ROCK SPRINGS – The Western Wyoming Community College wrestlers are coming off a tremendous run in Indiana at the National Dual Championships and will face a team for the first time Tuesday night.
The Mustangs are coming off a fifth-place finish in Indiana which included four wins over nationally ranked opponents. The run moved WWCC to tenth in the latest polls. On Tuesday, they will face Northeastern Junior College from Colorado.
Head Coach Art Castillo said Tuesday night’s matchup is the first time the two teams have wrestled. Expect to see more battles between the two teams as they are in the same district and the Mustangs have a trip planned to their place at the end of the month.
Along with moving to tenth as a team, the Mustangs have three wrestlers who are nationally ranked. Cole Verner continues to hold the top spot in the nation at 125 while Tanner Cox is currently ranked seventh at 133. After going 4-1 in Indiana, Aspen Naylor moved back into the national rankings as he is currently seventh at 197.
The Mustangs’ last home dual for the 2016-17 season is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. versus Northwest Kansas Tech. Western’s grapplers will compete in the Rocky Mountain District Championships in Powell on Feb. 11.