Cowboy Wrestling Team Begins Season with Annual Intrasquad Tournament

Nov. 8, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming wrestlingteam opened its 2002-2003 season Friday at the annual Intrasquad Tournamentat the WarMemorial Fieldhouse.

A total of 15 matches were wrestled giving the Pokes their first liveaction of the season outside of practice. The meet also gave the Wyomingcoaching staff a good look at the depth of most of the weight classes forthe season. The tournament featured ten ranking matches and five out ofweight matches.

Wyoming had strong performances from their upperclassmen, junior KevinKessner (197), junior Andrew Shuler (149) and senior Brad Steele (Hwt.) allwon both of their matches. Sam Wendland (184 - freshman) also won twomatches on the night. Other Cowboy wrestlers posting victories were juniorBlake Gunter (141), freshman Jimmy Moore (165), freshman Josh Prevost (174)and freshman Trevor Murray (165).

The Cowboys will be back in action on Nov. 15 when they host the BoiseState Broncos at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Gym.

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Intrasquad Tournament Results

November 8, 2002

War Memorial Fieldhouse, Laramie, Wyoming

Round 1

Kevin Kessner (197) defeated Malcolm Havens (197) 8-5Jimmy Moore (165) defeated Ryan Goodman (165) 8-4Andrew Shuler (149) defeated Trevor Murray (165) 6-3Tyson Shatto (133) defeated Bryce Leonhardt (125) 15-7Blake Gunter (141) defeated Thad Trujillo (149) 12-2Josh Prevost (174) defeated Justin Salas (174) Inj. DefaultBrad Steele (Hwt) defeated Layne Stewart (Hwt) Fall 4:33Sam Wendland (184) defeated Ricky Robbins (184) 12-5

Round 2

Trevor Murray (165) defeated Jimmy Moore (165) 4-0Kevin Kessner (197) defeated Malcolm Havens (197) 6-4Blake Gunter (141) defeated Tyson Shatto (133) Fall 2:32Andrew Shuler (149) defeated Thad Trujillo (149) 4-1Sam Wendland (184) defeated Josh Prevost (174) 9-5Brad Steele (Hwt) defeated Layne Stewart (Hwt) 7-4Trevor Murray (165) defeated Ryan Goodman (165) 15-8