The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team initiated its season on Sunday at the Wyoming Cowboy Open in Laramie, Wyo. The Bears helped set a tournament record with over 420 entrants. The Bears had five place-winners at the tournament.
Kyle Kaiser went 4-0 to capture first place in the 133-pound under 20 division. Making his collegiate debut freshman Kenny Hashimoto placed 1st in the 141-pound under-20 division. Hashimoto went 5-0 in the tournament.
UNC's Shawn Hart placed third in the 174-pound over-20 division with a 5-1 record.
The Bears will be back in action this Sunday when they host the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday in Butler-Hancock Hall.