Feb. 5, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State wrestling team built an early lead over Cal Poly at Bronco Gym Thursday, but it slipped away over the final matches of the evening and the Mustangs escaped with a 22-15 victory.
The Broncos (2-7, 0-4 Pac-12) won four of the first six matches, building a 15-6 advantage. Included was a pin by Steven Hernandez, one of five seniors honored prior to the start of the dual.
But Boise State dropped each of the last four bouts, ultimately falling for the fifth-consecutive time.
The teams traded victories through the first four matches before Hernandez got the pin over the Mustangs' Colt Shorts in 4:24. Chris Castillo followed with a 5-2 decision over Travis Berridge at 165 pounds.
Also victorious for the Broncos were Carson Kuhn, who won his fifth-consecutive match with a 6-0 decision at 125 pounds, and seventh-ranked Geordan Martinez, who posted an 8-1 victory at 141.
Following Castillo's win, Cal Poly picked up a decision at 174, a major decision at 184 and a fall at 197. Boise State would need at least a major decision in the final match of the evening to earn a victory, but the Mustangs (2-13, 1-2 Pac-12) earned the decision at heavyweight, their sixth win on the night.
For Hernandez, the pin was his team-leading eighth of the season. He, Xavier Callejas, Cody Dixon, Wilhelm Meyer and Holden Packard were each honored prior to the dual as part of Senior Day.
Boise State will host CSU Bakersfield Friday (Feb. 6) at Centennial High School, the team's final home dual of the 2014-15 season. The college dual will follow a prep match-up featuring Centennial and Kuna, which is slated to begin at 5 p.m.
CAL POLY 22, BOISE STATE 15
125: Carson Kuhn (Boise State) dec. Yoshito Funakoshi (Cal Poly), 6-0
133: Jason DelaCruz (Cal Poly) dec. Michael Cook (Boise State), 9-7
141: No. 7 Geordan Martinez (Boise State) dec. Colton Schilling (Cal Poly), 8-1
149: Blake Kastl (Cal Poly) dec. Jake Velarde (Boise State), 7-4
157: Steven Hernandez (Boise State) fall Colt Shorts (Cal Poly), 4:24
165: Chris Castillo (Boise State) dec. Travis Berridge (Cal Poly), 5-2
174: Dominic Kastl (Cal Poly) dec. Austin Dewey (Boise State), 5-3
184: Nick Fiegener (Cal Poly) major dec. Xavier Callejas (Boise State), 16-4
197: J.T. Goodwin (Cal Poly) fall Cody Dixon (Boise State), 2:59
285: Nicholas Johnson (Cal Poly) dec. Gaylen Edmo (Boise State), 4-2