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Boise State finds its program again in the spotlight with the release of the 157-pound weight class for the 2010 NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by The Marines.
Top-ranked Adam Hall will be the third Bronco wrestler in the event. He'll have Pac-10 foe Bubba Jenkins of Arizona State in the November 21 event at Selland Arena in Fresno, Calif.
While the two are both in the Pac-10, it'll be the first collegiate meeting between the pair of 2006 High School National Champions and USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle All-Americans.
Hall, from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was third in last year's NCAA Division I Championships at 157 pounds, while Jenkins was a 2008 NCAA runner-up at 149 pounds when he was wrestling at Penn State.
Jenkins, from Virginia Beach, Va., was out of action last year and transferred in the offseason to ASU. He's moved up to 157 and comes into the event ranked fourth by W.I.N. Magazine.
Last season, Hall went 33-3 following up on his sophomore campaign where he went 35-6. He is a three-time NCAA qualifier and is the 2010 Pac-10 champion.
Jenkins saw limited action last season in opens at Penn State and will return to 157 pounds, where he qualified for the NCAA championships as a freshman. He will be the 25th Sun Devil to compete in the event and the first since Pat Pitsch wrestled at 165 in 2007.
With Jenkins now at Arizona State, this could be the first of several meetings this season between the pair.
Hall and his Boise State brethren make up three wrestlers in the event, joining Oklahoma State as the only team with three competing in this year's classic. Prior to this year's event, Boise State had five total wrestlers compete in the 44 previous events.
The 45th Annual NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by The Marines will be held at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California on Sunday, November 21, 2010. The doors open at 2:00 p.m. The All-Star Classic follows a weekend of fundraising events. For more information about the tournament, purchasing tickets and the fundraising events, visit the www.nwcaonline.com's event page.
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Rankings by W.I.N. Magazine
133- #1 Jordan Oliver, So. (Oklahoma St.) vs. #2 Andrew Hochstrasser, Sr. (Boise St.)
141- #3 Zack Bailey, Sr. (Oklahoma) vs. #5 Germane Lindsey, Sr. (Ohio)
149 - #4 Torsten Gillespie, Jr. (Edinboro) vs. #5 Kevin LeValley, Sr. (Bucknell)
157- #1 Adam Hall, Sr. (Boise State) vs. #4 Bubba Jenkins, Sr. (Arizona State)
174 - #3 Jordan Blanton, Sr. (Illinois) vs. #6 Nick Amuchastegui, Jr. (Stanford)
184 - #1 Kirk Smith, Sr. (Boise St.) vs. #2 Joe LeBlanc, Jr. (Wyoming)
197 - #3 Sonny Yohn, Jr. (Minnesota) vs. #4 Clayton Foster, Sr. (Oklahoma St.)
285 - #2 Jarod Trice, Jr. (Central Michigan) vs. #4 Alan Gelogaev, Jr. (Oklahoma St.)
Exhibitions:About California USA Wrestling
California USA Wrestling is a non-profit organization committed to the success and health of their athletes and dedicated to the promotion and preservation of collegiate and international styles of amateur wrestling. As the official California affiliate of USA Wrestling, the national governing board for international-style amateur wrestling in the United States, the club is responsible for the organization and execution of sanctioned USA Wrestling events in the state. California USA Wrestling educates the community about the styles of wrestling and the value of being involved in the sport. They strive to provide fun, exciting and well-planned events and improve the quality of California wrestling at the competitive level. For more information, visit www.ca-usaw.org.About NWCA
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a professional organization dedicated to supporting and elevating the sport of amateur wrestling. NWCA provides leadership and guidance primarily to scholastic and collegiate wrestling programs, but is an advocate to all levels of wrestling. The NWCA promotes communication, recognizes achievement, recommends rules and regulations, sponsors events and serves as a resource for education and information pertaining to the sport of wrestling. Additionally, The NWCA strives to foster the sportsmanship and integrity that are the cornerstones of any competitive sport. For more information, visit http://www.nwcaonline.com.