BOISE, Idaho - The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced, Tuesday (Oct. 2), that Boise State will be represented by three wrestlers at the 2010 NWCA All-Star Classic in Fresno, Calif. as Adam Hall has been named to the line-up at 157 pounds.
Hall joins fellow Broncos Kirk Smith (184 pounds) and Andrew Hochstrasser (133), who were invited to the prestigious event at the end of October. The All-Star Classic, presented by The Marines, is scheduled for Nov. 21 (Sunday) at the Selland Arena.
Hall, a redshirt senior from Bonners Ferry, Idaho (Bonners Ferry HS), will face Bubba Jenkins of Arizona State at the All-Star Classic. Hall enters the season ranked No. 1 nationally at 157 pounds by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine, while Jenkins is currently fourth. This will mark the first ever meeting between the two wrestlers.
Hall is coming off an outstanding junior campaign for the Broncos in which he wrestled to All-American honors with a third-place finish at the NCAA tournament. He also captured his first Pac-10 Conference championship. Hall finished 2009-10 with a 33-3 overall record and is 68-8 over the past two seasons.
Jenkins enters his first season at Arizona State after transferring from Penn State during this past offseason. He was a 2008 NCAA runner-up at 149 pounds, but did not compete for the Nittany Lions last season.
With Hall's invitation to the event, Boise State joins Oklahoma State as the only teams with three wrestlers competing in this year's classic. Prior to this year Boise State had just five total wrestlers compete in the previous 44 All-Star Classics.
This year's All-Star Classic will follow a weekend of fundraising events. For more information about the tournament, purchasing tickets and the fundraising events, visit the www.nwcaonline.com's event page.
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Below is a list of the announced match-ups for the All-Star Classic. The NWCA has yet to announce the match-ups at 125 and 165 pounds.
2010 NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by the Marines
Rankings by W.I.N. Magazine
133- #1 Jordan Oliver, So. (Oklahoma State) vs. #2 Andrew Hochstrasser, Sr. (Boise State)
141- #3 Zack Bailey, Sr. (Oklahoma) vs. #5 Germane Lindsey, Sr. (Ohio)
149- #4 Torsten Gillespie, Jr. (Edinboro) vs. #5 Kevin LeValley, Sr. (Bucknell)
157- #1 Adam Hall, Sr. (Boise State) vs. #4 Bubba Jenkins, Sr. (Arizona State)
174- #3 Jordan Blanton, Sr. (Illinois) vs. #6 Nick Amuchastegui, Jr. (Stanford)
184- #1 Kirk Smith, Sr. (Boise State) vs. #2 Joe LeBlanc, Jr. (Wyoming)
197- #3 Sonny Yohn, Jr. (Minnesota) vs. #4 Clayton Foster, Sr. (Oklahoma State)
285- #2 Jarod Trice, Jr. (Central Michigan) vs. #4 Alan Gelogaev, Jr. (Oklahoma State)