Martinez Advances to Second Day at CKLV

Dec. 4, 2015

LAS VEGAS â€" Sophomore Geordan Martinez is the only member of the Boise State wrestling team still alive at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the conclusion of the opening day of the tournament, Friday.

Martinez, the nation's 18th-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds, advanced to the quarterfinals before running into fifth-ranked Lavion Mayes of Missouri. Martinez dropped the bout via major decision (13-5), falling to the consolation bracket.

Prior to the loss, Martinez won a pair of matches, knocking off Ohio State's Cody Burcher (8-4), and No. 19 Alex Griffin of Purdue, 6-5. He will square off against Brown's Steven Galiardo Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals.

Martinez and Mayes previously wrestled in the 141-pound finals of last year's Southern Scuffle, a bout that also went to the Mizzou wrestler (6-4).

Redshirt senior Chris Castillo won his first two matches of the tournament, advancing to the Round of 16. But he dropped his next two, falling out of the tournament.

Redshirt junior Rami Haddadin lost his opening match, then strung together three-straight decisions to make it to the consolation round of eight. His second loss of the day came to 10th-ranked Zeke Moisey of West Virginia, a fall in 6-minutes, 34-seconds.

The second day of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Live results and live video coverage are each available at FloWrestling.

Complete results from day one of the tournament can be found below.

No. 8 Chasen Tolbert (Utah Valley) dec. Rami Haddadin (Boise State), 7-3
Rami Haddadin (Boise State) dec. Del Vinas (Kent State), 5-3
Rami Haddadin (Boise State) dec. Kyle Larson (Iowa State), 8-1
Rami Haddadin (Boise State) dec. Drew Romero (Air Force), 10-8
No. 10 Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) fall Rami Haddadin (Boise State), 6:34

Rico Montoya (N. Colorado) tech. fall Josh Newberg (Boise State), 19-2 (5:58)
Josh Newberg (Boise State) major dec. Cord Coronado (Arizona State), 11-2
No. 16 Josh Alber (N. Iowa) dec. Josh Newberg (Boise State), 6-4

Jake Velarde (Boise State) dec. Joe Moita (Columbia), 4-2
Danny Sabatello (Purdue) fall Jake Velarde (Boise State), 4:12
Noah Teaney (Oklahoma) dec. Jake Velarde (Boise State), 3-2

No. 18 Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Cody Burcher (Ohio State), 8-4
No. 18 Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. No. 19 Alex Griffin (Purdue), 6-5
No. 5 Levion Mayes (Missouri) major dec. No. 18 Geordan Martinez (Boise State), 13-5

Chris Castillo (Boise State) tech. fall Ulisses Lopez (W. Wyoming), 19-1 (5:00)
Chris Castillo (Boise State) dec. Andrew Atkinson (Virginia), 4-2
Russell Parsons (Army) dec. Chris Castillo (Boise State), 3-2
Aaron Walker (Citadel) dec. Chris Castillo (Boise State), 8-6

Dajour Reece (N. Idaho) dec. Taylor West (Boise State), 8-4
John Keck (Navy) fall Taylor West (Boise State), 7:00

Austin Dewey (Boise State) dec. Christian Smith (California Baptist), 2-1
No. 19 Davonte Mahomes (Michigan) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 10-4
Austin Dewey (Boise State) major dec. Horacio Vialpando (N. Colorado), 14-3
Austin Dewey (Boise State) dec. Ali Alshujery (Oregon State), 6-1
Zack Hernandez (Columbia) fall Austin Dewey (Boise State), 6:26

No. 4 Kenny Courts (Ohio State) tech. fall Keavon Buckley (Boise State), 19-2 (5:40)
Zach Stodden (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Keavon Buckley (Boise State), 7-5 (SV)

Augustus Marker (Brown) fall Harley DiLulo (Boise State), 2:41
Troy Hembury (Columbia) dec. Harley DiLulo (Boise State), 9-2

Tanner Hall (Arizona State) dec. Gaylen Edmo (Boise State), 3-1
Gaylen Edmo (Boise State) dec. Chuck Boddy (Bucknell), 4-2 (SV)
Tyler Kral (Purdue) dec. Gaylen Edmo (Boise State), 4-2 (SV)

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