VomBaur Joins Wyoming Wrestling Coaching Staff

Aug. 18, 2006


University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder announced today the hiring of Ben VomBaur as an assistant coach with the Cowboy program. VomBaur replaces K.C. Rock who took a coaching position at Utah Valley State earlier this summer.

VomBaur was a two-time All-American wrestler at 125 pounds for Boise State University. In his three years with the program, 2001-03, he placed fourth at the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and sixth in 2003, and was a Pac-10 conference champion in both 2001 and 2003. Prior to attending Boise State, VomBaur spent a year at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., where he was an NJCAA All-American, placing third at nationals.

VomBaur comes to Wyoming from Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah, where he coached the wrestling team to back-to-back Utah state championships. He has coached seven individual state high school champions the past two years. VomBaur is also active in the wrestling community as a club coach, camp director and instructor.

"The addition of Ben is more than a step in the right direction for this program," stated Suder. "He will bring a freshness, vigor and experience to our wrestling room that will really be a boost of motivation and encouragement to this team.

"Ben had very good collegiate career at a very good program, which will enhance ours. He is a young, current guy who will actually be training himself, which only adds to the positives he brings UW Wrestling."