting for second.

Dixon Loses 3-2

Disappointment for the Broncos at 197 pounds.

Dixon About to Wrestle at 197 Pounds

So far, four Broncos are in the championship, three in their third-place matches and two in fifth-place matches.

Scoreless after one round.  Dixon suffered a takedown to his lower-seeded opponent and trails 3-1.

DeMuelle Loses 12-4

Stanford's Jose Mendoza won 12-4 so DeMuelle is headed for fifth-place match.

Three of Four Broncos Have Won in Consolation

Three Boise State wrestlers will be in the third-place match in their divisions tonight.  They join four others who are in the Championship.  Only one Bronco (Packard) has lost of the four to wrestle thus far in consolation.

Dewey Wins after Medical Forfeit

His #2-seeded opponent got his left leg hurt.  He tried to make a go of it, but eventually bowed out.

Dewey with 4-2 Lead

Kastil is hurt.

Dewey now leads 6-3 in the third.  

Packard Losing 3-1

Best he can do now is fifth.

Hernandez Goes to Third-Place Match

9-4 win today.

Hernandez Leads 6-3

Big Match Upcoming

Packard vs. Oregon State's Chay at 155 pounds.

Chay gets takedown late in first, 2-0.

Hernandez Gets Takedown

4-1 lead in the first.

Owen Advances to Third-Place Match

Owen defeated Garelli 8-3 in consolation.

Fresno State Moves Past Boise State for Second in Women's Basketball

1. Colorado State 14-2 .87522-5.815
2. Fresno State 12-5 .70618-10.643
3. Boise State 11-5 .68816-11.593
4. Nevada 11-5 .68816-11.593
5. Wyoming 10-6 .62519-8.704
6. San Diego State 8-8 .50011-15.423
7. UNLV 8-8 .50011-17.393
8. Utah State 7-10 .41213-15.464
9. San José State 4-12 .25010-17.370
10. New Mexico 4-12 .2509-18.333
11. Air Force 0-16 .0001-25.038

Dixon Needs Two Wins at 197 Pounds

Cody Dixon wrestled well against Stanford's Dan Scherer for a while, but he is now in consolation.  As the third seed, Dixon is the favorite in consolation, but he needs two wins to do his job.  First up, Josh DaSilveira of Arizona State.

Dewey Looks for Upset

Austin Dewey suffered a pin in the first match of the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships at 174 pounds, but he'll need to rebound fast.  Dewey will face Cal Poly's Dominic Kastil in consolation, who is the #2 seed in the weight class.  Dewey can really help his team with an upset here.

Boise State's Packard vs. Oregon State's Chay

Holden wrestled well before losing, and this is a key match in the team race.  Toney Chay is the #4 seed at 165 pounds, but Boise State needs a few upsets to unseat the two-time defending Pac-12 champions.

Hernandez vs. Johnson at 157 Pounds

Steven Hernandez's opponent in consolation will be Cal Poly's Xavier Johnson.  Like Hernandez, Johnson is unseeded, and Steven needs a win to help his team.

Disappointed Owen Moves to Consolation

Disqualified from a match against the #1 seed at 141 pounds, Brian Owen now looks to put it behind him in consolation.  He'll meet the home team's Matt Garelli in the wrestleback match, set to begin in about an hour.

DeMuelle Faces Mendoze in Wrestleback

Boise State's Ben DeMuelle will take on #3 seed Jose Mendoze of Cal State-Bakersfield in the consolation bracket at 133 pounds.  Boise State needs a win to bolster its team title hopes.

Boise State in Second at Pac-12 Wrestling Championships

Oregon State leads the tournament with 116 points, and has six individuals in the finals.

Pac-12 Wrestling Finals Set

125: Silver (STAN) vs. Haddidian (BSU) 133: Mango (STAN) vs. Lotito (CP) 141: Nickell (CSUB) vs. Delgado OSU)
149: Sakaguchi (OSU) vs. Castillo (BSU) 157: Pena (OSU) vs. Smith (ASU) 165: Wilson (STAN) vs. Rex (ASU)
174: Hammond (CSUB) vs. Latham (OSU) 184: Stauffer (ASU) vs. Swartz (BSU) 197: Meeks (OSU) vs. Scherer (STAN)
285: Amarveer Dhesi (OSU) vs. J.T. Felix (BSU)

Felix Scores Pin to Move to Heavyweight Championship

Huge pin for J.T. at 285 pounds.  Boise State has four wrestlers in the finals.  Coming in, they had two favorites, so if those other two can score upsets, Boise State will be in good shape to challenge Oregon State for the title.  The Beavers, however, have six in the finals, so Boise State will need some good fortune if they are to prevail.

Dixon Loses to Scherer 7-1 at 197 Pounds

Dixon now slips to consolation.

Dixon Has Lost To Scherer All Three Times This Season

at 197 Pounds, losing 1-0 in the second.

Swartz Moves On to Championship, 6-2

So much for "the better wrestler", huh Pac-12?

Swartz Goes Up 2-0

Pac-12 announcers very biased in this match against Jake.  They say, "Morehead has looked like the better wrestler this afternoon."

By the way, guys, it's now 6-1, Swartz.

Swartz, Dixon and Felix Set to Wrestle

Three Broncos in the heavier weight classes will be wrestling in their respective semifinal matches.  Those are on deck in Palo Alto.

Castillo Advances to 149-Pound Final

Chris Castillo, who had a first-round bye, has defeated Kyle Chene of Cal Poly, 3-2, to move on to the finals against defending champion and #1 seed Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State).

Rami Haddadin Continues to Wrestle Well

Haddadin defeated Cal Poly's Britain Longmire 10-7 to advance to the championship round at the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships.

Dixon Wins at 197 Pounds

Cody Dixon scored a 9-3 win over Cal Poly's Nicolas Johnson in the opening round of the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships in Palo Alto, California.  Dixon will now wrestle the #2 seed, Dan Scherer of the hometown Stanford Cardinal.

Swartz Moves On at 184 Pounds

Boise State's Jake Swartz scored a Technical Fall over Sean Pollack of Cal State-Bakersfield.  He'll face a key match against Austin Morehead of defending champion Oregon State in the second round.

Dewey Loses by Fall at 174 Pounds

Austin Dewey ran into #1 seed Bryce Hammond of Cal State-Bakersfield, whose wrestlers are off to a great start.  Austin drops into the consolation bracket.

Packard Loses Tough 3-2 Decision to #3 Seed at 165 Pounds

Holden Packard put up a tough fight against the highly-regarded David Meza of Cal State-Bakersfield.  He moves into the consolation bracket against an opponent to be named later. 

Steven Hernandez Scores Upset at 157 Pounds

Boise State's Steven Hernandez did both himself and his team proud at the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships.  Steven pined the #4 seed at 157 pounds (Peter Galli of Stanford). 

 Hernandez then lost to R.J. Pena of Oregon State, the #1 seed, 8-1, in the second round.

Owen Gets First Round Pin

Brian Owen won by fall over Cal Poly's Jacob Leon in the opening round match at 141 pounds at the Pac-12 Wrestling Championships.  What does Brian get for his accomplishment?  He has to face the conference's #1 seed in Ian Nickell of Cal State-Bakersfield.

Owen has been disqualified from his match with Nickell for what they say was an illegal hold.

DeMuelle Loses by Fall

Not a good start for Boise State's Ben DeMuelle.  He was pined by Oregon State's Joey Palmer at 133 pounds, and OSU is the team Boise State is trying to beat in the Pac-12 Championships.

Haddidin Wins First Round Major

Rami Haddidin of Boise State scored an 8-0 Major victory in his opening round match with Sergio Mendez of Cal State-Baksersfield at 125 pounds.  Haddidin moves on to face Britain Longmire of Cal Poly.

The Current Mountain West Men's Basketball Standings

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
San Diego State14-225-3
New Mexico13-222-5
Boise State9-719-10
Fresno State8-915-15
Colorado State6-1015-14
Utah State6-1116-13
Air Force5-1111-16
San Jose State1-157-21