Jan. 5, 2008
DALLAS, Texas -
Wyoming's Eric Coxbill, Carter Downing and Cole Dallaserra all finished the 11th annual Lone Star Duals undefeated Saturday in Dallas, Texas. The Cowboys came up short as a team finishing the duals with a 1-3 record.
"There are a lot of great teams here and we knew that we were going to face tough competition," UW head coach Steven Suder said. "We had some guys show us some very positive things and we are continuing to build as we head into our conference season."
Leading the way for the Pokes was junior Eric Coxbill who finished the day with a 4-0 record improving his team leading overall record to 18-9. Coxbill pinned Chris Riding of New Mexico Highlands at the 6:23 mark and also earned a major decision over Justin Brandel of Eastern Michigan.
Wyoming's Carter Downing and Cole Dallaserra both went 2-0 splitting time at the 141 pound division. Dallaserra pinned Jeff Rutledge of Nebraska Kearney at the 6:41 mark and also defeated Zach Donofrio of Eastern Michigan 5-2. Downing earned a major decision over Ross Montour of New Mexico Highlands 12-1. Downing's other victory was not available at press time.
"Coxbill, Downing and Dallaserra all wrestled well for us this weekend," Suder continued. "They all continue to get better with each match and we will need them to step up for us this season in conference."
UW's Cory VomBaur finished the day with a 3-1 record including a major decision over Donovan Troup of New Mexico Highlands 13-0.
"I have said this before this season but we continue to make improvements every time we get on the mat and I am not disappointed with the way we performed today," Suder said. "We still have guys that need to make adjustments and continue to work hard and get better, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel and that is promising."
The Cowboys will be back in action January 18 as they head to Cedar Falls, Iowa to open up the conference schedule against Northern Iowa. The dual will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the McLeod Center.