Jan. 28, 2011
BOISE, Id. - The Stanford wrestling team suffered a 35-3 loss at No. 10 Boise State, Friday, at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Id. The loss drops the Cardinal to 7-8 on the season and to 2-2 in the Pac-10 Conference. The Broncos improve to 7-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the conference.
The dual started with the heavyweights as Cardinal senior Dylan Rush was back in action for the first time since Nov. 27. Rush trailed 4-3 going into the final period, scoring all of his points on escapes. However, Rush gave up a takedown, an escape and a stalling point to BSU's J.T. Felix to drop an 8-4 decision.
After redshirt sophomore Matt Sencenbaugh dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 15 Alan Bartelli at 125 pounds, the Cardinal was forced to forfeit at 133 pounds. As a result, Stanford fell behind 12-0.
The Broncos added to their lead as 18th-ranked Levi Jones defeated Stanford's Jordan Gray, 10-3, at 141 pounds. Stanford then was forced to forfeit its second bout of the night at 149 pounds to fall behind 21-0.
Boise State picked up four more points as second-ranked Adam Hall posted a 14-3 major decision over Stanford redshirt freshman Kyle Meyer at 157 pounds. Meyer picked up two escape points in the first period and another one in the third.
The Broncos took a 28-0 advantage after Stanford freshmen Garrett Schaner dropped an 8-4 decision to BSU's Kurt Swartz at 165 pounds. Schaner trailed 4-1 after the first period, but scored on an escape and then registered a takedown in the second to tie the score. Swartz picked up an escape to hold a 5-4 edge going into the final period. However, Schaner failed to score any points in the third as Swartz tallied an escape and a takedown to seal the victory.
Stanford scored its only points of the dual at 174 pounds as Nick Amuchastegui
, ranked seventh nationally, posted a 4-0 decision over 11th-ranked Jake Swartz. The junior registered a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second period. He scored his final point with 1:57 of riding time to improve to 23-2 on the season.
Stanford's Spence Patrick, a Boise native, suffered a 14-3 major decision at the hands of top-ranked Kirk Smith at 184 pounds, giving the Broncos a 32-3 lead in the dual.
In the final bout of the night, senior Zack Giesen, ranked No. 13, dropped a 4-3 decision to Matt Casperson at 197 pounds. Giesen took a 3-0 lead going into the final period, but a technical violation called on Giesen gave Casperson his first point. He then scored an escape and a takedown to secure the win.
Up next, Stanford returns to The Farm for a dual against San Francisco State on Sunday, Jan. 30. The Cardinal and Gators will wrestle in Burnham Pavilion at 2 p.m.
Boise State 35, Stanford 3
285 - J.T. Felix (B) dec. Dylan Rush (S), 8-4
125 - #15 Alan Bartelli (B) dec. Matt Sencenbaugh (S), 4-1
133 - #2 Andrew Hochstrasser (B) won by forfeit
141 - #18 Levi Jones (B) dec. Jordan Gray (S), 10-3
149 - #3 Jason Chamberlain (B) won by forfeit
157 - #2 Adam Hall (B) maj. dec. Kyle Meyer (S), 14-3
165 - Kurt Swartz (B) dec. Garrett Schaner (S), 8-4
174 - #7 Nick Amuchastegui (S) dec. #11 Jake Swartz (B), 4-0
184 - #1 Kirk Smith (B) maj. dec. Spence Patrick (S), 14-3
197 - Matt Casperson (B) dec. #13 Zack Giesen (S), 4-3