Wrestling To Start Season at Cowboy Open
Nov. 9, 2007
Saturday, November 10 •
With the recent release of the preseason rankings, senior heavyweight Reece Hopkin finds himself with a target on his back as he is ranked 16th by both Intermat/NWCA/NWMA and American Wrestling News and 19th by WIN Magazine. Last year, Hopkin posted a 19-9 record with five pins and four major decisions and advanced to the NCAA Championships.
Head Coach Jack Maughan will look for leadership from 2007 NCAA Participants Tony Mustari (125) and Reece Hopkin (HWT) as well as senior Richard Lohr (149), junior Blayze Bahe (133), who finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional, junior Devan Lewis (165) who finished third at the Regional and sophomore Calen Nicholl (197) who was sixth at last year's regional.
Eight New To Compete This Weekend
Head Coach Jack Maughan added nine to the roster in the off-season with eight freshmen and one junior college transfer in Daniel Prater from
All In The Family
The 2007-08 roster boasts one pair of brothers in Blayze and Brett Bahe. Blayze is a junior who posted a 6-8 overall record last season, while Brett is a true freshman. Both wrestle at 133-pounds. Head Coach Jack Maughan also has a familial connection in the wrestling world, as his father, Bucky, is the head coach at
A Look Ahead
Next week, the Bears host the Old Chicago's Northern Colorado Open at Butler-Hancock on Sunday, November 18. The Bears had a great showing last year as eight of the 10 classes were won by someone in the Blue & Gold. The tournament boasted more than 250 student-athletes competing in its fifth season and this year's lineup looks to be just as exciting.