BOISE - After winning the Pac-12 title last season, it's been a bit of a down year for the Boise State wrestling team. But as they brace for the championships this Sunday, junior George Ivanov says don't let their 1-5 conference record fool you.
"We're going to surprise a lot of people I think," said a confident Ivanov.
The reason why, Boise State in finally healthy, and because of it, head coach Greg Randall believes his team has as good a shot to win as any other team in attendance.
"When the conference tournament rolls around and you've already won it in the past, there is no second place," Randall explained. "You just don't settle for second. We're going after a championship and that's the only goal we have."
One thing that will play into the Boise State's favor, the championships will be hosted right here in Boise at Taco Bell Arena. With Bronco Nation at their back, redshirt sophomore Jake Swartz says the championships will give the team a shot at redemption.
"If we can go out there and win that, it will erase everything this year," Swartz said. "It will prove that we're a good program."
The Pac-12 championships start on Sunday at 11 a.m.