Cowboy Wrestling Defeats UC-Davis 26-9 In Home Dual

Dec. 11, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming wrestling teamdefeated UC-Davis 26-9 in Laramie tonight. The Cowboys jumped out to a14-0 lead and never looked back, coasting to the victory.

Wyoming won the first four matches in gaining the lead 14-0. UC-Daviswon the 184-pound match and earned a forfeit at heavyweight to cut thelead to 17-9. But Wyoming won the last three matches to notch thevictory. The Pokes are now 2-0 on the season.

 Individual match results were:  149 Pounds - Mark Hamrick (WYO) defeated (UCD) Kief Zangaro 2-0  157 Pounds - Brian Wood (WYO) defeated (UCD) Bret Friend 18-7  165 Pounds - Jeremy Sell (WYO) defeated (UCD) Adrian Garcia 8-4  174 Pounds - Brandon Dansie (WYO) defeated (UCD) Martin Cook 9-1  184 Pounds - David Cobb (UCD) defeated Dave Schenk (WYO) 8-2  197 Pounds - Craig Rumsey (WYO) defeated Mike Maben (UCD) 7-3  Heavyweight - Brandon Arsenault (UCD) won by forfeit  125 Pounds - Cisco Gonzales (WYO) defeated Randy Katz (UCD) 6-5  133 Pounds - Corey Hamrick (WYO) defeated Urijah Faber (UCD) 4-2  141 Pounds - Justin Gonzales (WYO) defeated Josh Sternberg (UCD) 4-3

"I thought we wrestled pretty well," said Steven Suder, University ofWyoming head wrestling coach. "We've been working on some things thatare real critical, things that we need to do. We started to do some ofthose things tonight. Those areas are intensity during a match and ourwork ethic. That's really encouraging.

"We won some matches that earlier in the season we had been losing. Acouple of matches could have gone either way, but we found a way to winthem. Now they know we can win those matches. That is a realconfidence booster for those guys."

The next action for the Cowboys is Dec. 19, when they compete in threeduals. The Pokes will dual with Wisconsin, Missouri and CentralMissouri in St. Louis, Mo.