UW Inks Oklahoma Standout

November 24, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Steven Suder has announced the signing of Sean Wear, of Choctow High School in Choctaw, Okla., to a national letter of intent.

Wear has an overall record of 112-16 at Choctaw High School. Included in those 112 victories are 53 pins. In the last two years, Wear has a record of 20-3 against state champions. He is a two-time All-American and two-time Oklahoma State Champion in Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

He is ranked #4 nationally by USA Today and Wrestling USA. As a three-year starter, he was selected as Most Promising Freshman and Sophomore of the Year. Also an excellent student, he has been an honor roll member.

Wear is coached by Benny Coleman, who has led his teams to three national championships. "Sean is the toughest big kid I have worked with," said Coleman.

"Sean is a high quality individual both on and off the mat," said Suder. "We really look forward to working with individuals that come from high-powered programs like Seans high school program. Coach Coleman has established that program as one of the premier programs in the nation.

"Sean has surrounded himself with quality people for a long time in preparation for this step, and we think this is another great step."

Wear is projected to wrestle in the 197-pound weight class. At the University of Wyoming Wear intends to study business. He is the son of David and Jackie Wear and Glenn and Nancy Boyer.

"I really like the people in Wyoming," Wear said. "I liked the country and the coaches were great. They have really good coaches."

Wear was also recruited by Duke and Pennsylvania.