Cowboy Wrestlers Topple Northern Colorado, 29-9

Jan. 22, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Behind strong performances fromCorey Hamrick and Steven Schenk, the University of Wyoming wrestlingteam defeated Northern Colorado 29-9 in Laramie.

After falling behind 3-0, the Cowboys came back to win the next twomatches for a 9-3 lead. At 133 pounds, senior Corey Hamrick defeatedLevi Evans by technical fall 21-5. UW senior Shay Wyman saw his firstdual action of the year against UNC and earned a 18-10 victory at 141.

Northern Colorado closed to within 12-9, but Steven Schenk defeatedBrian Carlucci 20-3, giving the Pokes a 17-9 lead. Brian Wood, DaveSchenk and Craig Rumsey all wrestled their way to victories. In thelast match of the night, freshman heavyweight Brad Steele won byforfeit.

"I think it was really a workmanlike effort on our part," said StevenSuder, head wrestling coach. "It's really what we've been talking aboutall week. We've got a job to do, and just go out there and do it. Forthe most part, I think we did it.

"You saw a little bit of inexperience in us out there tonight," saidSuder. "We've got to learn how to win some of those matches, and wewill."

 Complete dual results:  125 - Jason Romero (UNC) defeated Cisco Gonzales 4-2  133 - Corey Hamrick (WYO) defeated Levi Evans 21-5  141 - Shay Wyman (WYO) defeated Oscar Fonseca (UNC) 18-10  149 - Marshall Hahn (UNC) defeated Mark Hamrick (WYO) 5-2  157 - Brian Wood (WYO) defeated Brody Olson (UNC) 9-7  165 - Brian Hufford (UNC) defeated Bobby Thoman (WYO) 8-5  174 - Steven Schenk (WYO) defeated Brian Carlucci (UNC) 20-3  184 - Dave Schenk (WYO) defeated Jason Schellenberg (UNC) 7-5  197 - Craig Rumsey (WYO) defeated Tom Clemen (UNC) 14-7  HWT - Brad Steele (WYO) won by forfeit.

The Cowboys return to action this coming weekend when they go on theroad to dual with Brigham Young on Friday and Boise State on Saturday.