Falcon Wrestling welcomes Wyoming to Big 12 Dual

AIR FORCE (3-6, 1-6 Big 12) vs. WYOMING (2-5, 2-4 Big 12)

7 p.m., Friday, February 11
Clune Arena, USAFA, Colo.

IN THE NATIONAL RANKING
Second year student Wyatt Hendrickson ranks in the top 10 in four of five major publications, ranking 6th in the NCAA and Intermat Coaches Poll. He ranks seventh on WrestleStat, eighth on WIN Magazine and 14th on Flo.

Second year of the Air Force Sam Wolf is nationally ranked in three publications, ranking No. 29 on WrestleStat, No. 30 on Intermat and No. 31 on the NCAA Coaches Rankings. Senior Teammate Sidney Flores is No. 33 in the NCAA Coaching Rankings.

PIN
Wyatt Hendrickson is fourth in the nation for bowling with 10 falls in 24:24 under his belt.

THE GOOSE EGG
Hendrickson is one of three nationally ranked heavyweights to remain undefeated this season. Hendrickson (16-0) shares the hard-fought honor with No. 1 Gable Steveson (9-0) and No. 2 Cohlton Schultz (14-0).

AIR FORCE PROJECTED STARTERS
125: Jared Van Vleet (9-4, 3-0)
133: Sidney Flores (10-7, 1-3)
141: Cody Phippen (12-8, 1-3) or Garett Kuchan (7-6, 2-1)
149: Dylan Martinez (10-8, 2-4)
157: Giano Petrucelli (9-9, 2-4)
165: Trey Brisker (7-8, 1-3) or Jack Ganos (7-6, 1-2)
174:31 Sam Wolf (12-4, 3-1)
184: Jake Thompson (10-8, 1-5) or Cal Sund (2-4, 1-0)
197: Kayne Hutchison (7-10, 1-4)
EFILE: #6 Wyatt Hendrickson (14-0, 4-0)
#NCAA Coach Rankings

WYOMING’S PROJECTED STARTERS
125: Jake Svihel (12-12) or Brendon Garcia (11-11)
133:33 Job Greenwood (14-10)
141: Darren Green (14-5)
149: Jaron Jensen (17-8)
157:14 Jacob Wright (13-5)
165: 20 Cole Moody (9-3)
174: 11 Hayden Hastings (17-5)
184: 14 Tate Samuelson (14-5)
197: 4 Stephen Buchanan 17-2
HWT: Terren Swartz (12-13)

LAST TIME AGAINST WYOMING
The Air Force fell in double action to Big 12 rival Wyoming 22-9 on Saturday night, Jan. 30 (2021), at the Arena-Auditorium. The Falcons won the first two fights, before Wyoming picked up wins in seven of the last eight games to run away with the win. Cody Phippen and Dylan Martinez won victories.

FOLLOWING
The Air Force hits the road for a pair of duels Sunday in San Luis Obispo, Calif., taking on CSU Bakersfield at 11 a.m. PT and Cal Poly immediately after at 12:30 a.m. PT.

LAST TIME OUT
The Air Force faced two of the top 25 teams in the Big 12 last weekend, falling to No. 22 Northern Iowa, 31-6, and losing to No. 5 Iowa State, 27- 12. Sam Wolf (174) and Wyatt Hendrickson (HWT) won decisive victories at UNI, while Cody Phippen (141), Giano Petrucelli (157), and Hendrickson had wins at Iowa State.

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