Wyoming Wrestling Program Signs Douglas' Tyson Shatto

Nov. 17, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headwrestling coach Steven Suder has announced the signing of Tyson Shattoof Douglas High School in Douglas, Wyo., to a national letter-of-intent.

Shatto was the 3A State Champion last year at 125 pounds, compiling anoverall record of 35-1. Along with finishing first at regionals, Shattoalso placed first in all seven of his regular season tournaments.Wrestling USA magazine had Shatto ranked 16th nationally during hisjunior season.

Shatto enters his senior campaign with an overall record of 102-14 forDouglas head coach Bob Bath. As a sophomore he finished second at thestate championships in the 119 pound weight class, helping lead Douglasto the team title. In his freshman season Shatto led Douglas in winswith 34 on his way to placing fifth at state at 112 pounds.

A four-year letterman in wrestling, Shatto also earned letters infootball and track. Projected to wrestle at 133 pounds for the Cowboys,Shatto is the son of Gary and Jan Shatto. Shatto has a brother, Tanner,and a sister, Tanisha, who currently attend UW.

"We have had the opportunity to watch Tyson for a few years now andbelieve that he is exactly the type of person and athlete we need inthis program," said Suder. "Tyson's credentials are about a mile long.He is spoken of very highly all over the state and is considered by manyto be one of the top prospects in Wyoming. He comes from great stock interms of family and the program he has grown in. Coach Bath does agreat job with his teams and has prepared Tyson well to take this nextstep."

"The wrestling program at Wyoming is everything I wanted," saidShatto. "I knew that Wyoming was where I wanted to go. The coaches aredown-to-earth and I felt very comfortable around them. There are somereally strong young guys in the program and I wanted to be a part ofthat as well."