Aug. 18, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
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."