Cowboy Wrestling Set For Virginia Duals

Jan. 7, 2002

On Deck for the Cowboys: The Wyoming Cowboy wrestling team will travelto Hampton, Va. Jan. 11-12 to compete in the Virginia Duals.

Lone Star Duals: The University of Wyoming wrestling team had a toughouting at the Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas on Saturday, Jan.5, losing all three of its dual matches.

Four of the nation's top 25 ranked teams, Oklahoma State (No. 2),Oklahoma (No. 3), Nebraska (No. 16) and Wisconsin (No. 22) competed atthe Lone Star Duals, which is one of the nation's most prestigiousmeets.

The Cowboys fell to Brown University 26-15, lost to Harvard 36-6 andwere dropped by second-ranked Oklahoma State 41-0. The losses droppedthe Pokes' dual season record to 2-5.

During Session One the Cowboys fell to Brown 26-15, winning four ofthe eight matches wrestled. Senior Kelly McConville picked up his firstpin of the season over Anthony Marconi to get things rolling for thePokes at 133. Senior Mark Hamrick followed with a win at 141 by a scoreof 8-5. Redshirt freshmen Justin Salas and E.K. Waldhaus won the othertwo matches for Wyoming at 165 and 174 pounds 7-5 and 6-5 respectively.Junior heavyweight Brad Steele lost his first dual match of the seasonto 20th-ranked Bronson Lingamfelter.

Harvard was the Cowboys' next opponent during Session Three. TheCrimson jumped on the short-handed Pokes winning by a score of 36-6.McConville and Hamrick were the only two Wyoming wrestlers to win theirmatches with McConville winning 9-6 and Hamrick winning 11-4.

In the Cowboys' final match of the day they were overmatched by No. 2ranked Oklahoma State 41-0. Waldhaus and sophomore Kevin Kessner lostclose one point matches by scores of 5-4 and 2-1 respectively.

In all three matches Wyoming forfeited the 157 and 197 pound weightclasses.

Suder Says: The following are quotes from Wyoming head coach StevenSuder following the Lone Star Duals.

"It was a tough weekend for us but we knew it would be going into it.The guys didn't wrestle bad and I thought we showed glimpses of goodthings at times in all the matches there just weren't enough of them.

"It's hard to say what we got out of this tournament. Our younger guyslooked tough in some matches and made young-guy mistakes in others. Iwas pleased with seniors Mark Hamrick and Kelly McConville who bothstepped it up and won two of the three matches they wrestled. We justneed to look at the positives of each individual from this tournamentand build upon that."

Complete Wyoming Results from Lone Star Duals:
Brown 26, Wyoming 15
125- Ryan Gill (BU) defeated Reynold Candelaria (UW), 6-2
133- Kelly McConville (UW) defeated Anthony Marconi (BU), fall 2:10
141- Mark Hamrick (UW) defeated Clinton Frease (BU), 8-5
149- Jason Mercado (BU) defeated Thad Trujillo (UW), 13-2
157- Jesse Savage (BU) won by forfeit
165- Justin Salas (UW) defeated Adam Santee (BU), 7-5
174- E.K. Waldhaus (UW) defeated Sean Jenkins (BU), 6-5
184- Nick Ciarcia (BU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 5-3
197- Peter Mosley (BU) won by forfeit
HWT- Bronson Lingamfelter (BU) defeated Brad Steele (UW), 8-0

Harvard 36, Wyoming 6
125- David Germakian (HU) defeated Reynold Candelaria (UW), fall 2:17
133- Kelly McConville (UW) defeated Kevin El-Hayek (HU), 9-6
141- Mark Hamrick (UW) defeated Joseph Turilli (HU), 11-4
149- Jesse Jantzen (HU) defeated Thad Trujillo (UW), fall 0:58
157- Robbie Griffin (HU) won by forfeit
165- Patrick O'Donnell (HU) defeated Justin Salas (UW), fall 3:40
174- P.J. Jones (HU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 5-3
184- Reginald Lee (HU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 5-3
HWT- David Rechul (HU) won by forfeit

Oklahoma State 41, Wyoming 0
125- Skylar Holman (OSU) defeated Reynold Candelaria (UW), Tech Fall
133- Johnny Thompson (OSU) defeated Kelly McCoville (UW), 16-4
141- Ronnie Delk (OSU) defeated Mark Hamrick (UW), 10-5
149- Jerrod Sanders (OSU) defeated Thad Trujilo (UW), 10-3
157- Shane Roller (OSU) won by forfeit
165- Tyrone Lewis (OSU) defeated Justin Salas (UW), 15-7
174- Ty Wilcox (OSU) defeated E.K. Waldhaus (UW), 5-4
184- Pat Popolizio (OSU) defeated Kevin Kessner (UW), 2-1
197- William Gruenwlad (OSU) won by forfeit
HWT- James Huml (OSU) defeated Brad Steele (UW), 14-3