Cowboy Wrestling Signs Two Wyoming Prep Standouts

May 5, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder announced Wednesday the singing of Kyle Dye of Casper, Wyo., and Cody Grant of Torrington, Wyo., to national letters of intent.

Dye is a 2003 graduate of Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyo. As a Trojan, he won two 4A state championships his freshman (112 pounds) and junior (135 pounds) seasons. He finished runner-up his sophomore (125 pounds) and senior (140 pounds) campaigns. Dye finished his career at Kelly Walsh, under the direction of Tim Wilcox and Chad Latimer, with an impressive overall record of 120-7.

"I am just thankful for the chance to wrestle at the Division I level," said Dye. "I am excited about getting to Laramie and the start of next season."

Grant ended his wrestling career at Torrington High School as a four-time 3A state champion for head coach Jason Nickel. He won state titles as a freshman and sophomore competing in the 103 pound division and two more his junior and senior season's wrestling in the 119 pound weight class. He ended his Trailblazer career with an overall record of 148-7 including a 40-2 mark his senior year.

"My visit to Laramie was really great," said Grant. "After meeting coach Suder and some of the wrestlers I just knew this was the place for me. It is a great opportunity."

Grant will compete this summer on a cultural exchange team that will travel to New Zealand.

"After following these guys over the last three to four years, it's exciting for us to have them be Cowboys now," said head UW wrestling coach Steven Suder. "They both were well coached in high school and seem motivated and hungry to take the 'next step'. We believe, and I think they believe, that Wyoming is the best place for that to happen."