April 3, 2014
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Boise State redshirt senior Jake Swartz was named the Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.
Swartz won his third-consecutive Pac-12 Championship at 184 pounds, March 2. He is the first wrestler from the league to win three-straight conference championships at the same weight class since Arizona State's Anthony Robles did it at 125 pounds from 2009-11.
Swartz went 17-3 in his final collegiate campaign, including a perfect 7-0 mark in dual competition.
The Wrestler of the Year honor is the fourth all-time for Boise State, and marks the second-straight year a Bronco has been given the award. Jason Chamberlain (149) was named Pac-12 Wrestler of the Year in 2013, Kirk Smith (184) earned the honor in 2010 and Ben Cherrington (157) garnered the accolade in 2006.
Swartz capped his Bronco career with his first All-America accolade at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 20-22. He finished in seventh place at this year's national championships.
He concluded his collegiate career with a record of 91-30, including a 30-7 mark in dual competition, 21 major decisions and 11 pins.