Cowboys Split Weekend Duals

Jan. 26, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wrestling two duals in consecutivedays, the University of Wyoming Cowboys managed a split with PAC-10Conference opponents Boise State and Portland State to improve theirseason record to 4-9.

Friday night the Pokes faced their fifth top-25 ranked team of theseason when they wrestled 25th-ranked Boise State in Boise, Idaho. TheBroncos won seven of ten matches against UW on way to a 25-9 victoryimproving their season record to 6-3.

The Cowboys lost the first three matches to the Broncos falling behind12-0. The first UW win of the night was at 197 pounds when freshmanMalcolm Havens defeated Jacob McGinnis 7-4. Junior Brad Steele pulledthe Cowboys to within six points, 12-6, after he defeated Broncoheavyweight Bart Johnson 3-2. BSU would go on to win the next fourmatches at 125, 133, 141 and 149 to take a commanding 25-6 lead.Sophomore Levi Prevost won the evening's last match at 157 pounds, 12-6over Tyler Robertson.

Saturday afternoon in Portland, Ore., the Cowboys bounced back todefeat the Portland State Vikings in a close match, 24-19. Both teamswon five matches, however the Cowboys were able to score extra teampoints for one technical fall, one fall and one forfeit.

Steele got the Cowboys on the scoreboard first with a major decisionover Eric Mustoe in the heavyweight division 18-8. PSU won the secondmatch at 125 before Wyoming would go on to win the next four matches.

Senior Kelly McConville won by technical fall at 133 pounds over ZacEnoch 15-0. At 141, Mark Hamrick pinned Casey Banks giving UW a 15-6lead. Junior Thad Trujillo won by forfeit at 149 followed by sophomoreLevi Prevost's 8-2 victory at 157 pounds over Tyler Robertson.

Portland State (6-10) won the final four matches of the day at 165,174, 184 and 197.

Wyoming returns home Feb. 9, for its next dual when they face14th-ranked Northern Iowa in Laramie. The dual will begin at 7:00 pmand will be in the MulitPurpose Gym on the campus of the University ofWyoming.

Complete Wyoming Results:

Boise State 25, Wyoming 9

165- Nathan Ploehn (BSU) defeated Josh Hayek (UW), fall 1:57174- Pat Owens (BSU) defeated E.K. Waldhaus (UW), 4-2184- Tony D'Amico (BSU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 2-0197- Malcolm Havens (UW) defeated Jacob McGinnis (BSU), 7-4HWT- Brad Steele (UW) defeated Bart Johnson (BSU), 3-2125- Ben VomBaur (BSU) defeated Reynold Candelaria (UW), 8-2133- Jesse Brock (BSU) defeated Kelly McConville (UW), 6-3141- Gabe Vigil (BSU) defeated Mark Hamrick (UW), 11-4149- Collin Robertson (BSU) defeated Thad Trujillo (UW), 14-4157- Levi Prevost (UW) defeated Tyler Robertson (BSU), 12-6

Wyoming 24, Portland State 19

HWT- Brad Steele (UW) defeated Eric Mustoe (PSU), 18-8125- Casey Kotter (PSU) defeated Reynold Candelaria (UW), fall 5:58133- Kelly McConville (UW) defeated Zac Enoch (PSU), 15-0141- Mark Hamrick (UW) defeated Casey Banks (PSU), fall 3:58149- Thad Trujillo won by forfeit157- Levi Prevost (UW) defeated Eric Arbogast (PSU), 8-2165- Shawn Keinonen (PSU) defeated Josh Hayek (UW), 23-10174- Quinn Collett (PSU) defeated E.K. Waldhaus (UW), 9-3184- Jeremy Wilson (PSU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 3-2197- Randy Davidson (PSU) defeated Malcolm Havens (UW), 6-5