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    Default OSU vs BSU battle of the border axe!

    125 Rollins/Palmer vs Landon Hatley

    133 VanAnnroy vs Owen

    141 Mangrum vs Travis Himmleman

    149 Scott Sakaguchi vs Jason Chamberlain

    157 RJ Pena vs George Ivanov

    165 Alex Elder vs Chris Castillo

    174 Austin Morehead vs Scott Bacon

    184 Ty Vinson vs Jake Swartz

    197 Taylor Meeks vs Cody Dixon

    285 Chad Hanke vs JT Felix.
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    From the OSU site
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    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The No. 15 ranked Oregon State wrestling team will look to retain possession of the coveted Border Axe as it takes on No. 18 Boise State, Saturday, Jan. 5 at 4:30 pm inside Gill Coliseum. The Beavers have had the axe in their grasps for the past 14 months and hope to extend their winning streak over their border rivals to four, dating back to the 2011-12 season.
    The meet which will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks will be the second between these two schools this year, but the first in Corvallis since Nov. 2011, when the OSU winning streak began. A Pac-12 Conference meet is always competitive, but as Oregon State head coachJim Zalesky knows, there is added emphasis when it is the Beavers and Broncos taking to the mats.
    “It (the axe) is a traveling trophy which we started about four years ago and the winning team gets to take the axe with them,” Zalesky explained. “You take the axe, it’s out there so it’s one of those things where the winning team wants to keep it at their place.”
    Since the fall of 2011, the axe has resided in an entry way above the OSU coaches’ offices inside Gill Coliseum. The Beavers hope that is where it will stay at least until next fall with a victory on Saturday.
    Tickets to home Beaver wrestling events can be purchased online by going to beavertickets.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Oregon State ticket office inside Gill Coliseum, which is open from 9a.m. - 5p.m., Monday through Friday.
    *MEET NOTES
    OREGON STATE
    The Beavers enter the second installment of the Border War fresh off of their performance at Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, where they saw two wrestlers place in the top three of their weight classes and one (Chad Hanke) win an individual title. Hanke went 5-0 en route to his second weight class title of the year. The other two OSU wrestlers placing in the top three were 141 pounder Mike Mangrum who posted a 7-1 record on his way to third place honors. 197 pounder Taylor Meeks also brought home the bronze, posting a 5-1 mark.

    Oregon State boasts a No. 15 ranking in the nation according to the latest Intermat poll. Jim Zalesky’s OSU squad stands at 2-2 on the year with a 1-0 Pac-12 mark, having defeated Boise State in November. The Beavers currently have a total of five wrestlers ranked nationally and those are Chad Hanke (HWT), Mike Mangrum (141),Taylor Meeks (197), RJ Pena (157) and Scott Sakaguchi(149). The highest rated wrestler is Mangrum at No. 5, followed by Hanke (No. 6), Sakaguchi (No. 9) as well as Pena and Meeks, who each have a No. 10 ranking in front of their names.
    BOISE STATE
    The Broncos are still searching for their first win of the year after dropping duals with Wyoming (26-12), North Dakota State (24-15), and No. 1 Minnesota (30-6). Boise State also dropped its first meeting with then No. 15 Oregon State (21-16) in the first of two Border War meetings in Spokane Valley, Wash., in November. BSU has also competed in a total of three tournaments this season including Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo., the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite where it finished sixth and lastly the Reno Tournament of Champions, where a second place finish (119 pts) was one worse than its rival OSU who compiled 145 team points. The Broncos are currently ranked 18th in the nation according to the latest Intermat poll, which was the same rating they earned entering the first Border War matchup last year.

    Boise State claims a total of six different wrestlers who are nationally ranked, the top of which is senior Jason Chamberlain (149 lbs.), who is ranked third in the nation. Next highest on the list for the Blue and Orange is junior heavyweight JT Felix who boasts a No. 10 ranking according to the latest Intermat poll. Junior 184 pounder Jake Swartz is the next highest at No. 11, followed by senior Brent Chriswell (197 lbs.) at No. 15. Rounding out the list of ranked Broncos is senior 133 pounder Brian Owen, who is 18th. and 157 lb. senior George Ivanov at No. 19.
    HANKE HITS THE CENTURY MARK
    Chad Hanke’s performance last weekend at the Midlands Championships was significant for a number of reasons. Not only did the senior heavyweight take home first place honors in his weight class, but his five triumphs propelled him to the 100 win plateau during his OSU career, making him only the second active Beaver wrestler with at least 100 career victories. The other is fellow senior Mike Mangrum who has 119-32 (.788) career mark, while Hanke boasts a 100-42 (.704) record. Hanke is 20-3 (.870) as a heavyweight and 75-38 (.664) as a 197 pounder. Hanke joins a select group of Orange and Black grapplers who have reached the century mark during their times in Corvallis. A total of 21 Beavers who have taken the mats inside Gill Coliseum have reached the coveted plateau, led by Howard Harris (1977-80) at 190 lbs. and heavyweight who amassed 169 career victories. Hanke is now tied with Chad Renner (1993-96; 166/177 lbs.) with 100. He is just four wins shy of passing Cliff Berger (1981-82, 1984-85; 126/134/142) for 19th all-time. Mangrum is tied with Marvin Seal (1983-86; 158 lbs.) for 10th and is just two victories away from tying former teammate Clayton Jack (2009-12; HWT) for ninth.

    GOING STREAKING
    A number of Oregon State wrestlers have sizeable winning streaks heading into the Border War Saturday afternoon inside Gill Coliseum. HWT Chad Hanke has won five in-a-row following his individual weight class championship at the Midlands Championships, while 141 pounder Mike Mangrum is one behind with four straight. Mangrum wrapped up third place honors at the Midlands as did Taylor Meeks (197 lbs.) who has won a pair en route to his third place finish last weekend.

    PAC-12 NETWORKS DEBUT
    Head Coach Jim Zalesky’s Oregon State squad will make its debut on the Pac-12 Networks in a big way as it looks to hold onto the Border Axe for the fourth straight time, Saturday in Gill Coliseum. The meet will start at 4:35 p.m., with coverage beginning at the bottom of the hour. Play-by-play duties will be handled by JB Long and color commentary will come courtesy of former US Olympic wrestler Ken Chertow.

    BORDER WAR
    The Border War is a special wrestling rivalry that involves Oregon State and Boise State. The two schools have met a total of 44 times with the Beavers taking 28 match-ups and the Broncos claiming just 15. One tie is included in the rivalry since the schools first met in 1975. Both programs have squared off twice a season since 2009, the first time the Border Axe trophy was introduced into the rivalry. OSU has a .647 winning percentage in the series and has taken three in-a-row against its natural rival, while BSU holds a .352 winning percentage during that same time frame. The two teams met earlier in the season in Spokane Valley, Wash., with Oregon State taking the contest 21-16, with the meet coming down to the very final match between 174 pounders Austin Morehead and Scott Bacon. Morehead, the junior transfer pinned BSU’s Bacon within 2:30 for the walk-off OSU victory.


    THE BORDER AXE

    The coveted Border Axe is a trophy created for the winner of the Border War between the Oregon State and Boise State wrestling teams. It was created in 2009 by a former Bronco wrestler with wood working skills to give the winning squad in this rivalry extra bragging rights. Since its creation the Axe has changed hands just two times as BSU won five out of the first six meetings with an 18-18 tie wedged in the middle. The Beavers have dominated the past three match-ups winning them by a combined 71-42 score and are looking for their fourth in-a-row this afternoon. When the axe calls Corvallis home it sits atop a wooden perch among the wrestling offices in Gill Coliseum for all visitors to see. When it is temporarily in Boise, the axe rests above the television which the Broncos use to watch film to prepare for upcoming meets. Before each Border War meet, the axe is held up to the crowd by the team who currently has it in its possession. This time it will be Oregon State showing it off in front of the Gill Coliseum crowd, so cheer loud as OSU looks to retain possession of this unique symbol of one of college wrestling’s most heated rivalries.

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    From the BSU site
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    CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Boise State wrestling team will look to start the new year with a win against its conference rival No. 10 Oregon State, Saturday, Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. PT. with the event to be televised live on the Pac-12 Network. The Broncos suffered a loss (21-16) against the Beavers when the two teams met in Spokane, Nov. 24.FOLLOW THE BRONCOS: If you cannot watch the match, live updates can be found by following the official Twitter account of Boise State wresting @broncosportswre.
    IN THE RANKINGS: The Broncos feature three wrestlers ranked in the Amateur Wrestling News Division I College Rankings. Those three are No. 3 Jason Chamberlain (149), No. 12 Jake Swartz (184) and No. 11 J.T. Felix (285).
    IN THE LINEUP: Boise State will be represented by Rami Haddadin (125), Brian Owen (133), Travis Himmelman (141), Jason Chamberlain (149), George Ivanov (157), Holden Packard or Chris Castillo (165), Scott Bacon (174), Jake Swartz (184), Cody Dixon (197) and J.T. Felix (285).
    SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Oregon State has five wrestlers ranked in the AWN Individual Rankings, all of which are in the top 10 of their respective weight classes. Scott Sakaguchi leads the way as No. 7 at 149 pounds. Michael Mangrum (141) is slotted eighth while RJ Pena (157) Taylor Meeks (197) and Chad Hanke (285) are each ninth.
    LAST TIME: After falling into an early hole during their previous meeting with Oregon State, the Broncos rallied back to take a 16-15 lead over the Beavers heading into the final bout of the night. The hopes for an upset came crashing down though after a pin gave the Beavers a 21-16 win in the Border War.
    FAMILIAR FOES: Senior George Ivanov defeated Oregon State's RJ Pena 11-5, in this season's dual against the Beavers before losing a 7-6 decision to Pena at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The two have now met seven times since the beginning of last season and have the potential to meet again in Reno. Ivanov holds a 4-3 record against Pena all-time but was ousted by his rival from the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament.
    DUAL DEBUT: Redshirt freshman Chris Castillo might have the chance to compete in the first dual match of his collegiate career this week at 165 pounds. Castillo is 13-3 this season at 157 pounds with a first-place finish at the Spokane Open and a third-place finish at the Reno Tournament of Champions his last time out.
    FEARLESS FELIX: J.T. Felix took third at the Cliff Keen Invitational this season, catching the field off guard. Felix entered the tournament unranked before defeating No. 13 Levi Cooper, No. 14 Connor Medberry and No. 15 Peter Capone.
    After a taking third at the Reno Tournament of Champions, he is now 4-4 against top-20 opponents.
    A PAIR OF CHAMPIONS: Jason Chamberlain and Jake Swartz each made their way through the Reno Tournament of Champions bracket to be crowned champions. It was the first tournament win for Swartz this season while Chamberlain championed the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational earlier in the year.
    COMPANY AT THE TOP: J.T. Felix and Jake Swartz each lead the team with 16 wins this season. Swartz holds the edge in winning percentage with a 16-3 mark while Felix is 16-7.
    QUICK TO THE MAT: Chris Castillo has shown his ability to tally bonus points this season by recording a team-high six falls. Of those, four of have come in the first period with two coming in the first minute of the bout.
    STIFF COMPETITION: All four of Boise State's dual matches have been against teams who were ranked in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Top 25 at some point this season. Wyoming (No. 16), Minnesota (No. 3) and Oregon State (No. 10) are each still in the rankings.
    ABOUT THE BRONCOS: The Boise State roster is up to 33 student-athletes this season, with 12 newcomers on the team. Despite over a third of the lineup being new, The Broncos return all 10 starters from last season after losing only two graduating seniors. Among those returners are 2012 NCAA Tournament participants Brian Owen (133), George Ivanov (157), Jake Swartz (184) and Brent Chriswell (197). The broncos will also have NCAA All-American Jason Chamberlain (149) returning to action after redshirting last season.
    CHAMBERLAIN'S TRAVELS: Redshirt senior Jason Chamberlain had a busy summer. His journey to the World University Games in Finland started in Akron, Ohio, where he was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the World University Championships. The performance set him up for a finals appearance at the World University Team Trials, where he defeated defending NCAA Champion Frank Molinaro to earn a spot on the American roster. In Finland, Chamberlaind suffered a first round defeat to Russian Roland Ondar.
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    125 Rollins/Palmer vs Landon Hatley Palmer Decision 3-0 OSU

    133 VanAnnroy vs Owen Owen Dec 3-3 tie

    141 Mangrum vs Travis Himmleman Mangrum FALL 9-3 OSU

    149 Scott Sakaguchi vs Jason Chamberlain Sak Dec 12-3 OSU

    157 RJ Pena vs George Ivanov Pena Dec Ivanov 15-3

    165 Alex Elder vs Chris Castillo Castillo Dec 15-6 OSU, I want to pick Elder or Thomas over Castillo but this is a toss up and OSU won't get them all.

    174 Austin Morehead vs Scott Bacon Morehead Dec Bacon 18-6 OSU

    184 Ty Vinson vs Jake Swartz Swartz MDec 18-9 OSU

    197 Taylor Meeks vs Cody Dixon Meeks Dec 21-9 OSU

    285 Chad Hanke vs JT Felix Hanke Dec 24-9 OSU
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    My newspaper shows this being on the Pac12 network at 4:30 PST today.

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    Yes it is broadcast on the Pac 12 network.
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    125 bsu wbf
    133 bsu dec
    141 osu dec
    149 bsu dec (sv)
    157 osu dec
    165 OSU dec (big win for Elder)
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    Wow that was a bad performance by OSU. Other than Pena and Elder's wins there was almost nothing good about that. Rollins can't give up a fall to that level of a wrestler, I bet we see a lot more of Palmer now. Mangrum and Hanke need to be getting bonus points. Absolutely no excuse for Mangrum not to major there. Morehead losing to Bacon isn't terrible. Bacon is a solid wrestler but nothing special. Very disappointing loss for the Beavers. Lots of work to do before Pac 12s.
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