OREM, Utah. -- The Wyoming Wrestling squad crowned five outright champions and two co-champions Saturday afternoon at the UVU Round Robin Tournament. Every Cowboy that earned champion status posted an undefeated record on the day.
"Overall I think we saw some improvement, but there are still little details we need to work on" Head Coach Mark Branch said "Chase Zollmann had a really strong day and I liked the fact that he's started to find his offense. Picking up a fall to end the day was big for him."
The 133-pound weight class would be ruled by Wyoming as Jake Svihel and Job Greenwood ended up as co-champions at the weight. For Greenwood, it was hard fought day picking up two wins by three points or less including an overtime win, his highlight victory was a 13-5 major decision victory over Kainula Estrella (UVU). After seeing limited mat time to start the season, Svihel had a breakout performance going 3-0 capping off his performance with a fall (4:28) over Sammy Heywood (UVU).
After going 3-0 a weekend ago at Air Force, Zollmann would pick up where he left off running his win streak to five matches on his way to winning the 141-pound weight class. Zollmann started the day with a hard fought 5-2 win over Julian Chlebove (ASU) before securing champion status with a pin (2:41) against Nicholas Rino (UVU).
At 157 pounds Jacob Wright would claim the weight class with a 2-0 record on the day. He started the day by pinning Brigg Hoopes (UVU) in 2:44 and then wrapped up his day with a 9-3 victory over Danny Snedicker (UVU).
Cole Moody also improved his winning streak to five matches on Saturday while bumping his overall season record to 8-1. Moody had a workman's like performance on his way to winning the 165-pound weight class, outscoring his two opponents 19-5 on the day
After not competing last weekend, Tate Samuelson was back in action and back to winning going 2-0 on the day and winning the 184-pound weight class. Samuelson started his day with a 6-1 victory over Ashton Seely (UVU) and would then secure champion status in style by pinning Hunter Morse (UVU) in 5:00.
The final champion of the day for the Cowboys was Stephen Buchanan at 197 pounds. It was a simple and effective day for Buchanan as he wrestled once and won via a 20-5 tech. fall over Jacob Armstrong which was enough to secure the title.
Up next the Cowboys return home on Saturday Jan. 30 to host a dual against Big 12 foe Air Force at 5 p.m. The dual is set to be hosted in the Arena-Auditorium.