Wolverines Begin Western Wrestling Conference Action
Oct 9, 2006
OREM, Utah — Utah Valley State wrestling coach Greg
Williams has announced the 2006-07
schedule and roster.
The schedule includes the inaugural season of
the new Western Wrestling Conference (WWC) while 19
newcomers highlight the Wolverine roster.
The annual wrestle-off will take place on Nov. 1 before UV
opens up the season at the Cowboy Open on Nov. 11, in
The Wolverines will again participate in the Las Vegas
Invitational and the Reno Tournament of Champions, two
tournaments the team has participated in each of its first
three seasons of competition.
WWC action begins Jan. 13, 2007, when Utah Valley hosts
Northern Colorado in the Shurian Family Activity Center.
UV will wrestle on the road twice in conference, when it
travels to North Dakota State (Jan. 19) and South Dakota
State (Jan. 20).
The season will wrap up with three conference duals,
Wyoming (Feb. 3), UC-Davis (Feb.10) and Air Force (Feb.
Youth will dominate the roster in 06-07 as only six
wrestlers that have competed at Utah Valley State return.
Two of those six, Tanner Cowan (157 lbs.) and Billy Green
(197/HWT), will red shirt while Daniel Polkowske (133
lbs.), Justin Rawle (141/149 lbs.), Mark South (157/165
lbs.) and Clayton Wolf (149 lbs.) will all compete this
Fourteen freshmen, including 3-time Idaho State Champion
Dustin Olsen (165 lbs.) and three-time Utah State Champion
and National Champion Ben Kjar (125 lbs.) will dot the UV
"I am excited about the future of UVSC wrestling," said
Williams. "We have brought in a great group of young
talent. This is a hard working group. They are dedicated
to reaching their potential."
The State of Utah is also represented well on the roster,
with 16 wrestlers from Utah high schools.
"We want to get involved more with high school and youth
wrestling in Utah. There is a great potential of talent in
this state and we want to help build it," said Williams.