Cowboys wrestling take on UNC

A Wyoming wrestler walks away with an arm up from a match. (Photo by Shaylynn Levada)

The tenth ranked Cowboy wrestling team took down their second Big 12 opponent in a two day span after beating the University of Northern Colorado with a final duel score of 35-4.

Saturday the 10, also held special significance as it was senior night for the wrestling team. For seniors Ronald Stevens, Luke Paine, Chaz Polsen, Kyle Pope, Archie Colgan and Bryce Meredith, it would be their last home duel.

No. 1 ranked Meredith, coming off of his 100th win, against Utah Valley earlier in the week, won his last home match by fall in the first period, which was met with a standing ovation from the Cowboy crowd. Foster also won by fall in the 125-pound weight class.

The only other fall of the night came from Wyoming’s Sam Turner who won by technical fall with a score of 18-1.

Senior Luke Pain was unable to finish his last match at Wyoming as his opponent went down with an injury in the middle of the first period.

Chaz Polsen had a thrilling last match at Wyoming as he beat UNC’s number 17 ranked Gabel by decision with a final score of 5-1.

Seniors, Colgan (ranked tenth) and Pope both won their final home matches by decision. Along with Sam Eagan and Branson Ashworth (ranked thirteenth). The only Cowboy loss of the night came from senior Ronald Stevens after a very hard fought match.

The Cowboys last duel before the Big 12 tournament will be at Air Force, Friday, Feb. 16.



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