Boise State was in action against Northern Colorado tonight. The match was the team's pink out duel to help raise awareness for cancer. The Broncos are on a four dual homestand splitting their first two home matches of the season.
Redshirt junior Austin Dewey put the Broncos on the board first at 174 pounds, winning his third-consecutive match and remaining undefeated in his hometown. The Centennial High School product tied the dual at three-all with a 10-3 decision over Tanner Davis.
In the ensuing match, redshirt sophomore Zach Coffman put the Broncos in front with a 10-4 decision over Horacio Vialpando, the first dual victory of his career.
Sophomore Geordan Martinez gave the Broncos a chance in the penultimate match of the evening, but the Boise State wrestling team fell 22-15 Friday at Taco Bell Arena in the team’s inaugural Pink Out dual.
Trailing 19-9 through eight of the 10 matches, the Broncos (3-4), wearing pink singlets for the first time in school history in honor of breast cancer awareness, were going to need a pair of bonus-point victories in the final two to earn the dual win. Martinez, the nation’s 19th-ranked 149-pound wrestler, notched his third pin of the season, picking up the fall over Timmy Box in 4-minutes, 25-seconds.
The win set redshirt senior Chris Castillo up to win the dual at 157 in the final match for the second time in the last three outings, but he was unable to recreate his heroics from the Broncos’ 19-18 win over North Dakota State, Jan. 15.
Boise State will host South Dakota State next Sunday (Feb. 7) in the final home dual of the season, set for noon in Bronco Gym.