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Wrestling team stumbles

The Boise State wrestling team just can’t seem to turn their season around as they dropped two more duals.

“We got to have firepower,” said head coach Greg Randall. “Right now we don’t have any firepower but we are working on it.”

The Broncos are now on a three match skid and have fallen to a dismal 2-6 on the season.

“The team needs to change the way they think mentally when it comes to wrestling,” senior heavyweight JT Felix said. “They are wrestling too (passively) and afraid to win, instead they need to go out there and be dominate.”

Worse yet, they have fallen out of the top 25, a place the Broncos had become very familiar with.

“We’re changing things up and we’re changing our style up,” Randall said.
“Hopefully the new strategy is going to work because we
definitely had to change something up.”

The Broncos first went on the road to face their conference foes Arizona State in hopes of getting their season back on track.

The Broncos won three of the first four matches for the early lead. However, they struggled down the stretch as Arizona State rattled off four consecutive wins to take the lead and win 21-16.

Boise State would then return home to host 20th ranked Lehigh in hopes of rebounding from back to back losses for the second time this season.

However, it only got worse for the Broncos as they were run out of their own building, losing 35-6.

“We can’t stay on that same road,” said Randall. “We have to get off and get on a better one.”

To make matters worse Felix who has been one of the only bright spots for the Broncos this season was upset in the contest.

“I wasn’t to my full capacity physically and I think it showed,” Felix said. “I plan on never wrestling like that again and it changed the way that I’m going to train  these next two months.”

Despite the setbacks the Broncos remain confident they will have a successful season.

“People are starting to count us out now because we haven’t done so hot but that’s a bad choice,”said sophomore 125 Rami Haddadin. “Never count us out because we are going to make some noise and turn some heads.”

Boise State will now try to regroup as they host Northern Colorado on Friday, Jan 31 at 7 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena and will be looking to not only snap their current
losing streak.

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Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.