Wyoming Wrestlers Fall To Nebraska 31-7 In Lincoln

Nov. 17, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyomingwrestling team fell to Nebraska 31-7 on Friday night in Lincoln, Neb.The Cowboys won two individual matches in the first dual of the seasonfor UW.

In the third match of the night, coming at 184 pounds, Cowboy freshmanKevin Kessner of Rock Springs defeated Matt Fletcher 4-3. The winningpoint for Kessner came on riding time at the end of the match. With theKessner victory, Wyoming cut the Nebraska lead to 6-3.

After #1 ranked Brad Vering of NU defeated Wyoming's Craig Rumsey 13-6in the 197 pound match the Huskers gained a lead of 9-3. But the Pokeswould bounce back in the heavyweight match. Sophomore Brad Steele of UWearned a major decision over Pat Miron, 13-5. After Steele's win thelead was cut to 9-7, but Wyoming could never get any closer as theHuskers won the remaining five matches.

 Complete individual results:

165 Pounds - Tony Denke (NU) defeated Justin Christenson (UW) 5-2 174 Pounds - #14 Ati Conner (NU) defeated Steven Schenk (UW) 4-2 184 Pounds - Kevin Kessner (UW) defeated Matt Fletcher (NU) 4-3 197 Pounds - #1 Brad Vering (NU) defeated Craig Rumsey (UW) 13-6 Heavyweight - Brad Steele (UW) defeated Pat Miron (NU) 13-5 125 Pounds - Jason Powell (NU) defeated John Faczak (UW) by fall 1:42 133 Pounds - #2 Todd Beckerman (NU) defeated Kelly McConville (UW) by fall 4:07 141 Pounds - Dusty Spaulding (NU) defeated Thad Trujillo (UW) 4-2 149 Pounds - Justin Flores (NU) defeated Mark Hamrick (UW) 12-9 157 Pounds - #2 Bryan Snyder (NU) defeated Levi Prevost (UW) 23-10

Nebraska came into the dual ranked #6 in the country and with the winthey move their record to 3-0. With the loss Wyoming is now 0-1. TheCowboys will return to action Saturday at the University ofNebraska-Omaha Open.

Wyoming Cowboys at #6 Nebraska CornhuskersFriday, Nov. 17, 2000NU Coliseum - Lincoln, Neb.Referee:  Keith PoolmanAttendance: 930

Dual Match Play-by-Play165--Justin Christensen, UW vs. Tony Denke, NUFirst Period-1:16 Denke, T2, 2-0, 1:08 Christensen,E1, 2-1,Second Period-Christensen defers, Denke chooses down,1:17 Denke, E1, 3-1,Third Period-Christensen chooses down, :35 Christensen,E1, 3-2, :10 Denke, T2, 5-2,Final Result: Tony Denke (NU) dec. Justin Christensen(UW), 5-2Running Score: NU 3, UW 0

174--Steven Schenk, UW vs. #14 Ati Conner, NUFirst Period-No scoringSecond Period-Conner chooses down, Caution Conner,Caution Conner, CautionSchenk, 1:13 Conner, E1, 1-0, :14 Conner,Stalling 1, 2-0,Third Period-Schenk chooses down, 1:48 Schenk,E1, 2-1, Conner stallwarning, 1:07 Conner, T2, 4-1, :44 Schenk, E1,4-2,Final Result: #14 Ati Conner (NU) dec.Steven Schenk (UW), 4-2Running Score: NU 6, UW 0

184--Kevin Kessner, UW vs. Matt Fletcher, NUFirst Period-1:05 Kessner, T2, 2-0, :28 Fletcher,E1, 2-1,Second Period-Kessner chooses down, 1:19 Kessner,E1, 3-1, Kessner stallwarning,Third Period-Fletcher chooses down, :49 Fletcher,E1, 3-2, :20 Fletcher,Stalling 1, 3-3, Kessner Riding Time (1:04), 4-3,Final Result: Kevin Kessner (UW) dec.Matt Fletcher (NU), 4-3Running Score: NU 6, UW 3

197--Craig Rumsey, UW vs. #1 Brad Vering, NUFirst Period-2:22 Vering, T2, 2-0, :48 Rumsey, E1,2-1, :32 Vering, T2, 4-1,:22 Rumsey, E1, 4-2,Second Period-Vering chooses down, Vering caution,1:39 Vering, E1, 5-2, :49Vering, T2, 7-2, :23 Vering, NF2, 9-2, :21 Rumsey,R2, 9-4, :07 Vering, E1,10-4,Third Period-Rumsey chooses down, 1:52 Rumsey, E1,10-5, Rumsey stallwarning, :40 Vering, T2, 12-5, :09 Rumsey, E1, 12-6,Vering Riding Time(2:18), 13-6Final Result: #1 Brad Vering (NU) dec.Craig Rumsey (UW), 13-6Running Score: NU 9, UW 3

Hwt--Brad Steele, UW vs. Pat Miron, NUFirst Period-2:23 Steele, T2, 2-0, 2:17 Miron,E1, 2-1,Second Period-Steele chooses down, 1:42 Steele,E1, 3-1, :42 Steele, T2,5-1, Miron stall warning,Third Period-Miron chooses down, Steele stallwarning, 1:04 Miron, R2, 5-3,:59 Steele, E1, 6-3, :42 Steele, T2, 8-3, :33Miron, E1, 8-4, :24 Steele,T2, 10-4, :14 Miron, E1, 10-5, :07 Steele, T2,12-5, Steele Riding Time(1:43), 13-5Final Result: Brad Steele (UW) maj. dec.Pat Miron (NU), 13-5Running Score: NU 9, UW 7

125--John Faczak, UW vs. Jason Powell, NUFirst Period-2:54 Powell, T2, 2-0, 1:18 Powell FallFinal Result: Jason Powell (NU) by fall overJohn Faczak (UW), 1:42Running Dual Score: NU 15, UW 7

133--Kelly McConville, UW vs. #2 Todd Beckerman, NUFirst Period-1:11 Beckerman, T2, 2-0, Beckermanstall warning,Second Period-McConville chooses down, 1:59McConville, E1, 2-1, McConvillestall warning, 1:18 Beckerman, T2, 4-1, :53Beckerman FallFinal Result: #2 Todd Beckerman (NU) by fallover Kelly McConville (UW),4:07Running Dual Score: NU 21, UW 7

141--Thad Trujillo, UW vs. Dusty Spaulding, NUFirst Period-No ScoringSecond Period-Spaulding defers, Trujillo choosesdown, 1:56 Trujillo, R2,2-0, 1:39 Spaulding, E1, 2-1,Third Period-Spaulding chooses down, Trujillocaution, 1:12 Spaulding, E1,2-2, Spaulding stall warning, :24 Spaulding,T2, 4-2, Trujillo caution,Spaulding caution,Final Result: Dusty Spaulding (NU) dec. ThadTrujillo (UW), 4-2Running Dual Score: NU 24, UW 7

149--Mark Hamrick, UW vs. Justin Flores, NUFirst Period-2:15 Flores, T2, 2-0, 2:12 Hamrick,E1, 2-1, 1:00 Flores, T2,4-1, :45 Hamrick, E1, 4-2,Second Period-Hamrick defers, Flores choosesdown, 1:48 Flores, E1, 5-2,1:38 Flores, T2, 7-2, 1:28 Hamrick, E1, 7-3,1:18 Flores, T2, 9-3, 1:03Hamrick, E1, 9-4, Hamrick stall warning,Flores stall warning,Third Period-Hamrick chooses down, 1:50Hamrick, R2, 9-6, 1:33 Flores, E1,10-6, :36 Flores, T2, 12-6, :25 Hamrick,E1, 12-7, :04 Hamrick, T2, 12-9,Final Result: Justin Flores (NU) dec.Mark Hamrick (UW), 12-9Running Dual Score: NU 27, UW 7

157--Levi Prevost, UW vs. #2 Bryan Snyder, NUFirst Period-1:46 Snyder, T2, 2-0, 1:29Prevost, E1, 2-1, :05 Snyder, T2,4-1,Second Period-Snyder chooses down, 1:52Snyder, E1, 5-1, 1:35 Snyder, T2,7-1, 1:23 Prevost, E1, 7-2, :33 Snyder,T2, 9-2, :30 Prevost, E1, 9-3, :23Snyder, T2, 11-3, :20 Prevost, E1, 11-4,:15 Snyder, T2, 13-4, :10 Prevost,E1, 13-5, :03 Snyder, T2, 15-5,Third Period-Prevost chooses down, 1:45Prevost, E1, 15-6, 1:15 Snyder, T2,17-6, 1:09 Prevost, E1, 17-7, 1:05 Snyder,T2, 19-7, :59 Prevost, E1, 19-8,:55 Snyder, T2, 21-8, :54 Prevost, E1,21-9, :45 Snyder, T2, 23-9, :35Prevost, E1, 23-10,Final Result: #2 Bryan Snyder (NU) maj.dec. Levi Prevost (UW), 23-10Final Score: NU 31, UW 7