Chamberlain Wins 100th, Leads Broncos to Victory
BOISE, Idaho - Redshirt senior Jason Chamberlain notched the 100th win of his Bronco career, Wednesday as the Boise State wrestling team won its regular-season finale against Utah Valley, 29-10 at Taco Bell Arena.
The win was the eighth-straight for Boise State which is now 10-5 on the season.
Seniors Chamberlain and George Ivanov were honored before the match and picked up wins in back-to-back bouts at 149 and 157 pounds, respectively.
Chamberlain defeated Josh Wilson by a 10-4 decision, bookending the bout with two takedowns in the first and third periods. The victory also marked 21-straight for Chamberlain who is 22-1 this season and ranked No. 2 in the country. The Springville, Utah native walked off the mat of his final match at Taco Bell Arena to a standing ovation from the Bronco fans in attendance.
Ivanov followed with major decision against Chase Cuthbertson, 15-5. It's the third time in the last four matches that the Council Bluffs, Iowa native has picked up bonus points as he continues a 10-bout win streak which is the third longest on the team behind Chamberlain and Jake Swartz (15).
No. 14 J.T. Felix got things started in a hurry at 285 pounds as he pinned Adam Fager 1:52 into the opening period. Felix took down Fager, who was the WWC Wrestler of the Week this week, a little over a minute into the match. From there Felix would have accumulated three points for a near fall had it not been for the pin. The fall is the fourth for Felix this season, three of which have come in the first period.
Jake Swartz battled through a tough bout with Derek Thomas at 184 pounds. Swartz, who is ranked ninth in his weight class, used a takedown with 11 second remaining in the third period to secure the 6-3 victory in a bout that was stopped several times for blood timeouts.
Freshman Travis Himmelman and sophomore Scott Bacon each helped the Broncos to their 29 points on the night. Himmelman earned four with a major decision over Avery Garner at 141 pounds while Bacon was just short of a major decision, winning 9-3.
The Broncos will not compete again until Saturday, March, 2 at the Pac-12 Championships in Tempe, Ariz.
No. 21 Boise State 29, Utah Valley 10
Taco Bell Arena - Feb. 13, 2013
285: No. 14 J.T. Felix (BSU) fall Adam Fager, 1:52
125: Rami Haddadin (BSU) win by default
133: Chasen Tolbert (UVU) major dec. Manny Ybarra, 14-0
141: Travis Himmelman (BSU) major dec. Avery Garner, 12-3
149: No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (BSU) dec. Josh Wilson, 10-4
157: No. 17 George Ivanov (BSU) major dec. Chase Cuthbertson, 15-5
165: Abner Cook (UVU) dec. Holden Packard, 5-0
174: Scott Bacon (BSU) dec. Monte Schmalhaus, 9-3
184: No. 9 Jake Swartz (BSU) dec. Derek Thomas, 6-3
197: David Prieto (UVU) dec. Cody Dixon, 3-2
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