Bartelli finishes third at Pac-10s (Wrestling)

March 1, 2011
Alan Bartelli

Wasilla’s Alan Bartelli is headed back to the NCAA Championships.

The Boise State University 125-pounder placed third at Sunday’s Pac-10 Championships, punching his ticket to nationals for the second straight season.

Bartlett, a senior, came into the tournament seeded fourth.

He won three of four matches, starting with a 12-0 major decision over Britain Longmire of Cal Poly.

In the semifinals, he dropped a decision to Anthony Robles, an All-American out of Arizona State.

Bartelli bounced back to beat Andrew Gonzalez of Cal State Fullerton before knocking off No. 2 seed Ryan Mango of Stanford in the third-place game.

With help from the Alaskan, Boise State edged Oregon State to win the Pac-10 title for the sixth straight year.