UW Wrestling Signs Four-Time Montana State Champion

May 22, 2006


University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder announced Monday the signing of Cole Dallaserra of Butte, Mont., to a national letter of intent.

"Cole really seemed to be a good fit for this team and this team seemed to be a good fit for him," said Suder. "He is a first-class person and a top-notch athlete who comes to us from one of the premiere high school programs in Montana and has had some great coaching from Coach Street and former UW heavyweight Abe Boomer."

Dallaserra posted a record of 140-13 during his four years at Butte High School where he won the state championship each year at four different weight classes. His freshman year he wrestled at 105 pounds with a 34-4 record, while his sophomore year he went 29-3 at 119 pounds. As a junior, he managed to go 37-4 at 130 pounds, and then finished his career with a 40-2 mark at 140 pounds. All four of his state championships were won in the highest classification in Montana. He also was a two-time place winner at the Reno Tournament of Champions and placed sixth at the 2003 Las Vegas Junior Regionals.

Cole is the son of James and Peggy Dallaserra and was coached in high school by Jim Street. He will look to wrestle at 133 or 141 pounds this season for the Cowboys.

"Wyoming just seemed like a great fit for me," said Dallaserra. "On my visit I was really impressed with the coaching staff and the facilities the school had to offer. Then after my visit I could tell that the Cowboy Wrestling Program was something that I was proud of and and could not wait to be a part of."