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 Mike Hamel
Mike Hamel


Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:

141 pounds


Pokes Dominate Wolverines On The Mat For 36-6 Victory

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


Wyoming Overcomes Oklahoma 18-17, Earns Historic Win

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


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

Senior wrestler among seven Pokes to place in prestigious event


Pokes and Huskers Set To Battle On The Mat

Wyoming will head to Nebraska for first dual of the season


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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