Western Wrestling Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wyoming?s Dallaserra and Air Force?s VonOhlen Share WWC Wrestler of the Week Honors
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 16, 2010) ? Wyoming senior, 149-pound Cole Dallaserra (Butte, Mont./Butte HS) and Air Force sophomore, 141-pound Cole VonOhlen (Jackson, Minn./Jackson County Central HS) have been named the Western Wrestling Conference's Co-Wrestlers of the Week as announced today by the league.
Both Dallaserra and VonOhlen won their brackets at the 38th Annual Cowboy Open this past Saturday in Laramie.
In his season opener, Dallaserra won the Cowboy Open Elite 149-pound title in a stacked weight class that included 2010 All-American Justin Gaethje from Northern Colorado. Dallaserra's path to his second consecutive Cowboy Open title included four wins, an opening match win by fall and a dominant 6-1 finals victory over Josh Kreimier from Air Force.
Dallaserra?s opening win of the day, by fall in 6:01 over Northern Colorado?s Justin Gonzales, was the 60th of his career.
VonOhlen opened the 2010-11 season with an individual tournament title, taking first place at 141 pounds in the Elite Division of the Cowboy Open for the second-straight season. VonOhlen, ranked 17th in the latest Intermat poll, posted a 4-0 record on Saturday, including a pair of victories over conference foes. In his first two bouts of the day, VonOhlen scored an 8-5 and a 2-0 decision, respectively, before recording a 9-1 major decision over Wyoming?s Shane Doughman to move into the championship match. For the title, VonOhlen scored a 6-4 decision against Utah Valley?s Wyatt Ray.
The league honor is a first for Dallaserra and the third career award for VonOhlen.
The Western Wrestling Conference, entering its fifth year of competition, is comprised of seven schools including the Air Force Academy, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming.
North Dakota State: Vince Salminen, 157 pounds, Senior (Billings, Mont./Skyview HS)
Northern Colorado: Sam Bauer, 125 pounds, Redshirt Freshman (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw HS)
Northern Iowa: Christian Brantley, HWT, Junior (Homewood, Ill./Mount Carmel HS)
South Dakota State: Tony Vaske, 141 pounds, Freshman (Springfield, Minn./Springfield HS)
Utah Valley: Ben Kjar, 125 pounds, Senior, (Centerville, Utah/ Viewmont HS)
2010-11 WWC Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 16 ? Cole Dallaserra (Wyoming)/Cole VonOhlen (Air Force)