Rumsey Leads Cowboys At Las Vegas Invitational

Dec. 4, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Craig Rumsey went 5-2 and finishedseventh at 197 pounds to lead the Wyoming wrestling team at the annualLas Vegas Invitational.

Rumsey, a junior from Norfolk, Neb., was the only Cowboy to place.After losing his first match, Rumsey, seeded ninth, won four consecutivematches before losing again. Rumsey won his seventh-place match.

At 133 pounds, senior Corey Hamrick went 3-2. Hamrick, who is battlinga shoulder injury, won his first three matches before losing his finaltwo.

Also performing well for the Pokes was senior Cisco Gonzales at 125pounds. Gonzales went 4-2, losing his final match to Nathan Naverro ofOregon State by one point.

"I was a little disappointed with the outcome of a couple matches,"said Steven Suder, University of Wyoming head wrestling coach. "But Iwasn't disappointed at all with the level we competed at. We have somework to do, and we'll see how willing our guys are to do that work.

"I was very proud of the way our guys competed," said Suder. "Theyrepresented the University of Wyoming very well at one of the toughesttournaments in the country."

Other Wyoming individual results are as follows:

  Justin Gonzales (141)  0-2  Mark Hamrick    (149)  1-2  Brian Wood      (157)  1-2  Jeremy Sell     (165)  1-2  Brandon Dansie  (174)  1-2  Dave Schenk     (184)  0-2  Brad Steele     (HWT)  2-2

Final team results were not available, but after the first day of actionWyoming was in 20th-place overall. Oklahoma State was leading the47-team tournament.

The next action for the Cowboy wrestling team is Dec. 11 when it hostsUC-Davis at 7:00 p.m. The dual will take place in Wyoming'sMulti-Purpose Gymnasium.