Wyoming Wrestlers Defeat Southern Colorado 27-13

Feb. 3, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming won six of the last eightmatches on their way to a 27-13 victory over Southern Colorado inPueblo, Colo., on Saturday.

The Cowboys fell behind 7-0, but rebounded to win the next four matchesto take a commanding 18-7 lead. After losses in the 184 and 197 poundweight classes, Wyoming won the last two matches to preserve thevictory.

Wyoming heavyweight Brad Steele recorded the only pin of the day whenhe defeated Doug Smith at 2:22. The fall gave UW a 24-13 lead with onlyone match remaining. With the win, Steele moved his record to 19-12 onthe season.

Senior Steven Schenk recorded a technical fall in his 174 pound matchby defeating Phil Dawes 16-0 at 4:30. Schenk, who has been in and outof the national rankings all year, pushed his record to 17-11. FreshmanLevi Prevost had an impressive victory at 157 pounds by recording amajor decision over Vail Minn 14-2.

Mark Hamrick won his 19th match of the year with an 8-2 victory overSam Melendrez at 149 pounds. Hamrick, a junior, leads the Cowboys withhis 19 wins.

 Complete dual results:

133 pounds Brian Luna (USC)defeated Kelly McConville (WYO) 9-1 141 pounds Jerod Timothy (USC)defeated Thad Trujillo (WYO) 6-2 149 pounds Mark Hamrick (WYO)defeated Sam Melendrez (USC) 8-2 157 pounds Levi Prevost (WYO)defeated Vail Minn 14-2 165 pounds Justin Christenson (WYO)won by forfeit 174 pounds Steven Schenk (WYO)defeated Phil Dawes by tech. fall at 4:30 (16-0) 184 pounds Cory Hintz (USC)defeated Kevin Kessner (WYO) 6-2 197 pounds Kevin Lochner (USC)defeated Craig Rumsey (WYO) 3-2 Heavyweight Brad Steele (WYO)defeated Doug Smith (USC) by fall at 2:22 125 pounds Reynold Candelaria (WYO)defeated Santiago Sisneros 7-4

Wyoming moved its dual record to 6-4 overall, having won six of theirlast seven duals. The Cowboys will face a stiff test next Saturday whenthey travel to Air Force to dual with the Falcons at 7:00 p.m.