UW volunteer assistant wins five matches over the weekend
Cowboy Wrestling volunteer assistant takes home bronze medal in Poland
UW volunteer assistant defeats Olympic medalist
Pendleton and Foster each finish second
Pendleton and Foster vie for spots on U.S. team, along with several younger UW wrestlers
Foster finished his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for Wyoming in 2013-14. He helped train Wyoming's upper weights and was an integral part of conference titles from Benjamin Stroh (184 pounds) and Shane Woods at 197.
Foster had a great run in international competition in 2013-2014, wrestling in association with GRIT Athletics/Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center. For the second-straight season, he was the runner-up in the 86-kilogram (185 pounds) class at the ASICS Las Vegas/Open Wrestling Championships in April, going 5-1 with three technical falls and one pin. With the performance, he qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials in late May for the second year. He was 2-1 to finish as the runner up in the challenge bracket of his weight class at the U.S. World Team Trials.
He had an impressive weekend on March 15-16 to become a World Cup gold medalist for Team USA. He posted four dual wins to his resume over the weekend, including victories over two high-profile international opponents. In one of his most notable performances, Foster took out Iran's Ehsan Lashgari 7-5 with a late takedown. Lashgari was a bronze medalist in both the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2013 World Championships. On Sunday, Foster upended Ukraine's Ibragim Aldatov, 7-2. Aldatov is a two-time World Champion.
He earned a gold medal at the Stepan Sargsyan International freestyle competition in Vanadzor, Armenia, on Aug. 6, 2013. Foster defeated David Marsagishvili of Georgia in the title bout. Marsagishvili was the 2012 Summer Olympic bronze medalist at 84 kilograms and was ranked first in the world at the weight. A week later, he was third in the Ziolkowski Memorial International freestyle competition in Spala, Poland, at 84 kilograms/185 pounds. In February, Foster went 3-2 at 86 kilograms (189 pounds) to finish fifth in the Yasar Dogu International freestyle tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.
In 2013, Foster earned a spot on the U.S. Senior World Team, finishing second in the U.S. Senior World Team Trials in July 2013. Foster was the runner-up in the U.S. Open in March 2013.
He was a two-time All-America honoree at 197 pounds for Oklahoma State and was an NCAA finalist at 197 pounds in 2011.