Wyoming Wrestling Rallies Past UC-Davis

Feb. 21, 2004

Davis, Calif. - The No. 25 Wyoming Cowboywrestling team came back from a 15-3 deficit to beat the UC-DavisAggies 20-19 Saturday night in Davis, Calf. The win improves UW'srecord to 9-5 on the season, while UC-Davis moves to 6-9 with theloss.

The Cowboys, who lost 18-17 to Fresno State Friday night, ralliedwith wins in the final two weight classes on Saturday night to scorethe come-from-behind win. Wyoming's Kevin Kessner, ranked 15th inthe nation, beat Michael Clarkston of the Aggies by a 10-4 decision at197 pounds to cut a UC Davis lead to 19-16.

Cowboy heavyweight Dusty Hoffschneider, ranked 16th nationally,picked up the deciding four points for the Pokes in the final periodagainst UCD's Evan Hendrix. Hoffschneider turned a 5-1 lead into a9-1 major decision that resulted in a 20-19 Cowboy victory.

UC-Davis opened the dual with a win in the 125 pound bout. AggieTommy Schurkamp defeated UW's Barrett Duell 11-5. In the 133 poundmatch UCD's Derek Moore pinned Tyson Shatto of Wyoming in less thana minute, putting UC Davis in front quickly 9-0.

UW senior Blake Gunter got Wyoming on the scoreboard with a 7-2victory against Cris Brines at 141 pounds, UC Davis then opened a 15-3lead after a Cowboy forfeit at 149 pounds.

No. 16 Andrew Shuler of Wyoming then beat 20th-ranked Jeremiah Jarvisof UC Davis by a score of 6-4 at 157 to bring the Pokes to within15-6. Shuller's win improves his team leading record to 25-5, andincreases his match win streak to 12.

In the 165 pound bout, 16th-ranked Levi Prevost defeated Michael Fontof the Aggies by a score of 12-4. The victory earned Wyoming four teampoints with the major decision and cut the UC-Davis margin to 15-10.

Wyoming senior Trevor Murray cut the lead even more with a 3-2victory over Frank Richmond, 3-2. Murray earned the match point by thetime advantage, earning 3 minutes, 49 seconds of riding time.

Wyoming faced a 19-13 deficit before the final two matches of thenight, which resulted in Wyoming victories by Kessner andHoffschneider.

The Cowboys close the regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 25th whenthey host rival Air Force in the MultiPurpose Gym in Laramie at 7:00p.m.

Wyoming 20, UC Davis 19125 - Tommy Schurkamp (UCD) dec. Barrett Duell (W), 11-5 (UCD leads3-0)133 - Derek Moore (UCD) fall Tyson Shatto (W), 0:59 (UCD leads 9-0)141 - Blake Gunter (W) dec. Cris Brines (UCD), 7-2 (UCD leads 9-3)149 - Kevin Jones (UCD) wins by forfeit (UCD leads 15-3)157 - Andrew Shuler (W) dec. Jeremiah Jarvis (UCD), 6-2 (UCD leads15-6)165 - Levi Prevost (W) major dec. Michael Font (UCD), 12-4 (UCD leads15-10)174 - Trevor Murray (W) dec. Frank Richmond (UCD), 3-2 (UCD leads15-13)184 - Brandon Bear (UCD) major dec. Sam Wendland (W), 12-2 (UCD leads19-13)197 - Kevin Kessner (W) dec. Michael Clarkston (UCD), 10-4 (UCD leads19-16)285 - Dusty Hoffschneider (W) major dec. Evan Hendrix (UCD), 9-1(Wyoming wins 20-19)