Cowboy Wrestling Falls to No. 7 Missouri in Home Opener
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE – The Cowboys hosted their first home dual of the season on Saturday night welcoming No. 7 Missouri to the UniWyo for a Big 12 matchup. Wyoming won three matches on the night and True Freshman Jore Volk picked up a top 15 win, but Missouri took the dual 28-10.
“That was a great win for Jore and he really got the crowd into the dual. I think he’s still trying to figure out some of the adjustments of the college level but he had some really great moments and he kept the pressure on that kid the entire time and it was a great way to start the dual,” UW head wrestling coach Mark Branch said. “I’m proud of our fight tonight and I think we were able to see that we have the potential to be a better team and these guys have potential to be better individuals.”
The highlight of the night came at 125 Pounds where No. 27 Volk faced off against Missouri’s No. 12 ranked Noah Surtin.
Volk set the tone of the match with a takedown late in the first period and followed it with near fall points to take a 4-0 lead. From there Volk stayed in control of the match holding of Surtin’s attacks and tacking on another take down and near fall to cruise to a 11-1 major decision.
For Volk, it is the first ranked win of his career as he improves to 13-6 on the season.
At 141 pounds, Job Greenwood put his offense on full display against Missouri’s Kade Moore. Greenwood scored quick with a take down and four points of near fall in the first period and never looked back. He added two more takedowns and a reversal to down Moore 11-4 for his seventh win of the season.
Terren Swartz capped off the night on a high note for the Pokes in his heavyweight battle against Missouri’s Ryan Boersma. Swartz had the move of the match in the first period hitting a big double leg on Boersma for a takedown and followed it up by riding out the rest of the period. From there the two grapplers traded escapes but Swartz shut down his opponent’s attacks and grinded out a 3-1 victory for his first dual win of the season.
A trio of extra matches were contested after the completion of the dual and Garrett Ricks came away with a win at 125 pounds defeating Missouri’s Preston Spray 5-3 with a last second take down.
Up next for the Cowboys will be a Big 12 road trip up north as they travel Fargo, North Dakota to face North Dakota State on Saturday Jan. 21 and follow that up with trip to Brookings, South Dakota to dual South Dakota State the next day, Sunday Jan. 22.
Wyoming Cowboys 10 | No. 7 Missouri Tigers 28
125 – No. 27 Jore Volk (WYO) major dec. No. 12 Noah Surtin (MIZZ) 11-1
133 – No. 26 Connor Brown (MIZZ) major dec. Garrett Ricks (WYO) 16-4
141 – Job Greenwood (WYO) dec. Kade Moore (MIZZ) 11-4
149 – No. 9 Brock Mauller (MIZZ) dec. Chase Zolmann (WYO) 6-1
157 – No. 11 Jarrett Jacques (MIZZ) dec. No. 14 Jacob Wrigth (WYO) 10-8
165 – No. 1 Keegan O’Toole (MIZZ) fall (1:23) Cole Moody (WYO)
174 – No. 9 Peyton Mocco (MIZZ) major dec. Brett McIntosh (WYO) 15-5
184 – Colton Hawks (MIZZ) dec. Quayin Short (WYO) 6-3
197 – No. 1 Rocky Elam (MIZZ) tech. fall Tyce Raddon (WYO) 18-1
285 – Terren Swartz (WYO) dec. Ryan Boersma (MIZZ) 3-1
133 – Eric Lovelace (MIZZ) dec. Josh Kyle (WYO) 6-3
174 – Jerrdon Fisher (MIZZ) dec. Cooper Voorhees (WYO) 4-3
125 – Garrett Ricks (WYO) dec. Preston Spray (MIZZ) 5-3
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