Dewey to wrestle at NCAA Championship

Posted at 10:16 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 00:16:26-04

Tomorrow Boise State Senior wrestler Austin Dewey will be taking to the mat for the 1st time at the NCAA Championship.

It’s been a long journey for the wrestler who has had to battle adversity with cancer in his family that took his aunt, cousin, and grandfather.

Dewey carries the memory of his family on his arms and left shoulder.  It is conceivably the best season in his final year with the Broncos entering the finals with a 24-13 record.

Dewey also set a career high for pins this year.  For him to have the chance represent his family on the national stage is something that doesn’t come lightly.

“It’s hard to describe what it really means it is something I’ve wanted to accomplish since I was a really small kid.  Now I’m doing it I can’t honestly wait to get there,” said, Senior Wrestler Austin Dewey.

Dewey is seeking to finish as the 32nd All-American in program history.  It won’t be easy squaring off against Alex Meyers who is ranked 11th at 174 pounds. 

“Some of the biggest names in wrestling lose to names that have never been heard of so I hope to be one of those names that get down there and upsets a lot of people,” said, Dewey.

“He was always there.  He was always in this room and you can tell he was driven he wanted to be at the NCAA tournament this year and you can tell the way he trained and competed he earned it,” said, Head Coach Mike Mendoza.