BOISE, Idaho - The No. 24 Boise State wrestling team won eight-straight matches to defeat Stanford 29-7, Sunday. The win gave the Broncos (8-5, 4-1 Pac-12) a weekend sweep after defeating CSU Bakersfield Friday.
Jason Chamberlain exerted his will at 149 pounds against Colton Dempsey, getting his first pin of the season. Chamberlain, who is ranked second in the nation, went up big after getting two 3-point near falls to close out the first period. It was in the second period that he would finish things off, getting both of Boone's shoulders on the mat at the 4:23 mark.
Scott Bacon and Jake Swartz also picked up bonus points at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively. Swartz defeated Alan Yen (10-1) and is on a roll of major decisions with five in his last six matches, now has 10 on the season. Bacon's win is his 15th of the season as he took down Thomas Kimbrell, 15-4.
Holden Packard provided the most exciting bout of the day at 165 pounds. Packard got on the board first in the second period with a quick escape and would remain up 1-0 for almost the entire match. Packard displayed his ability to ride, and did so almost the entire third period to secure the riding time point. With only one second remaining in the match, Stanford's Bret Baumbach pulled off a reversal to send the bout into overtime. Halfway through the overtime period, Packard earned the positioning and took down Baumbach to secure the win, 4-2.
No. 18 George Ivanov recorded his eighth-straight victory with an 11-4 decision against Kyle Meyer at 157 pounds. The senior is 19-5 this season with an 11-2 dual match record.
Travis Himmelman (141), Cody Dixon (197) and J.T. Felix (285) each picked up decisions in the Boise State victory as well.
The Broncos will be back in action for the second Beauty and the Beast match of the season, Feb. 10, when they take on Cal Poly.
Boise State vs. Stanford
Boise, Idaho - Taco Bell Arena
No. 24 Boise State 29, Stanford 7
125: Evan Silver (STAN) dec. Rami Haddadin, 5-1
133: Alex Manley (STAN) major dec. Landon Hartley, 9-1
141: Travis Himmelman (BSU) dec. Josh Lauderdale, 7-1
149: No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) fall Colton Dempsey, 4:23
157: No. 18 George Ivanov (BSU) dec. Kyle Meyer, 11-4
165: Holden Packard (BSU) dec. Bret Baumbach, 4-2 (OT)
174: Scott Bacon (BSU) major dec. Thomas Kimbrell, 15-4
184: No. 10 Jake Swartz (BSU) major dec. Alan Yen, 10-1
197: Cody Dixon (BSU) dec. Michaael Sojka, 3-1
285: No. 13 J.T. Felix (BSU) dec. Dan Scherer, 7-4