Feb. 2, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming wrestling team will take on a Front Range rival in the final home dual of the season, which takes place this week.
The Cowboys (9-4 overall, 3-0 Western Wrestling Conference) will host the Air Force Academy Falcons (10-2 overall, 2-0 WWC), with matches starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.
The dual will be the 47th meeting between the teams all-time. Wyoming holds a 34-12 advantage. Last season, the Pokes beat the Falcons 22-13 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to claim the WWC regular season title.
Wyoming and Air Force share three common opponents this season. Each team has beaten North Dakota State and South Dakota State, and both teams lost to Oregon State.
The probable lineup
125 pounds: (AF) Andrew Zwirlein, Sr., Nashotah, Wis., OR Tyler Spangler, So., Midlothian Va.
vs. (UW) No. 16 Michael Martinez, Jr., Pagosa Springs, Colo.
133: Derek Gillespie, Sr., Chesapeake, Va.
vs. Tyler Cox, RFr., Gillette, Wyo.
141: No. 11 Cole VonOhlen, So., Jackson, Minn.
vs. Chase Smith, Jr., Enumclaw, Wash.
149: Daniel Baucke, Fr., Memphis, Tenn., OR Josh Kreimier, Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.
vs. No. 17 Cole Dallaserra, Sr., Butte, Mont.
157: Alec Williams, Jr., Fultondale, Ala.
vs. Jimmy Belleville, So., Turnwater, Wash.
165: Clayton Gable, So., Dallastown, Pa.
vs. No. 4 Shane Onufer, Jr., Auburn, Wash.
174: Joseph Stafford, Sr., Loomis, Calif.
vs. Patrick Martinez, RFr., Hemet, Calif.
184: Josh Mohr, So., Pewaukee, Wis., OR Kazden Ikehara, Sr., Mililani, Hawaii
vs. No. 5 Joe LeBlanc, Jr., Meeker, Colo.
197: Neil Delaney, Sr., Grand Rapids, Mich.
vs. L.J. Helbig, So., Mason, Mich.
Heavyweight: Jared Erickson, So., Newton, Utah
vs. Matthew McLaughlin, Sr., Murphysboro, Ill.