LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming wrestling team took seven of 10 bouts in a 28-9 dual win over CSU Bakersfield on Friday.
The Cowboys were led by Branson Ashworth, Kyle Pope, Drake Foster and Sam Turner with bonus-point victories. Additionally, Sam Eagan, Montorie Bridges and Bryce Meredith each added decisions for the Cowboys (6-2, 1-1 Big 12).
“I was expecting it to be a little bit of a dogfight,” UW coach Mark Branch said in a press release from the school. “Overall, I was pleased with the bonus-points, especially early. I thought a few of our guys wrestled really well, even though the score may not say so. For a couple of our matches, we took care of business. We went out and controlled the heavyweight match, which was great to see from Sam (Eagan). Drake (Foster) may have been an underdog, but looked dominant and has continued to impress. It’ll be a quick turnaround at Oregon State on Sunday, but we’re looking forward to getting back out there.”
The Cowboys will hit the road on Sunday for a dual at Oregon State at 8 p.m. The Pokes used five bonus-point victories in a 32-14 win last year against Oregon State.