Team honors five seniors and team leaders
Wyoming wrestlers finish fourth in team standings at Reno Tournament of Champions
Cowboys ready for talented field in final 2012 event
Senior Alfonso Hernandez makes UW history with win
UW head wrestling coach Mark Branch wins No. 50
Action shots from UW home duals
2012-13: Harms got off to a hot start to the year, but suffered a season-ending injury in December and was knocked out of the Cowboy lineup. Prior to his hamstring injury, Harms went 12-5 with three pins and three major decisions. He was first at the UNK Holiday Inn Open with a 4-0 mark. He went 3-1 in dual action, with his lone loss coming to the second-ranked heavyweight in the nation, Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State, in an 8-5 decision. He was recognized by the UW coaching staff for keeping a GPA of 3.5 or better all season.
2011-12: In his redshirt season, Harms proved his worth at heavyweight for UW, wrestling in 20 matches and winning 14 of them. Of his 14 wins, nine came by fall (fourth on UW) and two came by major decision. He placed in four tournaments, starting out the season with a third-place finish in the Northwest Open. He was fifth in the UNK Loper Open, and was first in the Utah Valley and Rocky Mountain Opens to end the year. Harms finished the season with six-straight victories, five by bonus points.
He was named as one of two Outstanding Academic Freshmen by the Wyoming coaching staff.
High School: Harms progressed in leaps and bounds at the high school level and in the U.S. wrestling system during his prep career. Harms compiled a 120-12 overall record in three years under coach Mike Luhring at Class 5A Cherry Creek High School.
Wrestling in the state's largest division, Harms went 38-4 with 17 pins as a senior at 215 pounds to finish sixth at the state tournament. He earned First Team All-Centennial League honors, while placing well at several prestigious tournaments throughout the season, including second at the Rocky Mountain Nationals. He was named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler and earned the Most Takedowns Award with 81 during the season.
As a junior, Harms finished third at the state tournament at 189 pounds courtesy of a 40-5 mark with 20 pins. He won the regional tournament and earned First Team All-Conference honors, while also placing fourth at the Rocky Mountain Nationals. As a sophomore, Harms went 42-3 at 171 pounds at the junior varsity level.
Harms wrestled well in the USA wrestling system at several levels and styles. This summer he placed third at 215 pounds at the Folkstyle Junior National Championships to earn All-America honors and a spot on the U.S. Junior National team. During the summer of 2010, he was the Colorado state champion at 189 pounds in the junior Greco-Roman division and placed second in junior freestyle. At the Cadet level in the summer of 2009, he won the Greco-Roman division and finished runner-up in freestyle.
A two-time team captain for his high school, Harms earned Academic All-State honors twice in the classroom. He had a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and scored 31 on the ACT.
Personal: Harms was born in Aurora, Colo., and he is the son of Adley and Jenifer Harms. He has one sibling, Mason. Both his parents played collegiate sports at Taylor University. He also was recruited by Cornell College and Liberty.
Career record: 12-5 (3 falls)