South Dakota State 32, Boise State 9

SDSU ties record winning streak

BOISE, Idaho – South Dakota State won the first seven matches and eight total en route to a 32-9 victory over Boise State in a college wrestling dual Sunday afternoon. The Jackrabbit victory was the team’s 11th consecutive dual win, tying a school record first set during the 1972-73 season and matched in 1985-86.

The Jackrabbits, who improved to 12-5 overall, used a late takedown from David Kocer in the opening bout of the day to get on the board. Kocer’s 4-3 decision over Austin Dewey was one of three matches in which SDSU scored in the final 30-plus seconds to win a bout.

SDSU JackrabbitsHeavyweight Alex Macki, a 5-4 winner over Harley DiLulo, and 125-pounder Ben Gillette also pulled out late victories for the Jackrabbits. Gillette rallied for an 8-6 decision over Rami Haddadin.

SDSU received pins from 15th-ranked Nate Rotert at 197 pounds and 141-pounder Seth Gross to eventually build the team score to 29-0 through seven matches. Brady Ayers and 184 pounds and 133-pounder Brance Simms each tallied wins by major decision.

Boise State broke the Jackrabbit run in the 149-pound weight class, where nationally ranked Geordan Martinez scored a 7-5 decision over Alex Kocer.

SDSU forfeited the 157-pound bout, but Luke Zilverberg returned to the starting lineup at 165 pounds and outscored Taylor West 5-1 in the final period for a 10-6 decision in the final match of the day.

The Jackrabbits will go for a school-record 12th consecutive dual victory at home on Friday, hosting West Virginia in Big 12 Conference action. Start time for the Senior Night match is 7 p.m. at Frost Arena.

South Dakota State 32, Boise State 9
174: David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Austin Dewey (BSU), 4-3
184: Brady Ayers (SDSU) major dec. Zach Coffman (BSU), 13-5
197: #15 Nate Rotert (SDSU) def. Kadyn Del Toro (BSU), by fall 4:57
285: Alex Macki (SDSU) dec. Harley DiLulo (BSU), 5-4
125: Ben Gillette (SDSU) dec. Rami Haddadin (BSU), 8-6
133: Brance Simms (SDSU) major dec. Josh Newberg (BSU), 10-2
141: Seth Gross (SDSU) def. Jake Velarde (BSU), by fall 1:34
149: #17 Geordan Martinez (BSU) dec. Alex Kocer (SDSU), 7-5
157: Chris Castillo (BSU) won by forfeit
165: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) dec. Taylor West (BSU), 10-6

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