OREM, Utah - University of Wyoming 125-pound senior Tyler Cox was named Monday as the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week after an outstanding performance on the mat this weekend. It is the second time he has garnered the award this season and the fourth time in his career.
Cox, who hails from Gillette, Wyo., is ranked No. 15 in the nation and picked up a pair of victories over the weekend for the 19th-ranked Cowboys. On Friday, Cox earned his ninth win of the season over a ranked opponent by downing No. 11 Ronnie Bresser of Oregon State by a score of 9-3. The victory marked his 21st career win over a ranked foe, as he helped the Cowboys upset previously undefeated No. 17 Oregon State. Cox then wrapped up the weekend with a 14-12 comeback win over Boise State's Carson Kuhn. With the Wyoming senior trailing 9-3 after two periods, Cox scored 11 points in the final frame to record the comeback victory.
Cox earned another milestone over the weekend as he surpassed the 20-win plateau for the fourth time in his career. The UW 125-pounder is 21-6 on the season.
The Western Wrestling Conference, which is in its ninth year of competition, is comprised of six schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
2014-15 WWC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 4 - Cody Pack (South Dakota State)
Nov. 11 - Jesse Stafford (Air Force)
Nov. 18 - Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State)
Nov. 25 - Cody Pack (South Dakota State)
Dec. 1 - Cole Mendenhall (Wyoming)
Dec. 8 - Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State)
Dec. 15 - Evan Knutson (North Dakota State)
Dec. 22 - Tyler Cox (Wyoming)
Jan. 5 - Cody Pack (South Dakota State)
Jan. 12 - Josh Martinez (Air Force)/Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State)
Jan. 20 - Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State)
Jan. 26 - Cody Pack (South Dakota State)
Feb. 2 - Josh Rodriguez (North Dakota State)
Feb. 9 - Chasen Tolbert (Utah Valley)
Feb. 16 - Tyler Cox (Wyoming)