Grapplers Fall to Fresno State 31-7 in Final Home Dual

Feb. 17, 2001


On senior day in LaramieWyoming's two seniors won their matches in a 31-7 loss to #16 FresnoState on Saturday. Steven Schenk and Craig Rumsey each won their finalhome dual matches as Cowboys.

Schenk won his 174 pound match 9-1 over Mike Mellor. Schenk raced outto an 8-0 lead in the first period and finished the match with a win.Rumsey defeated Tom Gohde 9-4 in the 197 pound match. Rumsey led 5-1going into final period and had two takedowns in an impressive victory.

After Rumsey's win Fresno State led the dual 10-7, but the Bulldogsreeled off two pins to push the lead to 22-7. With that lead FresnoState won the final three matches, including an overtime win and aone-point victory. The dual took place in the Arena-Auditorium.

Wyoming finished the season with an 8-6 dual record. Now the Cowboyswill prepare for the West Regional, which will be held March 3 inLaramie.

"There were three matches that could have gone either way, and none ofthem went our way," said Wyoming head coach Steven Suder. "But therewere plenty of good things that happened out there for us. We didn'twrestle that bad, we just got beat by a better team. Now we'll getready for the regional and we'll be as ready as we can be for it."

Complete dual results:

157 Nathan Vasquez (FS) defeatedLevi Prevost (WYO) 17-9 165 Eddie Gifford (FS) defeatedJustin Christenson (WYO) 7-5 174 Steven Schenk (WYO) defeatedMike Mellor (FS) 9-1 184 Jason Rossotti (FS) defeatedKevin Kessner (WYO) 10-8 197 Craig Rumsey (WYO) defeatedTom Gohde (FS) 9-4 HWT Billy Blunt (FS) defeatedBrad Steele (WYO) by fall at :55 125 Stephen Abas (FS) defeatedJohn Faczak (WYO) by fall at 1:34 133 Ben Martinez (FS) defeatedKelly McConville (WYO) 3-1 OT 141 Ralph Lopez (FS) defeatedThad Trujillo (WYO) 7-2 149 Jim Medeiros (FS) defeatedMark Hamrick (WYO) 4-3