Feb. 26, 2013
OREM, Utah - University of Wyoming 125-pound sophomore Tyler Cox was named the Co-Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week after he beat a highly ranked opponent by major decision last week. The final weekly conference award was announced Tuesday by the league.
Cox, currently ranked 18th in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News, picked up a big win for the Pokes on Feb. 21 in the dual between UW and Air Force. The sophomore used three takedowns, a reversal, four near-fall points and 2:48 of riding time en route to his 13-4 major decision at 125 pounds over 11th-ranked Josh Martinez.
The win gave UW a 4-0 lead, which proved to be critical in the narrow 17-16 victory over the Academy. Cox also avenged an earlier season loss to Martinez with the victory.
Cox improved to 8-2 this season versus WWC opponents and now has won 29 matches this season, which includes 16 by bonus points.
The conference honor is Cox's second of his season and second of his career. It marks the fifth time this season a UW wrestler earned the accolade.
In addition to Cox, Air Force Academy 157-pound junior Josh Kreimier was named the co-wrestler of the week.
The Western Wrestling Conference, which is in its seventh 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.