2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions
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Location: Boise, Idaho Enrollment: 18,936 Colors: Blue and Orange Nickname: Broncos Conference: Pac-10 National Affiliation: NCAA Division I Facility: Bronco Gym (1,450) & Taco Bell Arena (12,380) President: Dr. Robert Kustra Athletic Director: Gene Bleymaier Head Coach: Greg Randall Randall’s Dual Match Record at Boise State: 74-26 (7 years) Randall’s Overall Dual Match Record: 74-26 (7 years) Assistant Coaches: Chris Owens and Kirk White 2008-09 Dual Match Record: 17-3 (8-0 Pac-10) 2008-09 Pac-10 Conference Finish: 1st (172.5 points) 2008-09 NCAA National Finish: 12th (46.5 points) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 17 / 4 Starters Returning/Lost: 8 / 3 NCAA Qualifiers Returning/Lost: 9 / 3 NCAA All-Americans Returning/Lost: 1 / 2 Wrestling SID: Max Corbet Phone: Work (208) 426-1515 Home: (208) 345-2180 FAX: (208) 426-1778 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 1910 University Drive Boise, Idaho 83725 Team Photographer: Stan Brewster 1
Head Coach Greg Randall.................................................. 2-3 Assistant Coaches & Support Staff.................................... 4-5 Simplot Center for Athletic Excellence..................................6 2009 Pac-10 Conference & NCAA Championships..............7 Returning NCAA All-Americans............................................8 Returning Pac-10 Conference Champions...................... 9-10 Returning NCAA National Qualifiers.............................11-16 Individual Bronco Profiles.............................................. 17-23 2007-08 Season Review.................................................... 24-25 Former Pac-10 and Big Sky Champions.............................26 Former Boise State NCAA All-Americans..........................27 NCAA Champions Ben Cherrington & Kirk White..........28 USA Olympian Charles Burton & Former Head Coach Mike Young..................................29 Past Boise State Pac-10 Team Champions...........................30 Bronco Nation.................................................................. 31-56 Boise State Competition Facilities.................................. 32-34 Allen Noble Gallery & Hall of Fame....................................35 Bronco Historical Highlights.......................................... 36-37 2007-08 Boise State Year in Review............................... 38-39 Strength and Conditioning...................................................40 Boise State Sports Medicine.................................................41 Bronco Academic Services/Success................................ 42-43 Bronco Community Service..................................................44 Boise State University........................................................ 45-7 Boise, Idaho...................................................................... 48-49 Dr. Robert Kustra, University President.............................52 Gene Bleymaier, Director of Athletics..................................53 Boise State Administration & Athletic Directory......... 54-55 Bronco Sports Information and Media Information..........56
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Head Coach - Greg Randall It took Greg Randall just seven years to direct the Boise State University wrestling program to the top of the Pac-10 Conference, while also establishing himself as one of the top collegiate coaches in the country. Through his first seven seasons as head coach, Randall has led the Broncos to top-three team finishes at the Pac10 Conference championships six times, including back-to-back Pac-10 titles in 2008 and 2009, and four top-25 finishes at the
NCAA Championships. Randall’s success was capped last season with a 17-3 record, his third Pac-10 Championship and a 12th-place finish at the national tournament. Randall was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year after the Broncos shattered the conference championship scoring record with 172.5 team points. Boise State did so with six wrestlers earning individual conference titles, including: Andrew Hochstrasser (133 pounds), Jason Chamberlain (149), Tyler Sherfey (165), Nate Lee (174), Kirk Smith (184) and Brent Chriswell (197). Boise State had nine wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships, three of which (Hochstrasser, Sherfey and Chriswell) earned All-American honors with top-eight finishes in their respective weight classes. The nine BSU wrestlers at nationals tied the record for the most Broncos to qualify for the NCAA tournament since Boise State joined the Pac-10 in 1988. The Boise State wrestling program also achieved that feat in 2003 and 2008. Randall’s league finishes included the 2004, 2008 and 2009 Pac-10 championships, runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2005, and a third-place finish in 2006. At the 2003 and 2009 NCAA tournaments Randall’s Broncos placed 12th, while the 2006 and 2008 teams finished 24th. In 2007-08 Randall earned his first Pac-10 Coach of the Year award, which came in part to his team’s dominating performance at the league championships. Boise State scored the third-highest Pac-10 tournament score in history with 152.5 total points. With the win the Broncos also sent nine wrestlers on to the national tournament, which was highlighted by Kirk Smith’s eighth-place finish at 184 pounds. In 2006 Randall guided his first NCAA individual champion as a head coach as Ben Cherrington captured the national title in the 157-pound weight class. Cherrington was the second wrestler Randall has helped to a first-place finish at the NCAA tournament. In 1999 as an assistant coach for the Broncos, Randall helped guide Kirk White to the 165-pound national title. Taking over the program following the 2001-02 season, Randall has led the Broncos to a dual match record of 74-26 the past seven seasons for a 74.0 winning percentage. In that time eight of his wrestlers earned NCAA All-America honors while capturing 17 individual Pac-10 championships, including the six Boise State brought home from the 2009 Pac-10 Championships.
Randall became just the third head wrestling coach in the past 40 years at Boise State when he was promoted to the head coaching position on April 5, 2002, following the retirement of longtime head coach Mike Young. Prior to taking over the top coaching position, Randall was known as one of the top assistants in the country, helping the Broncos to two Pac-10 championships and several top-20 finishes at the NCAA tournament during his 10 years under Young. His success as an assistant carried over in his first year at the helm of the Bronco program (2002-03) when he was named “Rookie Coach of the Year” by Amateur Wrestling News. While the Boise State wrestling program has always been successful, it has seen unprecedented success over the past 10 seasons. During that time Boise State fans have seen some of the top team and individual performances in the program’s history with the Broncos winning five Pac-10 championships (2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009), while finishing runner-up for the league title four other years (1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005). In his seven years as the Bronco head coach, Randall’s teams have made a habit of peaking at the right time each season. In 2009 and 2004 his squads won eight straight dual matches before winning the league title. In 2008 the Broncos finished the season by winning 9-of 10 duals en route to a Pac-10 title, with their only loss coming against No. 1 ranked Iowa in the season finale. His team also won its final eight dual matches before finishing second at the 2003 league championships and posting its fifth straight top-20 finish at nationals.
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions In the past 11 seasons, Randall has helped Boise State wrestlers to several league and national accomplishments. Included are 25 individual Pac-10 championships, 74 qualifiers to the NCAA championships, 17 Broncos receiving All-America honors and two individual NCAA national championships. Current assistant coach Kirk White came away with three of those All-America awards (1999, which came en route to his national individual title, 2000 and 2001). Since Randall joined the Bronco wrestling program 17 years ago, 14 individuals have earned a total of 19 NCAA All-America awards. Along with the three won by White, three other Broncos have also been multiple winners of the national honor. They are Larry Quisel (third in 1999 and second in 2000 at 157-pounds), Cash Edwards (seventh in 2000 and sixth in 2001 at 184 pounds), and Ben VomBaur (fourth in 2002 and sixth in 2003 at 125 pounds). Broncos earning single NCAA All-America honors with Randall as an assistant or head coach include Nels Nelson (seventh in 1992 at 150 pounds), Rusty Cook (fourth in 2001 at 197 pounds), Charles Burton (third in 1996 at 167 pounds), Collin Robertson (sixth in 2003 at 149 pounds), Boe Rushton (third in 2003 at heavyweight), Cherrington (first in 2005 at 157 pounds), Smith (eighth in 2008 at 184 pounds), Hochstrasser (fourth in 2009 at 133 pounds), Sherfey (eighth in 2009 at 165 pounds) and Chriswell (sixth in 2009 at 197 pounds). Burton went on to become Boise State’s first student-athlete to become a member of a United States Olympic team. The native of Meridian, Idaho, represented the United States at 2000 Sydney Games competing in the freestyle division, where he placed fifth in the 87-kilogram (187.25-pound) weight class. As a team at the NCAA Tournament, Boise State has finished among the top 25 teams eight of the past eleven years. Along with their 12th place finish 2009, the Broncos also finished 24th in 2008, 24th in 2006, 12th in 2003, tied for 19th in 2002, 10th in 2001, 12th in 2000 and 10th in 1999. A 1987 graduate of the University of Iowa, Randall was a threetime NCAA All-American for legendary coach Dan Gable. In 2003 Randall had the honor to serve as an assistant to Gable for the U.S. World Cup wrestling team. Randall wrestled in the 134-pound weight class at Iowa, helping the Hawkeyes to four NCAA national championships. He was a threetime All-American, finishing runner-up for the national championship in 1984 and 1986. As a junior in 1985 he placed fifth at the national tournament. Randall was a Big 10 Conference champion in 1985 and received
the award for the “Most Falls in the Least of Amount of Time”. In 1985, 1986 and 1987 he was selected as a participant for the East-West All-Star Wrestling Classic. Following his 1987 season Randall received Iowa’s McGivern Award, which is presented each year to the team’s most courageous wrestler. Competing at the international level in 1989, Randall captured the gold medal for his weight class at the Pan American Games. He has also been a runner-up at the U.S. Open Nationals and placed second at the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival. A four-time state high school champion in Iowa during his prep career, Randall was inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame located at the Wrestling Institute in Newton, Iowa, in March of 2002, and in the state of Iowa High School Hall of Fame in 1995. He is also a two-time junior national champion. Prior to joining the Bronco coaching staff, Randall was an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota. Randall, and his wife Chris, have three children – Rylee 14, Shea 13 and Brittlyn 8.
Greg Randall’s Career Coaching Record Year 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Totals
Overall 11-3 9-3 9-7 8-5 10-3 10-2 17-3 74-26
Pac-10 6-1 4-2 4-3 4-3 6-2 7-1 8-0 39-12
Pac-10 Finish 2nd (127.0 pts.) 1st (94.5 pts.) 2nd (93.0 pts.) 3rd (97.0 pts.) 9th (58.5 pts.) 1st (152.5 pts.) 1st (172.5 pts.)
NCAA Finish 12th (45.0 pts.) 37th (9.5 pts.) 33rd (12.0 pts.) 24th (31.5 pts) no score 24th (21.0 pts.) 12th (46.5 pts.)
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Chris Owens Assistant Coach with a seventh place finish at 184 pounds. As a team, Boise State scored 41.5 points to place 12th. The 2001 season saw a return to the top 10 at the NCAA Tournament as the Bronco team posted another 10th place finish and three more All-American awards. White won his third individual national honor, Edwards his second and Rusty Cook his first AllAmerica award in the 197-pound weight division. In 2002 Boise State was back on top of the league standings scoring 123 points to capture the team’s second Pac-10 Championship. Owens helped guide two Bronco wrestlers to individual league crowns as Jesse Brock and Collin Robertson won the 133 and 149-pound weight divisions, respectively. Eight Broncos advanced to the national tournament with 125-pounder Ben VomBaur the highlight for Boise State placing fourth in the 125-pound weight class. As a team, the Broncos placed 19th with 24 points. Owens helped Boise State to another top 20 finish at nationals in 2003 as the team placed 12th with 45 points. Nine Bronco wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Tournament, with three (VomBaur - 125 pounds, Robertson - 149 and Boe Rushton - heavyweight) coming away with All-American honors. In 2004, the Broncos captured their third league crown in six years and advanced five individuals to the NCAA National Tournament. Following another runner-up finish for the Pac-10 crown in 2005, five Broncos again advanced to the collegiate championships. Boise State enjoyed another successful trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 as Cherrington’s individual national championship (157 pounds) guided the team to a 24th place finish. Prior to the national tournament, Cherrington won his second Pac10 title, and Scott Jorgensen became the first Bronco to win three
Entering his 14th year as an assistant coach at Boise State, Chris Owens has played an instrumental role in the Bronco’s recent wrestling success. During that time Owens has helped Boise State to several individual and team championships as the Broncos continue to be one of the top wrestling programs in the country. He is also playing a key role in the future success of the team, helping sign some of the nation’s top high school wrestlers to national letters of intent at Boise State. In the past ten seasons Owens has helped mold the Broncos into one of the top programs in the country. Along the way Boise State has won Pac-10 Conference Championships in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2009, finished runner-up for the league title in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005, while placing third at the 2006 tournament. Owens has also help direct the Broncos to seven top 25 team finishes at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships in the past ten years, 23 individual Pac-10 titles, 65 individual appearances at the NCAA National Tournament and two individual national championships. Those national championships included Kirk White’s firstplace finish in the 165-pound weight class at the 1999 NCAA Tournament, and Ben Cherrington’s first-place finish at the 2006 tournament in the 157-pound weight division. Owens helped coach the Broncos to one of their most successful seasons as a team in 2008-09, as Boise State won its’ second consecutive Pac-10 Championship with a conference record 172.5 points. The Broncos captured six individual Pac-10 titles, at 133 pounds (Andrew Hochstrasser), 149 pounds (Jason Chamberlain), 165 pounds (Tyler Sherfey), 174 pounds (Nate Lee), 184 pounds (Kirk Smith) and 197 pounds (Brent Chriswell). Boise State also had three wrestlers (Hochstrasser, Sherfey and Chriswell) earned All-American honors after finishing in the topeight at the NCAA Championships. As a team, Boise State placed 12th at nationals. Boise State’s recent string of success started in 1999 with a runner-up finish at the Pac-10 Tournament and a 10th place finish at nationals. That year Boise State won two individual titles at the league tournament and earned two All-America awards, including the school’s first national wrestling championship by White. Boise State followed up its 1999 success by winning its first Pac-10 Championship in 2000. Three Broncos won league titles that year and eight individuals advanced to the national collegiate tournament. At the NCAA Championships Boise State won three more All-America awards. Larry Quisel, who had placed third at 157 pounds in 1999, had the highest Bronco finish in 2000 with a runner-up performance in the same weight class. White also won his second national All-America award with a fifth place finish at 165 pounds, while Cash Edwards won his first All-America award 5
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Owens Continued... individual conference championships (133 pounds). Before becoming an assistant at Boise State, Owens was a member of the Oklahoma State University wrestling team, helping the Cowboys to the 1990 NCAA National Championship. In 1990, Owens was named to the freshman All-American team. He also earned two All-American honors in 1990 and 1992 placing third and second, respectively, at the NCAA Tournament. Entering his senior season at Oklahoma State, Owens was ranked number one in the nation at his weight class of 134 pounds. But a knee injury ended the season early for Owens.
Owens finished his career at Oklahoma State with an overall record of 85-6 and helped the Cowboys to the 1992 Big Eight Conference Championship. Owens was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the St. Louis Open in 1990, and was runner-up at in his weight class at the prestigious Espoir National Tournament. A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Owens was the State of Idaho’s first four-time high school champion and finished his prep career undefeated with an overall record of 123-0. Owens and his wife Robyn have two children – Taylor (11) and Cade (6).
Kirk White Assistant Coach One of the all-time greats in Boise State’s wrestling program, Kirk White is in his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Broncos. The 1999 NCAA National Champion at 165 pounds, White earned a total of three All-American awards, and one league title while wrestling for Boise State. Since completing his collegiate career in 2001, White has coached at many different levels, while continuing his competitive career in Freestyle wrestling at the national and international level. As a sophomore in 1999, White burst on the collegiate scene when he became the first Bronco to win an NCAA National Championship (165 pounds) in wrestling. He continued his
collegiate success by earning two more NCAA All-America awards in 2000 and 2001 to become the only three-time NCAA Wrestling All-American in Boise State history. White posted a four-year record of 130-26 for an 83.3 winning percentage. Along with his coaching duties, White has continued to compete in Freestyle winning several medals at international tournaments in his weight class of 74 kilos (163 pounds). During the 2006-07 season White captured the silver medal at the Sunkist International. One week later White avenged his loss to Scott Owen at Sunkist handing him a 12-3 defeat to win the RealPro Wrestling West Regional. He also won the Clansmen International Gold Medal. Following surgery in February of 2007 to clean up an old knee injury, White came back four months later to compete in the World Team Trails. He won his first match before losing to No. 1 ranked Joe Heskett in the next round. In November of 2007, White was ranked ninth in the USA team rankings at 74kg (163 pounds). Injuries kept White out of the 2006 rankings, but prior to that he was ranked third in 2003, fourth in 2004 and second in 2005. At the 2003 World Cup hosted in Boise, White competed for World Team Select helping his team to the World Cup Silver Medal. In both 2003 and 2004, White represented the United States in the Pan-American Championships, where he won the silver medal on both occasions. He has earned prestigious USA National All-American Medals (top 8) in each of his five attempts (1999, 2002-05), including a 2nd place finish in his most recent campaign in 2005. In 2003 and 2005, White was a Team USA National Team Member (top 3 at the US World Team Trials). In the 2004 Olympic Team Trials he finished 4th overall. White has also served as a resident athlete at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, been a student assistant at Boise State in 2001-02, an assistant coach at Pacific Lutheran University in 2002-03 and Highline Community College in 2003-04, and as the head coach at Fife High School in Tacoma, Wash., during the 2004-05 season. White earned his bachelor’s degree in physical and secondary education from Boise State in May of 2000, and his master’s degree from Idaho State University in athletic administration in August of 2002.
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Dale Holste Equipment
Tim Socha Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Manager Dale Holste is in his 13th season as the equipment manager at Boise State. Along with handlingin the equipment needs for the Bronco wrestling team, he also handles the same duties for track and field, and football. He joined the Boise State Athletic Department in 1996. Holste was named the Athletic Equipment Manager Association’s District 8 Equipment Manager of the Year in 2005 and currently serves as the president of District 8 of the AEMA. Holste came to Boise State from Fort Hays State (Kan.) University, where he was the equipment manager and administrative assistant from 1990. Prior to his stint at Fort Hays State, Holste worked at Mesa State (Colo.) College as an equipment manager from 1985-1989. He has also served as an equipment manager at the Mile High Football Camp in Greeley, Colo., for the Denver Dynamite of the Arena Football League, as an intern for the Washington Redskins, and for the Idaho Stallions of the Indoor Professional Football League. A native of Evergreen, Colo., Holste graduated from Fort Hays State in 1995. He is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Holste and his wife, Nancy, live in Boise and have five children – Emily, Becky, Lacey, Kaycie and Craig.
Cory Fish Student Assistant Coach
Andy Chorn Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Andy Chorn is in his second season with the Boise State wrestling program, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Chorn completed his undergraduate education at Boise State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2008. Chorn is currently working on a master’s in athletic administration from Idaho State University.
Cory Fish joins the Boise State wrestling staff as a student assistant coach after competing for the Broncos over the past four seasons. Fish came to Boise State in 2005 after a highly successful high school career, in which Fish compiled a 125-20 record en route to winning two state championships. He continued that success at Boise State, wrestling to NCAA National Championship appearances in 2008 (133 pounds) and 2009 (141). The highlight of his career was capturing the 133pound Pac-10 title in 2008. Fish concluded his career at Boise State with an 80-50 overall record. Because Fish did not redshirt while competing for the Broncos, he is able to work with the team as a student assistant. He is finishing his bachelor’s in General Business Management.
Tim Socha is in his third season as head strength and conditioning coach at Boise State. Socha joined the Bronco staff in May of 2006, and in his first season the Broncos finished 13-0 and beat Oklahoma 43-42 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Before coming to Boise State, Socha spent two seasons as the assistant director of strength and conditioning for football at the University of Louisville, where he helped the Cardinals to a pair of bowl games and an overall 20-4 record. Socha worked three years at the University of Wyoming, where he served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for football and was the head strength and conditioning coach for wrestling, track and field and cross country. From 1999-2001 Socha was a graduate assistant at Auburn University, where he assisted with football, baseball and softball and served as the head strength and conditioning coach for men’s golf. Socha is a 1999 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in coaching. He received a master’s of education in exercise physiology from Auburn in 2001. Socha was a four-year letter winner in football with the Minnesota Gophers (1995-1998) and worked as a student assistant in strength and conditioning after his senior season. In May of 2008 Socha married the former Jessica Whiteman.
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2010 Pac-10 Championships - Feb. 26-27 - Davis, California The 2010 Pac-10 Conference Wrestling Championships will be held in Davis, California on the campus of UC Davis. Dates for this year’s tournament are Feb. 26-27 (Friday and Saturday), 2010. The two-day event will be held at The Pavilion on the UC Davis campus. Boise State is the defending Pac-10 Champion and has won five titles in the past eight seasons, including back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. The Broncos have also won Pac-10 crowns in 2000, 2002 and 2004. Boise State has finished either first or second as a team in nine of the past 11 tournaments. The Broncos finished runner-up in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005. Boise State placed third in 2006 and ninth in 2007. The Broncos return four champions from last year’s tournament - Andrew Hochstrasser (133 pounds), Jason Chamberlain (149), Nate Lee (174) and Kirk Smith (184). Boise State also returns one runner-up from last season’s tournament with Adam Hall (157). Bronco head coach Greg Randall was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year, and Boise State’s Jason Chamberlain was named the Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. There are four different sessions at the Pac-10 Tournament. Competition begins on Feb. 26 with preliminary and championship round one matches in the first session. The second session on Feb. 26 will feature championship semi-finals and consolation round matches. The third session will be on Feb. 27 with the consolation semi-finals and finals. The Parade of Champions will start the final session on Feb. 27 with the championship finals to follow. The Pacific-10 Wrestling Conference is comprised of nine schools from four different states. Competing institutions are Arizona State University in Tempe; Boise State University in Boise; Oregon State University in Corvallis; Univerisity of Oregon in Eugene; California-Poly San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo; California State University Bakersfield in Bakersfield; California State University Fullerton in Fullerton; University of California Davis in Davis; and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. 2009 PAC-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Team Results Boise State Oregon State Cal State-Bakersfield UC Davis Arizona State Cal Poly Stanford Cal State-Fullerton Portland State
172.5 128.0 124.5 102.5 101.0 89.5 81.5 72.5 32.0
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Individual Champions Anthony Robles Arizona State Andrew Hochstrasser Boise State Elijah Nacita Cal State-Bakersfield Jason Chamberlain Boise State Chase Pami Cal Poly Tyler Sherfey Boise State Nate Lee Boise State Kirk Smith Boise State Brent Chriswell Boise State Mitch Monteiro Cal State-Bakersfield
2010 NCAA Championships - March 18-20 - Omaha, Nebraska
The NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships heads to Omaha, Neb. after two consecutive years of being held in St. Louis, Mo. The three-day tournament (March 18-20, Thursday-Saturday) will be hosted at the Qwest Center. The University of Nebraska and the Omaha Sports Commission will co-host the tournament. An estimated 39 competitors from the Pac-10 Conference will advance to the national championships. The all-time high for the Pac-10 wrestlers qualifying for the national tournament was 44 in 1997. The Pac-10 sends the third most wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament behind the Big 10 Conference and the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Boise State scored 42.5 points at last year’s championship to place 12th. Andrew Hochstrasser (133 pounds), Tyler Sherfey (165) and Brent Chriswell (197) each garned All-American honors with top-eight finishes at the tournament. The Broncos have finished in the top 25 at nationals eight of the past 11 years. Along with last year’s 12th place finish, the other top 25 finishes include two 10th place finishes in 1999 and 2001, two 12th place finishes in 2000 and 2003, a 19th place finish in 2002 and two 24th plce finish in 2007 and 2008. 2009 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Iowa Ohio State Iowa State Nebraska Cornell Edinboro Missouri Illinois Wisconsin Maryland
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96.5 92.0 84.5 78.5 73.5 72.0 70.0 55.0 53.0 47.5
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Individual Champions Troy Nickerson Cornell Franklin Gomez Michigan State J Jaggers Ohio State Darrion Caldwell North Carolina State Jordan Burroughs Nebraska Jarrod King Edinboro Steve Luke Michigan Jake Herbert Northwestern Jake Varner Iowa State Mark Ellis Missouri
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Junior - Weight Class: 133 Pounds Toole, Utah - Toole High School Major: Marketing 2009 NCAA All-American – 133 Pounds 2009 Pac-10 Champion – 133 Pounds 2009 NCAA National Qualifier – 133 Pounds 2005 NCAA National Qualifier – 125 Pounds 2008-09 – Andrew Hochstrasser enjoyed more success than any other Bronco throughout the 200809 season, placing fourth at the NCAA national championships, earning All-American honors and capturing his first Pac-10 Conference Championship. Seeded fifth, Hochstrasser started off his run at the NCAA tournament with three wins, which started with a pin (2:20) against Kyle Hutter of Old Dominion. Hochstrasser followed that performance with a 9-2 decision against No. 12 Steve Bell (Maryland) and an upset 9-8 decision against No. 4 Daniel Dennis of Iowa. Hochstrasser’s would fall to the loser’s bracket after a semifinal loss to Michigan State’s Franklin Gomez, the tournament’s No. 1 seed. He would rebound quickly, though, beating Bell for the second time in the tournament with a 7-3 decision. Hochstrasser would fight hard in his final match, but eventually fell, 14-6, to Jayson Ness of Minnesota. His four wins at nationals was good enough to earn him a fourth-place finish, which also qualified him for All-American status. At the Pac-10 tournament, Hochstrasser put together three dominating matches en route to winning a conference title. He started the conference championships with a pin (3:50) against Arizona State’s David Prado. In the semifinals, Hochstrasser defeated Filip Novachokov of Cal Poly, 9-4. He secured the title by defeating Oregon State’s Kelly Kubec, 6-1, in the championship match. Hochstrasser finished the season with an overall record of 35-4, 16-1 in duals. He started the season by winning 19 consecutive matches. He also started the first 17 duals of the season at 133-pounds for the Broncos. Hochstrasser finished the season with the most technical falls (5) and the most pins (7) on the team. He started the season ranked No. 10 and reached as high as No. 2 in the nation on Jan. 6. He spent six weeks of the regular season ranked No. 4. His only two losses of the regular season came in a 6-4 loss to No. 2 Jimmy Kennedy of Illinois and a 6-4 loss to No. 3 Reece Humphrey of Ohio State. Hochstrasser recorded two tournament wins and one second-place finish throughout the season. He finished first at the Cowboy Open and the Body Bar, while placing second at the Las Vegas Invitational. 2007-08 – Hochstrasser red-shirted after returning to the Broncos from a two-year church mission. He did wrestle unattached at four different tournaments and tallied a 19-1 record in the process. He won the Cowboy Open, Best of the West Tournament, and the Utah Valley Open. Hochstrasser’s only loss of the season came in the fourth round of the Southern Scuffle when he suffered an 8-7 loss to Joe Baker of Navy. Hochstrasser rebounded, however, making his way to the tournament’s third-place match where he refaced Baker, this time winning 9-8. Two of Hochstrasser’s tournament titles came by defeating teammate Cory Fish. The two met in the final round of the Cowboy Open, which Hochstrasser won in a 5-0 decision. Their second meeting came in the final round of the Best of the West Tournament. Hochstrasser also won that match, 2-1. 2004-05 – Hochstrasser produced one of the top rookie seasons in Boise State history during his first year with the program. The true freshman placed third at the Pac10 tournament in the 125-pound weight class and qualified for the NCAA Championships. He ended the year with an overall record of 29-8. His record at the league tournament was 3-1, with his only loss to No. 3 seed Efren 10
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions Ceballos of Cal State Bakserfield in the semifinals, 12-8. At his first national collegiate championships he started the tournament in grand fashion, pinning his first opponent at the 4:54 mark of the match. He followed that pin with a 5-3 decision in the next round before losing his first match. Hochstrasser lost his first match in the consolation bracket and ended his first NCAA tournament with a 2-2 record. He entered the NCAA Championships ranked in the four major national polls. They included fourth by The Wrestling Mall and sixth by Amateur Wrestling News, W.I.N. Magazine and NWCA/Intermat. He was 23-7 in tournaments and 5-1 in dual matches. Among his individual wins, three were by pin, four by technical fall and four by major decision. Hochstrasser competed in four regular season tournaments, coming away with first-place finishes at the Southern Oregon Open and the Reno Tournament of Champions. He also placed second at the Cowboy Open and fourth at the Las Vegas Invitational. Hochstrasser’s longest winning streak of the season was 12. Freestyle – Competing in the 132-pound (60kg) weight class in the University division, Hochstrasser advanced to the consolation semifinals at the 2008 FILA Team Trails. High School – Hochstrasser was one of the top prep wrestlers in the country as a senior (2003-04). During his four-year career at Tooele High School, Hochstrasser compiled an overall record of 170-8 (95.5%) and won four straight Utah high school state championships. He was 44-1 as a freshman, 41-4 his sophomore season, 47-2 as a junior, and finished his final year at 38-1. His 170 wins is a Utah state record. He also holds the state record for most pins in a career with 133. Hochstrasser earned numerous awards and individual championship titles during his high school career. His state championships came in the 103-pound weight class in 2001, 112 pounds in 2002, 119 pounds in 2003 and 130 pounds in 2004. He has also won four Utah freestyle state championships and several regional titles. As a senior he was named the outstanding Utah high school wrestler by the Utah Wrestling Coaches Association. His high school coach was Cody Miller.
Andrew Hochstrasser’s Career Bronco Record 2004-05: 29-8 (78.4%) 2008-09: 35-4 (89.7%) Career Totals: 64-12 (84.2%)
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Junior - Weight Class: 184 Boise, Idaho - Centennial High School Major: Exercise Science 2009 Pac-10 Champion - 184 Pounds 2008 NCAA All-American - 184 Pounds 2008 & 2009 NCAA National Qualifier - 184 Pounds 2008-09 – Kirk Smith did little to disappoint throughout his sophomore campaign at Boise State. He brought home his first Pac-10 Conference title after putting together a 4-0 record at the Pac-10 tournament, which also earned him a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships. Seeded No. 4, Smith rolled through his first two matches at nationals, beating Iowa State’s Jerome Ward, 3-1, to open the tournament. In the second round Smith beat Vincenzo DiDona of Central Michigan, 4-0. His run at two consecutive All-American honors would fall short, however, as Smith would lose his next two matches and bow out of the tournament. His first loss came against No. 12 seed Vince Jones of Nebraska, 2-1, and his final loss was at the hands of No. 6 seed Joshua Patterson (Binghamton), 6-3. Smith earned his spot at NCAAs after a dominating run through Pac-10 competition. He opened the conference tournament by defeating Portland State’s Brady Garner with a 20-4 technical fall and Tim Hawkins of Cal State Fullerton in a 9-1 major decision. His final two matches wouldn’t come quite as easily, but he did manage to hold of Jake Johnson of Stanford 2-1 in the semifinals and Riley Orozco of Cal State Bakersfield 2-1 in the championship match. Smith finished the season with an overall record of 38-3, 19-1 in duals. He led Boise State in overall wins (38), winning percentage (.927) and dual wins (19). His only loss of the regular season came in a 3-2 decision to Ohio State’s Mike Pucillo at the National Duals. Pucillo finished the regular season ranked No. 3 nationally, according to USA Today/InterMat/NWCA. Smith started 19 of Boise State’s 20 duals at 184-pounds, while also starting one dual at 197-pounds early in the season. He finished the regular season ranked No. 4 nationally (USA Today/InterMat/NWCA). Smith started the season ranked No. 5. He recorded 14 major decisions, four pins and one technical fall throughout the season. Smith won all three tournaments he competed in during the regular season, which were the Cowboy Open, the Body Bar and the Las Vegas Invitational. 2007-08 – Smith enjoyed one of the most successful seasons of anyone on the Boise State wrestling team, finishing with a 28-6 overall record, a Pac-10 tournament runner-up finish, and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA tournament to earn All-American honors. Smith, tore through regular season competition, winning 10 consecutive duals prior to losing to Phillip Keddy of Iowa, 3-2, in the Broncos final dual of the season. Smith entered the Pac-10 tournament with a No. 1 seeding. He cruised through his first match against John Clark of UC Davis, 14-2. In the second round Smith defeated Zack Giesen of Stanford, 10-1. In the championship match Smith wrestled hard but fell short of completing his title run with a 10-7 loss to No. 3 Brent Chriswell of Arizona State. Smith rebounded from the Pac-10 title defeat with a 4-3 record at the NCAA tournament and an eighth-place finish. In the first round Smith, ranked No. 10, defeated Air Force’s Jacob Deylin, 11-3. In a second-round rematch with Keddy, Smith failed to avenge his regular season loss, falling in a 2-1 decision. Smith bounced back in the wrestleback bracket with three consecutive wins to advance to the seventh-place match. There, Smith faced No. 12 Jack Jensen of Oklahoma State, where he fell short in a 3-2 decision, earning his eighth-place finish. On the season, Smith led the Broncos with the highest win percentage (.824). He was also second on the team in total wins (28) and second in most dual points scored (41). Smith wrestled in three regular season tournaments. He earned a first-place finish at the Cowboy Open, a second-place finish at the Kaufman/ Brand tournament and a first-place finish at the Southern Scuffle. 12
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions Freestyle – (2009) For the second consecutive summer, Smith enjoyed a great deal of success at the FILA Junior World Team Trials, where he wrestled to the championship match round of the 84 kg/185-pound weight class. After starting the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record in Challenge Bracket competition, Smith would meet Chris Perry in a best-of-three match final. Smith would be unable to defend his title, however, losing the first match by injury forfeit. He would be unable to compete in the second match as well, ending his tournament run. (2008) Along with an outstanding first collegiate season wrestling, Smith also excelled at the junior national and international level. Smith won the freestyle title in the 184-pound (84 kg) division at the FILA Junior & University Team Trails, earning him a spot on the USA Wrestling Junior National Team in 2008. Smith went on to win the gold medal at the Pan American Junior Freestyle Championships held in Ecuador, while placing fifth in the Greco-Roman competition. Smith was scheduled to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships in Turkey, but a wrist injury prevented him from competing. High School – Smith was one of the top high school wrestlers in the country as a senior at Centennial High School. The nation’s top ranked high school wrestler at 171 pounds, Smith earned 15 All-America honors during his prep career. Included in those awards were four national championships. Four times Smith was a finalist in his respective weight class at the Idaho state high school championships, winning the state title twice. Smith was the gold medal winner in Freestyle at the FILA Junior National Championships. He was also named to the national high school Dream Team for wrestling his senior season. Along with earning four varsity letters in wrestling, Smith also graduated with a 3.80 grade point average. His brothers Nick and Erik are former wrestlers at Boise State. His high school coach was Collin Robertson, who won the Pac-10 Champion at 149 pounds in 2002.
Kirk Smith’s Career Bronco Record 2007-08: 28-6 (82.4%) 2008-09: 38-3 (92.7%) Career Totals: 66-9 (88.0%)
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Senior - Weight Class: 174 Pounds Payson, Arizona - Payson High School Major: History 2008 and 2009 Pac-10 Champion - 174 Pounds 2007, 2008 and 2009 NCAA National Qualifier - 174 Poundsnds 2008-09 – Nate Lee won his second consecutive Pac-10 Conference Championship after winning all three of his tournament matches. He also earned his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Tournament. Lee compiled a 2-2 record at nationals, which started with a 14-4 win against Nate Rock of Buffalo. Lee would fall from the winner’s bracket in his second match, however, losing to No. 3 seed Brandon Browne of Nebraska, 9-6. He earned his second win of the weekend by defeating David Rella of Ohio State, 8-2, before falling from tournament action with an 11-7 loss to Cornell’s No. 6 seed Steve Anceravage. In qualifying for NCAA’s Lee needed just three matches to capture the Pac-10 title. His closest match came in the opening round with a 10-8 decision against Ryan DesRoches of Cal Poly. He rolled from there, defeating Cal State Fullerton’s Todd Noel, 10-1, in the semifinals and Arizona State’s Eric Starks, 5-2, in the championship match. After wrestling a limited amount in the fall, Lee compiled an 20-5 overall record, 13-1 in duals. Lee finished the regular season ranked No. 13 in the final edition of the USA Today/InterMat/ NWCA poll. He recorded seven major decisions and one pin throughout the season. 2007-08 – Lee provided an anchor for Boise State at 174 pounds, starting all but one dual meet for the Broncos. He compiled a 19-6 overall record including a 10-1 dual record. His only dual loss of the season came in a 7-4 decision at the hands of University of Iowa’s Jay Borschel. Lee used his regular season success to catapult him toward a Pac-10 Conference championship. After a first round bye in the conference tournament, Lee defeated Michael Williams of Cal Poly with a 13-5 major decision. In round number two Lee took down Portland State’s Dale Seley, 8-4. The championship match proved to be a bigger challenge, but Lee prevailed, defeating Tyler Bernacchi of UC Davis in a 4-3 decision. Lee’s Pac-10 title led him to a second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, where he would win two matches before bowing out of the competition. In first-round action Lee defeated No. 8 ranked Gabriel Dretsch of Minnesota in a 3-1 decision. In the second round he met No. 9 Brandon Mason of Oklahoma State, who Lee beat in a 2-1 decision. The quarterfinals weren’t so kind, though, as Lee faced No. 1 Keith Gavin of Pittsburgh. Lee wrestled hard but failed to pull the upset, losing a 7-4 decision to the eventual national champion. Bumped to the wrestleback bracket, Lee lost his fourth and final match of the tournament to No. 6 Alton Lucas of Hofstra, 9-5. Lee only wrestled in one regular season tournament, the Southern Scuffle in
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions Greensboro, N.C. He wrestled to an eighth-place finish with a 4-3 record in the tournament. He finished the season ranked third on the team in dual winning percentage (.909), second in dual wins (10) and fourth in dual points scored (37). 2006-07 – Lee had a breakout year during his first season of intercollegiate competition, posting an overall record of 28-13. Following a successful regular season, Lee placed third in the 174-pound weight class at the Pac-10 Championships and advanced to his first NCAA tournament. Seeded third at the league tournament held in Bakersfield, Calif., Lee won his first match before No. 2 seed and eventual champion Jeremy Larson of Oregon State handed him a 3-1 defeat in the semifinals. Lee then worked his way back through the consolation bracket and posted a 6-5 decision over Stanford’s Luke Feist for third place. Lee was unable to post a victory at the NCAA Championships, losing his first match to Gabriel Dretsch of Minnesota 5-3, and his consolation match to John Heleniak of Millersville, 12-3. Lee wrestled at six regular season tournaments and finished first at the Oregon Classic. He also placed third at the Best of the West Tournament and fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions. Lee put together an 11-match winning streak during the month of January. Lee led the team for the most major decision victories during the year with 12. He was 17-11 in tournament matches and 11-2 in dual matches. 2005-06 – Lee red-shirted during his first year on the Bronco roster. He did compete unattached in two open tournaments during the season, posting an overall record of 2-4. At the Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo., Lee posted a record of 2-2 while he went 0-2 at the Kaufman/Brand Open in Omaha, Neb. High School – Lee was a four-time regional and state of Arizona high school champion. Twice he was named Arizona’s outstanding wrestler along with being named to the all-state wrestling team two times. Lee posted an incredible high school record of 196-3 for a 98.5 winning percentage. His high school coach was Dave LaMotte.
Nate Lee’s Career Bronco Record 2006-07: 28:13 (68.3%) 2007-08: 19-6 (76.0%) 2008-09: 20-5 (80.0%) Career Totals: 67-24 (73.6%)
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Junior - Weight Class: 157 Bonners Ferry, Idaho - Bonners Ferry High School Major: Health Science 2009 NCAA National Qualifier – 157 Pounds 2008 NCAA National Qualifier - 149 Pounds 2008-09 – Adam Hall fell just short of capturing his first Pac-10 Conference Championship, losing in double overtime in the championship match to earn a second-place finish at the Pac-10 tournament. Hall defeated Tejovan Edwards of Arizona State 11-4 and Jonathan Brascetta of Oregon State 7-3 to open tournament action. He would then meet Chase Pami, who Hall had already beaten twice during the regular season. Despite a hard fought effort, he fell 4-3 to Pami of Cal Poly earning him the runner-up finish. Hall would earn his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, where he would wrestle to a 3-2 record. Seeded No. 8, Hall opened his NCAA tournament action with a 9-7 decision against Michigan State’s Anthony Jones. His success would be short lived, however, as Hall would suffer his first loss, 4-3, against No. 9 Cyler Sanderson of Iowa State. Hall would rebound, winning two more matches, the first of which coming against Michigan’s Aaron Hynes, 7-3. His final win of the tournament came in a 6-3 decision against Colton Salazar of Purdue. Hall’s tournament run would come to and end in his next match, however, falling to Minnesota’s Tyler Safratowich, 6-4. Hall anchored Boise State at 157-pounds, starting 19 of 20 duals for the Broncos. Hall finished the regular season with a 35-6 record, 18-1 in duals. He finished second on the team for most falls (5) and recorded the fastest fall of the season (0:20). Hall also recorded 11 major decisions throughout the season. Hall started the season ranked No. 10, but moved up to No. 6 where he was ranked for 10 consecutive polls. Three of Hall’s four regular season losses came against top-5 ranked opponents. Hall lost to No. 4 Jordan Leen (Cornell), 8-5, No. 5 J.P. O’Connor (Harvard), 4-3, and No. 3 Gregor Gillespie (Edinboro), 1-0. His top tournament finish of the season came at the Cowboy Open, which he won. Hall also recorded a fourth-place finish at the Las Vegas Invitational. Hall also found success off the mat, as he was honored by the National Wrestling Coaches Association by being named to the NWCA All-Academic Division I Team. 2007-08 – Despite only wrestling in four duals for Boise State, Hall compiled a 25-7 record during his freshman campaign, including a 22-6 record in tournaments. Hall earned dual wins against Wyoming, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly in preparation for a postseason tournament run. Hall entered the Pac-10 tournament ranked No. 2. After a first round fall (6:47) victory against Barrett Abel UC Davis, Hall took down Lucas Espericueta of Stanford, 9-6, to advance to the league championship match. In the finals Hall fought hard but fell to No. 1 Morgan Atkinson of Cal State Fullerton, earning him the runner-up title and a NCAA national tournament berth. Hall opened up nationals with high hopes of posting an early upset against No. 2 Dustin Schlatter of the University of Minnesota. Despite a strong fight to the finish Hall fell 5-2, which moved him into wrestleback competition for the rest of the tournament. In his second match of the tournament, Hall defeated Matt Cathell of Delaware State, 8-5, before getting a much anticipated rematch with Atkinson. The third time was a charm as Hall defeated Atkinson 11-3. With one more upset up his sleeve, Hall defeated No. 10 Scott Ervin of Appalachian State, 2-1, before falling to No. 3 J.P. O’Connor of Harvard, 3-1. Hall finished the season second in team winning percentage (.781). In addition to his runner-up finish at the conference tournament, he also recorded a second-place finish at the Cowboy Open, a first-place finish at the Best of the West Tournament and a third-place finish at the Southern Scuffle. 2006-07 – Hall competed unattached in two open collegiate tournaments while redshirting for the Broncos. At the Portland State Open he competed in the 141-pound weight class and posted a record of 3-1 to place third. He moved up a weight class for the Oregon Classic and went undefeated to capture the 149-pound championship and post a 6-1 record in the two 16
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions tournaments. Hall had one pin in the first round of the Oregon Classic. High School – Hall completed his prep career in 2006 as one of the most decorated high school wrestlers in Idaho history. Three times Hall won the state championship in his respective weight class, while finishing runner-up as a freshman at 125 pounds. His state titles came in the 140-pound weight class as a sophomore, 145 pounds as a junior, and 152 his senior season. He was undefeated as a senior and completed his high school career with an overall record of 169-4 for a 97.7 winning percentage. Along with his state tournament finishes, Hall also won four district championships. He has competed at the national level Adam Hall’s throughout his high school career. As a senior, Hall placed first at the Junior National Championships in freestyle and was named the outstanding wrestler at Career Bronco Record the High School Senior National Championships. He also finished runner-up at the Junior Nationals in freestyle in 2005. He also excelled in soccer and track 2007-08: 25-7 (78.2%) at Bonners Ferry High School. He was a two-time captain of the soccer team earning all-north Idaho honors, and a two-time state medalist in the 1,600-meter 2008-09: 35-6 (85.4%) run. In 2006 he was named the North Idaho male athlete of the year. Hall was Career Totals: 60-13 (82.2%) an Idaho top 10 percent scholar and had a grade-point-average over 3.80. His high school wrestling coach was Conrad Garner.
Sophomore - Weight Class: 149 Springville, Utah - Springville High School Major: Undeclared 2009 Pac-10 Champion - 149 Pounds 2009 NCAA National Qualifier - 149 Pounds 2009 FILA Junior National Team Member
2008-09 – Jason Chamberlain experienced a great deal of success as a true freshman at Boise State, finishing the Pac-10 Conference tournament with a 4-0 record en route to winning his first individual conference championship. Following his conference title run, Chamberlain also earned a NCAA national tournament berth. At nationals, Chamberlain failed to get rolling, bowing out of the tournament with a 1-2 record. Despite a valient effort, Chamberlain fell in his first round match, 5-2, against Iowa State’s Mitch Mueller. His only win of the tournament came against Matt Cathell of Delaware State, 9-3, in the second round. His final loss of the weekend would come in heart breaking fashion, falling to Kyle Borshoff of American University, 3-2. On his way to capturing the 149-pound Pac-10 championship, Chamberlain pinned (3:48) Calvin Miller of Cal State Bakersfield to open tournament action. He followed with an 8-2 decision against Vincent Varela of Arizona State and a 4-0 decision against Teddy Astorga of Cal State Fullerton to put himself in a highly anticipated championship rematch. Chamberlain managed to avenge two regular season losses to Oregon State’s Heinrich Barnes in the championship match, earning a 6-5 decision to claim the Pac-10 crown. He finished the season with a 22-9 overall record, 10-6 in duals. He started 16 of 20 duals for the Broncos, including the last 14 duals at 149-pounds. Chamberlain finished the regular season ranked No. 16 nationally by USA Today/InterMat/NWCA. He recorded three major decisions, three technical falls and three pins throughout the season. He also captured one tournament title by winning the Body Bar tournament. Freestyle – Throughout the summer following his freshman season at Boise State, Chamberlain qualified to represent the United States at the 2009 FILA Junior World Championships in Ankara, Turkey. He did so by winning the 66 kg (145.5 pound) weight class at the FILA Junior Teal Trials. During
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions the summer prior to arriving at Boise State, Chamberlain competed in the Junior division of the FILA World Team Trails and placed third in his weight class at 145.5 pounds (66kg). High School – There weren’t many things that Chamberlain didn’t accomplish during his illustrious high school wrestling career. While at Springville High School, he won four state championships and multiple national titles. The four-year varsity letter winner won a state title in each of his four seasons. He won the High School Junior national championship and ROTC championship as a junior and was the high school national champion as a senior. Chamberlain was also named team captain as a senior. His high school was Justin Judkins.
Jason Chamberlain’s Career Bronco Record 2008-09: 22-9 (71.0%)
Junior - Weight Class: 197 St. George, Utah - Pine View High School Major: Exercise Science 2008 NCAA National Qualifier - 197 Pounds
2008-09 – Redshirted for the Broncos. 2007-08 – Matt Casperson led the Boise State wrestling team in dual wins (11-1) on his way to a breakout season at 197 pounds. Casperson finished his sophomore year with a 25-11 overall record, 14-10 in tournament action. He capped the season off with a third-place Pac-10 Tournament finish and an appearance in the NCAA Championships. Casperson’s only dual loss of the season came in his first dual start against Cal State Fullerton. He went on to win his next 11 duals including a dramatic pin (2:35) against Rick Loera of No. 1 ranked University of Iowa. Casperson used his momentum to storm into the Pac-10 tournament. After winning his first round match, 6-0, over Riley Orozco of Cal State Bakersfield, Casperson fell to Jason Trulson of Arizona. He rebounded in consolation bracket action with an 8-3 decision against Jake Johnson of Stanford and a 4-2 decision over Orozco in the third-place match. In Casperson’s first match of the NCAA tournament he fell, 9-5, to No. 10 Joel Flaggert of the University of Oklahoma. In the wrestleback bracket Casperson managed two wins, first against Jared Villers of West Virginia University by fall and then against Cayle Byers of George Mason University, 2-1. His season finally came to an end in an 11-7 loss to Daren Burns of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Casperson finished the season fifth on the team in total wins and tied for first with the most team falls (six). 2006-07 – Casperson was the primary starter at 197 pounds for the Broncos. He finished the year with a 12-14 overall record. Most of his matches came during tournament action where he posted a record of 8-10. Four of Casperson’s wins were by pin and three were major decisions. His best Matt Casperson’s tournament finish came at the Best of the West Classic where he placed Career Bronco Record third. High School – Casperson lost only three matches during his final two years at Pine View High School, posting an overall record of 93-3 for a 96.9 winning 2006-07: 12-14 (46.2%) percentage. His record as a junior was 48-2 while his senior year mark was 2007-08: 25-11 (69.4%) 45-1. Casperson is a two-time state of Utah champion winning the title in 2002 and 2003. He also won three straight regional championships. Along Career Totals: 37-25 (59.7%) with earning four varsity letters in wrestling, he was also a three year letterman in football and track. His high school coach was Vance Casperson.
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Junior - Weight Class: 141 Nine Mile Falls, Washington - Lakeside High School Major: Communication 2008 NCAA National Qualifier – 141 Pounds 2008-09 – Redshirted for the Broncos. Levi Jones wrestled unattached at the California Collegiate Open, where he finished with a 6-2 record. Jones recorded two pins at the tournament, one coming at the 1:15 mark against Stephen Acklin of Modesto, and the other coming at 4:15 against Anthony Box of Cal State Bakersfield. 2007-08 – Because of an injury, Jones only wrestled in one dual for the Broncos in December, which he won 19-7 against Wyoming’s Cole Calleserra. Entering the league tournament Jones had compiled just a 6-6 overall record. He didn’t let the lack of mat time slow him down during postseason competition, however, wrestling his way to a third-place finish at the Pac-10 tournament. Jones earned two victories by fall, his first coming in the opening round at the 00:59 mark. In round two Jones fell to Chad Mendes of Cal Poly, 16-4, but that would be his only stumble of the tournament. His second win by fall came at the 2:54 mark against Teddy Astorga of Cal State Fullerton. Jones concluded the tournament with a 9-5 win in the third-place match over Nexi Delgado of UC Davis. His 3-1 record also earned Jones his first bid to the NCAA tournament. In his first match at nationals Jones defeated Germane Lindsey of Ohio, 8-2. Jones’ season would come to an end shortly there after, however, with losses to Kellen Russell of Michigan, 11-2, and Patrick McLemore of Northern Illinois by fall (1:10). Jones finished the season with a 10-9 record, 9-9 in tournament matches. Jones recorded the third most falls on the team (five) and also recorded the third fastest fall of the season (00:42). 2006-07 – As a true freshman, Jones was Boise State’s No. 1 wrestler at 133 pounds. His rookie season record was 15-15 and included a first-place finish at the Oregon Classic in early January. Jones also placed at one other tournament during the year, finishing third at the Best of the West Classic. Four of his wins came by pin and two others by major decisions. One of those pins was over Kevin Spangler of Pacific to win the Oregon Classic. His overall record was 9-8 in tournaments and 6-7 in dual matches. At the Pac-10 tournament he opened the championships with a win over Cameron Teitelman of Stanford, before losing in the quarterfinals to No. 2 seed Bobby Pfennings of Oregon State, 6-3. Greco Roman – (2007) In April of 2007, Jones placed fifth in Greco Roman at the FILA Junior National Championships (20 and under). Levi Jones’ High School – Jones was a finalist for the state championship in his weight Career Bronco Record class all four years capturing the state crown as a senior and finishing runnerup the other three seasons. He also won numerous freestyle and Greco state titles, and placed second at the Cadet Greco National Championships. Along 2006-07: 15-15 (50.0%) with being an individual state finalist four years, Jones also led his high school team to three state titles in four years. Jones was also a national team 2007-08: 10-9 (52.6%) member and spent time training at the Olympic Center. Jones earned a total Career Totals: 25-24 (51.0%) of 10 varsity letters with the others coming in soccer and football. He also earned all-state academic honors. His high school coach was Scott Jones.
2009 NCAA National Qualifier – 125 Pounds 2008-09 – Brian Owen spent most of the 2008-09 season wrestling for the Broncos at 125-pounds. He qualified for the NCAA tournament with an at-large bid after placing fourth at the Pac-10 tournament. Owen’s first NCAA tournament appearance was short lived, as he fell in his first two matches to conclude his freshman season. Owen’s first loss came against No. 3 seed Angel Escobedo of Indiana, 5-0. His second loss came in a 9-6 decision against Nicholas Bedelyon of Kent State. At the Pac-10 19
Sophomore - Weight Class: 125 Spokane, Washington - University High School Major: Undeclared
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions tournament Owen went 2-2, losing both his matches to Marcos Orozco of UC Davis. After falling to Orozco, 4-1, in the opening round, Owen won two consecutive matches to earn a rematch with Orozco in the third-place match. Despite another hard fought effort, he eventually fell again to Orozco, 7-3. Owen’s two Pac-10 tournament wins came against Matt Sencenbaugh of Stanford, 5-3, and Jake Gonzales of Oregon State, 2-1. He finished the season with a 12-9 overall record, 6-5 in duals. He recorded two major decisions and one fall throughout the year. Owen spent six weeks ranked nationally in the top-20 by USA Today/InterMat/NWCA. He reached as high as No. 14 on Nov. 26. Owen recorded one tournament win throughout the season, winning the Body Bar tournament. Freestyle – Owen placed third last summer at the FILA Junior World Team Trails and represented the United States at the Junior Pan-American games in Ecuador. Competing in the 132-pound (60kg) weight class, Owen placed third. High School – Owen put the finishing touches on a stellar high school career with an undefeated season and a Washington state championship in 2008. He Brian Owen’s was the No. 2 ranked high school wrestler in the country at 119 pounds last Career Bronco Record winter. Owen finished his career at University High with a 124-4 record and two state titles. He also earned All State honors in academics twice (2007 and 2008). During the summer of 2007 Owen had great success at the junior 2008-09: 12-9 (57.1%) national tournament. He finished second in the freestyle division and third in Greco-Roman. He is the brother of former Bronco volunteer assistant coach Tom Owen. His high school coach was Don Owen.
Junior - Weight Class: 165 Auburn, Washington - Auburn High School Major: Communication 2008 NCAA National Qualifier – 165 Pounds 2008-09 – Kurt Swartz made the most of his limited action during his sophomore season, winning 11of-14 matches on the season wrestling primarily at 165-pounds for Boise State. Swartz was undefeated in the seven duals he wrestled for the Broncos, despite wrestling at 174 pounds in one dual, and 184 pounds in another. He started the season 5-0 before losing his first match to Mack Lewnes of Cornell in a 16-6 decision at the Body Bar Tournament. Swartz would rebound from that loss, however, and would capture a fourth-place finish at the tournament. He recorded two falls and one major decision on the season. 2007-08 – In his first season wrestling in a Bronco uniform, Swartz put together a perfect 10-0 record in dual competition that included a 2-1 win over Jake Kerr in Boise State’s final dual of the season against No. 1 ranked Iowa. Swartz ended the season with a 27-9 record, 17-9 in tournament action. He entered the Pac-10 tournament ranked No. 2 in the conference, only behind Patrick Pitsch of Arizona State. After wrestling past Cal State Fullerton’s Teddy Bristol, 9-1 and Oregon State’s Keegan Davis, 4-3, Swartz got his chance to face Pitsch head-to-head. Despite putting up a fight, Swartz would fall 6-4 to Pitsch, earning him conference runner-up honors. The second-place finish also gave Swartz his first NCAA national tournament berth of his young career. His inaugural NCAA tournament would end sooner than desired, with Swartz losing his first round match 7-4 against Chad Porter of Liberty University. In the wrestleback bracket Swartz then faced Ethan Headlee of Pittsburgh. Headlee defeated Swartz 10-3. The early exit couldn’t erase the regular season success that Swartz enjoyed, though. He finished the season third on the team in wins and first in dual winning percentage (1.000). He also earned a first-place finish at the Best of the West Tournament, a second-place finish at the Cowboy Open and a fourth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle. 2006-07 – While redshirting for the Broncos, Swartz wrestled unattached in two open tournaments. He went undefeated at the Portland State Open and Oregon Classic in early January, placing first in both tournaments. His 6-0 record included one pin and one major decision. Freestyle – (2007) Swartz qualified for the FILA Junior World Team Camp in May of 2007 and placed third in a challenge tournament at the end of the camp at the Kurt Swartz’s Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. High School – Swartz had an excellent high school career winning two Washington Career Bronco Record state championships his junior and senior seasons. He placed third during his sophomore season of 2004. Swartz won many junior tournaments during his prep 2007-08: 27-9 (75.0%) career including the USA freestyle national championship, the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Tri-State Championships and the Rocky Mountain Rumble. 2008-09: 11-3 (78.6%) Twice he earned cadet All-American honors and one junior All-American award Career Totals: 38-12 (76.0%) at the Fargo Nationals. His high school coach was Brian Peterson. 20
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Junior Wasilla, Alaska Wasilla High School Weight Class: 125 Major: Biology 2008-09 – Alan Bartelli split mat time for the Broncos last season, wrestling nine duals at 125-pounds and two at 133-pounds. He compiled a 16-14 record, 6-5 in dual action. Bartelli finished the season winning four of his last six dual matches. He recorded five major decisions and one fall on the season. His pin came against Mike Piricillo of Brown at the 1:18 mark. 2007-08 – Bartelli gained valuable experience in 2007-08, wrestling in nine duals for the Broncos, eight of which he started at 125 pounds. Bartelli finished his freshman season with a 13-13 overall record. He was 3-6 in dual competition and 10-7 in tournaments. Despite entering the Pac-10 tournament unranked, Bartelli managed two upsets in league championship action en route to a 2-2 record and a seventh-place finish. After dropping his first round match to No. 7 Jake Gonzalez of Oregon State, 6-5, Bartelli advanced through the consolation bracket with an 8-3 decision over No. 8 Andre Gonzalez of Cal State-Fullerton. Bartelli would drop his third match of the tournament, 10-4, to No. 5 Micah Ferguson before defeating No. 6 Joseph Lucas (Oregon) in the seventh-place match. Bartelli’s best outing of the season came at the Best of the West Tournament where he finished in second place with a 4-1 record. High School – Bartelli was a three-time state of Alaska champion, earning Alan Bartelli’s the title his sophomore, junior and senior years. He finished runner-up as a Career Bronco Record freshman. His overall record in high school was 170-13 for a 92.9 winning percentage. Bartelli won 93 of those matches by pin. Along with earning four varsity letters in varsity, Bartelli was also a two-year letterman in 2007-08: 13-13 (50.0%) cross country. Among the honors he won at his high school were the most 2008-09: 16-14 (53.3%) outstanding, most valuable and the sportsmanship awards. Bartelli graduated with a grade-point-average of 3.3. His high school coaches were Shawn Career Totals: 29-27 (51.7%) Hayes and Nick Dougherty. Wasilla High School also produced Jesse Brock, a former Bronco wrestler and Pac-10 champion.
Freshman - Weight Class: 125 Henderson, Nevada – Basic High School Major: Undeclared High School – Mark Bleuze capped a standout senior season at Basic High School in Henderson, Nev. with a 45-11 record and a fourth-place finish at the state championships. Bleuze was a two-time regional runner-up. He lettered three times in wrestling and maintained a 4.2 GPA to graduate with honors. His high school coaches were Jim Duschen, Bruce Pierce and Mark Volndumme.
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Freshman - Weight Class: 165 Scottsboro, Alabama - Scottsboro High School Major: Undeclared 2008-09 – Redshirted for Boise State. Cuthbertson wrestled in one tournament unattached, the California Collegiate Open, where he compiled a 3-1 record en route to a second-place finish. His only loss of the tournament came in a 4-2 decision against Robert Davis of Menlo College in the championship match. High School – Michael Cuthbertson joins the Bronco wrestling program boasting four consecutive Alabama high school state wrestling titles after a dominating career at Scottsboro High School. Cuthbertson was named team captain as a junior and senior. He was also named to the junior freestyle All-America team and the Wrestling USA Academic Team while at Scottsboro. Cuthbertson was also a member of the National Honor Society. His high school coach was Chris Staton.
Freshman - Weight Class: 125 San Diego, California - Westview High School Major: Criminal Justice High School – Benjamin DeMuelle joins the Boise State wrestling program after a successful senior season at Westview High School in San Diego, Calif. where he won the 125-pound CIF Championship. DeMuelle compiled an 83-20 record in three years of varsity action, which was capped by winning the CIF and the San Diego Sectionals Championship. His high school coach was Perry Watson.
Freshman - Weight Class: Heavyweight East Helena, Montana – Helena High School Major: Undeclared High School – Toby Erickson comes to Boise State after a highly decorated high school career at Helena High School in Helena, Mont. Erickson finished his high school career with an overall record of 119-36, which he compiled with an impressive 92 pins. Erickson won two state championships in high school. He also wrestled to a second-place freestyle finish, as well as a fourth-place Greco-roman finish at the Cadet Nationals in 2007. Erickson also placed seventh at the NHSCA Senior Nationals in 2009. Erickson earned four varsity wrestling, three varsity football and three varsity track and field letters. His high school coach was Marty Kloker.
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Junior - Weight Class: Heavyweight Ontario, California - Colony High School Major: Criminal Justice 2008-09 – Chris Givens wrestled in nine matches for Boise State during his sophomore season with the Broncos. He wrestled in three duals and finished the season with a 1-8 overall record. Recorded a pin (6:25) against Dylan Snavely at the California Collegiate Open tournament. 2007-08 – Givens wrestled sparingly throughout the 2007-08 season, but did have success in his limited action. Givens wrestled in two regular season tournaments, finishing with a 6-3 record. He wrestled in the amateur 197-pound division of the Cowboy Open, where he fell in the championship match, 3-0. Givens also wrestled at the Best Chris Given’s of the West Tournament where he finished with a 3-2 record. Career Bronco Record High School – Givens posted an overall record of 37-5 (88.1%) his senior season at Colony High School. He was named Colony High School wrestler 2007-08: 6-3 (66.7%) of the year, the most valuable wrestler at the Mt. Baldy tournament, and finished runner-up in his weight class at the CIF state championships. Along 2008-09: 1-8 (11.1%) with earning three varsity letters in wrestling, Givens was also a three year Career Totals: 7-11 (38.9%) letterman in football where he earned first-team All-CIF honors as a defensive lineman. His high school coach was Jason Smith.
Freshman - Weight Class: 165 Central Point, Oregon – Crater High School Major: Undeclared High School – After four years of varsity wrestling at Crater High School in Central Point, Ore., Brock Gutches had achieved nearly everything that a high school wrestler could hope to. Gutches was a two-time state champion, as well as a two-time state runner-up. He capped off his high school career by winning the 2009 Greco-Roman National Championship. Gutches finished his career at Crater HS with a 171-9 record. He was named to his high school honor roll. Gutches’ high school coach was Greg Haga.
2008-09 – Competed in three tournaments during his freshman season, compiling a 5-6 record on the season. Holt recorded a 2-2 record at the Cowboy Open, beating Jeff Quinlin, 6-2, and Ryan McCracken, 8-3. He also had a strong showing at the California Collegiate Open, where he finished 3-2. Holt recorded one pin (6:56), which came against San Jose State’s Charlie Galaviz at the CCO. 2007-08 – Red-shirted during his first season with the Boise State wrestling program. High School – Holt was one of the top prep wrestlers in the state of Montana during his career at Flathead High School. Holt recorded a second and third-place finish at the state championships, while 23
Sophomore - Weight Class: 174 Kalispell, Montana - Flathead High School Major: Mechanical Engineering
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions an injury prevented him from placing for a third straight year. He was a member of Team Montana and won eight different USA Wrestling state championships. He also placed seventh four consecutive years at the Las Vegas Western Regional Championships. Along with earning four varsity letters in wrestling, Holt was also a three-year letter winner in football. He also earned four academic all-state honors and graduated with a 3.76 grade point average. His high school coach was Jeff Thompson.
Levi Holt’s Career Bronco Record 2008-09: 5-6 (45.5%)
Junior - Weight Class: 141 Soldonta, Alaska - Skyview High School Major: Biology 2008-09 – Eli Hutchison saw action for Boise State in 16 matches last season, wrestling at 141-pounds in six duals for the Broncos. Hutchison compiled a 10-6 overall record, winning 4-2 record in dual action. Hutchison competed in two tournaments, the Cowboy Open and the Las Vegas Invitational. He finished the Cowboy Open with a 4-2 record and the Las Vegans Invite with a 2-2 record. Hutchison recorded three falls and four major decisions in his 10 wins. 2007-08 – Hutchison appeared in eight duals for the Broncos, earning a 4-4 record, 13-10 overall. He found the most success in regular season tournament action starting with a fourth-place finish at the Best of the West Tournament. Hutchison concluded the season in winning fashion, going undefeated at the Utah Valley Open en route to a first-place finish. His four dual wins of the season came against Stanford, Oregon, Portland State and Montana State-Northern. 2006-07 – Hutchison red-shirted during his first year with the Bronco wrestling program. Greco Roman – (2007) In April of 2007 he won the gold medal in his weight class at the FILA Junior National Championships (20 and under) in Greco-Roman and placed fifth in freestyle. Hutchison also qualified for the FILA Junior World team camp and finished second in a challenge tournament at the end of the weeklong camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. High School – Hutchison dominated his weight class in the state of Alaska, winning Eli Hutchison’s four straight state championships. His overall record during his prep career was Career Bronco Record 193-5 for a 97.5 winning percentage. Hutchison also won his weight class at the Cadet Greco National Championship and Reno Tournament of Champions in 2006, along with the 2005 FILA Greco Junior Championship. Three times he earned All2007-08: 13-10 (56.5%) America honors at the Reno tournament. Along with earning four varsity letters 2008-09: 10-6 (62.5%) in wrestling, Hutchison was a letter winner in football, soccer and cross country, where he placed 10th at the regional meet his junior and senior seasons. Hutchison Career Totals: 23-16 (59.0%) had a 3.97 grade-point-average. His high school coach was Neldon Gardner.
Sophomore - Weight Class: 157 Boise, Idaho – Timberline High School Major: Undeclared High School – Eric Jorgensen was a two-time state runner-up at Timberline High School, where he also compiled a 99-60 record for his career. Jorgensen finished both his junior and senior seasons with 33-11 records. He lettered four times in wrestling, three times in track and field and once in crosscountry. He was a member of his high school honor roll. Jorgensen’s high school coaches were Joe Wells and Jacob McGinnis.
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Freshman - Weight Class: 174 Hermiston, Oregon – Hermiston High School Major: Undeclared High School – Randy Larson finished his high school career with a 158-37 overall record. In 2008 he won a state championship and a western region championship. He earned four varsity letters in wrestling. Larson’s high school coaches were Harry Larson and Curt Berger.
Freshman - Weight Class: 157 Kuna, Idaho – Kuna High School Major: Undeclared High School –Cody Lords was a two-time state championship at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho. Lords earned four varsity wrestling letters at Kuna High. He also graduated high school with a 4.0 grade point average. Lords’ high school coach was Pat Owens.
Junior - Weight Class: 157 Steilacoom, Washington - Steliacoom High School Major: Physical Education / K-12
2008-09 – Brad Muri wrestled in just two matches last season. He finished with a 1-1 record. Muri’s win came in Boise State’s first dual of the season against Utah Valley, where he beat Wade Eldredge in a 13-3 major decision. 2007-08 – Muri competed in just one tournament as a freshman. He wrestled unattached in the 157pound weight division at the Utah Valley Open. Muri finished the tournament with a 4-1 record and a consolation bracket championship. All of Muri’s wins came in impressive fashion, recording an 8-2 decision, a 10-5 decision, a 15-0 decision and a pin at 1:12. 2006-07 – Muri wrestled unattached in several open tournaments while red-shirting for the Broncos. His best finish came at the Portland State Open where he finished second. He also placed sixth at the Oregon Classic. All of Muri’s matches came in the 157-pound weight class with the exception of the Reno Tournament of Champions where he wrestled at 165 pounds. His overall record in the open tournaments was 10-4. Among those wins were one Brad Muri’s technical fall and three major decisions. Career Bronco Record High School – Muri was a three-time state champion in Washington, earning titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He also won four-straight district and regional championships while competing at Steliacoom High School. His high school record was 131-12 for 2007-08: 1-4 (20.0%) a 91.6 winning percentage. His high school coach was Chris Wolfe.
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Sophomore - Weight Class: 197 Spokane, Washington - Central Valley High School Major: Undeclared 2008-09 – Jacob Neumann wrestled at 197 pounds in one dual and two tournaments for Boise State as a freshman, compiling a 3-5 record on the season. Neumann’s lone dual appearance came against Oregon State where he lost a 13-4 major decision to Chad Hanke. Neumann’s best tournament of the season was the California Collegiate Open. He finished the CCO with a 3-2 record, which included a pin (2:20) of Cal Poly’s Jake Soliz and a 15-4 major decision against Steven Martinez (unattached). High School – Neumann capped his high school career with a third-place finish at the Washington state wrestling tournament. He was also a two-time GrecoJacob Neumann’s Roman state champion while competing at Central Career Bronco Record Valley High School. Neumann was also earned three varsity letters in football. He was an all-league football honoree on both offense and defense. Neumann was also named the Greater Spokane League Winter Athlete of the 2008-09: 3-5 (37.5%) Year. His high school coach was John Owen.
Sophomore - Weight Class: 141 Snohomish, Washington - Snohomish High School Major: Secondary Education 2008-09 – Brad Perry wrestled in three tournaments as a freshman. He finished the season with a 4-6 record. Perry’s best tournament came at the Cowboy Open, where he compiled a 3-2 record. He defeated Steve Overshiner of Chadron State by fall (2:31) and Toby Bender (unattached) by an 18-2 major decision in two of his wins at the Cowboy Open. Perry recorded two wins by fall on the season. High School – Perry wrestled to an impressive 40-2 record and a state championship as a senior at Brad Perry’s Snohomish High School. He tallied a 121-28 career high school record in four years of varsity action, Career Bronco Record including a 36-9 record and a fifth-place finish at the state tournament as a junior. He also earned three varsity letters in football and two 2008-09: 4-6 (40.0%) letters in baseball. In the classroom Perry earned state honors as well, twice winning the title of academic state champion. His high school coach was Kevin Judkins.
Freshman - Weight Class: 174 Buhl, Idaho – Buhl High School Major: Undeclared High School – Ryon Sirucek finished his wrestling career at Buhl High School in Buhl, Idaho with a 110-30 overall record and one state runner-up finish in the books. Sirucek lettered four times in wrestling, three times in football and twice in track and field. He was a three-time district champion in wrestling. Sirucek graduated high school with a 3.65 GPA and was a member of the national honor society. His high school coach was Chris Porter.
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Freshman - Weight Class: 133 Inkom, Idaho - Marsh Valley High School Major: Undeclared 2008-09 – Redshirted for Boise State last season. Josh Strait did compete unattached at the California Collegiate Open. He finished the tournament with a 4-2 record. Strait earned one win by fall (6:34), which came against Ryan Berkley of Cal State Fullerton. High School – Strait finished his highly decorated high school career with two state championships, a state runner-up and a third-place finish. He posted a career record of 158-11, including three 40 win seasons. Strait’s state titles came in his freshman and senior seasons, which he recorded 40-3 and 40-2 records, respectively. Strait is also a five time Cadet/Junior USA Wrestling All-American. He graduated high school as a National Honor Society member and ranked third in his class. His high school coach was Lonny Pahlke.
Freshman - Weight Class: 184 Auburn, Washington - Auburn High School Major: Undeclared High School – Jake Swartz enjoyed an extremely successful high school career, which was highlighted by winning a Washington State High School Championship. He earned four varsity wrestling letters at Auburn High School in Auburn, Wash. His high school coach was John Aiken.
Freshman - Weight Class: Heavyweight Reardan, Washington – Reardan High School / Buena Vista University Major: Undeclared
College – Derek Toney wrestled one year at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was the starting heavyweight and was named the team’s freshman of the year. His head coach was Sevond Cole. High School – Toney earned four varsity wrestling and four varsity football letters at Reardan High School in Reardan, Wash. Toney finished high school with a 118-20 overall record. He won two state wrestling championships and also earned a third-place finish at the ISSI wrestling tournament in Australia. Toney also earned All-State honors as a defensive tackle. Toney was a member of the Future Farmers of America. His high school coach was Mark Leenhouts.
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Junior - Weight Class: Heavyweight Sumas, Washington - Nooksack Valley High School Major: Visual Arts 2008-09 – Sam Zylstra started the majority of Boise State’s duals last season at heavyweight. Zylstra wrestled to a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 tournament, finishing with a 2-2 record at the conference championships. Zylstra lost his first round match in a 3-2 decision against Ricardo Alcala of UC Davis. He then won consecutive matches, beating Imanibom Etukeren of Arizona State, 8-5, and Kurt Klimek of Cal State Fullerton, 3-2. Zylstra would meet Alcala for a second time and despite a hard fought effort, fell by pin (5:43) to end his conference tournament. Throughout the season Zylstra started 15 duals for the Broncos, including 13 of 14 to finish the season. He finished his sophomore season with an 13-15 overall record, 6-9 in duals. He recorded three falls on the season. Zylstra’s best tournament finish of the season came at the Body Bar tournament, where he placed fourth. 2007-08 – Zylstra only wrestled in 12 matches, but that didn’t stop him from making the most of his opportunities. Zylstra finished the season 2-0 in duals after a 2-0 win over Portland State’s Zack Smith and an 8-0 major decision against Robbie Shaw of Montana State-Northern. He wrestled to a 7-5 overall record going 5-5 in regular season tournaments. Zylstra’s best outing Sam Zylstra’s came at the Utah Valley Open, where his only loss came in a 4-2 overtime championship match. Career Bronco Record College – Zylstra competed for one season at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, before transferring to Boise State for the start of the 2007-08 season. He posted a record of 27-23 and was a national qualifier. His coach 2007-09: 4-3 (57.1) was John Petty. 2008-09: 13-15 (46.4%) High School – Zylstra won the state of Washington championship in the Career Totals: 17-18 (48.6%) heavyweight divsion in 2006 as a senior. He was a three-year letter winner at Nooksack Valley High School. His high school coach was Ken Wood.
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2008-09 Dual Match Record: 17-3 (8-0 Pac-10 Conference Duals) Pac-10 Conference Champions DATE Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 2 Nov. 15 Nov. 19 Nov. 22 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Dec. 5 & 6 Dec. 12 Dec. 18 Jan. 10 & 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 March 1 & 2 March 19-21
OPPONENT Northern Colorado Great Falls Montana State-Northern Cowboy Open Utah Valley Body Bar Tournament Best of the West Tournament Sprawl & Brawl Duals Sprawl & Brawl Duals Sprawl & Brawl Duals Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational * Oregon State Reno Tournament of Champions National Duals National Duals National Duals National Duals National Duals National Duals * Cal State Bakersfield * Cal State Fullerton * Cal Poly * UC Davis * Stanford * Oregon State * Portland State Pac-10 Conference Championships NCAA National Championships
LOCATION RESULTS/TIME Spokane, Washington 38-3 W Great Falls, Montana 38-9 W Great Falls, Montana 35-7 W Laramie, Wyoming No Team Scoring Boise, Idaho 34-10 W Ithaca, New York 1st Place (125 points) Medford, Oregon All Day Binghamton, New York Clarion 31-6 W Binghamton, New York Rutgers 25-13 W Binghamton, New York Edinboro 20-12 L Las Vegas, Nevada 7th Place (79.5 points) Boise, Idaho 25-13 W Reno, Nevada 30th (2 points) Cedar Falls, Iowa Seventh Place Cedar Falls, Iowa vs. Wisconsin 24-12 W Cedar Falls, Iowa vs. Iowa State 19-15 L Cedar Falls, Iowa vs. Wyoming 24-15 W Cedar Falls, Iowa vs. Ohio State 21-12 L Cedar Falls, Iowa vs. Penn State 22-12 W Boise, Idaho 26-12 W Boise, Idaho 37-4 W Boise, Idaho 41-0 W Boise, Idaho 38-3 W Boise, Idaho 38-3 W Corvallis, Oregon 25-9 W Portland, Oregon 42-0 W Fullerton, California 1st Place (172.5 points) St. Louis, Missouri 12th Place (46.5 points)
2008-09 Final Individual Season Results Wrestler Ryan Allen Alan Bartelli Jason Chamberlain Brent Chriswell Cory Fish Chris Givens Adam Hall Andrew Hochstrasser Levi Holt Nathaniel Holt Eli Hutchison Nate Lee Brad Muri Jacob Neumann Brian Owen Brad Perry Tyler Roshau Tyler Sherfey Kirk Smith Nick Smith Kurt Swartz Troy Walker Sam Zylstra
Wt. Overall 197 3-10 125 16-14 149 22-9 197 17-4 141 21-11 HWT 1-8 157 35-6 133 35-4 174 5-6 149 6-0 141 10-6 174 20-5 157 1-1 197 3-5 125 12-9 141 4-6 174 2-6 165 30-11 184 38-3 HWT 2-0 165 11-3 149 1-0 HWT 13-15
Dual Tour. 1-6 2-8 6-6 10-8 10-6 12-3 10-1 7-3 8-6 13-5 0-3 1-5 18-1 17-5 16-1 19-3 0-0 5-6 3-0 3-0 4-2 6-4 13-1 7-4 1-0 0-1 0-1 3-4 6-5 6-4 0-0 4-6 0-0 2-6 15-4 15-7 19-1 19-2 1-0 1-0 7-0 4-3 1-0 0-0 6-9 7-6 30
Falls 1 1 3 4 4 1 5 7 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 4 0 2 0 3
TF 1 0 3 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
MD 0 5 3 1 4 0 11 9 0 2 4 7 1 1 2 1 0 9 14 0 1 0 0
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions 2008-09 Boise State Wrestling Season Statistical Leaders Overall Wins 1. Kirk Smith (184) 2. Adam Hall (157) Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 4. Tyler Sherfey (165) 5. Jason Chamberlain (149) 5. Cory Fish (141)
38 35 35 30 22 21
Overall Winning Pct. 1. Kirk Smith (184) .927 (38-3) 2. Andrew Hochstrasser(133) .897 (35-4) 3. Adam Hall (157) .854 (35-6) 4. Brent Chriswell (194) .810 (17-4) 5. Nate Lee (174) .800 (20-5) Dual Wins 1. Kirk Smith (184) 3. Adam Hall (157) 2. Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 4. Tyler Sherfey (165) 5. Nate Lee (174)
19 18 16 15 13
Dual Winning Pct. 1. Kurt Swartz (165) 1.000 (7-0) 2. Kirk Smith (184) .950 (19-1) 3. Adam Hall (157) .947 (18-1) 4. Andrew Hochstrasser(133) .941 (16-1) 5. Nate Lee (174) .928 (13-1) Dual Meet Team Points Scored 1. Kirk Smith (184) Adam Hall (157) 3. Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 4. Tyler Sherfey (165) 5. Nate Lee (174) Most Falls 1. Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 2. Adam Hall (157) 3. Kirk Smith (184) Brent Chriswell (197) Cory Fish (141) 4. Eli Hutchison (141) Sam Zylstra (HWT) Jason Chamberlain (149) 5. Tyler Sherfey (165) Kurt Swartz (174)
Fastest Fall 1. Ryan Allen (197) 2. Adam Hall (157) 3. Brian Owen (125) 4. Alan Bartelli (125) 5. Adam Hall (157)
Technical Falls 1. Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 3. Jason Chamberlain (149) 4. Adam Hall (157) 5. Ryan Allen (197) Cory Fish (141) Tyler Sherfey (165) Kirk Smith (184) 7 5 Major Decisions 4 1. Kirk Smith (184) 4 2. Adam Hall (157) 4 3. Andrew Hochstrasser (133) 3 Tyler Sherfey (165) 3 5. Nate Lee (174) 3 2 2
73 73 71 59 48
0:12 0.20 1:03 1:18 1:43 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 14 11 9 9 7
2008-09 Boise State Dual Starting Lineups 133 Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Hochstrasser Bartelli Bartelli Owen
141 149 157 Hutchison Walker Hall Hutchison N. Holt Hall Hutchison N. Holt Hall Fish Chamberlain Muri Hutchison Chamberlain Hall Hutchison N. Holt Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Hutchison Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall Fish Chamberlain Hall
165 174 Sherfey Holt Swartz Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Swartz Sherfey Swartz Sherfey Swartz Sherfey Swarta Sherfey Swartz Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee Sherfey Lee
184 K. Smith K. Smith Swartz K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith K. Smith
197 HWT Allen Givins Allen Givins K. Smith N. Smith Allen Zylstra Allen Zylstra Allen Givins Allen Zylstra Neumann Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Allen Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra Chriswell Zylstra
Opponent 125 MSU-Northern Bartelli Great Falls Owen Northern Colorado Owen Utah Valley Bartelli Clarion Owen Rutgers Bartelli Edinboro Owen Oregon State Bartelli Wisconsin Owen Iowa State Owen Wyoming Owen Ohio State Owen Penn State Bartelli Cal State Bakersfield Bartelli Cal State Fullerton Bartelli Cal Poly Bartelli UC Davis Bartelli Stanford Owen Oregon State Owen Portland State Bartelli
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BOISE STATE PAC-10 CHAMPIONS Pat McDade -- Heavyweight, 1989 Jacob McGinnis -- Heavyweight, 2004
Jesse Brock -- 133 Pounds, 2002; 141 Pounds, 2004 Ben Cherrington - 149 Pounds, 2005; 157 Pounds, 2006
Nels Nelson -- 150 Pounds, 1991 & 1992
Rusty Cook -- 197 Pounds, 2000 & 2001
Larry Quisel -- 157 Pounds, 1999 & 2000
Cory Fish - 133 Pounds, 2008 Jason Chamberlain -- 149 Pounds, 2009 Brent Chriswell -- 197 Pounds, 2009
Collin Robertson -- 149 Pounds, 2002
Andrew Hochstrasser -- 133 Pounds, 2009
K.C. Rock -- 125 Pounds & Pac-10 Most Outstanding Wrestler, 2000
Scott Jorgensen Three-Time Pac-10 Champion
Scott Jorgensen -- 133 Pounds, 2004, 2005 & 2006
Tyler Sherfey -- 165 Pounds, 2009
Ben VomBaur -- 125 Pounds, 2001 & 2003
Nate Lee - 174 Pounds, 2008 & 2009
Kirk Smith -- 184 Pounds, 2009 Gabe Vigil -- 141 Pounds, 2003
Kirk White -- 165 Pounds, 1999 Dustin Young -- 142 Pounds, 1997
Big Sky Conference Champions
The Boise State wrestling team competed in the Big Sky Conference from 1970 to 1987. Following is a list of individual Bronco champions. Boise State won 10 team titles in 1974-80, 1982 and 1985-86.
Tracy Yeates - 1984 Tracy Yeates - 1983 Mark Jordine - 1978
Tracy Yeates - 1986 Stan Armstrong - 1984 Scott Barrett - 1983 Scott Barrett - 1982 Scott Barrett - 1980 Scott Barrett - 1979 Mark Hatten - 1974
Travis Krawl - 1987 Stan Armstrong - 1986 Stan Armstrong - 1985 Clay Armstrong -1982 James Williams - 1981 Brad Allread - 1979 Tom Harrington - 1973 Tom Harrington - 1972
Randy Schimmell - 1986 Randy Schimmell - 1985 Ben Coronado - 1982 Doug Pugmire - 1980 Brad Allred - 1978 Jeff Howell - 1975 Jeff Howell - 1974
Randy Watson -- 1977 Randy Watson -- 1976 Dave Chandler -- 1975 Dave Chandler -- 1974 Dave Chandler -- 1973 Dave Chandler -- 1972
Homer Lord - 1981 Kevin Wood - 1980 Kevin Wood - 1979 Lou Grasso - 1977 Don Evans - 1976 Greg Leonard - 1974
Ben Coronado - 1987 Ben Coronado - 1986 Dan Bicandi - 1984 Ben Coronado - 1983 Dan Warren - 1976 Randy Watson -1975 Randy Watson - 1974
Kevin Wood - 1982 Bill Braseth - 1981 Bill Braseth - 1980 Bill Braseth - 1979 Roy Rose - 1978 Tim Matthews - 1977 Steve Needs - 1976 Rory Needs - 1974
John Bauman - 1983 Harold Wittman - 1982 Harold Wittman - 1981 Tim Matthews - 1976 Shane Coburn - 1975 Jerry Elliot - 1972
HEAVYWEIGHT Pat McDade - 1987 Ed Ritt - 1976 Mark Bittick - 1975
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BOISE STATE NCAA ALL-AMERICANS Scott Barrett 126 Pounds - 1982 (2nd place)
Pat McDade Heavyweight - 1989 (4th place)
Brett Bingham 118 Pounds - 1994 (3rd place)
Nels Nelson 150 Pounds - 1992 (7th place)
Charles Burton 167 Pounds - 1996 (3rd place) Dave Chandler 158 Pounds - 1975 (5th place)
Larry Quisel 157 Pounds - 1999 (3rd place) 157 Pounds - 2000 (2nd place) Collin Robertson 149 Pounds - 2003 (6th Place)
Ben Cherrington 157 Pounds - 2006 (1st place)
Boe Rushton Heavyweight - 2003 (3rd Place)
Rusty Cook 197 Pounds - 2001 (4th place)
Tyler Sherfey 165 Pounds - 2009 (8th Place)
Brent Chriswell 197 Pounds - 2009 (6th Place)
Kirk Smith 184 Pounds - 2008 (8th Place)
Cash Edwards 184 Pounds - 2000 (7th place) 184 Pounds - 2001 (6th Place)
Ben VomBaur 125 Pounds - 2002 (4th place) 125 Pounds - 2003 (6th place)
Andrew Hochstrasser 133 Pounds - 2009 (4th Place)
Kirk White 165 Pounds - 1999 (1st place) 165 Pounds - 2000 (5th place) 157 Pounds - 2001 (6th place)
Rusty Cook NCAA All-American 2001 33
Ben VomBaur Two-Time NCAA All-American 2002 and 2003
Larry Quisel Two-Time NCAA All-American
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions Ben Cherrington - 2006 NCAA Champion Ben Cherrington capped off a perfect season during his senior year of 2005-06 when he became just the second Boise State wrestler in school history to win an individual NCAA National Championship. Following an early season injury which kept him out of the lineup until midway through his final season, Cherrington was unbeatable once he stepped back on the mat posted a 20-0 record on his way to the 157pound title at the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cherrington dominated his opponents during his undefeated season winning three matches by pin, three by technical fall and six by major decision. Along the way to his national collegiate title, Cherrington also recorded his second straight Pac-10 Conference Championship. His first came in in 2005 at the 149-pound weight class. Cherrington qualified for the NCAA National Tournament all four years of his collegiate career. His overall collegiate record was 93-32, including a mark of 54-8 for an 87.1 winning percentage his final two seasons.
Kirk White - 1999 NCAA Champion Kirk White was the first Boise State wrestler to win a NCAA National Championship when he captured the 165-pound weight class in 1999. As a sophomore that year, White took collegiate wrestling by storm by winning the Pac-10 Conference Championship, and then continuing his winning streak at the NCAA National Tournament. White dominated his opponents during his championship season posting an overall record of 38-1. His only loss came at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Dual. While he did not win another NCAA national title as a junior and senior, he did earn two more NCAA All-America awards to become the only three-time NCAA Wrestling All-American for the Broncos. White completed his four years at Boise State with an overall record of 130-26 for a winning percentage of 83.3. The breakdown of Whiteâ€™s season-by-season results are 1997-98: 27-6 (81.8%); 1998-99: 38-1(97.4%); 1999-00: 20-8 (71.4%); 2000-01: 29-6 (82.9%). In September of 2007, White was inducted into the Boise State University Athletic Hall of Fame. 34
2009 Pac-10 Conference Champions Charles Burton - 2000 United States Olympic Freestyle Team Member Former Bronco wrestler Charles Burton made history in September of 2000, when he became the first Boise State University athlete to become a member of an United States Olympic Team. A native of Meridian, Idaho, Burton was a 1996 NCAA All-American at 167 pounds and completed his career at Boise State with 101 victories. He representated the United States at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games competing in the freestyle division and placed fifth in the 87 kilogram (187.25 pound) weight class. Burton’s o v e r a ll record at the Sydney Games was 3-1. He won his first two Olympic matches by not allowing a single point by his opponents. In the quarterfinals Burton held a 2-1 lead in the overtime period when Magomed Ibragimov of Macedonia scored a three-point throw to post a 4-2 win. Burton won the fifth place match by injury default over Yang Hyun Mo of Korea. While competing in freestyle, Burton won the 1997 University Freestyle National Championship, the bronze medal at the 1997 Pan American Games and a silver medal at the 1999 World Team Trials. He earned his spot on the 2000 Olympic Team when he defeated then current World Champion Les Gutches in a special wrestle-off. The two wrestlers split the first two matches, before Burton defeated Gutches 5-0 in the third match to earn his roster position on the national team. In November of 2001, Burton was inducted into the Boise State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mike Young - Bronco Head Coach (1972-2002)
When Mike Young retired as the Bronco wrestling head coach at the end of the 2001-02 season, he did so as one of, it not, the most successful coaches in the history of Boise State athletics. In 31 years guiding the Broncos, Young produced 12 conference championships, one national champion, 11 All-Americans and earned 12 conference coach of the year awards. Ten of his league titles and coach of the year awards came when Boise State was a member of the Big Sky Conference. The final two came in 2000 and 2002 when he led the Broncos to league crowns in the Pac-10 Conference. Kirk White was Young’s most successful individual wrestler winning the 1999 NCAA National Championship in the 165 pound weight class and becoming the only three-time NCAA All-American. Young’s two most successful years at the NCAA National Tournament came in 1999 and 2000. The 1999 team posted the best finish in school history when the Broncos placed 10th. The next season Boise State finished 12th as three Broncos earned All-American honors. Young also coached the first Boise State student-athlete to become a member of a United States Olympic Team. Charles Burton, who wrestled for Young and the Broncos in the late 1990’s, competed in freestyle at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and placed fifth in the 85 kg weight class. Young began his Boise State career in 1970 as an assistant wrestling coach, and took over the head coaching position in 1972. In 1987 he was inducted into Boise State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Pac-10 Conference Champions
2009 Head Coach Greg Randall Assistant Coaches Chris Owens and Kirk White
2008 Head Coach Greg Randall Assistant Coaches Chris Owens and Kirk White
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2004 Head Coach Greg Randall Assistant Coaches Chris Owens and Rusty Cook
2002 Head Coach Mike Young Assistant Coaches Greg Randall and Chris Owens
Assistant Coaches Greg Randall and Chris Owens
Head Coach Mike Young