April 18, 2014
LAS VEGAS - Boise State redshirt freshman Austin Dewey won the 79-kilogram (174 pounds) weight class at the 2014 FILA Junior National Championships at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Thursday.
Dewey, originally from Boise (Centennial HS), was competing in Greco-Roman for the Bronco Wrestling Club.
The FILA Junior National Championships are open for wrestlers ages 17-20.
Dewey won four-consecutive matches en route to the title, recording two technical falls and a pin to earn a spot in the championship. In the finals, Dewey earned a 4-0 decision over Khalil Shakur.
Three other Broncos also competed at the event, including freshman Gaylen Edmo, who finished in third place at 120 kilograms (264.5 pounds), and was also competing for the Bronco Wrestling Club. Edmo dropped his opening match, but won two straight - via 5-0 and 5-1 decisions - en route to third.
Freshman Zach Lowen (Bronco Wrestling Club) finished third at 79 kilograms (174 pounds), and redshirt sophomore Chris Caldwell (Suples Wrestling Club) finished seventh at 63 kilograms (138.75 pounds).