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by American Horse
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: WWC wrestling merge into the Big 12 ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5216

Re: WWC wrestling merge into the Big 12 ?

Seems we are all pretty much in agreement this would be a good move for UW? My question is, is there any substance to this rumour? I remember hearing this same thing as long as 3 years ago. Is there anyone out there "in the know that can enlighten us? Are there currently talks going on or are there ...
by American Horse
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: WWC wrestling merge into the Big 12 ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5216

Re: WWC wrestling merge into the Big 12 ?

Newyooper. Excellent post and great explanation. I know there has been some discussion about WY joining the Big Xii for several years but never knew how serious it became. I also was not aware of a total merger of the two conferences but I think that would be even better. As has been pointed out, tw...
by American Horse
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: BSU @ UW in Rock Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 2841

Re: BSU @ UW in Rock Springs

I fully understand basketball has a larger fan base than wrestling. The point I was trying to make was that wrestling is the one sport at UW that is consistently highly ranked and turns out AAs. It seems to me more people should be bragging about that and celebrating it, even if you aren't a wrestli...
by American Horse
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: BSU @ UW in Rock Springs
Replies: 17
Views: 2841

Re: BSU @ UW in Rock Springs

Great job by the Pokes. Had a great comeback to beat Oregon State and then this A$$ kicking. I agree this team and program are vastly under appreciated. While I support all WY athletics, it's hard for me to understand how some ppl. stress for weeks about whether Nance has a hangnail, but can't name ...
by American Horse
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

Keep it rolling Pokes! A top-10 finish in this tournament would be huge. Great improvement from early season. We have also suffered some close losses to some higher ranked wrestlers. If the improvement can continue, those may turn around to "Ws" in 4-6wks.
by American Horse
Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

Great job Pokes! It's been said before but I'll say it again, wrestling is the most successful sport UW has right now. It will be fun to see how things go at the Scuffle but nice to go into it with a little momentum. It appears we may not have the individuals that have a real legitimate shot at a NC...
by American Horse
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: Wrestlers take on the Zoomies
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Wrestlers take on the Zoomies

This really looks like it was an A$$ kicking. AF is not great but aren't bad either. I had faith Branch would right the ship after those early losses. Let's hope the progress continues. By any measurable means, wrestling is the flagship sport at UW at this time. I agree a move to the Big 12 would be...
by American Horse
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 11/29 Wrestling
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: 11/29 Wrestling

Great weekend for the Pokes! There were some naysayers out about where this program was after those two early losses but this should shut them up. Good wins for Cox but he will have to crank it up a little more in order to earn AA again. The team will need to keep improving, not an elite team yet, b...
by American Horse
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: WY vs. Minnesota
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

Re: WY vs. Minnesota

Couldn't be there but watched on computer. Pokes got handled but that was somewhat expected. I loved how Coach Branch called it like it is and pulled no punches in his interview after the dual. There were some bright spots and this team will rebound, it's a long way until the NCAAs. Nice to see a #1...
by American Horse
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

I posted about this guy earlier making a verbal commit. He will be looking for a fourth state title this season. He is also a very good student and should fit in nicely at UW. It's also nice to steal one right out of UNLs backyard!
by American Horse
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: WY vs. Minnesota
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

WY vs. Minnesota

Poke wrestlers in action Saturday against #1/2 Minnesota. This is the second dual of the year for the Cowboys, both against top 10 teams. This looks to be a real tough one for the Pokes to win but I am sure they will bloody some noses and compete. Get out and support these guys and program (the most...
by American Horse
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

Sounds like the Pokes had a better day Sat. then they did Friday night. NU is tough but I was hoping for a win in this dual. If the boys can stay healthy, I look for constant improvement from this team. There is a good mix of young and veterans. With this years schedule, their dual record may not be...
by American Horse
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

Exciting times! If all goes well I think this team could move up and actually end up in the low to mid "teens". Right now it looks to me a top 10 finish might be a stretch but definitely a top program and moving up!
by American Horse
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: New Wrestling recruit
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: New Wrestling recruit

Sorry about that. I was afraid that might happen but was hoping it wouldn't. In any case, thanks Poke Fan!
by American Horse
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: New Wrestling recruit
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: New Wrestling recruit

Awesome. Now if we can only keep him out of trouble and his grades good so he can actually compete for us. Agreed, but that is always the case. This young man is also an excellent student. He was recruited by Cornell where you have to be close to a genius just to show up. I think he will fit in ver...
by American Horse
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: New Wrestling recruit
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

New Wrestling recruit

Check out this new wrestling recruit. He is verbally committed to UW.


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by American Horse
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: Pokes Wrestling Schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Pokes Wrestling Schedule

It has been discussed before but I just looked at flowrestling team rankings and WOW! WY has duals against #1. Minn., #9. Nebraska and #10. Oklahoma State. To put this in perspective, if this were football, WY would be playing Florida State, Oklahoma, Arizona, TCU (depending on poll). I know the Pok...
by American Horse
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Cowboy and MWC Football
Topic: The Good, The Bad, and The Fugly. Game 4.
Replies: 42
Views: 4123

Re: The Good, The Bad, and The Fugly. Game 4.

@Wyoexpat Great post. Every person that coaches knows the TRUE best coaches are those sitting in the stands (the fans.). However I will describe two scenarios to help answer your final question. Team "A" runs two plays off tackle, gaining 4 yards each down. On 3rd and 2 a deep pass is called, protec...
by American Horse
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: Chris Pendleton to ASU
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Chris Pendleton to ASU

Love the excitement the Pokes football team is giving us this year but getting excited for the wrestling season. Hated to see Coach Pendleton leave for Arizona State but completely understand and thank him for the great things he did while at UW. Chris was a great ambassador for the university, stat...
by American Horse
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Wyoming Basketball, Wrestling, etc
Topic: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling
Replies: 205
Views: 31548

Re: 2014-2015 Poke Wrestling

Unbelievably great schedule, both home and away. Branch and Co. Have done a remarkable job at WY. Wrestling is the one sport at Wyoming that can consistently compete with the elites in the nation.