Cowboy Wrestlers Struggle in Nebraska

Dec. 16, 2006

LINCOLN, Neb. -

The University of Wyoming wrestlers faced the 18th ranked Nebraska Huskers and the Division II Nebraska-Kearney Lopers, ranked 2nd in the nation, Saturday in Lincoln Nebraska, but struggled in both duals losing to the Huskers 34-10 and to the Lopers 23-13.

"Both of these teams are very good," head coach Steven Suder said. "Nebraska is always tough and Nebraska-Kearney has a veteran team."

Wyoming had four guys collect victories against the Lopers. Redshirt freshman Cory VomBaur defeated Division II All-American Brett Allgood in the third overtime 3-2. Junior Carter Downing defeated Ryan Etherton by major decision 10-2. Junior Bryan Bernal defeated Taylor May by decision 5-3 and junior Jason Still defeated Dan Dallemolle by decision 4-2.

"Nebraska-Kearney has a lot of verteran guys on their team," Suder continued. "They have a lot of experience and beat up on some of our younger guys." "We also had to forfeit the 157 pound match, and that hurt us."

Wyoming had a tough time against the 18th ranked Huskers in their second dual of the day. Downing wrestled up a weight to 157 pounds, and was the only Cowboy to win his match, defeating Rob Plambeck by major decision 13-4. VomBaur lost a close and well-fought match losing 8-6 in overtime.

"Carter wrestled well in both of his matches," Suder said. "Carter (Downing), Cory (VomBaur), and Jason (Still) all wrestled good for us today." "Nebraska wrestled as aggressive as I have ever seen as far as dictating momentum and the pace of each match. They are a solid team."

Wyoming will have a couple days off before they head back to Nevada to compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Wednesday, December 20. The tournament will begin at 9:00 am and run all day.

Results:

Wyoming vs. University of Nebraska-Kearney

125 pounds Trevor Charbonneau (UNK) def. Nick Ramirez (UW), 5-2
133 pounds Cory VomBaur(UW) def. Brett Allgood (UNK), 3-2 (TB1)
141 pounds Jeff Rutledge (UNK) def. Garrett Desmond (UW), 3-2
149 pounds Carter Downing (UW) major dec. Ryan Etherton (UNK), 10-2
157 pounds Joe Ellinberger (UNK) by forfeit
165 pounds Keenan McCurdy (UNK) def. Kyle Morrow (UW), 10-4
174 pounds Bryan Bernal (UW) def. Taylor May (UNK), 5-3
184 pounds Dan Hospodka (UNK) major dec. Preston Pavich (UW), 13-5
197 pounds Kelsey Empting (UNK) major dec. Chet Slevin (UW), 15-6
Heavyweight Jason Still (UW) def. Dan Dallemolle (UNK), 4-2

Wyoming vs. University of Nebraska

125 pounds Paul Donahoe (UN) major dec. Nick Ramirez (UW), 20-7
133 pounds Patrick Aleksanyan (UN) def. Cory VomBaur (UW), 8-6 (SV1)
141 pounds #6 Dominick Moyer (UN) tech. fall Brandon Gifford (UW), 19-2 6:53
149 pounds Robert Sanders (UN) def. Garrett Desmond (UW), 14-7
157 pounds Carter Downing (UW) major dec. Rob Plambeck (UN), 13-4
165 pounds Stephen Dwyer (UN) pins Kyle Morrow (UW), 5:23
174 pounds #20 Marc Harwood (UN) def. Bryan Bernal (UW), 9-3
184 pounds Levi Wofford (UN) major dec. Preston Pavich (UW), 14-4
197 pounds Craig Brester (UN) pins Chet Slevin (UW), :51
Heavyweight Jason Still (UW) by forfeit