Jan. 11, 2014
OREM, Utah -
Seven University of Wyoming wrestling competitors placed in the Utah Valley Open on Saturday in Orem, Utah, and UW brought home four weight-class titles.
Redshirt freshmen Jake Elliott, Brent Havlik and Brandon Tribble came away with first-place finishes, along with true freshman Zach Beard. The Cowboys won 30 matches among 10 wrestlers with just nine losses.
Elliott went 4-0 en route to the 149-pound title, winning his first tournament of the season. He tallied two major decisions and won 11-6 over Grand Canyon's Mike Hamel in the final.
Beard was 4-0 at 165, and has won four of the six open tournaments in which he has wrestled. He also racked up his team-leading 12th pin of the season.
Havlik was unbeaten (4-0) at 174 and beat UW sophomore Jace Jensen in the final with a 3-1 win in overtime.
Tribble had three wins for the 197-pound crown, and placed for the third-straight tournament.
UVU Open results
Redshirt freshman Cole Ford (4-1), Third Place
Redshirt freshman Jake Elliott (4-0), First place
Freshman Archie Colgan (4-1), Third place