May 3, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming wrestling coach Steven Suder announced today the signing of two high school stand-out student athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2007-08 season.
Tyler Davis, 149 pounds, from Oviedo, Fla., and Joe Leblanc, 165 pounds, from Meeker Colo.; will join the Cowboys for the upcoming season.
"These two guys bring some immediate quality to our middle weights," Suder said. "Both Tyler and Joe could actually challenge for starting spots right away if we needed them to."
Tyler Davis, 149 pounds, Oviedo, Fla. (Oviedo High School)
Davis was a double Junior Nationals All-American, both in Freestyle and Greco-Roman, and was a Florida State Champion while at Oviedo. The Oviedo wrestling team won four consecutive state championships while he was there.
Joe Leblanc, 165 pounds, Meeker, Colo. (Meeker High School)
Leblanc was a three-time Colorado State Champion and the State Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler. He was an All-American wrestler, an all-state football player, all-conference baseball player and was on the honor roll for three years while at Meeker. His overall record while at Meeker was 130-23 and he recorded 90 pins.
"Both of these guys come from solid high school programs and have both experienced success at the regional and national level. As a staff, we feel this is a great indicator of their readiness to take the next step at this level," Suder said.