Cole Dallaserra
Cole Dallaserra


Butte, Mont.

High School:

149 pounds


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2010-11: One of just two senior starters for UW, Dallaserra stayed healthy during 2010-11 and was a steady force on the mat for the Cowboys at 149 pounds. He accumulated a 29-9 overall record, including 13-5 in duals, en route to earning his first West Regional title and first trip to the NCAA Championships. He collected seven pins, five major decisions and one technical fall, while going 10-1 against the WWC.

Dallaserra entered the national tournament ranked 16th in the nation by InterMat, but went 2-2 to miss All-America honors. He opened with a 4-2 loss to Oregon State's Scott Sakaguchi, before rebounding with a 1:55 fall of Old Dominion's Joey Metzler and a 15-5 major decision of Wisconsin's Coulthurst Schmitt. He took No. 11 seed Andrew Nadhir of Northwestern to overtime, before falling in a 7-5 decision.

Dallaserra was one of five Cowboys to claim individual titles at the West Regional, as he claimed first-team All-WWC honors. He notched an 8-2 decision over Air Force's Josh Kreimier in the semifinals and won with a 3-2 tiebreaker win over Northern Iowa's Brett Robbins. The victory avenged a 6-3 loss Dallaserra suffered to Robbins just two weeks earlier.

Dallaserra opened the season with impressive performances at several tournaments. He won the Cowboy Open in Laramie, before finishing second at the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha and second at the Reno Tournament of Champions. He faltered with a 3-2 showing at the Virginia Duals, but rebounded with eight-straight dual wins before losing his final three matches of the regular season. He was named WWC Wrestler of the Week for the first two weeks of the season and also earned UW's Joe McDaniel Most Improved Wrestler award. After the season, he was named to the WWC All-Academic Team.

2009-10: Dallaserra pushed through an injury-hampered junior season as UW's starter at 149 pounds and still managed a 20-12 record with five falls. He moved up a weight class from the previous year.

Cole started the year strong by finishing first at the Cowboy Open, then got big wins for his team in the home duals against Oklahoma State and Utah Valley. At the Reno Tournament of Champions, Dallaserra pinned No. 20-ranked Nick Stabile of North Carolina.

Unfulfilled at the end of the season, Cole placed fourth at the NCAA West Regional.

He earned the top academic honor in the league for his work in the classroom, being named to the WWC All-Academic team.

2008-09: Dallaserra had a successful second season as the starter for the `Pokes at 141 pounds. Despite health issues with his knee at the end of the season he placed third at the West Regional Tournament and garnered third-team All-WWC honors.

His overall record was 24-13, 6-2 in the WWC and 11-7 in duals. That record included seven pins and six major decisions. He placed second at the Cowboy Open.

A good student, he was named to the WWC Coaches' Honor Roll.

2007-08: Dallaserra performed as hoped in his redshirt freshman season and started duals at both 141 and 149 pounds. He finished the season as the starter at 149 and had an overall record of 15-8 record with three pins.

Dallaserra placed third at the West Regional Tournament and earned third-team All-WWC honors. He won the Freshmen of the Year team award, as well as the Cowboy-up team award. Cole placed sixth at the Reno Tournament of Champions and had a good dual meet record, 5-3.

2006-07: Dallaserra used the year as his redshirt season. In open matches he finished with a record of 3-1.

High School: Dallaserra was a four-time Montana state champion wrestler at Butte High School and the team captain his senior season. He posted an impressive 140-13 career record and his team captured the Montana State Championship in 2003. Dallaserra also played football his junior and senior years.

Personal: Born October 24, 1987 in Butte, Mont., Cole is the only son of Jim and Peggy Dallaserra. His college major is rangeland ecology and watershed management.

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