CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Over the weekend Cowboy Wrestling was in action at the UWW Junior and Senior Nationals. The weekend was highlighted by three-time NCAA Qualifier for the Pokes and Volunteer Assistant Coach Branson Ashworth taking fourth place in the Senior Freestyle 74kg bracket.

After dropping a close match in the Round of 16, Ashworth faced a tough road to make it to the placing rounds but he proved to be up to the challenge.

Ashworth rattled off five straight victories, highlighted by a win over No. 4 seeded Jeremiah Moody, to earn his spot in the third-place bout. With his fourth-place finish at the UWW Senior Nationals Ashworth earned a spot in 2021 U.S Senior World Team Trials.

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In the UWW Junior Freestyle nationals, Wyoming was represented well with eight Cowboys competing in the event. The Trio of Jake SvihelRidge Briggs and Cooper Voorhees all went 2-2 at their respective weights with Briggs and Voorhees winning at least one match by technical superiority.

Event Results

UWW Senior Nationals
74kg – Branson Ashworth – 6-2 – Fourth Place

UWW Junior Nationals
61kg – Jake Svihel – 2-2
65kg – Darren Green – 1-2
70kg – Brett McIntosh – 1-2
70kg – Ridge Briggs – 2-2
70kg – Warren Carr – 0-2
74kg – Kevin Anderson – 0-2
74kg – Cooper Voorhees – 2-2
79kg – Gage Hockett – 1-2

Wyoming Cowboy wrestling finished the regular season 3-3 overall, including a 2-1 mark in the Big XII Conference.

* University of Wyoming press release

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