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For over a decade, Boise State has been one of the gems of college athletic performance. While they make noise with their high-powered football program and blue turf, the wrestling program has been one of the nation's most successful.

With an eye on growing their program for the future, Boise State will be involved in the Bronco Nationals on November 10 at Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho.

Making a Difference Tournaments focus on supporting college wrestling with all the money raised going directly to help support college level programs. The series allows athletes to wrestle as USA Wrestling members for the tournament without buying a membership card.

Click here for the tournament brochure.

At Kuna, divisions will be as follows: Bantam (born 2005-06), Intermediate (03-04), Novice (01-02), Middle School (98-2001), Freshman/Sophomore (Born 97-98), Junior/Senior (Born Sept. 1 1993-Dec. 31 1998).

The tournament will also feature the Boise State Coaching Staff and former Bronco wrestlers.

In addition the the tournament, there will be a special Idaho High School Wrestling Coaches Association featuring 1997 World Champion, two-time NCAA champion and current USA Wrestling Director of Development Les Gutches, former USA Wrestling Developmental Freestyle coach Dave "Doc" Bennett and legendary Easton Area (Pa.) High School coach Steve Powell.

The Coaches Clinic will run Friday (5:00 PM - 8:15 PM) - Saturday (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM) at Kuna High School.

The cost is $65 prior to 11/1/12 and $75 after 11/1/12. The college credit will be $60. The free clinic for Middle School and High School wrestlers will run Saturday morning 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM featuring Dave Bennett.

The clinic is essential for coaches and includes an opportunity for college credit. For more information on the clinic, click http://www.idahowca.org/.

Registration/Fees:
• $10 early registration online through Track Wrestling at:
http://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/BasicPreReg1.jsp?tournamentGroupId=52981009
• $15 for walk-in/on-site registration
• Registration available online October 6 through 12 p.m. November 9
• No USA Membership required - paid registration includes USA Wrestling membership for the day.

Awards:
• Outstanding wrestler awards to upper/lower weights in the high school divisions
• Awards for all participants and Custom Awards for Winners of High School Divisions • Awards presented by former Boise State Wrestlers

Admission:
• $5 for adults and $3 for students with ID. Kids 6 and under are free
• Coaches passes are $5 to get on floor and sit in corner
• Free to coaches with Idaho High School Activities Association Coaches cards and or valid
USA Wrestling Coaches Cards.

For more tournament information, click here or contact Tournament Director Pat Owens (208) 440-2123 or at broncofan174@gmail.com

USA Wrestling is looking to expand the Making A Difference program into other states. Those interested should contact USA Wrestling Director of Program Development Les Gutches at lgutches@usawrestling.org or Derek Sikora, Coordinator of State Services at dsikora@usawrestling.org
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