ASU Wrestling Holds Off Boise State, 20-18
BOISE, Idaho—The Arizona State wrestling team (7-5, 2-1 Pac-12) used three bonus-point wins to hold off Boise State (2-5, 0-2 Pac-12), 20-18, on Friday night at Taco Bell Arena as part of the Broncos’ Beauty and the Beast Meet with its gymnastics program.
Redshirt freshman Christian Pagdilao started things off for ASU with a 16-5 major decision win over Jake Valarde at 149 pounds, his 11th consecutive win dating back to competition at the Daktronics Open on Nov. 2. Pagdilao is now 7-0 in duals and 4-0 in bonus-point victories this season.
Redshirt junior Blake Stauffer picked up ASU’s second major decision of the night, 13-4 over Austin Dewey at 184 pounds. Stauffer’s record this season improves to 21-1, 11-1 in dual competition, and Stauffer is 6-0 in major decisions this season, also improves to 16-0 in majors in his career.
At 197 pounds, redshirt junior Josh DaSilveira earned his sixth pin of the season, this time in 2:57 over Cody Dixon. DaSilveira has won by pin in four of his last five contests.
Also for ASU, redshirt senior Chace Eskam gave ASU a crucial three points with his 3-1 win over Gaylen Edmo at heavyweight.
The Sun Devils would end the dual by losing the final three weights, 125, 133, and 141, each by very close margins, but ASU managed to hold onto a two-point edge over the Broncos at the end of the night.
Up next, the Sun Devils travel to Stanford, Calif., to take on another Pac-12 contest against Stanford on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT/Noon MT. The dual is set to air on the Pac-12 Networks.
Arizona State 20, Boise State 18
149: Christian Pagdilao (ASU) def. Jake Valarde (BSU): Maj 16-5 (ASU 4, BSU 0)=
157: Steven Hernandez (BSU) def. Oliver Pierce (ASU): Dec 3-1 (ASU 4, BSU 3)
165: Chris Castillo (BSU) def. Joel Smith (ASU): Inj (ASU 4, BSU 9)
174: Ray Waters (ASU) def. Austin Dewey (BSU): Dec 8-5 (ASU 7, BSU 9)
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) def. Xavier Callejas (BSU): Maj 13-4 (ASU 11, BSU 9)
197: Josh DaSilveira (ASU) def. Cody Dixon (BSU): Fall 2:57 (ASU 17, BSU 9)
HWT: Chace Eskam (ASU) def. Gaylen Edmo (BSU): Dec 3-1 (ASU 20, BSU 9)
125: Carson Khun (BSU) def. Ares Carpio (ASU): Dec 5-3 (ASU 20, BSU 12)
133: Michael Cook (BSU) def. Judson Preskitt (ASU): Dec 9-8 (ASU 20, BSU 15)
141: Geo Martinez (BSU) def. Matt Kraus (ASU): Dec 5-3 (ASU 20, BSU 18)