Wrestling Heads To Northwest
Jan. 8, 2008
Duals #6-7; Tournament #5
Northern Colorado (1-4, 1-0 WWC) at
Wednesday, January 9 •
Northern Colorado at
Friday, January 11 •
Northern Colorado at
Saturday, January 12 •
Headed To The Northwest
Northern Colorado heads to the northwest corner of the
This will the first-ever meeting between
Starting With A Bang
The Bears started the Western Wrestling Conference season off on the right foot, defeating
Home Opener Not Happy Affair
Facing one of the top teams in the nation in their home opener, the Bears fell to 11th-ranked
Working His Way
Senior heavyweight Reece Hopkin, with his win over Brady Punt of South Dakota State, now ranks 10th in school history in wins. Hopkin sports a career record of 85-29, with a 15-4 mark this season. He surpassed Bart Brown (1988-92), who compiled 84 wins in 117 bouts at
Three of Four
Sophomore 125-pounder Tony Mustari won the UNK Loper Open, posting a 3-0 record in the small bracket to win his third tournament of the year. Mustari also won the Cowboy Open to start the year and the Old Chicago/Northern Colorado Open where he was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler. Mustari now has a record of 19-4 in 2007-08, with three of his losses coming at the hands of nationally ranked wrestlers.
Senior heavyweight Reece Hopkin, currently ranked 19th in the nation by Intermat, was named the Western Wrestling Conference wrestler of the week after posting a perfect 3-0 record at the Northern Quadrangular. This was the first weekly award for a Bear this season.
Sophomore Tony Mustari was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Old Chicago's Northern Colorado Open. Mustari won the 125-pound division, posting a perfect 4-0 record on the day, with two wins coming on pins.
Senior heavyweight Reece Hopkin is receiving national attention this season. He is currently ranked in four different national polls, ranking as high as 14th in the Wrestling Mall poll. Sophomore 125-pounder Tony Mustari is also ranked 22nd in the Wrestling Report poll.
A New Bear
Head Coach Jack Maughan announced the signing of Ray Hall to a National Letter of Intent. Hall will enroll at
Ray Hall, 160-pounds,
Hall has earned 10 letters for
A Look Ahead
After hosting #11