Pokes Takedown Titans

Feb. 11, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming wrestling team improved their season mark to 6-7 when they beat the Cal-State Fullerton Titans Saturday night 21-19, in the UniWyo Sports Complex. The Pokes took six of the nine matches wrestled with one coming by technical fall and another by major decision.

Grabbing the first win of six for the Cowboys was senior Malcolm Havens at 197 pounds. Havens managed to control CSF's Chris Chambers for most of the match and came away with an 8-2 decision. Heavyweight Dusty Hoffschneider had one of best complete matches when he beat Matt Methling by technical fall, 20-5. Senior Bryce Leonhardt was the third part of the Cowboy four match win streak. The 125 pounder defeated John Rojas by major decision, 12-4. Then senior Tyson Shatto came away with the most thrilling victory of the night when he beat T.J. Dillashaw 11-7 in overtime.

The other two UW victories came at the 149 and 157 pound weight classes for the Pokes. Sophomore Carter Downing, now 18-7, defeated Morgan Atkinson in a 10-6 decision. Downing has now won nine of his last ten matches. Sophomore Danny Clum pulled out a tough bout with Bryan Tice in a match that would go the distance with Clum edging Tice in an 8-6 decision.

Cal-State Fullerton's Ristro Martinnen defeated UW junior Gary Dack 5-1 at 165 pounds. Redshirt freshman Mike White, who was filling in last minute for the team, was the other Cowboy who came us short losing to Joaquin Carlos by fall at the 5:44 mark.

"This was a great team win," said UW head coach Steven Suder. "I thought all of our guys sucked it up and got this win as a team."

The Pokes will next be in action on Tuesday, February 14, when they will play host to Northern Colorado. The dual is slated to begin at 7 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex.

Wyoming Cowboys 21 Cal-State Fullerton Titans 19

125- Bryce Leonhardt (UW) major dec. John Rojas (CSF), 12-4
133- Tyson Shatto (UW) dec. T.J. Dillashaw (CSF) , 11-7 SV
141- Joaquin Carlos (CSF) pinned Mike White (UW), 5:44
149- Carter Downing (UW) dec. Morgan Atkinson (CSF), 10-6
157- Danny Clum (UW) dec. Bryan Tice (CSF), 8-6
165- Ristro Martinnen dec. Gary Dack (UW), 5-1
174- Ian Murphy (CSF) wins by forfeit
184- Jesse Taylor (CSF) major dec. Preston Pavich (UW), 12-1
197- Malcolm Havens (UW) dec. Chris Chambers (CSF), 8-2
HWT- Dusty Hoffschneider (UW) tech. fall Matt Methling (CSF), 20-5