Pokes Go 1-1 in Cowboy Duals

Jan. 21, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming wrestling team finished the day 1-1 in competition when they hosted the Cowboy Duals in the UniWyo Sports Complex, on Saturday. The Pokes won their first match over Western Wyoming 33-16, before falling to Utah Valley State 26-19.

Senior Malcolm Havens, and sophomores Danny Clum and Carter Downing, all finished the day with unblemished records. Havens won his first match of the day when he pinned Western's David Garcia at the 6:17 mark and then did not have to wrestle in the second match due to a forfeit by Utah Valley State. Downing and Clum both went 2-0 on the afternoon. Downing pinned Cody Chipperfield of Western in his first match and then managed a major decision when he defeated UVSC's Justin Rawle 11-1. Clum probably spent the least amount of time on the mat with both of his wins coming by pin. He pinned Western's Clayton Cook at the 1:12 mark and then followed it up by putting UVSC's Tanner Cowan to the mat in 4:31.

Seniors Tyson Shatto and Dusty Hoffschneider, junior Gary Dack, and redshirt freshman Preston Pavich were additional Cowboys who came away with victories on Saturday. Shatto defeated Western's Dave Beagley 4-3, before falling in his second match to UVSC's Erkin Tadzhimetov at the :35 mark. In the quickest match of the day, Hoffschneider pinned Western's Noah Fager in :31, but then the UW heavyweight got caught underneath UVSC's Dallin Norton and would lose by fall at the 1:56 mark in his second match. Dack regrouped after losing a tough match to Western's Cody Eardley 5-1, to beat Devin Siddoway of UVSC in a 5-3 decision. Pavich recorded his second pin of the year when he beat Colt Reese of Western at the 2:31 mark, but then later come up short against Ivan Bigney of UVSC 15-6.

Utah Valley State also went on to beat Western Wyoming 29-21 in the first dual of the day.

Next weekend the Cowboys will head back on to the road as they will face South Dakota Sate on Friday night and then on Saturday afternoon face North Dakota State.

Wyoming (33) defeats Western Wyoming (16)

125- Mike Wilding (WW) dec. over Cody Grant (UW), 15-6
133- Tyson Shatto (UW) dec. over Dave Beagley (WW), 4-3
141- Mark Fisher (WW) dec. over Shay Lawrence (UW), 5-4
149- Carter Downing (UW) pinned Cody Chipperfield (WW), 4:59
157- Danny Clum (UW) pinned Clayton Cook (WW), 1:12
165- Cody Eardley (WW) dec. Gary Dack (UW), 5-1
174- Craig Mock (WW) pinned Dan Barrone (UW), 1:01
184- Preston Pavich (UW) pinned Colt Reese (WW), 2:19
197- Malcolm Havens (UW) pinned David Garcia (WW), 6:17
HWT- Dusty Hoffschneider (UW) pinned Noah Fager (WW), :31

Utah Valley State (26) defeats Wyoming (19)

125- Talon Vickers (UVSC) dec. Cody Grant (UW), 6-3
133- Erkin Tadzimetov (UVSC) pinned Tyson Shatto (UW), :35
141- Daniel Polkowske (UVSC) maj. dec. Shay Lawrence (UW), 11-3
149- Carter Downing (UW) maj. dec. Justin Rawle (UVSC), 11-1
157- Danny Clum (UW) pinned Tanner Cowan (UVSC), 4:31
165- Gary Dack (UW) dec. Devin Siddoway (UVSC), 5-3
174- DJ Meis (UVSC) dec. Dan Barrone (UW), 7-4
184- Ivan Bigney (UVSC) maj. dec. Preston Pavich (UW), 15-6
197- Malcolm Havens (UW) wins by UVSC forfeit
HWT- Dallin Norton (UVSC) pinned Dusty Hoffschneider (UW), 1:56