Dewey Punches Ticket to NCAAs
Feb. 26, 2017

Austin Dewey

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Redshirt senior Austin Dewey led the Boise State wrestling team with a runner-up finish at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships, Sunday at Maples Pavilion.

Dewey's runner-up finish at 174 pounds earns him a berth in the 2017 NCAA Championships, Mar. 16-18 in St. Louis, Mo. The Boise native made it to the finals with an upset victory over No. 18 ranked Peter Galli of Stanford in the semifinals.

In the finals, Dewey was pinned (2:30) by Arizona State's Zahid Valencia. Valencia is the nation's No. 1 ranked wrestler at 174 pounds.

In his first appearance at the Pac-12 Championships, junior Will Bardezbain rallied from an opening round lost to upset his next two opponents.

Bardezbain won a decision over No. 2 seed Keegan Calkins of Oregon State (18-12) to advance to the third place match. In the third place match he upset No. 15 nationally ranked and No. 1 seed Gabriel Townsell of Stanford to take third place.

Redshirt freshman Demetrius Romero finished fourth at 165 pounds after losing an 8-6 decision to Keaton Subjeck of Stanford. Romero and Subjeck were tied at 6-6 at the end of regulation, but Subjeck prevailed with a takedown in the first sudden victory overtime.

Josh Newberg (133), Fred Green (157) and Harley DiLulo (197) also finished fourth in their respective weight classes.

Kadyn Del Toro and Gabriel Gonzalez finished fifth at 184 pounds and heavyweight, respectively.  

The Broncos finished fifth as a team with 79 points.




(4) Josh Kramer (ASU) tech. fall Will Bardezbain (BSU), 20-5

Will Bardezbain (BSU) dec. (2) Keegan Calkins (OSU), 18-12

Will Bardezbain (BSU) dec. (1) Gabriel Townsell (STAN), 10-8



(4) Josh Newberg (BSU) dec. Yoshito Funakoshi (CP), 5-3 SV-1

(1) Connor Schram (STAN) maj. dec. (4) Josh Newberg (BSU), 11-1

(4) Josh Newberg (BSU) dec. Ted Rico (ASU), 8-2

(3) Carlos Herrera (CSUB) dec. (4) Josh Newberg, 4-0



Walker Dempsey (STAN) dec. (4) Dakota Wall (BSU), 10-5

(3) Joey Delgado (OSU) dec. (4) Dakota Wall (BSU), 12-5

Walker Dempsey (STAN) dec. (4) Dakota Wall (BSU), 10-4



(4) Fred Green (BSU) fall Abraham Rodriguez (OSU), 2:21

(1) Josh Shields (ASU) tech. fall (4) Fred Green (BSU), 17-2 5:51

(4) Fred Green (BSU) maj. dec. Jacob Thalin (CSUB), 11-0

(3) Paul Fox (STAN) maj. dec. Fred Green (BSU), 13-4



(1) Anthony Valencia (ASU) maj. dec. (4) Demetrius Romero (BSU), 16-2

Demetrius Romero (BSU) maj. dec. Rodney Williams (OSU), 10-2

(2) Keaton Subjeck (STAN) dec. Demetrius Romero (BSU), 8-6 SV-1



(3) Austin Dewey (BSU) dec. (2) Peter Galli (STAN), 7-4

(1) Zahid Valencia (ASU) fall (3) Austin Dewey (BSU), 2:30



Jacen Petersen (ASU) dec. (3) Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), 3-2

(1) Mitch Woods (CP) dec. (3) Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), 5-3

(3) Kadyn Del Toro (BSU) forfeit (2) Seth McLeod (OSU)



Harley DiLulo (BSU) dec. (4) Tom Lane (CP), 9-4

(1) Corey Griego (OSU) maj. dec. Harley DiLulo (BSU), 9-0

Harley DiLulo (BSU) dec. Austyn Harris (ASU), 2-0

(3) Matt Williams (CSUB) dec. Harley DiLulo (BSU), 6-2



(1) Tanner Hall (ASU) fall Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU), 1:33

(3) Nathan Butler (STAN) dec. Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU), 5-0

Gabriel Gonzalez (BSU) forfeit Alex Encarnacion-Strand (CSUB)

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