Grapplers Compete at Great Plains Invitational

January 9, 1999


The University of Wyoming wrestling team traveled to Lincoln, Neb. today to take part in the Great Plains Invitational, held on the campus of the University of Nebraska.

Wyoming took a total of 23 wrestlers to the open tournament, and six Cowboys were placewinners. Freshman Brad Steele took third in the heavyweight class, the top finisher for the Cowboys. Mike Noffsinger, Paul Turco, Matt Winninger, Jeremy Sell and Craig Rumsey all finished fifth in their respective weight classes.

Ranked teams at the Great Plains Invite included #1 Oklahoma State, #2 Minnesota, #6 Iowa State, #12 West Virginia and #13 Nebraska.

The following are individual results for Cowboy wrestlers:125 - Mike Noffsinger1-3125 - Chris Bouchard0-2133 - Paul Turco2-2133 - John Faczak0-2141 - Corey Hamrick2-2141 - Thad Trujillo        2-2141 - Kelly McConville1-2149 - Mark Hamrick0-2149 - Justin Gonzales1-2149 - Nick Shama0-2157 - Jason Waneka0-2157 - Mike McConville2-2157 - Bobby Thoman2-2157 - Matt Winninger4-2157 - Tim Runyon0-2165 - Tanner Shultz0-2165 - Theros Johnson0-2174 - Brandon Dansie1-2174 - Jeremy Sell3-2184 - David Schenk0-2197 - Craig Rumsey3-2HWT - Brad Steele4-2

The next action for the Wyoming wrestling team will be at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 15 when they host New Mexico in a dual, then on Saturday the Cowboys host Missouri at 5:00 p.m.