Cowboy Wrestling Inks Two-Time Washington State Champion

June 10, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder announced Thursday the signing of Chet Slevin of Blaine, Wash., to a national letter of intent.

Slevin was a two time Washington State 3A Champion, capturing titles his junior and senior seasons in the 189 pound weight class. He also wrestled to a second place finish as a sophomore. He has been highly regarded as one of the top prep wrestlers in the country. Intermat Wrestling ranked Slevin 13th in the nation among high school seniors at 189 pounds. He ended his career at Ferndale High School with an 121-4 record, with 70 pins and 204 takedowns. He owns school records for most wins and pins in a season, most career pins, and most points scored at the Washington State Wrestling Tournament. Slevin is also a Washington State Freestyle and Greco Roman Champion.

"I really enjoyed my visit to Laramie," said Slevin. "I liked the coaches and the guys on the team were really great. I am excited about the challenge of wrestling in college."

Slevin was a member of the National Honor Society as a sophomore, junior and senior. He is undecided on a program of study while attending UW.

"Chet is a great athlete, a solid student and appears to be a real gentleman," said Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder. "He will add some real 'quality' depth to our upper weights."