AKRON, Ohio -- University of Wyoming wrestler Tyler Cox placed second in the 121.25-pound Greco-Roman division of the University Nationals over the weekend to pace three Cowboy wrestlers in the event.
The placing qualified the UW redshirt freshman for the U.S. Senior World Team Trials on June 9-11 in Oklahoma City.
Cox, a Gillette native, compiled a 4-1 record in Greco-Roman on Thursday thanks to four straight victories in the consolation bracket.
The top two finishers in each weight class advance to the U.S. Senior World Team Trials. The University age group consists of 20-25-year-olds.
Cox also fared well in the freestyle division on Friday and Saturday, as he placed fifth at the same weight with a 3-2 record.
Wyoming redshirt freshman Patrick Martinez and junior Dallas Hintz competed in the freestyle division as well. Martinez went 2-2 at 163 pounds, while Hintz was 1-2 at 185 pounds.
Cox recently completed his first season in UW's starting rotation. Splitting the season between 125 and 133 pounds, he posted a 25-13 overall mark, including 10-6 in duals. He earned seven pins, three technical falls and two major decisions.