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    Ten Years of: Wyoming Wrestling (2013-22)

    2x NCAA All-American Stephen Buchanan (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...Wyoming!

    NCAA Qualifiers (54)


    2022


    #12 Jacob Wright (157 lbs), #20 Hayden Hastings (174 lbs), #21 Tate Samuelson (184 lbs), #2 Stephen Buchanan (197 lbs)


    2021

    #29 Chase Zollman (141 lbs), #23 Jacob Wright (157 lbs), #20 Cole Moody (165 lbs), #14 Hayden Hastings (174 lbs), #10 Tate Samuelson (184 lbs), #8 Stephen Buchanan (197 lbs), #13 Brian Andrews (285 lbs)


    2020

    #8 Montorie Bridges (133 lbs), #29 Hayden Hastings (174 lbs), #31 Tate Samuelson (184 lbs), #26 Stephen Buchanan (197 lbs), #13 Brian Andrews (285 lbs)


    2019

    #22 Cole Verner (125 lbs), #12 Montorie Bridges (133 lbs), #23 Sam Turner (141 lbs), #10 Branson Ashworth (165 lbs), #25 Hayden Hastings (174 lbs), #18 Tate Samuelson (184 lbs), #19 Brian Andrews (285 lbs)


    2018

    #8 Montorie Bridges (133 lbs), #1 Bryce Meredith (141 lbs), Sam Turner (149 lbs), #9 Archie Colgan (157 lbs), #14 Branson Ashworth (165 lbs), Chaz Polson (184 lbs)


    2017

    #15 Drew Templeman (125 lbs), #10 Bryce Meredith (141 lbs), Cole Mendenhall (149 lbs), #15 Archie Colgan (157 lbs), #14 Branson Ashworth (165 lbs)


    2016

    Drew Templeman (125 lbs), #14 Bryce Meredith (141 lbs), #15 Tanner Harms (285 lbs)


    2015

    #8 Tyler Cox (125 lbs), Dakota Friesth (165 lbs), #14 Andy McCulley (174 lbs), Ben Stroh (184 lbs), #13 Shane Woods (197 lbs), Tanner Harms (285 lbs)


    2014

    #9 Tyler Cox (125 lbs), Dakota Friesth (165 lbs), Ben Stroh (197 lbs), Shane Woods (197 lbs)


    2013

    #12 Tyler Cox (125 lbs), McCade Ford (141 lbs), Brandon Richardson (149 lbs), Andy McCulley (157 lbs), LJ Helbig (174 lbs), Shane Woods (184 lbs), #4 Alfonso Hernandez (197 lbs)


    NCAA Champions

    None

    NCAA All-Americans

    2022: Stephen Buchanan (197 - 3rd)

    2021: Stephen Buchanan (197 - 8th)

    2018: Montorie Bridges (133 - 8th), Bryce Meredith (141 - 2nd)

    2017: Bryce Meredith (141 - 4th)

    2016: Bryce Meredith (141 - 2nd)

    2013: Tyler Cox (125 - 8th), Alfonso Hernandez (197 - 7th)


    NWCA All-Americans

    Montorie Bridges (133 - First Team)


    NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

    Hayden Hastings (2022 - 174)

    Jacob Wright (2021 - 157)

    Archie Colgan (2017 - 157)

    Tanner Harms (2016 - 285)

    Shane Woods (2015 - 197)


    Conference Champions

    Big 12


    2022: Stephen Buchanan (197)

    2020: Brian Andrews (285)

    2018: Bryce Meredith (141), Archie Colgan (157)


    West Regional/WWC

    2015: Shane Woods (197)

    2014: Tyler Cox (125), Ben Stroh (184), Shane Woods (197)

    2013: McCade Ford (141), LJ Helbig (174), Shane Woods (184), Alfonso Hernandez (197)


    Dual Record

    2021-22: 4-5

    2021: 3-3

    2019-20: 8-10

    2018-19: 16-4

    2017-18: 13-3

    2016-17: 7-7

    2015-16: 6-6

    2014-15: 11-4

    2013-14: 6-6

    2012-13: 9-6


    Conference Tournament Placement

    Big 12


    2021-22: 9th

    2021: 4th

    2019-20: 7th

    2018-19: 7th

    2017-18: 4th

    2016-17: 5th

    2015-16: 5th

    West Regional/WWC

    2014-15: 2nd

    2013-14: 2nd

    2012-13: 1st


    NCAA Tournament Team Placement

    2021-22: 23rd (21 points)

    2021: 26th-tie (15.5 points)

    2019-20: No Tournament

    2018-19: 34th-tie (9.5 points)

    2017-18: 17th (27.5 points)

    2016-17: 21st-tie (20 points)

    2015-16: 18th (24.5 points)

    2014-15: 39th (6 points)

    2013-14: 53rd (3 points)

    2012-13: 23rd (20.5 points)


    Head Coaching History

    Mark Branch (2008 - Present)


    Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)


    125 - Tyler Cox: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#8, #9, and #12 seeds), 2013 NCAA All-American (8th), 2014 WWC Champion

    133 - Montorie Bridges: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#8 x2 and #12 seeds), 2018 NCAA All-American (8th), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 2019 Big 12 Runner-Up

    141 - Bryce Meredith: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#1, #10 and #14 seeds), 3x NCAA All-American (2nd x2 and 4th), 2018 Big 12 Champion

    149 - Cole Mendenhall: 2017 NCAA Qualifier, 2017 Big 12 3rd Place

    157 - Archie Colgan: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#9 and #15 seeds), 2017 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher, 2018 Big 12 Champion

    165 - Branson Ashworth: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#10 and #14 x2 seeds), 2018 Big 12 3rd Place

    174 - Hayden Hastings: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#14 and #20 seeds), 2022 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher, 2021 Big 12 3rd Place

    184 - Tate Samuelson: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#10 and #18 seeds), 2021 Big 12 Runner-Up

    197 - Stephen Buchanan: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#2 and #8 seeds), 2x NCAA All-American (3rd, 8th), 2022 Big 12 Champion

    285 - Brian Andrews: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#13 x2 and #19 seeds), 2020 Big 12 Champion, 2020 NWCA Honorable Mention All-American


    Recruiting

    Number of Big Boarders Per Year



    2022: #63 Jore Volk (MN), #73 Garrison Dendy (TN), #74 Logan Ours (OH), #78 Kevin Zimmer (IL), #93 David Harper (TN)

    2021: #62 Quayin Short (MN), #100 Bryce Dauphin (OK), #126 Aidan Noonan (IA), #258 Dorian Walters (MO)

    2020: #150 Guillermo Escobedo (CA)

    2019: #85 Jake Svihel (MN)

    2018: #82 Chase Zollman (CA)

    2016: #100 Montorie Bridges (OK), #133 Trent Olsen (WY), #136 Hunter Mullins (WA)

    2015: #108 Cameron Loving (OK), #142 Drake Foster (ID)

    2014: #120 PT Garcia (CO)

    2013: #14 Zach Beard (OK), #123 Eric Hoffman (MD)


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    Arizona State

    Army West Point

    Binghamton

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    Brown

    Bucknell

    Buffalo

    Cal Poly

    Campbell

    Central Michigan

    Chattanooga

    Clarion

    Cleveland State

    Columbia

    Cornell

    CSU Bakersfield

    Davidson

    Drexel

    Duke

    Edinboro

    Franklin & Marshall

    Gardner-Webb

    George Mason

    Harvard

    Hofstra

    Illinois

    Indiana

    Iowa

    Iowa State

    Kent State

    Lehigh

    Lock Haven

    Maryland

    Michigan

    Michigan State

    Minnesota

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    Navy

    NC State

    Nebraska

    North Carolina

    North Dakota State

    Northern Colorado

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    Northern Iowa

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    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma State

    Oregon State

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    Pittsburgh

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    Rutgers

    Sacred Heart

    SIU Edwardsville

    South Dakota State

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    Utah Valley

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