LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head swimming and diving coach Tom Johnson released the 2015-16 schedule for the Cowboys and Cowgirls on Tuesday. The schedule features five home meets during the upcoming season, including a dual meet in Green River, Wyo.
"We are very excited to have an outreach meet in Green River this year against a team that finished ranked in the top-25 last season," Johnson said. "We are definitely looking forward to the challenge that the University of Utah will bring."
Wyoming will open the season with the annual Brown and Gold exhibition dual meet on October 2nd. The lone exhibition for UW will be the opening event for the Cowboys and Cowgirls for the ninth consecutive season. On Oct. 10th, Wyoming will travel to the DU Relays for the sixth straight season and then the Cowboys will welcome Denver for the first home dual on October 16th.
"The DU Relays is always a fun and challenging meet as it gives the freshmen experience at a real collegiate meet. Along with the Brown and Gold, the DU Relays will help us shake out our lineup and see what we are going to do the rest of the season."
The Cowgirls will travel to Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 23rd to compete against New Mexico State and Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 24th to take on Mountain West foe New Mexico.
Wyoming will challenge Louisiana State and Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Oct. 30-31 and then on Nov. 6th the Cowgirls will host Border War rival Colorado State for their first home dual of the season. On Nov. 12th, the Cowboys swim team will welcome Air Force as the divers travel to compete in Colorado Springs and on the following day, the Cowgirls will host NAU and Air Force.
For the first time since 2003, Wyoming will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in the three-day Purdue Invitational beginning Nov. 19th and then the AT&T Winter Nationals in Federal Way, Wash., Dec. 2-5. The final home dual will be in Green River, Wyo., on Dec. 5th facing off against Utah. The Cowboys and Cowgirls will take on regional rival Denver on Jan. 9, 2016 and then compete against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 16, 2016.
UW will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 30, 2016 to challenge UNLV and Nevada and then to close up the regular season, the divers will take part in the Air Force Diving Invite on Feb. 5, 2016.
"We have a mixture of meets that will be big challenges for us," Johnson added. "I think that is very good. This year's schedule includes plenty of competition throughout the year."