Cowboy Wrestlers Look Strong In Intrasquad

Nov. 3, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming Wrestling began the 2006-07 season Friday night with the team's annual intrasquad in the UniWyo Sports Complex.

The Cowboys three NCAA qualifiers looked strong in their first matches of the year. Junior Carter Downing won both his matches by technical fall, 16-0 and 17-0. Junior Bryan Bernal also looked solid winning his match by major decision, 12-0.

The match of the night belonged to redshirt senior Sam Wendland and freshman Jake Smith. Smith battled Wendland all three periods, but Wendland's strength and experience prevailed. Wendland defeated Smith 8-3.

Sophomore Preston Pavich looked good defeating sophomore Chet Slevin 20-8. Freshman Nick Ramirez also wrestled well defeating sophomore Cody Grant 5-0.

Wyoming will begin the regular season next week as they host the University of Oregon on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex. The Cowboys defeated the Ducks 30-2 last year in Eugene, Oregon.

Results/Weight/Wrestlers/Score

Bout 1 149 lbs. Carter Downing def. ClaySondgeroth TF16-0
Bout 2* 157/165 lbs. Kyle Morrow def. Alex Rieder 8-6 Dec.
Bout 3 133 lbs. Cory VomBaur def. Jesse Snyder 9-2 Dec.
Bout 4 133 lbs. Brandon Gifford def. Thomas Foley 10-2 MD
Bout 5 125 lbs. Nick Ramirez def. Cody Grant 5-0 Dec.
Bout 6 184 lbs. Preston Pavich def. Chet Slevin 20-8 MD
Bout 7 149 lbs. Carter Downing def. Charles Fournier 17-0 TF
Bout 8 197 lbs. Sam Wendland def. Jake Smith 8-3 Dec.
Bout 9 174 lbs. Bryan Bernal def. Dan Barrone 12-0 MD
Bout 10* 141/149 lbs. Garret Desmond def. Clay Sondgeroth 3-2 Dec.
Bout 11 133 lbs. Jesse Snyder def. Thomas Foley 7-6 Dec.
Bout 12 133 lbs. Cory VomBaur def. Brandon Gifford 1-0 Dec.
Bout 13* 149/157 lbs. Alex Rieder def. Charles Fournier 10-1 MD
*Out of weght