Wyoming Wrestlers Ready To Hit Practice Mats
Oct. 9, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
After one of the most successful seasons in history, the Wyoming Cowboy wrestling program will take to the mat Wednesday for the first day of regular-season practice for the 2012-13 campaign.
Top returners for the Cowboys include sophomore Zach Zehner, junior Patrick Martinez and senior Alfonso Hernandez, all of whom qualified for the NCAA Championships last year. Senior L.J. Helbig was a 2011 NCAA qualifier as well. Hernandez earned All-America honors at 197 pounds last season, finishing sixth.
"We have been anticipating the first practice for quite some time now," Branch said. "Our team is anxious and hungry and they know we have a short timetable to get prepared for some of our toughest competition.
"We will have less than a month to get ready for a very strong Boise State team so we have to get right to work. I think the most exciting thing is we have some guys who have stood in the shadows of some Wyoming Wrestling greats and now they see an opportunity to shine and stand out. We expect to continue to improve each week and each year until we climb to the top. It will be very fun to watch this team develop over the season."
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