UW Grapplers Earn Road Split

Feb. 4, 2006

CHARLESTON, Ill. - The University of Wyoming wrestling team went 1-1 at the Eastern Illinois Triangular in Charleston, Ill., on Saturday. The Pokes, now 5-7 overall, won their first dual when they defeated Eastern Illinois 32-14, but dropped a tough match to #25 ranked Northern Iowa 23-19.

Seniors Malcolm Havens and Dusty Hoffschneider, and sophomore Carter Downing had great days with all three posting 2-0 records. Havens, at 197 pounds, earned his first victory when he beat Terron Williams from EIU in a 3-1 decision, and then returned to mat to pin UNI's Andrew Anderson at the 2:12 mark. Hoffschneider took care of each team's heavyweights by defeating Danny Periz of EIU 11-6 and getting a big 7-2 victory over UNI's Tyler Rhodes.

There were also five Cowboys who came away with victories by going 1-1 in Saturday's action. Junior Gary Dack grabbed a win when he got his second pin of the season by beating Tyler Brucker of EIU at the 2:18 mark. Senior Tyson Shatto also got his victory by way of pin when at the 1:20 mark he managed to take EIU's Tony Metzger to the mat. Sophomore Danny Clum picked up his eleventh victory over Thomas Johnson of EIU in an 11-6 decision, before falling in a tough match to UNI's Moza Fay 12-8. Senior Bryce Leonhardt earned a win by forfeit, while redshirt freshman Dan Barrone managed his fourth win of the year when he won due to an injury default.

"I really think we made some progress today," said UW head coach Steven Suder. "There were some matches I would have liked to see go the other way, but all together I was pleased with our progress."

The Cowboys will return home next weekend when they face Cal State-Fullerton in the UniWyo Sports Complex, on February 11. The first match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

WYOMING 32 / EASTERN ILLINOIS 14

125 - Bryce Leonhardt (WYO) won by forfeit ...
133 - Tyson Shatto (WYO) pinned Tony Metzger (EIU); 4:21
141 - Chase Beebe (EIU) dec. Shay Lawrence (WYO); 4-2 (SV)
149 - Carter Downing (WYO) tech fall Jeff Tharp (EIU); 17-2
157 - Danny Clum (WYO) dec. Thomas Johnson (EIU); 11-6
165 - Gary Dack (WYO) pinned Tyler Brucker (EIU); 2:18
174 - Kenny Robertson (EIU) tech fall Dan Barrone (WYO); 16-0
184 - Greg Perz (EIU) pinned Preston Pavich (WYO); 2:40
197 - Malcolm Havens (WYO) dec Terron Williams (EIU); 3-1
285 - Dusty Hoffschneider (WYO) dec. Danny Perez (EIU); 11-6

#25-NORTHERN IOWA 23 / WYOMING 19

165 - #7-Nick Baima (UNI) maj. dec. Gary Dack (WYO); 11-2
174 - Dan Barrone (WYO) won by injury default, 6-4
184 - Dan Dunning (UNI) maj. dec. Preston Pavich (WYO); 10-2
197 - Malcolm Havens (WYO) pinned Andrew Anderson (UNI); 2:12,
285 - Dusty Hoffschneider (WYO) dec. Tyler Rhodes (UNI); 7-2 ,
125 - Seth Wright (UNI) dec Bryce Leonhardt (WYO); 5-3
133 - Chris Helgeson (UNI) dec Tyson Shatto (WYO); 4-1
141 - #20-C.J. Ettelson (UNI) pinned Shay Lawrence (WYO); 4:07
149 - Carter Downing (WYO) maj. dec. Colby Goetsch (UNI); 20-9
157 - Moza Fay (UNI) dec Danny Clum (WYO); 12-8