Broncos Fall in Top-25 Showdown

Jan. 17, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - The 21st-ranked Boise State wrestling team fell to No. 22 North Dakota State Friday at Taco Bell Arena, 26-15.

The loss was just the second for the Broncos in 12 years of hosting Beauty and the Beast, an event held simultaneously with the Boise State gymnastics team.

The Broncos recorded victories at 125, 149, 184 and 285.

Senior heavyweight J.T. Felix pinned John Gusewelle in 4:47, his seventh pin of the season.

Felix, the sixth-ranked wrestler in the country, improved to 17-2 on the season.

Sophomore Rami Haddadin (125) earned a 3-1 decision over Hunter Weber, Chris Castillo (149) earned an 8-4 decision over Tyler Diamond and seventh-ranked Jake Swartz (184) earned a 4-2 decision over Kurtis Julson.

Boise State, now 2-4 on the season, will travel to Arizona State next Friday (Jan. 24), and host Lehigh next Sunday in Bronco Gym (Jan. 26).

No. 22 North Dakota State 26, No. 21 Boise State 15
125: Rami Haddadin (BSU) dec. Hunter Weber (NDSU), 3-1
133: Justin LaVelle (NDSU) tech fall Matt Nader (BSU), 16-1
141: Clay Cathey (NDSU) dec. Travis Himmelman (BSU), 4-3
149: Chris Castillo (BSU) dec. Tyler Diamond (NDSU), 8-4
157: Nick Olejnik (NDSU) dec. Taylor West (BSU), 5-3 (2OT)
165: No. 3 Steven Monk (NDSU) fall Holden Packard (BSU), 2:56
174: No. 13 Hayden Zillmer (NDSU) dec. Austin Dewey (BSU), 6-2
184: No. 7 Jake Swartz (BSU) dec. Kurtis Julson (NDSU), 4-2
197: Tyler Lehmann (NDSU) fall Cody Dixon (BSU), 1:54
285: No. 6 J.T. Felix (BSU) fall John Gusewelle (NDSU), 4:47

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