Nov. 2, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyomingwrestling team opened its 2001-2002 season Friday at the annualIntrasquad Tournament at War Memorial Fieldhouse.
A total of 20 matches were wrestled giving the Pokes their first liveaction of the season outside of practice. The meet also gave theWyoming coaching staff a good look at most weight classes in its effortsto find the top wrestler in each division.
Wyoming received strong performances from seniors Mark Hamrick andKelly McConville, sophomore Steve Cordova, sophomore Paul Peterson andsophomore Chad Plummer. Each wrestler went 2-0 on the night. Hamrick,wrestling at 141 pounds, dominated his two matches winning 13-2 and25-11. Plummer (149) won by fall in his first match and followed thatwith a 8-2 decision in his final match.
"I was pretty encouraged about how the guys approached things today,"said Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder. "It was an emotionallystressful situation for the guys today. Wrestle-offs are one of themost stressful things in this sport. I was encouraged how the teamwrestled and I was particularly encouraged by how some of the young guyslooked. Specifically some of the true freshman went out and reallybattled today and turned some of the upper classmen's heads."
The Cowboys will be back in action on Nov. 11 when they host the annualCowboy Open in War Memorial Fieldhouse.