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 Mike Hamel
Mike Hamel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:
Mesquite

Event:
141 pounds


01/21/2012

Pokes Dominate Wolverines On The Mat For 36-6 Victory

Wyoming wins eight out of 10 matches in dual versus Utah Valley

01/03/2012

Wyoming Overcomes Oklahoma 18-17, Earns Historic Win

Cowboys' dramatic win was their first-ever against powerful Sooners program

12/18/2011

Onufer's Big Day Paces Cowboys At Reno Tournament of Champions

Senior wrestler among seven Pokes to place in prestigious event

12/07/2011

Pokes and Huskers Set To Battle On The Mat

Wyoming will head to Nebraska for first dual of the season

11/19/2011

Wyoming Wrestlers Capitalize In Kearney

LeBlanc is named tournament's most outstanding wrestler

2011-12: Hamel experienced a trying redshirt freshman season, going 10-13 overall. However, he did place in two tournaments, including finishing fifth in the Kearney Open and second in the Nebraska-Kearney Loper Open. He had three major decisions and hung tough with seventh-ranked Kendric Maple of Oklahoma in a 6-1 loss in the UW-OU dual in January.

2010-11: Hamel redshirted the season, but showed his potential while wrestling at 141 pounds in open tournaments. He went 21-9 overall with a 7-2 record against the WWC and two major decisions.

Hamel opened with a 2-2 mark at the Northwest Open, before reeling off five-straight wins to take the title at the Cowboy Open. He followed with a fourth-place showing at the Kaufman-Brand Open and sixth at the UNK Loper Open with a combined 8-5 record at the events. He ended his season by finishing second at the Utah Valley Open and third at the Rocky Mountain Open.

High School: After placing fifth as a freshman and third as a sophomore, Hamel was the 2009 Arizona State 5A High School Champion at 130 pounds for Mesquite High School as a junior. He then went on to go undefeated as a senior and win his second state title as a senior, this time at 140 pounds. Hamel was an Arizona National Team member in 2008 and was an All-State selection as a sophomore, junior and senior.

Personal: Hamel was born in Gillette, Wyo., on Aug. 12, 1992. His mother is Gina Gagich and his father is Wyoming's all-time pins leader Mike Hamel. The elder Hamel lettered at UW from 1983-86, was a two-time WAC champion and had 61 career pins. Hamel is a communications major at UW.

Career record: 10-13 (0 falls)

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