LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The University of Wyoming will host the Western Wrestling Conference Championships/NCAA West Regional March 9, 2013.
All of the Western Wrestling Conference teams, including the Cowboys, will participate to determine NCAA national tourney qualifiers. The NCAA Championships are March 21-23, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa.
"It's a great advantage to host," Wyoming coach Mark Branch said after the Cowboys schedule was announced Tuesday. "We have a team with a lot of unknowns. We lost some veterans last year, so it's a great time to host it. We've won the conference the last three years and we don't want it to end."
Wyoming, which was ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation last year, finished 19th at the NCAA Championships last season. The Cowboys were 10-3 in duals, including 6-0 against WWC opponents. The Cowboys begin the season at home against Boise State Nov. 1 and will host the Cowboy Open Nov. 3.