This evening the Boise State wrestling team returns to the mat to face off with North Dakota State. One of the team's most talented wrestlers Rami Haddadin will get the chance to wrestle at home for the first time this season.
After finishing second at the PAC-12 Championships at 125 as a sophomore Haddadin went down with an injury. At first he thought the injury was a pulled groin but after receiving medical attention and months of rehab Haddadin found out he had a hernia and would miss his entire sophomore season.
"Being out for a season really puts into perspective how much you love the sport and how much you miss it. I had kind of a re-burning passion for wrestling i guess you could say. It made me really appreciate and want to go out and dominate” said Rami Haddadin.
Not having the chance to compete all of last year gave Haddadin the chance to hit the books with his coaches and teammates and study the mat he loves.
“I just sat and became a student of the sport really. I knew i wasn't going to go out and be able to get the mat time that i wanted so i just tried to learn the sport from a different view. In a way the injury kind of helped me.” said, Haddadin.
This weekend Haddadin will face nationally ranked wrestlers in each of his duals. Those matches could be key for the Broncos both Friday and Sunday.
“ I told him it is time to beat someone that you're not supposed to beat. This is a big weekend for him.” said, Head Coach Greg Randall.
Haddadin and Boise State will take center stage tonight at 7 P. M. inside Bronco gym.