* University of Wyoming press release

LAS VEGAS, Nev., – The University of Wyoming wrestling team completed competition at the Cliff Keen Invitational on Saturday. The Cowboys finished with three podium placers inside the Westgate Paradise Event Center.

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Saturday didn’t feature the same theatrics as Friday. However, it still showcased a young Pokes’ roster that’s maturing and surprising during the early portions of this season.

No. 11 Jore Volk (125) entered the invite seeded fifth and finished fifth. His Saturday included a couple losses to ranked wrestlers – an 8-1 decision to Stanford’s No. 20 Nico Provo and a 4-2 decision to Oregon State’s No. 6 Brandon Kaylor – and a medical forfeit over Michigan’s No. 5 Michael DeAugustino.

No. 32 Gabe Willochell (149) went 1-1 Saturday to finish seventh in a tournament in which he was seeded 12th. He dropped an 18-6 decision to Iowa State’s No. 9 Casey Swiderski before winning the seventh-place match via forfeit over NC State’s No. 5 Jackson Arrington.

Joey Novak (197) closed the invite for Wyoming with an eighth-place finish after being unseeded coming in. He dropped two matches Saturday to a pair of ranked wrestlers – pinned by Nebraska’s No. 9 Silas Allred and a 14-7 decision to Stanford’s No. 13 Nick Stemmet.

Wyoming as a team compiled a 22-21 record in Las Vegas with four upsets. Novak boasted three of those upsets Friday and Volk recorded the other one that same day.

The Cowboys return to dual action and conference play next week. They travel to Missouri for a 6 p.m. dual inside the Hearnes Center.

125: No. 5 Jore Volk (4-2) 5th Place

Round of 32: No. 5 Volk dec. Anthony Molton (Campbell), 5-0

Round of 16: No. 5 Volk dec. No. 12 Brendan McCrone (Ohio State), 4-2

Quarterfinals: No. 5 Volk dec. No. 4 Caleb Smith (Nebraska), 4-2

Semifinals: No. 9 Nico Provo (Stanford) dec. No. 5 Volk, 8-1

Consolation Semifinals: No. 6 Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) dec. No. 5 Volk, 4-2

Fifth Place: No. 5 Volk medical forfeit No. 2 Michael DeAugustino (Michigan)

133: Cooper Birdwell (1-2)

Round of 32: Julian Farber (Northern Iowa) dec. Birdwell, 9-6

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Birdwell dec. Micah Roes (Binghamton), 13-11

Consolation Round of 16 #2: No. 12 Ethan Oakley (Appalachian State) sudden victory, 4-1

141: Cole Brooks (3-2)

Round of 32: Brooks tech. fall Chris Naegele (Sacred Heart), 16-0

Round of 16: No. 2 Brock Hardy (Nebraska) fall Brooks, 2:47

Consolation Round of 16 #2: Brooks dec. Chris Rivera (Campbell), 12-6

Consolation Round of 8 #1: Brooks major decision Devin Matthews (LIU), 11-2

Consolation Round of 8 #2: No. 5 Cael Happel (Northern Iowa) major dec. Brooks, 18-7

149: No. 12 Gabe Willochell (5-2) 7th Place

Round of 32: No. 12 Willochell dec. Isaiah Delgado (Utah Valley), 9-6

Round of 16: No. 5 Jackson Arrington (NC State) tech. fall Willochell, 20-4

Consolation Round of 16 #2: No. 12 Willochell major dec. Marcos Polanco (Purdue), 15-1

Consolation Round of 8 #1: No. 12 Willochell dec. Jayden Scott (North Carolina), 4-1

Consolation Round of 8 #2: No. 12 Willohcell medical forfeit No. 6 Chance Lamer (Cal Poly)

Consolation Round of 4: No. 10 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State) major dec. Willochell, 18-6

Seventh Place: No. 12 Willochell forfeit No. 5 Arrington

157: Cooper Voorhees (0-2)

Round of 32: No. 6 Daniel Cardenas (Stanford) tech. fall Voorhees, 17-2

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Danny Nini (North Carolina) dec. Voorhees, 4-2

165: Brett McIntosh (0-2)

Round of 32: No. 5 Matthew Olguin major dec. McIntosh, 15-2

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Jaxon Garoutte (Utah Valley) dec. McIntosh, 7-0

174: Riley Davis (3-2)

Round of 32: Jared Simma (Northern Iowa) dec. Davis, 11-10

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Davis dec. Marcus Murabito (North Carolina), 4-1

Consolation Round of 16 #2: Davis dec. David Ferrante (Northwestern), 16-14

Consolation Round of 8 #1: Davis dec. Lucas Uliano (Appalachian State), 4-1

Consolation Round of 8 #2: Lorenzo Norman (Stanford) dec. Davis, 5-1

184: Quayin Short (1-2)

Round of 32: No. 5 Lenny Pinto (Nebraska) fall, Short, :50

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Short sudden victory Chase Mielnik (Maryland), 7-4

Consolation Round of 16 #2: No. 11 Sam Fisher (Virginia Tech) dec. Short, 4-3

197: Joey Novak (4-3) 8th Place

Round of 32: No. 14 Levi Hopkins (Campbell) dec. Novak, 5-2

Consolation Round of 16 #1: Novak tech. fall Nathatic Kendricks Jr. (Morgan State), 15-0

Consolation Round of 16 #2: Novak fall No. 8 Luke Geog (Ohio State), 5:58

Consolation Round of 8 #1: Novak dec. Jack Wehmeyer (Columbia), 8-6

Consolation Round of 8 #2: Novak sudden victory No. 10 Evan Brockman (Utah Valley), 9-6

Consolation Round of 4: No. 6 Silas Allred (Nebraska) fall Novak, 4:57

Seventh Place: No. 7 Nick Stemmet (Stanford) dec. Novak, 14-7

HWT: Kevin Zimmer (1-2)

Round of 32: No. 14 Hunter Catka (Virginia Tech) tech. fall Zimmer, 15-0

Consolation Round of 32 #2: Zimmer fall Ben Stemmet (Citadel), :57

Consolation Round of 16 #1: No. 9 Seth Nevills (Maryland) dec. Zimmer, 2-0

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