Cowboy Wrestling Team Falls To Boise State 29-3

Dec. 9, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyomingwrestling team lost to Boise State 29-3 Saturday in Laramie. Thenationally ranked Broncos won nine of the ten matches in the victory.

Steven Schenk won the first match of the afternoon 5-3 over Pat Owensto give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead. But Boise State, ranked number elevenin the country, went on to win the remaining matches.

Schenk, a senior from Anderson, Calif., entered the match ranked 16thin the 174 pound weight class. With the victory Schenk now has anoverall record of 11-6.

In the second match Wyoming freshman Kevin Kessner lost a close matchto Cash Edwards 6-4. Edwards, ranked 7th in the country at 184, scoreda takedown with 20 seconds left in the match for the victory.

At heavyweight Cowboy sophomore Brad Steele, ranked 14th, lost to BartJohnson 11-8. Steele tied the match with 20 seconds left on an escape,but Johnson had a takedown with five seconds left for the win.

Wyoming lost close matches at 133, 149 and 165. Kelly McConville lostto Charlie Griggs in the 133 pound match 5-3, Mark Hamrick fell toCollin Robertson 8-5 at 149 and junior Justin Christenson lost to LukeCrockett 3-2 in the final match of the dual.

"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed," said Wyoming head coachSteven Suder. "I had visions of a much closer match. There were sometechnical things that jumped out to me that need to be addressed. Forour guys, this can make them bitter or it can make them better.Hopefully, they'll choose the latter."

The Cowboys return to action on Dec. 27-28 at the Midlands Tournamentin Chicago, Ill. The next dual for Wyoming is on Jan. 6 when the Pokescompete in the Lone Star Duals, where they will face Oklahoma, Brown andNavy.