* University of Wyoming press release

CORALVILLE, Iowa – The University of Wyoming wrestling team competed in the Soldier Salute Tournament on Friday inside Xtreme Arena. The Cowboys boast a couple of wrestlers in the semifinals after one day of competition.

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No. 7 Jore Volk (125) continued in his winning ways Friday and did so in convincing fashion. He outscored his two foes by a combined tally of 33-4 – one technical fall and one major decision – to improve to 13-3 on the season.

No. 15 Joey Novak (197) advanced via a pair of decisions to push his overall record to 13-6. His 13-7 quarterfinal win over Columbia’s No. 28 Jack Wehmeyer gave Novak a team-best five wins this season over ranked grapplers.

Cooper Birdwell (133) and Stockton O’Brien (141) extended their tournaments in the consolation bracket. Birdwell logged one win in his first bout of the day and responded from his first loss with a pair of victories, improving to 8-9 on the year.

O’Brien followed the same path, however, registered a technical fall and a major decision in his two wins of the consolation bracket. He’s 10-4 this season.

Session 3 begins Friday at 10 a.m. The fourth and final session commences at 4 p.m.

125 | No. 7 Jore Volk (2-0)

Eighth-Finals: No. 7 Volk tech. fall Damien Ryan (Bellarmine), 21-4

Quarterfinals: No. 7 Volk major dec. Brandon Paez (Northern Iowa), 12-0

133 | Garrett Ricks (0-2)

Eight-Finals: Jake Gliva (Minnesota) major dec. Ricks, 10-2

Repechage 3 of 7: Garrett Totten (Navy) major dec. Ricks, 15-7

133 | Cooper Birdwell (3-1)

16th-Finals: Birdwell decision Ostin Blanchard (Bellarmine), 7-3

Eighth-Finals: Cullen Schrieve (Iowa) decision Birdwell, 8-5

Repechage 3 of 7: Birdwell dec. Dyson Dunham (VMI), 8-5

Repechage 4 of 7: Birdwell dec. Jace Palmer (North Carolina), 8-7

133 | David Saenz (1-2)

16th-Finals: Drew Stanfield (Missouri) dec. Saenz, 8-1

Repechage 2 of 7: Saenz major dec. Josh Kyle (Wyoming), 12-4

Repechage 3 of 7: Angelo Rini (Columbia) fall Saenz, 3:28

133 | Josh Kyle (0-2)

16th-Finals: Tracye Eckman Bellarmine dec. Kyle, 20-17

Repechage 2 of 7: David Saenz (Wyoming) major dec. Kyle, 12-4

141 | Stockton O’Brien (3-1)

16th-Finals: O’Brien fall Chase Hall (Bellarmine), 1:07

Eighth-Finals: No. 8 Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) dec. O’Brien, 8-4

Repechage 3 of 7: O’Brien tech. fall Freddy Junko (VMI), 16-1

Repechage 4 of 7: O’Brien major dec. Parker Janssen (South Dakota State), 11-1

149 | Aidan Noonan (1-2)

16th-Finals: Ethan Basile (Northern Iowa) major dec. Noonan, 14-4

Repechage 2 of 7: Noonan dec. Scott Robertson (Nebraska), 5-2

Repechage 3 of 7: Jayden Scott (North Carolina) major dec. Noonan, 11-2

149 | Warren Carr (1-2)

16th-Finals: Carr dec. Cael Rahnavardi (Northern Iowa), 7-3

Eight-Finals: Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) dec. Carr, 10-7

Repechage 2 of 7: Colin Dupill (South Dakota State) dec. Carr, 7-2

157 | Sloan Swan (1-2)

Eighth-Finals: Swan major dec. Jaden Le (Columbia), 23-8

Quarterfinals: Paniro Johnson (Unattached) major dec. Swan, 19-6

Repechage 4 of 7: James Conway (Missouri) dec. Swan, 6-3

157 | Cooper Voorhees (1-2)

16th-Finals: Voorhees major dec. Jeb Prechtel (Bellarmine), 19-5

Eighth-Finals: Jason Kraisser (Iowa) major dec. Voorhees, 9-0

Repechage 2 of 7: Sebas Swiggum (Minnesota) dec. Voorhees, 9-5

165 | Brett McIntosh (1-2)

16th-Finals: McIntosh major dec. Luke Hart (VMI), 12-2

Eighth-Finals: Blaine Brenner (Minnesota) dec. McIntosh, 7-0

Repechage 3 of 7: Drake Rhodes (Iowa) tech. fall McIntosh, 20-3

184 | Quayin Short (1-2)

Eighth-Finals: John Gunderson (Unattached) dec. Short, 9-2

Repechage 3 of 7: Short tech. fall Aidan McCain (Iowa), 18-2

Repechage 4 of 7: Colton Hawks (Missouri) dec. Short, 5-4

184 | Tyce Raddon (1-2)

Eighth-Finals: Raddon major dec. Sam Schroeder (Bellarmine), 15-6

Quarterfinals: No. 8 Isaiah Salazar (Minnesota) tech. fall Raddon, 16-1

Repechage 4 of 7: Aiden Riggins (Iowa) dec. Raddon, 7-3

197 | No. 15 Joey Novak (2-0)

Eighth-Finals: No. 15 Novak dec. Gavin Nelson (Minnesota), 6-1

Quarterfinals: No. 15 Novak dec. No. 28 Jack Wehmeyer (Columbia), 13-7

197 | Colby Huynh (0-2)

16th-Finals: Jesse Cassatt (Missouri) dec. Huynh, 6-1

Repechage 2 of 7: Payton Thomas (Navy) major dec. Huynh, 11-2

HWT | Kevin Zimmer (0-1)

Eighth-Finals: Nathan Schon (Unattached) dec. Zimmer, 9-5

Repechage 2 of 7: William Muckle (Bellarmine) medical forfeit Zimmer

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