Hamrick Set To Compete At NCAA Wrestling Championships

March 14, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming senior Corey Hamrick will becompeting in the 2000 NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Mo.,beginning on Thursday and running through Saturday.

Hamrick will be the lone Wyoming competitor at the national tournament,which will take place at the Kiel Center. The Championships are hostedby the University of Missouri. Hamrick enters the tournament with anoverall record of 24-11, including five major decisions and twotechnical falls. He has been nationally ranked in the 133 pound weightclass all year long, reaching a high ranking of #13.

Hamrick, a Wheatland, Wyo. native, earned his bid with a third-placefinish at the Western Regional, which was held March 4 in Cedar Falls,Iowa. In a very competitive weight class, Hamrick defeated #18 AndrewPeters of Air Force and #20 Chad Boudreaux of Northern Iowa. Hamricklost to #6 Paris Ruiz 7-2 in the true second-place match and to JoseEnriquez of BYU 11-5.

In his career, Hamrick has won 85 matches in a Cowboy uniform. He hasbeen a starter since his freshman year, when he won 20 matches. Duringthe 1996-97 season, Hamrick was selected as an NCAA Championshipsalternate qualifier from the Western Athletic Conference after asecond-place finish in the WAC Championships.

The first session of the NCAA Championships will take place on Thursdayat 10:00 a.m. (MST). The second session will follow at 5:30 p.m. withwrestle-backs. The culmination of the event is the finals, which willtake place Saturday at 5:30 p.m.