County 10™ » News Sports | County 10™ http://county10.com Community News Stream Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:30:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://typeshift.co/?v=4.1.1 Linnan leads Shoshoni Wrestling Club with Undefeated season http://county10.com/2015/04/19/linnan-leads-shoshoni-wrestling-club-with-undefeated-season/ http://county10.com/2015/04/19/linnan-leads-shoshoni-wrestling-club-with-undefeated-season/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:23:28 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=100291 (Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The Shoshoni Shooters Wrestling Club announced the results of its participation in the state club meet. Results below are for Freestyle and Folkstyle wrestling Kellen Linnan- 1st, 1st...

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(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The Shoshoni Shooters Wrestling Club announced the results of its participation in the state club meet.

Results below are for Freestyle and Folkstyle wrestling

Kellen Linnan- 1st, 1st  (Undefeated in Freestlye and Folkstyle for season 2015)

Branson Thompson- 2nd, 2nd

Brooke Calvert- 2nd (Female) 2nd (Female)  6th, 6th

Cannon Campbell- 3rd, 2nd

Stavin Pierson- 6th, 2nd

Bodie Jensen- Participant Participant

Preston Hence- Participant Participant

–Shoshoni Shooters Wrestling Club

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Wyoming Tennis Dominates in 4-0 Victory over CSU; Finish 1st in Mountain West http://county10.com/2015/04/19/wyoming-tennis-dominates-in-4-0-victory-over-csu-finish-1st-in-mountain-west/ http://county10.com/2015/04/19/wyoming-tennis-dominates-in-4-0-victory-over-csu-finish-1st-in-mountain-west/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=100267 Cowgirls on a school record eight-match winning streak LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 18, 2015) – The Wyoming tennis team finished in a tie for first place atop the Mountain West Conference after...

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Cowgirls on a school record eight-match winning streak

LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 18, 2015) – The Wyoming tennis team finished in a tie for first place atop the Mountain West Conference after a 4-0 victory over the Colorado State Rams on Saturday afternoon. The Cowgirls closed out the regular season with a 13-5 record overall and a 5-0 record in league play. It’s the first time the programs’ history that a team has gone undefeated in conference action and finished in first place.

“In my ten years of coaching I have not had more fun on any given day as today,” head coach Dean Clower said. “Watching all four seniors competing at the same time and playing our style of tennis was great. Once again, we came out professional and ready to go. We played doubles the way we know how and really executed the game plan. The team has come a long way and aren’t done yet. Thanks again to the best crowd in all the country.”

Wyoming began the day solid on the doubles side with three strong matches. Magdalena Stencel and Jessica Parizher opened up with a 6-0 victory against Maddie Buxton and Madison Porter while seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva earned a 6-2 win over Natalie Heffron and Adriana Wojakowska. Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova were up 4-2 against Mollie Cooper and Celine Voss but didn’t finish the match.

All four seniors were in the line-up and led the Cowgirls to the victory. Parizher made easy work against Laia Hernandez Soler, 6-1, 6-1, followed by Zhelyazkova in her victory, 6-1, 6-1, against Buxton. Gecheva sealed the Cowgirl win in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3 over Aina Hernandez Soler. Espinosa was tied in her match at a set a piece but didn’t complete the match.

Wyoming will resume play this week at the 2015 Mountain West Championships which begin on Wednesday in Albuquerque. The Cowgirls will know what time and the opponent after the bracket is released on Monday by the league office.

Wyoming (13-5, 5-0 MW) vs. Colorado State (7-12, 1-5 MW)

April 18, 2015 | Laramie, Wyo. (UW Indoor Tennis Courts)

Wyoming 4 Colorado State 0

Doubles

  1. Christa Gecheva/Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Natalie Heffron/Adriana Wojakowska (CSU), 6-2
  2. Jessica Parizher/Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Maddie Buxton/Madison Porter (CSU), 6-0
  3. Dorottya Jonas/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) vs. Mollie Cooper/Celine Voss (CSU), 4-2 dnf

Singles

  1. Magdalena Stencel (WY) vs. Natalie Heffron (CSU), 1-0 dnf
  2. Nastya Tokareva (WY) vs. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU), dnp
  3. Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Laia Hernandez Soler (CSU), 6-1, 6-1
  4. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Aina Hernandez Soler (CSU), 6-2, 6-3
  5. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Maddie Buxton (CSU), 6-1, 6-1
  6. Alma Espinosa (WY) vs. Celine Voss (CSU), 4-6, 6-3 dnf

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The annual RHS Roy Peck Track Meet underway today in Riverton http://county10.com/2015/04/18/the-annual-rhs-roy-peck-track-meet-underway-today-in-riverton/ http://county10.com/2015/04/18/the-annual-rhs-roy-peck-track-meet-underway-today-in-riverton/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:10:05 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=100221 (Riverton, Wyo.) – Teams from around the county and the region are in Riverton today at the annual Roy Peck Invitational Track Meet hosted by Riverton High School. Stop by...

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(Riverton, Wyo.) – Teams from around the county and the region are in Riverton today at the annual Roy Peck Invitational Track Meet hosted by Riverton High School. Stop by and see some good track and field competition at Wolverine Stadium.

 

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Four from county on Wyoming All-Star Teams for summer games with Montana’s stars http://county10.com/2015/04/17/four-from-county-on-wyoming-all-star-teams-for-summer-games-with-montanas-stars/ http://county10.com/2015/04/17/four-from-county-on-wyoming-all-star-teams-for-summer-games-with-montanas-stars/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:32:01 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=100139 (Sheridan, Wyo.) – Two Riverton Lady Wolverines were named to the Wyoming All Star Girls Team that will play against Montana in the annual All-Star Classic between the states this...

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(Sheridan, Wyo.) – Two Riverton Lady Wolverines were named to the Wyoming All Star Girls Team that will play against Montana in the annual All-Star Classic between the states this summer. One boy each from Lander Valley and Riverton were also named to the Wyoming Boys team.

Girls

Riverton’s Camey Fegler and Kiley Ridgway were both named to the squad.

Other squad members include Emily Julian and Dylan Wright of Sheridan, Mariah Smith of Rock Springs, Emily Evans of Cheyenne Central, Dani Noble of Cheyenne South, Quriss Romero of Rawlins, Maddi Hinshaw of Campbell County and Ashlie Blackburn of Douglas.

Boys

Cooxooeli Black of Lander Valley and Chris Quayle of Riverton were named to the team. Other team members are Ethan Applegate and Marcus Nolan of Casper Kelly Walsh, Cole Critchfield of Afton-Star Valley, Dylan Daniels of Sheridan, Austin Housekeeper of Mountain View, Alek Johnson of Evanston, Trey Larson of Gillette-Campbell County, and Kalei Smith of Powell. A Rawlins player, Jalen Krening, was also named to the team but is out with an injury.

The two squads will play against the Montana All-Stars in games this summer in Sheridan and Billings.

 

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Wolverines to name Mullins as Head Basketball Coach http://county10.com/2015/04/16/wolverines-to-name-mullins-as-head-basketball-coach/ http://county10.com/2015/04/16/wolverines-to-name-mullins-as-head-basketball-coach/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:40:00 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=100025 (Riverton, Wyo. ) – Pending board approval on April 28th, the new Riverton High School Boy’s Basketball Coach will be Stuart Mullins, RHS Activities Director and Assistant Principal Jeremy Hill said today...

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(Riverton, Wyo. ) – Pending board approval on April 28th, the new Riverton High School Boy’s Basketball Coach will be Stuart Mullins, RHS Activities Director and Assistant Principal Jeremy Hill said today in a news release.

“Coach Mullins has been with our program for five years, serving as the JV coach.  After he becomes the official coach, we will work with him to name his supporting staff,” Hill said.

According to several long time RHS watchers, the appointment of Mullins ends a streak of nearly a half a century of Wolverine basketball connections to the late Bill Strannigan, former RHS coach and athletic director. Since Strannigan was coach at St. Stephens, and then Riverton, a number of his former players and assistant coaches ascended to the head coaching job of the Wolverines.

Mullins will succeed Dick Quayle, who resigned after the state tournament. Quayle will stay with the school and coach at a lower level at his request.

 

 

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Wyoming vs. Utah State to be Featured on ESPN2 Friday, Oct. 30 http://county10.com/2015/04/16/wyoming-vs-utah-state-to-be-featured-on-espn2-friday-oct-30/ http://county10.com/2015/04/16/wyoming-vs-utah-state-to-be-featured-on-espn2-friday-oct-30/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:30:47 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99995 Colorado Springs,Colo.) —  On Wednesday, the Mountain West Conference released a package of Friday football telecasts for the 2015 college football season.  The initial 11 games also includes two Thursday night telecasts.   The 11 games...

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Colorado Springs,Colo.) —  On Wednesday, the Mountain West Conference released a package of Friday football telecasts for the 2015 college football season.  The initial 11 games also includes two Thursday night telecasts.   The 11 games will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network and ESPN networks.

The Wyoming Cowboys and Utah State Aggies will be featured live on ESPN2 the night before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 30.  The game will be played in Logan, Utah, and is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m., Mountain Time. It will be the second consecutive year that the two teams will play on a Friday night.  In 2014, the Cowboys hosted the Aggies on Friday, Nov. 7 in a game also televised on ESPN2 from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.

Between the two television partners, up to 48 football games will be televised this coming season on their various national platforms.  Additional broadcasts by CBS Sports Network, ESPN networks, ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will be announced at a later date.

Below is a listing of the initial Mountain West football television package for the upcoming season.

 

Date                 Game                                       Time                             Network

Thu., Sept. 3     Colorado at Hawai‘i                   7 p.m. HT                      CBSSN

Fri., Sept. 4       Washington at Boise State        8:15 p.m. MT                ESPN

Fri., Sept. 18     Idaho State at Boise State         7 p.m. MT                     CBSSN

Fri., Oct. 16       Boise State at Utah State           7 p.m. MT                     CBSSN

Fri., Oct. 16       UNLV at Fresno State                 7:30 p.m. PT                  ESPN2

Fri., Oct. 23       Utah State at San Diego State   7:30 p.m. PT                  ESPN2

Fri., Oct. 30      Wyoming at Utah State            8:15 p.m. MT                ESPN2

Thu., Nov. 5      Nevada at Fresno State              7:30 p.m. PT                  ESPN2

Fri., Nov. 6        BYU at San José State               8:30 p.m. PT                  CBSSN

Fri., Nov. 20      Air Force at Boise State             7:30 p.m. MT                ESPN2

Fri., Nov. 27      Boise State at San José State     12:30 p.m. PT                CBSSN

–Wyoming Athletics Media Relations

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UW Launches Major Initiative for New $44 million High Altitude Performance Center http://county10.com/2015/04/14/uw-launches-major-initiative-for-new-44-million-high-altitude-performance-center/ http://county10.com/2015/04/14/uw-launches-major-initiative-for-new-44-million-high-altitude-performance-center/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:13:31 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99795 (Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming unveiled plans Monday for a $44 million renovation and expansion of the Rochelle Athletics Center that will triple the size of the facility....

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(Laramie, Wyo.) – The University of Wyoming unveiled plans Monday for a $44 million renovation and expansion of the Rochelle Athletics Center that will triple the size of the facility. This major new addition to the Rochelle Athletics Center will be called the High Altitude Performance Center.

In addition, UW announced a $3 million leadership gift from Marian Rochelle to launch the project. The gift will be doubled to $6 million by the State of Wyoming. Marian and her late husband Curt were the lead contributors to the Rochelle Athletics Center in 1998.

The High Altitude Performance Center will be funded by a $24 million private support campaign and a $20 million State of Wyoming matching program.

Governor Matt Mead

Governor Matt Mead

“A successful athletics program generates excitement,” says Governor Matt Mead. “This leads to better student recruitment, better alumni support, and stronger schools. I recommended $20 million in matching funds for the expansion and renovation of the Rochelle Athletics Center for these reasons. I thank Marian H. Rochelle for this generous gift and her continued support of the University of Wyoming.”

This remarkable public-private partnership will expand the current 48,000-square-foot Rochelle Athletics Center into a 126,000-square-foot premier collegiate athletics complex, solidifying Wyoming’s reputation as a state committed to excellence–producing student-athletes who succeed in the classroom, compete at the highest level on the field, and define a lasting legacy for this great state.

“The expansion of the Rochelle Athletics Center to include the High Altitude Performance Center will assist our student-athletes to be the best they can be,” says April Brimmer Kunz, daughter of Marian Rochelle and UW Foundation Board of Directors vice chair. “Our family’s donation is targeted to help student-athletes receive a meaningful degree when they graduate from the University of Wyoming.”

The expansion will create a stunning presence 50 feet from the north end of the War Memorial Stadium playing field. It will incorporate architectural styling inspired by UW’s historic sandstone buildings.

UW Head Coach Craig Bohl

UW Head Coach Craig Bohl

“It is fitting that the lead gift to this important project is being made by Marian Rochelle,” says Cowboy Football Head Coach Craig Bohl. “Her unwavering commitment is a testament to Marian’s recognition of the ongoing needs of our student-athletes. Marian’s extraordinary philanthropy continues to shape the course of Cowboy Athletics and Wyoming’s university. It is a redefining moment for Cowboy football.”

Enhancing the overall improvements, the Veteran’s Memorial will be relocated to the south end of the stadium, creating an elegant plaza below a new 80-foot-wide video board. Ribbon messaging boards added to the east and west stands and a new sound system will enhance the spectator experience for all UW football fans.

While the central focus of the expansion is to provide the football program with the tools it needs to win Mountain West Conference championships, the facility will also benefit all UW student-athletes.

Read the complete announcement here.

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Wyoming Tennis tops the MW with weekend sweep; One match remaining in regular season http://county10.com/2015/04/12/wyoming-tennis-tops-the-mw-with-weekend-sweep-one-match-remaining-in-regular-season/ http://county10.com/2015/04/12/wyoming-tennis-tops-the-mw-with-weekend-sweep-one-match-remaining-in-regular-season/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:52:14 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99726 LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 11, 2015) – The Wyoming tennis team closed out the weekend with an impressive 6-1 victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday morning in Laramie. The Cowgirls...

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 11, 2015) – The Wyoming tennis team closed out the weekend with an impressive 6-1 victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday morning in Laramie. The Cowgirls are now 12-5 overall and 4-0 in the MW action while the Falcons move to 17-7 overall and 2-3 in league play.

“The ladies were extremely professional this weekend in everything we did,” head coach Dean Clower said. “From the warm-ups to executing and believing in the process and what it takes to win. From the top of the line-up to the bottom we executed to perfection. The team needs a couple of days to recover and then we will get to work on a few things we can improve on. Thanks to the tremendous support from the Cowgirl fans. They truly make this the best place in the world to play and coach at.”

On Friday, Wyoming moved into a tie for first place in the Mountain West Conference with a 4-3 victory over the 54th ranked New Mexico Lobos. With the victory, head coach Dean Clower is now the all-time winningest head coach in school history with 46 career wins.

“This was a huge team win for us today. By in large the biggest win we’ve had in a while,” Clower said. “In singles, we definitely got after it lines one through six and played hard then played the right way in doubles. Congratulations to the whole team they deserve this win.”

Wyoming vs. Air Force

Wyoming began the day with two victories in doubles action to go up 1-0. Magdalena Stencel and Jessica Parizher opened up the day with a 6-2 victory against Lily Forlini and Mary Meyers while Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova earned a 6-3 win over Chloe Forlini and Jocelle Rudico. Seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva were up 5-4 against Tracy Landram and Natasha Rizvi but didn’t finish the match.

Nastya Tokareva dropped just one game in her straight set win, 6-1, 6-0 over Mary Meyers followed by Parizher with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Landram to extend the Cowgirl lead to 3-0. Air Force earned its first point of the day at the number one position as Rizvi defeated Stencel, 7-5, 6-3. Wyoming sealed the victory with Gecheva beating Lily Forlini, 6-2, 6-2 at the number five spot. The final two Cowgirls in action where Jonas and Zhelyazkova. Jonas needed three sets in her win over Chloe Forlini, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, while Zhelyazkova beat Rudico, 6-2, 6-2 to close out the day.

Wyoming will close out the regular season next Saturday as it hosts the Colorado State Rams. The match is set for 4 p.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts.

Wyoming vs New Mexico

Wyoming began the day with two victories in doubles action to go up 1-0. Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova earned a 6-3 win over Rachana Bhat and Sharon Coone while Jessica Parizher and Magdalena Stencel defeated Dolminique Dulski and Meredith Hopson, 6-3. Seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva fell 6-2 against Emily Olivier and Natasha Smith.

At the number three position, Jonas defeated Hopson, 6-1, 6-2, followed by Stencel with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Smith to pull ahead 3-0. The Lobos earned the next three points to even up the match. Olivier beat Tokareva, 7-5, 6-2 while Dulski needed three sets, 6-1, 0-6, 6-1, to defeat Parizher. It came down to the final two matches of the day at the five and six positions. Gecheva went down to the wire with Bhat but fell, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2). Zhelyazkova battled back after being down 5-3 in the first set to win the next four games to win, 7-5, followed by a 6-4 win in the second to lead Wyoming to the 4-3 victory.

 –Wyoming Athletics Media Relations

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Wyoming Defense Generates Two Interceptions and Four Sacks, Offense Displays Depth at Running Back in First Spring Scrimmage http://county10.com/2015/04/12/wyoming-defense-generates-two-interceptions-and-four-sacks-offense-displays-depth-at-running-back-in-first-spring-scrimmage/ http://county10.com/2015/04/12/wyoming-defense-generates-two-interceptions-and-four-sacks-offense-displays-depth-at-running-back-in-first-spring-scrimmage/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:42:49 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99718  Laramie, Wyo. (April 11, 2015) —  It was a perfect day for football on Saturday in Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium as the Wyoming Cowboys held their first spring scrimmage.  Wyoming’s defense...

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 Laramie, Wyo. (April 11, 2015) —  It was a perfect day for football on Saturday in Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium as the Wyoming Cowboys held their first spring scrimmage.  Wyoming’s defense sacked Cowboy quarterbacks four times, intercepted two passes and recovered one fumble.  The Cowboy offense showed off depth at running back as it generated 226 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Following the scrimmage, Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl shared with media members his impressions of the Pokes’ first scrimmage of spring.

“I thought our effort was really good out there today,” said Bohl.  “A couple things that were noticeable were really good pressure by our defensive line — I thought we made some strides there.  We had several sacks, and we had a couple picks, so that was encouraging.  We’ll look at the tape, but I’m going to attribute that to good, aggressive defensive play as opposed to some mistakes (on offense).

UW Head Coach Craig Bohl

UW Head Coach Craig Bohl

“I thought Brian Hill ran the ball well today.  He showed that he’s right back into mid-season form.”

Hill’s numbers on the day, five carries for 15 yards, were somewhat deceiving as his best run of the day, for over 20 yards, was called back because of a holding penalty on the offense.  Sophomore Joshua Tapscott led all running backs in attempts (13) and yards (65).  Redshirt freshman Nico Evans showed his speed and allusiveness, rushing for 51 yards on nine carries.  Senior Shaun Wick averaged 5.7 yards per carry, rushing for 40 yards on seven carries.

Bohl was also pleased with a couple veteran receivers’ performances Saturday.  Junior Jake Maulhardt led the way with six receptions for 83 yards, including a team long 23-yard catch.  Fellow junior Tanner Gentry scored one of the Cowboy offense’s two rushing touchdowns on the day when he took the ball into the end zone on an eight-yard jet sweep.  Gentry also had one catch for six yards.  UW’s one passing TD of the day was a three-yard completion from redshirt senior Cameron Coffman to junior tight end Jacob Hollister.  Hollister ended the day with three catches for 29 yards.

For a complete report on the first spring scrimmage, click here.

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(Wyoming) – ‘How bout them Cowboys!’ ‘GO POKES’ ‘Powder River, Let er Buck!’

Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Pistol Pete and the 2014-2015 Wyoming Cowboys Basketball team have shared this great video reliving the magical season which lead our Pokes to the Big Dance.

The Cowboys finished the season 25-10.

This was the Cowboys 110th Season of Wyoming basketball. The Cowboys played in  the new look of the famous Arena Auditorium, recently  named the “Dome of Doom”.

With huge dunks from Pokes’ seniors  Larry Nance Jr. and Charles Hankerson Jr., the team began the season with hashtags #DunkCityUSA.

Senior Josh Adams also led the team with great three point shots and shots charging the rim.

To start the season the Cowboys earned a 25th rank from the Associated Press and they swept the series against rival CSU.

Enjoy this inside look at the Cowboys 2014-2015 Celebrated Season below:

C O W B O Y S Cowboys! Cowboys! Cowboys!

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Cowboys to scrimmage Saturday at War Memorial Stadium; First of spring drills http://county10.com/2015/04/10/cowboys-to-scrimmage-saturday-at-war-memorial-stadium-first-of-spring-drills/ http://county10.com/2015/04/10/cowboys-to-scrimmage-saturday-at-war-memorial-stadium-first-of-spring-drills/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:36:14 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99625       Laramie, Wyo. (April 10, 2015) —  The second week of Wyoming spring football practice will conclude with the Cowboys’ first scrimmage of spring on Saturday morning.  While the...

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      Laramie, Wyo. (April 10, 2015) —  The second week of Wyoming spring football practice will conclude with the Cowboys’ first scrimmage of spring on Saturday morning.  While the scrimmage will be closed to the media and the general public, players and coaches will conduct interviews with the media in the Rochelle Athletics Center when the scrimmage concludes between 12:30 and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Head coach Craig Bohl and his staff are planning a longer scrimmage than they normally hold during spring drills, so that the coaching staff may better evaluate a number of young Cowboys.

In terms of the level of contact, Bohl did say tacklers would be allowed to take players all the way to the ground rather than “thudding” up, as is sometimes the case in early scrimmages.  He also said that the scrimmage would be formatted to allow teams to drive the ball up and down the field, rather than structured around specific situations such as red-zone periods or goal-line situations.

“This will be more of a longer scrimmage, where we’re evaluating personnel,” said Bohl.  “Certainly, there will be situations that will be created naturally in the scrimmage, but we are not planning on structuring the scrimmage around situations.  We’re looking more at seeing as much 11-on-11 play as we can in open space, and see who can make plays.  You expose your team to some additional risk of injury with a longer scrimmage, but we feel it is important to see who can make plays.”

The second-year Wyoming head coach also spoke about how he would match up individual players throughout the scrimmage and the approximate number of plays he would like to see run.

“There will be series with different groups facing off, but for the majority of the scrimmage it will be 1s versus 1s and 2s versus. 2s,” said Bohl.  “We may run as many as 70 to 90 plays.  We would like to push 90, but it may depend somewhat on the health of some guys.  It will definitely be much longer than we’ve done in the past.

“In this first scrimmage, we will be focused on looking at whether guys can make fundamental football plays — who can block, who can tackle, who can catch, who can run.  Certainly evaluate who can execute our offense, defense and kicking game.  Moreover, rather than putting coaches on the field trying to scheme the other side of the football, we want to focus on putting these players in position to evaluate their play-making ability.”

Bohl said all the coaches would be on the sideline rather than in the middle of the field or in the press box during this first scrimmage.

He also said there would be a special teams period at the start of the scrimmage, with the potential to include some additional special teams work during the approximate two-hour practice.

Bohl commented that he likes what he has seen from a competitive standpoint during the first two weeks of spring camp.

“We’re certainly more competitive and there is a lot of energy out there on the practice field,” said Bohl.  “A lot of that comes down to the fact that our players know how to practice after being in our system for the past year.  We’re certainly not a finished product, but we’re moving the right direction.

“Individually, Jake Hollister continues to show some really positive things at tight end, as has Tyree Mayfield.  In our offense, we’re going to utilize a couple of tight ends.

Tim Kamana is someone we’re looking at pretty strong at the nickel spot on defense, and he has shown positive things there.

“I think our defensive line has taken positive steps, and has done a good job of establishing the line of scrimmage.

“We’re a little bit further along in development of our offensive line than what we may have expected.  We’re still green there in terms of experience.  I think (Taylor) Knestis has been doing a good job at the tackle spot, which we’re encouraged about.  Chase Roullier has really improved, as well, but until we take some more live reps that will be the determining factor in giving us a better evaluation.  In terms of understanding and executing their assignments, they have been pretty good.”

Bohl announced that junior Trent Sewell has elected to continue his education at the University of Wyoming but not continue with his college football career.  Bohl added that he and his staff wished Sewell all the best.  Sewell came to Wyoming as a wide receiver out of Bothell, Wash.  He had moved to linebacker this spring.  Sewell did not make an appearance in any games for the Cowboys during his career.

After Saturday’s scrimmage the Pokes will be at the midpoint of spring practice, having completed seven practices with seven practices and the Spring Game remaining on the schedule.

The Spring Game on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. will be free and open to the media and the general public.

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(Wyoming) – ‘How bout them Cowboys!’ ‘GO POKES’ ‘Powder River, Let er Buck!’

Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Pistol Pete and the 2014-2015 Wyoming Cowboys Basketball team have shared this great video reliving the magical season which lead our Pokes to the Big Dance.

The Cowboys finished the season 25-10.

This was the Cowboys 110th Season of Wyoming basketball. The Cowboys played in  the new look of the famous Arena Auditorium, recently  named the “Dome of Doom”.

With huge dunks from Pokes’ seniors  Larry Nance Jr. and Charles Hankerson Jr., the team began the season with hashtags #DunkCityUSA.

Senior Josh Adams also led the team with great three point shots and shots charging the rim.

To start the season the Cowboys earned a 25th rank from the Associated Press and they swept the series against rival CSU.

Enjoy this inside look at the Cowboys 2014-2015 Celebrated Season below:
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Provided by Wyo-Vision and Youtube.

C O W B O Y S Cowboys! Cowboys! Cowboys!

 

 

 

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Wyoming’s Dent named to 2015 WBCA Honorable Mention All-America Team http://county10.com/2015/04/09/wyomings-dent-named-to-2015-wbca-honorable-mention-all-america-team/ http://county10.com/2015/04/09/wyomings-dent-named-to-2015-wbca-honorable-mention-all-america-team/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:03:11 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99405 LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 9, 2015) — Junior Marquelle Dent was selected to the 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-America Team. It’s the first such honor of her career along...

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 9, 2015) — Junior Marquelle Dent was selected to the 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-America Team. It’s the first such honor of her career along with being one of six Cowgirls in school history to earn the award.  Last month, she was among five individuals to be selected as a regional finalist to the WBCA All-Region 7 Team.

The Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association announced the awards Saturday at Amalie Arena in Tampa during the NCAA® Women’s Final Four® Super Saturday festivities. The 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team was chosen from a group of 52 finalists by the selection committee at an in-person meeting held during the 2015 WBCA National Convention.

Dent, from Denver, Colo., led the Cowgirls in scoring, assists, steals and minutes played this season. She shot 182-of-418 (.435) from the field and 131-of-166 (.789) from the charity stripe. In league games, she averaged a team-high 16.8 points, 6.4 assists and 2.4 steals in 36 minutes per game while shooting 109-of-255 (.427) from the field and 63-of-84 (.750) from the free throw line. Dent ranked among the Top Five in six categories both overall and in MW play.

She was recently selected to the All-Mountain West and All-Defensive Teams for the first time in her career. Dent finished in double- figures in 29 games including every game in MW play. She had two double-doubles while leading the team in assists 26 times, steals 18 times and scoring 14 times. The point guard also moved into sixth place all-time in career assists with 353.

The First Team included Brittany Boyd (California), Nina Davis (Baylor), Moriah Jefferson (Connecticut), Samantha Logic (Iowa), Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Connecticut), Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina), Breanna Stewart (Connecticut), Elizabeth Williams (Duke) and Amanda Zahui B. (Minnesota).

–Wyoming Athletics Media Relations

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Two Meets On Tap This Weekend for UW Track and Field http://county10.com/2015/04/08/two-meets-on-tap-this-weekend-for-uw-track-and-field/ http://county10.com/2015/04/08/two-meets-on-tap-this-weekend-for-uw-track-and-field/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:00:24 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99306 LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 8, 2015) – The University of Wyoming men’s and women’s track and field teams face two high-level meets this weekend at the New Mexico Quadrangular on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M....

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 8, 2015) – The University of Wyoming men’s and women’s track and field teams face two high-level meets this weekend at the New Mexico Quadrangular on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M. and the Colorado Invite on Saturday in Boulder, Colo. Events start at 8 a.m. MT on Friday at UNM Track & Field Stadium and 11 a.m. on Saturday at Potts Field. Fans can follow live results of both meets through GoWYO.com.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls continued to take advantage of nice weather this spring along the Front Range at last weekend’s Tom Benich Invite in Greeley, Colo. Wyoming notched five all-time top-10 showings, including the second-best high jump in Cowgirl history by junior Sabina Sandberg, while senior Holly Page broke a 33-year old school record in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif.

“The group we are taking down to Albuquerque will have a chance to compete against two of the best teams in the Mountain West in New Mexico and Air Force,” UW head coach Bryan Berryhill said. “Then it worked out with the schedule that we could get back to Denver at a decent hour so we’ll compete the next day in Boulder. It’ll give us a chance to simulate the conference championships where you have to compete on back-to-back days, especially in the running events. It’s hard to do that during the regular season, so we have to take advantage of that opportunity and continue to push our kids a little while we are training hard.”

Read the complete release here.

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Wind River’s Whitlock to rodeo at LCCC; Letter of Intent signed on Tuesday http://county10.com/2015/04/08/wind-rivers-whitlock-to-rodeo-at-lccc-letter-of-intent-signed-on-tuesday/ http://county10.com/2015/04/08/wind-rivers-whitlock-to-rodeo-at-lccc-letter-of-intent-signed-on-tuesday/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:00:48 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=99221 (Pavillion, Wyo.) – Chesnie Whitlock was attracted to Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne because of the college’s equine science program. “I think I’d like to go into equine therapy,...

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(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Chesnie Whitlock was attracted to Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne because of the college’s equine science program. “I think I’d like to go into equine therapy, and they have a good program there,” Whitlock said Tuesday afternoon before signing a letter of intent to rodeo with the Golden Eagle program. “They have a very nice indoor arena there.

With her parents Phyllis and Justin Lajeunesse looking on, Whitlock put pen to paper and said she “always wanted to be on a college rodeo team.” Wind River Principal Ceatriss Wall and Activities Director Justin Walker were also there, along with several of Chesnie’s friends.

Chesnie’s specialty is Breakaway Roping but she also competes in Barrel Racing and Team Roping. On the Wyoming high school rodeo circuit last year, Whitlock just missed a trip to nationals, something she’d like to change this year.

“I looked at several schools, but I went to Cheyenne and I liked it there, and they offered me the most,” she said of LCCC Rodeo Coach David Brower’s offer of a half tuition waiver. “I liked him, he was nice.”

Whitlock grew up with rodeo on her family’s ranch at Kinnear “and I loved it,” she said. “I’ve always been around horses.”

Chesnie plans to take her horses with her to college, and she said she found a location to board them close to the Cheyenne campus. “Bucky is my barrel and break away horse and Tobette is my head horse in team,” she said. “I’m really excited.”

 

 

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Wyoming Football Spring Drills: First full pad practice held Saturday http://county10.com/2015/04/05/wyoming-football-spring-drills-first-full-pad-practice-held-saturday/ http://county10.com/2015/04/05/wyoming-football-spring-drills-first-full-pad-practice-held-saturday/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2015 13:14:11 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98975 Laramie, Wyo. (April 4, 2015) —  Saturday’s Wyoming football practice marked the first full-padded practice of spring football and also marked the conclusion of the first week of 2014 spring drills for...

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Laramie, Wyo. (April 4, 2015) —  Saturday’s Wyoming football practice marked the first full-padded practice of spring football and also marked the conclusion of the first week of 2014 spring drills for the Cowboys.

In a practice that lasted a little more than two hours, Wyoming stepped up its practice on Saturday, donning full pads after going through two non-padded practices on Monday and Friday.

Areas that pleased head coach Craig Bohl on Saturday included continued strong play at quarterback and wide receiver.

“Today was our first full-padded day.  We did not do any tackling to the ground.  There’s only so many days the NCAA lets you do that, but we continued to work on our fundamentals,” said Bohl.  “We had a good long-yardage passing period trying to work our quarterbacks through.  From the naked eye, I was pleased with Cam (Coffman).  We’re trying to sort out some of the other guys, but I think he’s making good progress.

“We’re really encouraged by some of things we’re seeing from the wide receivers.  Tanner Gentry I think has really improved.  He’s certainly running his routes more crisply and has been making some tough catches.”

Bohl was asked about what being in full pads for the first time this spring meant in terms of helping coaches better evaluate players.

“It does make your run fits a little more defined, when you get into a run drill,” said Bohl.  “It also allows you to better evaluate your pass protection, because now the defensive linemen are able to come off the ball full speed and it really forces the offensive linemen to protect well.

“It also helped us also clarify some things at the running back position.”

On the defensive side of the ball, the defensive line returns a strong core of veterans in two-time First Team All-Mountain West selection Eddie Yarbrough at defensive end, juniors Uso Olive and Chase Appleby at noseguard/defensive tackle and senior Siaosi Hala’api’api at the other defensive end position.  But there are also a couple of young talented redshirt freshmen that the Cowboy coaching staff are eager to evaluate this spring in defensive tackle Sidney Malauulu (6’3, 283 pounds) and defensive end Jonathan Kongbo (6’6”, 250 pounds).

“Sidney (Malauulu) hasn’t been able to do a lot.  He hurt himself in the weight room, and so he hasn’t returned to full speed,” said Bohl.  “I saw some good things from Jonathan (Kongbo) today.  He power rushed Ryan Cummings one time.  Jonathan’s weight room numbers are off the chart, and we’re waiting for those numbers to translate to the grass.  I think he showed some signs of that today.”

One of the biggest question areas for the Cowboys heading into spring practice was at linebacker, where Wyoming had three senior starters conclude their eligibility last season.

“We’re trying to work through some things at linebacker,” commented Bohl.  “We’ve got a lot of guys to replace.  Sometimes we look pretty good and then there are other times our fits aren’t so great.

Malkaam (Muhammad, senior linebacker) I would say will probably be out for the rest of spring.  They say its a grade three (shoulder injury), and that’s usually a six-week injury.  We haven’t gotten confirmation on that yet.  We’re thin at that spot (linebacker), and we knew coming in this spring that we were going to be thin.

“We’re working D.J. (May) in as much as we can there too, but he can’t do any contact work.  We’ve slid Lucas (Wacha) over to the MIKE (middle linebacker) spot, and are working Eric Nzeocha in there too.  We are not where we want to be there right now.

“We’d  like to see three guys emerge by the end of spring.  Right now, we have one solid player there (Lucas Wacha), and we’re searching for a couple more.  We’ve got to make steady progress.  I think it’s unrealistic to say we’re going to find three starters and three to back them up.”

Saturday’s third practice of spring also featured some positive special teams work.

“We worked on some things in the punt game,” said Bohl.  “I thought Ethan Wood struck the ball well today, and we did some good things in coverage.”

In addition to conducting practice on Saturday, the Cowboy coaching staff concluded a two-day clinic for over 60 area high school coaches from the states of Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.  The UW coaching staff met with high school coaches individually and in groups to share their expertise and answer questions.  High school coaches were able to observe both Friday’s and Saturday’s practices, as well as sit in on position meetings to see how the Wyoming coaches teach various techniques to the Cowboys.  Bohl shared with media after practice the importance he sees in conducting such clinics.

“The clinic went very well,” said Bohl.  “That is an important service for us.  We need to continue to do the best we can to reach out to the high school coaches in the state of Wyoming and the region.  The other thing that is positive is it gives those coaches a chance to come on campus and learn more about the University of Wyoming.  High school coaches have a tremendous amount of influence, and for us to engage those coaches is really important.”

The Cowboys will take off the remainder of the Easter Holiday before returning to the practice field on Monday, April 6 to begin the second of four weeks of spring ball.  UW will practice MondayWednesdayFriday and Saturday each of the next three weeks.  The Cowboys first scrimmage of spring is scheduled for Saturday, April 11.

The first 30 minutes of practices are open to the media and public and closed after the first 30 minutes.   The only practice of spring that will be completely open to media and the general public will be the Spring Game on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

 

2015 University of Wyoming Football Spring Practice Schedule

Monday, March 30               4 or 4:30 p.m. (No Pads Practice #1)

Friday, April 3                        4 or 4:30 p.m. (No Pads, Practice #2)

Saturday, April 4                   12:30 or 1 p.m. (First Padded Practice/Non-Tackle, Practice #3)

 

Monday, April 6                    4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #4)

Wednesday, April 8              4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #5)

Friday, April 10                     4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #6)

Saturday, April 11                 11 a.m. (Scrimmage #1, Practice #7)

 

Monday, April 13                 4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #8)

Wednesday, April 15           4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #9)

Friday, April 17                     4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #10)

Saturday, April 18                 11 a.m. (Scrimmage #2, Practice #11)

 

Monday, April 20                 4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #12)

Wednesday, April 22           4 or 4:30 p.m. (Pads, Practice #13)

Friday, April 24                     4 or 4:30 p.m. (No Pads, Practice #14)

Saturday, April 25                 2 p.m. (Spring Game, Practice #15)

–Wyoming Athletics Media Relations

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Gresly, Walker named Coaches of the Year by Wyoming Coaches Association http://county10.com/2015/04/04/gresly-walker-named-coaches-of-the-year-by-wyoming-coaches-association/ http://county10.com/2015/04/04/gresly-walker-named-coaches-of-the-year-by-wyoming-coaches-association/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:47:36 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98952 (Torrington, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Coaches Association today named Lander Valley Tigers Head Swimming Coach Bruce Gresly and Wind River Cougars Head Basketball Coach Justin Walker as Coach of the...

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(Torrington, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Coaches Association today named Lander Valley Tigers Head Swimming Coach Bruce Gresly and Wind River Cougars Head Basketball Coach Justin Walker as Coach of the Year in their respective sports.

Gresly led the Tiger Boys to their state-record 19th consecutive Class 3A State Swimming Championship and Walker led his Cougar Boys to Wind River’s first ever State Championship in Class 2A.

Here are the winners in their respective sports.

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Wyoming Wrestling Program on the cusp of Joining the BIG 12 Conference http://county10.com/2015/04/04/wyoming-wrestling-program-on-the-cusp-of-joining-the-big-12-conference/ http://county10.com/2015/04/04/wyoming-wrestling-program-on-the-cusp-of-joining-the-big-12-conference/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:28:23 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98934 (Laramie, Wyo.) – According to multiple media reports in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming, the University of Wyoming wrestling team could be headed to join the Big 12 Conference, along...

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(Laramie, Wyo.) – According to multiple media reports in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Wyoming, the University of Wyoming wrestling team could be headed to join the Big 12 Conference, along with the five other members of the current Western Wrestling Conference.

Screen Shot 2015-04-04 at 10.37.34 AMThe Big 12 is scheduled to meet in June to decide on the merger, but all signs indicate that is the direction the two conferences are heading.

The story was first published in the Oklahoma State University student newspaper in Stillwater and then confirmed by wrestling sources in Stillwater, Fargo and Laramie. Members of the WWC met on the merger proposal this past week.

wwcWyoming has been a member of the Western Wrestling Conference with Air Force, Utah Valley, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Northern Colorado. The Big 12 schools with wrestling programs include Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, West Virginia and and Iowa State.

Wyoming finished the WWC in second place this year behind North Dakota State after winning the conference championship six years in a row.

pac12_logoAccording to media reports, the merger has been in the talking stage for some time, and at first included the wrestling programs in the PAC 12 conference.

The BIG 12 is apparently looking to establish a more powerful conference to compete on the mats with the BIG 10, the current wrestling powerhouse in the country and earn more automatic berths to the NCAA Finals.

Wyo-bucking-bronc-large5By moving into the Big 12 Conference, Wyoming would receive more media exposure in the Midwest and nationally. Wyoming has already been wrestling against top Divison 1 programs, including the BIG 10, BIG 12 and PAC 12 with home and home events. The Pokes went 4-3 in matches with BIG 10 opponents Nebraska and Minnesota, BIG 12 foes Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, and PAC 12 Champion Oregon State plus PAC 12 Wrestling members Boise State and Cal Poly. Wyoming defeated Oklahoma, Oregon State, Boise State and Cal Poly this past season.

Wyoming Wrestling Coach Mark Branch, a graduate and former assistant coach at Oklahoma State, was quoted as saying that all of the coaches think a bigger conference is a better idea and that within five years the newly expanded conference could match the BIG 10 in strength.

 

 

 

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Mountain West to renew basketball challenge with “The Valley” next season http://county10.com/2015/04/02/mountain-west-to-renew-basketball-challenge-with-the-valley-next-season/ http://county10.com/2015/04/02/mountain-west-to-renew-basketball-challenge-with-the-valley-next-season/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:47:51 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98779 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences announced today an agreement to renew the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge for men’s basketball. The revived Challenge Series...

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences announced today an agreement to renew the annual Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge for men’s basketball. The revived Challenge Series will feature head-to-head competition between 10 Mountain West and 10 Missouri Valley teams annually, with each conference hosting five games apiece each season.

MWC logo“Bringing back the Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge is mutually beneficial for both leagues,” said MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. “Improving overall non-conference schedules and providing quality opponents is important to the Mountain West. Aligning with another consistent Top-10 RPI league has proven to be successful as demonstrated during the last Challenge Series with the Missouri Valley from 2009-2013.”

imgres-1“The reintroduction of this Challenge Series is a positive step for both leagues,” says MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin. “Tough non-conference scheduling has always been paramount in improving our league’s stature on the national scene. The series helps institutions in both leagues achieve that goal. It’s great for the fans of the Missouri Valley and the Mountain West as new rivalries are developed with nationally-recognized programs that have a strong commitment to men’s basketball.”

The Mountain West has ranked among the Top 10 in the NCAA’s final RPI report in nine of the last 10 years, while the Valley has been among the Top 10 eight times during that same span. The leagues have combined for nine Sweet 16 and one Final Four (Wichita State) appearances over the last decade.

The previous Mountain West-Missouri Valley Challenge Series ran from the 2009-10 through 2012-13 seasons, with the MW compiling a 22-13 record. At least three Mountain West teams advanced to the NCAA tournament each year during that four-year span, including a league-record five teams in 2013 and four in both 2010 and 2012. The MW’s 16 overall NCAA tournament participants during that period mark the best four-year tally in the 16-year history of the league.

In the 2015 Challenge Series, games will be played across November and December as noted below. In future seasons, Challenge Series contests will primarily be played during a nine-day window beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Below are the matchups for the 2015 MW-MVC Challenge Series:

MOUNTAIN WEST/MISSOURI VALLEY CHALLENGE 2015 SERIES
Date Matchup Location
Friday, November 13 Illinois State at San Diego State San Diego, Calif.
Friday, November 13 Air Force at Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill.
Saturday, November 14 Colorado State at UNI Cedar Falls, Iowa
Monday, November 16 Wyoming at Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind.
Wednesday, November 18 Loyola at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
Tuesday, December 1 Utah State at Missouri State Springfield, Mo.
Wednesday, December 2 UNLV at Wichita State Wichita, Kan.
Saturday, December 12 Drake at Nevada Reno, Nev.
Sunday, December 20 Bradley at Boise State Boise, Idaho
Sunday, December 20 Evansville at Fresno State Fresno, Calif.

–Mountain West Conference and Wyoming Athletics

 

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Cowboy Basketball Working with Healthy Pokes Kids Program http://county10.com/2015/03/31/cowboy-basketball-working-with-healthy-pokes-kids-program/ http://county10.com/2015/03/31/cowboy-basketball-working-with-healthy-pokes-kids-program/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:29 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98496 LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 31, 2015) – The Cowboy basketball team has recently been volunteering time to work with Healthy Pokes, an after-school program run through the University of Wyoming’s Division of...

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (March 31, 2015) – The Cowboy basketball team has recently been volunteering time to work with Healthy Pokes, an after-school program run through the University of Wyoming’s Division of Kinesiology and Health and the College of Health Sciences.

Healthy Pokes seeks to enhance the health and wellness of local children in grades 3-8 (ages 7-14) through a multidisciplinary and longitudinal program. The program runs for 10 weeks during each academic semester with students participating in one two-hour session per week. During these sessions, children receive education and participate in activities focusing on physical activity, nutrition and behavioral health.

Cowboy basketball players and Healthy Pokes participants. (Wyoming Athletics Media Relations)

Cowboy basketball players and Healthy Pokes participants. (Wyoming Athletics Media Relations)

The Cowboys partnered with Healthy Pokes in the spring of 2014 and under the guidance of assistant coach Allen Edwards have sent a group of players to meetings since, including extra sessions last summer. Student-athletes taught Healthy Pokes children basketball drills and skills, as well as other free-play activities. Head coach Larry Shyatt and the Cowboys also provided tickets for the Healthy Pokes and their families to attend basketball games during the season and took the group on a tour of the Arena-Auditorium’s renovations.

“The greatest gift of life is the gift of giving,” Shyatt said. “It’s especially important for our players to do that for the right reasons, not for attention and not to get credit, but as an act of selflessness.”

Healthy Pokes Director Karen Gaudreault said the relationships formed between players and children in the program have been positive for both.

“Our friendship with the coaches, players and staff of Cowboy basketball has significantly enhanced our program and brought immense happiness to the children in it,” Gaudreault said. “One of the most important components of Healthy Pokes is our emphasis on enhancing the emotional wellness of children. It is this area that Cowboy basketball greatly contributes to our ability to develop and nurture these feelings in the Healthy Pokes children. Aside from demonstrating the positive nature of involvement in sport and physical activity, the positive energy, messages and interactions that the children gain from their friendship with the Cowboy basketball players enhances their emotional wellness.”

For more information about the Healthy Pokes program, visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/kandh/healthy-pokes/index.html. Parents wishing to enroll their children in Healthy Pokes or community members wishing to become involved or make a donation can contact Gaudreault at klux1@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3333.

–Wyoming Athletics Media Relations

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Stencel Lifts Cowgirl Tennis over Boise State, 4-3 http://county10.com/2015/03/30/stencel-lifts-cowgirl-tennis-over-boise-state-4-3/ http://county10.com/2015/03/30/stencel-lifts-cowgirl-tennis-over-boise-state-4-3/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:50:00 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98354 Cowgirls have won five straight matches  BOISE, Idaho (March 29, 2015) – Redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel helped the Wyoming women’s tennis team (10-5, 2-0 MW) to a 4-3 victory over the...

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Cowgirls have won five straight matches 

BOISE, Idaho (March 29, 2015) – Redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel helped the Wyoming women’s tennis team (10-5, 2-0 MW) to a 4-3 victory over the Boise State Broncos (7-10, 1-2 MW) on Sunday morning. The Cowgirls have won five straight matches and two straight in conference action. With the victory, head coach Dean Clower now has 45 career wins at Wyoming which ties for first all-time in school history.

“This was a great weekend for Cowgirl tennis,” head coach Dean Clower said. “Boise State is a well-coached team and to sneak out a win on the road is no small task. We have been working towards this for most of the spring and it paid off. Once again, we played solid doubles and had players stepping up in singles. The beauty of this team is we can win at any line on any given day. The players will get a well-deserved day off and begin preparing for our homestand in two weeks.”

Wyoming began the day with two victories in doubles action to go up 1-0. Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva defeated Sammie Watson and Bobbi Oshiro followed by a 6-4 win by Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova against Megan LaLone and Arianna Paules Aldrey. Jessica Parizher and Magdalena Stencel were up 6-5 over Teal Vosburgh and Milena Toseva, 6-5, but did not finish the match.

Watson earned the Broncos first point of the day as she defeated Zhelyazkova, 6-2, 6-2. Nastya Tokareva won her match, 6-3, 6-4, as did Gecheva, 6-4, 6-3, against Nancy Menjivar to put the Cowgirls back up 3-1. Paules Aldrey defeated Jonas, 6-4, 6-4 at the number three spot followed by Oshiro in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, over Parizher to even up the match at three all. It would come down to the final match of the day at the number one spot. Stencel won the first set 6-0 while Vosburgh took the second 6-4. After falling behind 5-3 in the third, Stencel rallied back and won the final four games to take the set, 7-5 and the match.

Wyoming will return to action on Friday, April 10 as it hosts the New Mexico Lobos. The match is set for 3 p.m. MT at the UW Indoor Tennis Courts.

Wyoming (10-5) at Boise State (7-10)

March 29, 2015 | Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)

Doubles

  1. Christa Gecheva/Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Sammie Watson/Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) 6-4
  2. Dorottya Jonas/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Megan LaLone/Arianna Paules Aldrey (BSU), 6-4
  3. Jessica Parizher/Magdalena Stencel (WY) vs. Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva (BSU) 6-5 DNF

Order of finish: 1,2

Singles

  1. Magdalena Stencel (WY) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) 6-0, 4-6, 7-5
  2. Nastya Tokareva (WY) def. Megan LaLone (BSU) 6-3, 6-4
  3. Arianna Paules Aldrey (BSU) def. Dorottya Jonas (WY) 6-4, 6-4
  4. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Jessica Parizher (WY) 6-4, 6-4
  5. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Nancy Menjivar (BSU) 6-4, 6-3

Order of finish: 5,2,6,4,3,1

–Wyoming Athletics

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The Cowgirls will face Boise State on Sunday

LOGAN, Utah. (March 27, 2015) — The Wyoming women’s tennis team earned its fourth straight victory and opened up Mountain West action with a 5-2 win over the Utah State Aggies on Fridayafternoon. The Cowgirls are now 9-5 overall on the season and 1-0 in MW play while the Aggies fall to 10-7 overall and 0-1 in league action.

“We started off the conference season playing the way we needed to,” head coach Dean Clower said. “We are pleased with how we came out in doubles and showed a lot of maturity in singles. The team will enjoy the victory today and then will set our focus on Boise State.”

The Cowgirls jumped out early to a 1-0 lead by winning two out of three doubles matches. At the number three position, Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelyazkova defeated Sabrina Demerath and Nini Guensler, 6-1 followed by a 6-3 victory by Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva over Lexi Turley and Meghan Lyall. Jessica Parizher and Magdalena Stencel were down 4-3 against McKenzie Davis and Maggie O’Meara but did not finish the match.

Parizher defeated O’Meara, 6-3, 6-2, to begin singles action and put the Cowgirls up 2-0 in the match. Utah State earned its first and only points of the day as Davis beat Stencel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, followed by Guensler over Nastya Tokareva, 6-4, 6-3, to even up the match at two all. Wyoming responded by winning the final four matches of the day. Gecheva needed three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, to beat Lyall followed by Zhelyazkova with a 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 win over Demerath. Jonas capped off the match with a thrilling, 6-7, 7-5, 10-5 victory against Kallie Sperry at the number three spot.

Wyoming will wrap up the weekend against the Boise State Broncos on Sunday. The match is set for 10 a.m. MT in Boise.

 

Wyoming vs Utah State

Mar 27, 2015 at Logan, Utah

(USU Outdoor Courts)

Wyoming 5, Utah State 2

 

Singles competition

  1. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Magdalena Stencel (WY) 6-4, 6-3
  2. Nini Guensler (USU) def. Nastya Tokareva (WY) 6-4, 6-3
  3. Dorottya Jonas (WY) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 6-7, 7-5, 10-5
  4. Jessica Parizher (WY) def. Maggie O’Meara (USU) 6-3, 6-2
  5. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Sabrina Demerath (USU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
  6. Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Meghan Lyall (USU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

  1. Alma Espinosa/Christa Gecheva (WY) def. Lexi Turley/Meghan Lyall (USU) 6-3
  2. McKenzie Davis/Maggie O’Meara (USU) vs. Jessica Parizher/Magdalena Stencel (WY) 4-3, unfinished
  3. Dorottya Jonas/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WY) def. Sabrina Demerath/Nini Guensler (USU) 6-1

 

Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,1,2,6,5,3)

–Wyoming Athletics

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Wyoming’s Larry Nance, Jr. Named to NABC All-District 17 First Team http://county10.com/2015/03/27/wyomings-larry-nance-jr-named-to-nabc-all-district-17-first-team/ http://county10.com/2015/03/27/wyomings-larry-nance-jr-named-to-nabc-all-district-17-first-team/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:59:45 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98197 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2015) – Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. has been named to the All-District 17 First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Friday. The senior forward...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2015) – Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. has been named to the All-District 17 First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Friday. The senior forward claimed first-team accolades for a second-straight year after former Cowboy Leonard Washington was named to the All-District 17 Second Team the previous two seasons. The award is voted on by member coaches of the NABC.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Nance helped the Pokes to a 25-10 overall mark in 2014-15, including 11-7 in the Mountain West to finish fourth in the conference standings. Wyoming won the MW tournament, its first in any sport, to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2002. Nance paced the Pokes at 16.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, while shooting 51 percent from the field. He scored in double figures 25 times during the season, including 10 efforts of more than 20 points, and notched seven double-doubles. He was also named to the All-MW First Team and All-Defensive Team, while claiming co-Defensive Player of the Year for the conference.

NABC All-District 17 First Team

J.J. Avila, Colorado State

J.J. O’Brien, San Diego State

Marvelle Harris, Fresno State

Derrick Marks, Boise State

Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming

–Provided by Wyoming Athletics

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Spring Football Opens for Wyoming Cowboys on Monday, March 30 http://county10.com/2015/03/26/spring-football-opens-for-wyoming-cowboys-on-monday-march-30/ http://county10.com/2015/03/26/spring-football-opens-for-wyoming-cowboys-on-monday-march-30/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:39:33 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=98062 Wyoming’s Spring Game Scheduled for Saturday, April 25       Laramie, Wyo. (March 25, 2015) —  Spring practice for the Wyoming Cowboy Football team will open Monday, March 30...

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Wyoming’s Spring Game Scheduled for Saturday, April 25

      Laramie, Wyo. (March 25, 2015) —  Spring practice for the Wyoming Cowboy Football team will open Monday, March 30 with the first of 15 Spring practices.  The Pokes will conduct two additional practices their first week of Spring Ball on Friday, April 3 and onSaturday, April 4.  The following three weeks, Wyoming will practice four times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with Spring practice concluding with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

 

Second-year Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl will welcome back 10 starters and 33 letter winners in 2015.  Among the leading returning Cowboys is two-time First Team All-Mountain West selection and 2015 All-America candidate Eddie Yarbrough at defensive end.  Offensively, UW returns one of the most dynamic running back tandems in the Mountain West in senior Shaun Wick (753 rushing yards in 2014) and sophomore Brian Hill (796 rushing yards in 2014).

Weekday practices this spring will be conducted in the afternoons, beginning around 4 or 4:30 p.m. and lasting for approximately two hours.  The first 30 minutes of practices will be open to media and the general public.  Student-athletes and coaches will be available for interviews with the media after each practice.  Interviews with media will be conducted in the Rochelle Athletics Center War Room.

Wyoming’s first two scrimmages on Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 18 will be treated as regular practices, with the first 30 minutes being open to media and the public, with interviews being conducted after the scrimmages in the RAC War Room.  The Spring Game on Saturday, April 25 will be open to the media and the public.

The Cowboys will utilize War Memorial Stadium and the Indoor Practice Facility for spring drills.

For a complete breakdown of the Cowboy Team entering spring drills, click here.

 

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Dick Quayle resigning as RHS Head Basketball Coach http://county10.com/2015/03/24/dick-quayle-resigning-as-rhs-head-basketball-coach/ http://county10.com/2015/03/24/dick-quayle-resigning-as-rhs-head-basketball-coach/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:08:51 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97887 (Riverton, Wyo.) – The head basketball coach at Riverton High School has submitted his resignation. Dick Quayle announced his intention in a letter to Superintendent Terry Snyder and the FCSD#25...

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(Riverton, Wyo.) – The head basketball coach at Riverton High School has submitted his resignation. Dick Quayle announced his intention in a letter to Superintendent Terry Snyder and the FCSD#25 Trustees this past week.

RHS Head Basketball Coach Dick Quayle pictured during a game earlier this season at Wolverine Gym.

RHS Head Basketball Coach Dick Quayle pictured during a game earlier this season at Wolverine Gym.

Quayle was hired on June 8, 2010 to lead the boys basketball program. In his tenure as head RHS coach, Quayle brought the program back to respectibility, finishing second in the Class 4A west conference twice, leading to the team to the State Consolation Finals in 2012, the State Championship game in 2013 and to the State Semifinals this past season. In all, three trips to the state tournament in four years.

In the state championship game two years ago, the Wolverines lost to Evanston by only four points and RHS dropped this past month’s state semifinal to nemesis Gillette by two points in perhaps the best game of the entire state tournament.

His resignation will be acted on at the FCSD#25 Trustees meeting this Thursday night in Riverton.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheyenne East Athlete named Wyoming’s Top Scholar Athlete by Wyoming’s NFF Chapter http://county10.com/2015/03/23/cheyenne-east-athlete-named-wyomings-top-scholar-athlete-by-wyomings-nff-chapter/ http://county10.com/2015/03/23/cheyenne-east-athlete-named-wyomings-top-scholar-athlete-by-wyomings-nff-chapter/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:32:20 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97843 (Laramie, Wyo.) – A Cheyenne East quarterback and safety was named the 2014 National Football Foundation – Wyoming Chapter Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a banquet Saturday night at the University...

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(Laramie, Wyo.) – A Cheyenne East quarterback and safety was named the 2014 National Football Foundation – Wyoming Chapter Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a banquet Saturday night at the University of Wyoming Conference Center.  Tevis Bartlett is being called one of the finest all-around athletes to come out of Cheyenne in many years.

A four-year letterman and a three-year starter at quarterback and safety, Tevis was a team captain as a junior and senior and led the Thunderbirds to the 2013 Class 4A State Championship. He is a three-time First Team All-Conference and All-State selection. He has been the 4A West Offensive Player of the year for the past two seasons and was named the State’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

In the classroom, Tevis has a 4.0 grade point average, scored a 25 on his ACT, and he ranks first in his class of 348. Bartlett in in the International Baccalaureate Certificate program, the Senior Class Treasurer, a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council and acts as a Safe School Ambassador.

Tevis has earned three academic letters and is a four-time Academic All-Conference and WHSAA Academic All-State selection, and a two-time National High School Coaches Association Academic All-American.

At the just concluded State Class 4A Wrestling Championships, Bartlett won his fourth consecutive individual wrestling championship, winning the 195 point weight classification this year. He was undefeated in his last 106 matches during the last two years and lost only three times in his career at CEHS.

Bartlett was presented with a $1,200 scholarship for being a finalist Scholar-Athlete and a second $1,200 Gene Benson Memorial Scholarship for being the state’s top Scholar-Athlete.

Bartlett has signed a Letter of Intent to play football and study Secondary Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. His parents are David and Fawn Bartlett.

Honored for being the top Scholar-Athletes in Football in Wyoming Saturday night are: Michael Yeradi-Wright, Kurt Leseberg-Dubois, Austin Quynn-Guernsey-Sunrise, Martin Fitzwater-Lusk, Jace Peterson-Cokeville, Derick Vandebossche-Lusk, Logan Kay-Thermopolis, Austin Housekeeper-Mountain View, Tevis Bartlett-Cheyenne East, Josh Harshman-Natrona County, Keenan Montgomery-Wyoming Cowboys and Stuart Williams-Wyoming Cowboys.

Honored for being the top Scholar-Athletes in Football in Wyoming Saturday night are: Michael Yeradi-Wright, Kurt Leseberg-Dubois, Austin Quynn-Guernsey-Sunrise, Martin Fitzwater-Lusk, Jace Peterson-Cokeville, Derick Vandebossche-Lusk, Logan Kay-Thermopolis, Austin Housekeeper-Mountain View, Tevis Bartlett-Cheyenne East, Josh Harshman-Natrona County, Keenan Montgomery-Wyoming Cowboys and Stuart Williams-Wyoming Cowboys.

 

 

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Casper’s Nokes Honored for his Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football http://county10.com/2015/03/23/caspers-nokes-honored-for-his-outstanding-contribution-to-amateur-football/ http://county10.com/2015/03/23/caspers-nokes-honored-for-his-outstanding-contribution-to-amateur-football/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:22:57 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97848 (Laramie, Wyo.) – The Voice of War Memorial Stadium for the past 32 years, Casper’s Jack Nokes was honored this past weekend for his Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football by...

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(Laramie, Wyo.) – The Voice of War Memorial Stadium for the past 32 years, Casper’s Jack Nokes was honored this past weekend for his Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Nokes spent most of his broadcasting career in Casper where he recently retired as the Sports Director for KTWO-TV.

Nokes has been a public address announcer for Casper high school football games, the state championship football games at War Memorial Stadium, the Shrine Bowl, the Wyoming Cavalry Indoor Football, plus Wyoming Cowboy and Casper College basketball.

He still does play-by-play for Casper high schools on the radio and he was the chairman of the Casper Chamber of Commerce Sports Attraction Committee that hosted the Cowboy Shootout games at the Casper Events Center featuring Wyoming Cowboy basketball.

He is a past president of the Casper Boys and Girls Club and was honored with the National Medallion  Award for exemplary service.

Also during the banquet, Natrona County’s Josh Harshman was honored as a Scholar-Athlete finalist and was awarded a $1,200 scholarship from the Wyoming Chaper.

 

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Senior Stable Wraps up NCAA Championships for Cowboys http://county10.com/2015/03/21/senior-stable-wraps-up-ncaa-championships-for-cowboys/ http://county10.com/2015/03/21/senior-stable-wraps-up-ncaa-championships-for-cowboys/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:29:38 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97732 Woods reaches 100 career wins  St. LOUIS, Mo. (March 20, 2015) –Senior Shane Woods picked up two impressive wins in the consolation bracket to lead the University of Wyoming wrestling...

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Woods reaches 100 career wins

 St. LOUIS, Mo. (March 20, 2015) –Senior Shane Woods picked up two impressive wins in the consolation bracket to lead the University of Wyoming wrestling contingent on Fridayat the NCAA Championships in the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The Cowboys ended the Championships with six points.

“It was a tough day and we knew coming in that there was a tough road ahead of us,” head coach Mark Branch said. “You see a lot of things fall into place for people and we just didn’t have that, but you really just have to go out and make something happen in a tournament like this.”

Woods won his first two matches during the morning session before falling to the second seeded Morgan McIntosh of Penn state in the evening session. Three other senior Cowboys saw their season end with close losses, as Tyler Cox (125 pounds), Dakota Friesth (165 pounds) and Andy McCulley (174 pounds) wrestled their final match in Brown and Gold. The four seniors combined for a total of 408 wins in their career.

Woods opened his day with an impressive win over Phil Wellington of Ohio in the consolation second round. Woods trailed in the match 3-1, but scored five quick points on a takedown and a near fall to take a 6-3 lead. An escape and take down gave him a commanding lead, as he took the match by decision, 12-5. Woods followed that win up with a 12-1 win over Cody Crawford of Oregon State in the third round of the consolation bracket. He jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first with a take down and a three point near fall and he never look back taking his first major decision victory since Feb .1.

“Shane wrestled well and came out strong in his first two matches,” Branch said. “He went out and hit an inside-out trip and changed the course of his first match and that helped him dominate in the next match during the first session.”

Woods fell to No. 2 McIntosh in the evening session by decision of 8-3. McIntosh record take downs in all three periods against Woods and handed the Tuttle, Okla. native his fifth loss of the season. Woods ended the season with a 34-5 record with all of his losses coming against ranked opponents. He finished his career with 101 wins hitting the century mark with his victory over Wellington.

Cox opened action for the Pokes in the second round of the consolation bracket. Cox fell to No. 10 Ronnie Rios of Oregon State by decision in sudden victory, 3-1. Each wrestler earned escapes in the final two frames, but a takedown with seven seconds remaining in sudden victory gave Rios the win. Cox finished his career with a 112 wins and was an All-American in 2013.

Friesth battled to the end with No. 12 Dylan Palacio of Cornell in the second round of the consolation bracket. Friesth trailed 5-2, but a takedown near the end of the second period put him in striking position. The clock was the enemy late with Friesth nearly getting a take down at the end of the third period to tie the match. He ends his career with the Cowboys as a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier and finished with 91 career wins.

Senior Andy McCulley faced a tough draw in the consolation second round facing off against No. 4 John Eblen of Mizzou. After a scoreless first period, Eblen scored five points in the second frame. He added a late take down in the third and added a riding time point to win by major decision, 8-0. McCulley finished his career with 104 wins and was a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier.

“You live and you learn and it has been a great season and this group has been a tremendous senior class for us,” Branch said. “We came close, but you want to get home with All-Americans. It gives me a lot of motivation to improve the program and see where we can get better and improve the program between now and next season.

Wyoming results

125 pounds: No. 8 seed Tyler Cox – (1-2)

Championship first round: Jesse Delgado (Illinois) dec. Cox, 3-2

Consolation first round: Cox dec. No. 9 Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa), 8-5

Consolation second round: No.  10 Ronnie Rios dec. Cox, 3-1 SV-1

165: Dakota Friesth  – (1-2)

Championship first round: No. 6 Taylor Walsh (Indiana) dec. Dakota Friesth, 6-5

Consolation first round: Friesth dec. No. 11 Tristan Warner (Old Dominion), 3-2

Consolation second round: No. 12 Dylan Palacio dec. Friesth, 8-6

174: No. 14 seed Andy McCulley  – (1-2)

Championship first round: McCulley dec. Jordan Staudenmayer (North Carolina), 9-4

Championship second round: No. 3 Mike Evans dec. McCulley, 3-0

Consolation second round: No. 4 John Eblen major dec. McCulley, 8-0

197: No. 13 seed Shane Woods  – (3-2)

Championship first round: Woods dec. Jared Haught (Virginia Tech), 4-2 SV-1

Championship second round: No. 4 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) major dec. Woods, 14-5

Consolation second round: Woods dec. No. 14 Phil Wellington (Ohio), 12-5

Consolation third round: Woods major dec. Cody Crawford (Oregon State), 12-1

Consolation fourth round: No. 2 Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) dec. Woods, 8-3

–Wyoming Athletics

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Cowgirl Tennis Wins Third Straight against Matadors, 4-3 UW is now 8-5 overall http://county10.com/2015/03/21/cowgirl-tennis-wins-third-straight-against-matadors-4-3-uw-is-now-8-5-overall/ http://county10.com/2015/03/21/cowgirl-tennis-wins-third-straight-against-matadors-4-3-uw-is-now-8-5-overall/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:24:33 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97729 NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (March 20, 2015) — The Wyoming women’s tennis team continued its winning streak with a 4-3 win against the CSU Northridge Matadors on Friday afternoon in Northridge. The Cowgirls are now...

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (March 20, 2015) — The Wyoming women’s tennis team continued its winning streak with a 4-3 win against the CSU Northridge Matadors on Friday afternoon in Northridge. The Cowgirls are now 8-5 overall on the season.

The Cowgirls jumped out early to a 1-0 lead by winning two out of three doubles matches. At the number three position, Dorottya Jonas and Silviya Zhelayzkova defeated Corinne Schnyder and Mari Taslagyan, 6-0. The Matadors evened it up as Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei with a 6-2 win over Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva. It came down to Jessica Parizher and Magdalena Stencel beating Vivian Lin and Criss Rodriguez, 6-3.

In singles action, Wyoming took three out of six matches to come away with the close win. Gecheva and Nastya Tokareva gave the Cowgirls a 3-0 lead in the match. Gecheva defeated Schnyder, 6-2, 6-1, while Tokareva beat Lin, 6-3, 6-0. The Matadors won their first point of the day as Hsu won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 over Stencel. CSU-Northridge made the score 3-2 with Poei winning 7-5, 6-2 over Parizher. Wyoming would earn its fourth point and the match with Zhelyazkova earning a straight set win, 6-1, 7-6 (5) over Taslagyan. In the final match of the day, Jonas lost in three sets, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, against Rodriguez.

Wyoming will return to action on Friday, March 27, against the Utah State Aggies. The match is set for 11 a.m. MT in Logan, Utah.

Wyoming 4 CSUN 3

Mar. 20, 2015

Matador Tennis Complex

Doubles

  1. Hsu/Poei (CSUN) def. Espinosa/Gecheva (WYO) 6-2
  2. Parizher/Stencel (WYO) def. LIn/Rodriguez (CSUN) 6-3
  3. Jonas/Zhelvazkova (WYO) def. Schnyder/Taslagyan (CSUN) 6-0

Order: 3,1,2

Singles?

  1. Hsu (CSUN def. Stencel (WYO) 6-4, 6-1
  2. Tokareva (WYO) def. Lin (CSUN) 6-3, 6-0
  3. Rodriguez (CSUN) def. Jonas (WYO) 6-0, 2-6, 6-4
  4. Poei (CSUN) def. Parizher (WYO) 7-5, 6-2
  5. Zhelvazkova (WYO) def. Taslagyan (CSUN) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
  6. Gecheva (WYO) def. Schnyder (CSUN) 6-2, 6-1

Order: 6,2,1,4,5,3

–Wyoming Athletics

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Four Cowboys remain in contention after first day at the NCAA Wrestling Championship http://county10.com/2015/03/20/four-cowboys-remain-in-contention-after-first-day-at-the-ncaa-wrestling-championship/ http://county10.com/2015/03/20/four-cowboys-remain-in-contention-after-first-day-at-the-ncaa-wrestling-championship/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:49:08 +0000 http://county10.typeshift.co/?p=97689 (St. Louis, Mo.) – The University of Wyoming senior competitors at the NCAA Championship all stayed in contention after the first day of action at the Scottrade Center in St....

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(St. Louis, Mo.) – The University of Wyoming senior competitors at the NCAA Championship all stayed in contention after the first day of action at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

In all four of the six Wyoming grapplers will wrestle this morning.

Seniors Tyler Cox (125 pounds), Dakota Friesth (165 pounds), Andy McCulley (174 pounds) and Shane Woods (197 pounds) will be the Pokes competing in wrestlebacks after each went 1-1 on the day. After a tough day of facing some of the nation’s top competitors the Pokes sit in 34th place with four points.

“It was an extremely tough day and we knew we had some tough draws that would become a challenging day for us,” UW head coach Mark Branch said. The positive thing is we still have four guys wrestling tomorrow. Friday is the day where you got to win three and they will be dogfights so we need to bring it tomorrow.”

McCulley advanced to the championship second round after a victory over John Staudmayer of North Carolina in the morning. He fell to No. 3 Mike Evans in the second round by decision, 3-0. The match was tied at zero after a period, but an escape and take down by Evans in the second period gave him the win. McCulley moves to the consolation bracket to face No. 4 John Eblen of Mizzou.

Woods also advanced to the championship second round after a take down in sudden victory over Jared Haught of Virginia Tech in the championship first round. Woods faced No. 4 Kyle Snyder of Ohio State in the second round falling by major decision, 14-5. He will move to the consolation bracket tomorrow to face No. 14 Phil Wellington of Ohio.

“Shane and Andy were big underdogs tonight and the thing is you have to shake that off and wrestle another match,” Branch said.

Cox faced a hard draw in the opening round facing off against two-time defending champion Jesse Delgado falling by decision in a tight match. He came out firing in the consolation first round downing No. 9 Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa by decision 8-5.

He scored six points early with a take down and two two-point near falls. He will wrestle in the second round of the consolation bracket tomorrow against No. 10 Ronnie Rios of Oregon State.

“Tyler came out and wrestled well and he has a really tough draw,” Branch said. “In his second match he came out and wrestled very aggressive. He wrestled well in his first match and was right there against the two-time defending champion.”

Friesth dropped a heartbreaker in the championship first round against No. 6 Taylor Walsh of Indiana falling by decision 6-5. He battled back to defeat No. 11 Tristian Warner of Old Dominion by decision, 3-2. He earned an escape in the third period to earn the win and stay alive in his second-straight trip to the championships. He will wrestle No. 12 Dylan Palacio of Cornell in the second round of the consolation bracket.

“Dakota wrestled really smart and got into different positions and fought hard, he never really quit the fight tonight and that why he had success,” Branch said. “It is all about the fight at the NCAA Championship and whoever has the most fight will not go home early.”

Sophomore Benjamin Stroh opened his day with the championship preliminaries defeating Jack McKeever of Binghampton by decision 4-0. He followed that with a 10-2 major decision defeat against No. 9 Sam Brooks of Iowa. He ended the championship with a 10-2 major decision loss to Lock Haven’s Fred Garcia. Stroh finished his season with a 23-11 record.

Junior Tanner Harms drew the toughest draw in the championship first round falling to No. 2 Michael McMullan of Northwestern by decision, 12-5. He fell to Old Dominion’s Jacob Henderson by decision, 3-0 in the evening session. He finished the season with an 18-12 record.

Action picks up for Session III at 10 a.m. CT Friday with consolations and championship quarterfinals.

Morning Session

Stroh got the Cowboys off to a great start defeating McKeever by decision, 4-0 in a preliminary match. An Early takedown and almost the entire first period of riding time gave Stroh the victory. He faced Brooks in the championship first round falling via major decision, 10-2.

Cox, the eighth seeded wrestler at 125 pounds opened with a tough draw facing two-time defending champion Jesse Delgado of Illinois. Delgado earned a takedown in the first period to earn the upper hand in the match. Cox battled back with an escape in the third period and a stalling point, but it wasn’t enough, as he fell to Delgado 3-2.

Friesth fell to Walsh in the championship first round. Friesth faced an early deficit, but battled earning a two point takedown that could have led to more, but time expired and he fell 6-5.

McCulley came out strong in his opening match jumping out to a 5-0 lead over Staudmayer. The North Carolina 174 pounder battled back, but McCulley earned a takedown in the third to seal the match via decision, 9-4.

Woods grinded out a 4-2 sudden victory win over Haught in the championship first round. After a scoreless first period, Haught took a 2-0 lead on a take down, but a pair of escapes by Woods tied the match in regulation. In sudden victory a takedown by Woods gave him a 4-2 win and his 99th career victory.

Harms, who appeared in his first match of his career at the NCAA Championship fell to the second seeded McMullan by major decision, 12-5.

 Wyoming results

125 pounds: No. 8 seed Tyler Cox – (1-1)

Championship first round: Jesse Delgado (Illinois) dec. Cox, 3-2

Consolation first round: Cox dec. No. 9 Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa), 8-5

 

165: Dakota Friesth  – (1-1)

Championship first round: No. 6 Taylor Walsh (Indiana) dec. Dakota Friesth, 6-5

Consolation first round: Friesth dec. No. 11 Tristan Warner (Old Dominion), 3-2

 

174: No. 14 seed Andy McCulley  – (1-1)

Championship first round: McCulley dec. Jordan Staudenmayer (North Carolina), 9-4

Championship second round: No. 3 Mike Evans dec. McCulley, 3-0

 

184: Benjamin Stroh  – (1-2)

Championship Preliminaries: Stroh Dec. Jack McKeever (Binghampton), 4-0

Championship first round: No. 9 Sam Brooks (Iowa) major dec. Stroh, 10-2

Consolation first round: Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) major dec. Stroh, 10-2

 

197: No. 13 seed Shane Woods  – (1-1)

Championship first round: Woods dec. Jared Haught (Virginia Tech), 4-2 SV-1

Championship second round: No. 4 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) major dec. Woods, 14-5

 

285: Tanner Harms  – (0-2)

Championship first round: No. 2 Michael McMullan (Northwestern) dec. Harms, 12-5

Consolation first round: Jacob Henderson (Old Dominion) dec. Harms, 3-0

 

GO POKES!

 

-UW Athletics-

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