Grapplers Dual With #14 Nebraska

December 13, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming wrestling squad concluded a busy weekend today as it dualed with Nebraska in Lincoln. On Saturday, Wyoming sent 14 wrestlers to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Open.

The Cowboys lost to #14 Nebraska in the dual 37-0. Wyoming was unable to win a match before a crowd of 1,013 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Wyoming wrestled tough at three weights in particular. At 174-pounds, Jeremy Sell lost a hard-fought match to Charles McTorry 13-11. McTorry had a takedown with ten seconds left in the match to notch the victory.

At 184-pounds, sophomore Steve Schenk lost to ninth-ranked Brad Vering 6-3. Schenk was within one point with 1:03 remaining, but Vering scored a takedown. In the heavyweight match Wyomings #12 Abe Boomer lost to #10 J.R. Plienis of Nebraska 5-3. Also wrestling for Wyoming were Chris Bouchard (125), Chris Walker (133), Kelly McConville (141), Mark Hamrick (149), Matt Winninger (157), Brian Wood (165) and Craig Rumsey (197).

And on Saturday at the Nebraska-Kearney Open, Wyoming took 14 wrestlers to compete.

Paul Turco finished second in the 133-pound weight class. He went 3-1 on the day to push his record on the year to 13-3.

At 141-pounds, Corey Hamrick placed third. Hamrick went 4-2 on the day and is now 13-6 in this, his redshirt year. Junior Brandon Dansie placed fourth in the 174-pound weight class. Dansie lost the third-place match 3-1 to Albert Harrold of Nebraska-Omaha. The final placer for the Pokes was freshman heavyweight Brad Steele. Steel went 3-2 on the day to place fourth.

The Wyoming Cowboy wrestling team is now off until Jan. 2, when it travels to Arlington, Tex. to take part in the Arlington Duals.