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The Fight to Save Boise State Wrestling Continues

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When Boise State announced last month that they would drop wrestling in preparation for starting a baseball program, whose start date has not been named, the wrestling community was once again forced to launch efforts to save an imperiled program. It has been less than a month and the news cycle, without much concrete progress to report, has largely moved ...

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Boise State is Another Battle in a War we’re Losing

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Boise State announced Tuesday that they were discontinuing their wrestling program, effective immediately, in order to add a baseball program. Even in their statement, the administration admitted they had no timeline, though President Bob Kustra has been talking about baseball as his pet project since at least 2015. Head coach Mike Mendoza and his team were informed that the wrestling ...

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TOM’s Recruiting News – November 14th, 2016

Jacob Warner

Princeton (EIWA) The Princeton coaching staff added more to their arsenal at the already tough 125-pound weight class when New York state champion Jonathan Gomez, of Locus Valley High, verbally committed to compete for the Tigers next fall. Gomez is a two-time state medalist and was successful in gaining an individual state title in 2015. He will be vying for ...

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Swartz, Wilson, Zalesky take Pac-12 yearly awards

By Kyra Geithman Pac-12 Sports WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – BOISE STATE’s Jake Swartz has been voted Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, while STANFORD’s Jim Wilson was tabbed Pac-12 Wrestling Freshman/Newcomer of the Year, and OREGON STATE’s Jim Zalesky was named Pac-12 Wrestling Coach of the Year, the Conference office announced today. The awards were voted on by the six Pac-12 ...

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Castillo stuns Sakaguchi as Boise State upsets No. 14 Oregon State in Border War

By Joe Nickell Boise State Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Boise State wrestling team upset No. 14 Oregon State Sunday at Gill Coliseum, knocking off the Beavers 19-18 in this year’s first edition of the Border War. After falling behind 15-3, the Broncos (1-1) stormed back, winning four of the last five matches to knock off the defending Pac-12 ...

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Friesth’s heroics lead Wyoming past Boise State 17-15

By Andy Chapman Wyoming Sports Information Trailing by one point heading into the last match Friday, the University of Wyoming wrestling team needed someone to step up. Junior Dakota Friesth did just that, outworking his opponent to give UW three team points for a 17-15 dual win over Boise State on the road. Trailing 15-14, Friesth and the Pokes headed ...

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No. 23 Boise State crushes Cal Poly 43-3

By Boise State Sports Information BOISE, Idaho- In its final Pac-12 dual of the season, the No. 23 Boise State wrestling team handily defeated Cal Poly, 43-3 at Taco Bell Arena, Sunday. The match was part of the second Beauty and the Beast event this season which resulted in a win for the Bronco gymnastics team as well. Boise State ...

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No. 24 Boise State tops Stanford 29-7

By Boise State Sports Information BOISE, Idaho – The No. 24 Boise State wrestling team won eight-straight matches to defeat Stanford 29-7, Sunday. The win gave the Broncos (8-5, 4-1 Pac-12) a weekend sweep after defeating CSU Bakersfield Friday. Jason Chamberlain exerted his will at 149 pounds against Timmy Boone, getting his first pin of the season. Chamberlain, who is ...

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No. 25 Boise State burns Arizona State 33-7

By Jeremy Hawkes Arizona State Sports Information BOISE, Idaho – The Arizona State University wrestling team dropped its third consecutive dual on in falling to Boise State, 33-7, at Taco Bell Arena on Sunday afternoon. Things got off to a good start for the Sun Devils (7-8, 2-1 Pac-12) as No. 19 Levi Cooperscored an impressive upset over No. 12 ...

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Boise State takes Border Axe with upset win over No. 10 Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Boise State wrestling team upset No. 10 Oregon State in the Border War by a score of 19-15, winning five matches with one pin and one major decision. No. 3 Jason Chamberlain avenged his only loss of the season with a 3-1 sudden-victory win against No. 7 Scott Sakaguchi at 149 pounds. After a 0-0 finish ...

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