Cowboy Wrestling Wins Dual Match #16 Sunday

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Greely, CO. (2/18/19) – The 12th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team set a record yesterday in defeating Big 12 foe Northern Colorado, 26-19, in Greely, Colorado.

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The win ups the Cowboys dual meet record to 16-4 (6-2 in the Big 12) which eclipses the most dual wins in a season in the head coach Mark Branch era. The 16 wins is one short of the school record of 17, set during the 1966-67 season. Branch is now 116-53 in dual meets during his career at Wyoming.

“I think that’s a great sign of the future,” Branch said. “Those things don’t just automatically happen every year so we’ve got to get better, but at the same time with so many new faces in the lineup there were a lot of unknowns and this team really put together a solid dual season. This team beat a bunch of quality teams in North Carolina, North Carolina State, Michigan State and others. I’m looking at a lot of those duals that could have gone the other way, but our guys for being young wrestled really maturely. We need to continue to do that, but it was a special dual season”.

Up next for the Cowboys, the Big 12 Championships, March 9-10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Here are the results from yesterday’s dual against Northern Colorado:

133 Pounds: No. 10 Montorie Bridges (WYO) MD Sean Cannon (UNC) 10-2

141 Pounds: No. 12 Sam Turner (WYO) dec. Chris Sandoval (UNC) 4-1

149 Pounds: Armando Santillan (UNC) wins by forfeit

157 Pounds: Dante Rodriguez (UNC) fall Jed Loveless (WYO) 2:33

165 Pounds: No. 8 Branson Ashworth (WYO) TF Jordan Robison (UNC) 15-0

174 Pounds: No. 16 Hayden Hastings (WYO) dec. Macoy Flanagan (UNC) 7-1

184 Pounds: No. 19 Tate Samuelson (WYO) fall Dalton Robertson (UNC) 2:32

197 Pounds: No. 15 Jacob Seely (UNC) dec. Cale Davidson (WYO) 5-3

HWT: Brian Andrews (WYO) TF Robert Winters (UNC) 15-0

125 Pounds: No. 16 Rico Montoya (UNC) MD Doyle Trout (WYO) 12-4

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