Wyoming wrestler Tanner Harms was named one of the Big 12 Student-Athletes of the year today by the conference. Harms, a senior from Greenwood Village, CO, just completed his Cowboy wrestling career. He finished one match out of All-American status at the NCAA tournament in March. Harms is majoring in mechanical engineering at Wyoming.
Harms was one of eight student athletes to earn the honor. From the Big 12 wrestling he shared the honor with Air Force’s Adam Jackson.
Tanner Harms finished his Wyoming wrestling career with a 63-30 record. He had 18 pins, including the two he racked up at the NCAA tournament. As a senior he went 22-6. The Cowboys has a team took three competitors to New York and finished 18th, their best finish since 1996. This was the debut year for the Pokes wrestling in the Big 12.
Mark Branch had this to say, “This is a great honor and he has been a great representative of our program. This sums up his career as a total package as a student-athlete. We are very excited that he has chosen to go to graduate school here at the University of Wyoming as he will be a huge asset to our program.”