April 14, 2011
Colorado Springs, Colo.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded the University of Wyoming's Cole Dallaserra with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award. Dallaserra is the second consecutive Cowboy wrestler to claim the honor, after junior Joe LeBlanc earned the accolade last year.
Dallaserra recently completed his eligibility on the mat for UW at the 2011 NCAA Championships in March. He entered the tournament ranked 16th in the nation by InterMat, but went 2-2 to miss All-America honors. The effort wrapped up a 29-9 senior campaign for him, as he finished his time at UW as a four-year starter at 141 and 149 pounds with an 88-42 record and 22 pins. During his career Dallaserra won one West Regional title and was a three-time All-Western Wrestling Conference honoree.
Dallaserra was nominated for the honor by the UW strength and conditioning staff. The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program is in its 33rd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tenn., fitness product leader.