Northern Colorado Wrestlers Close Second Division I Season on Thursday at Home Against Wyoming
Feb. 23, 2005
University of Northern
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THE BEAR FACTS
Thursday's match will feature a regional battle between
"We face a big challenge taking on the long-established Division I wrestling program at
"A feature match will be at heavyweight where former Bear Dusty Hoffschneider will take on up-and-coming freshman Sam Safken," Maughan said. "We know how tough Dusty is from his two years in our program. For those that follow
WINNING SEASON WITHIN REACH
The Bears enter their final match of the season with a 6-6 record and a chance to have a winning dual record for the 8th time in head coach Jack Maughan's coaching era. The Bears' last winning dual season came in the 2002-03 season, when the Bears posted a 7-6 dual record. The Bears have had only 19 winning dual seasons since the 1965-66 campaign.
FINALLY JACK GETS THE BEST OF BUCKY
Head coach Jack Maughan earned his first victory over his father, Bucky, on Friday night when the Bears tallied a 19-15 victory over
PIN TO WIN
Redshirt freshman Shawn Hart (174 lbs.) not only leads the team in victories with 21, the
PERFECT MONTH FOR HASHIMOTO
Freshman Kenny Hashimoto put together a perfect month of January for the Bears as he went 5-0 in dual matches. Hashimoto was also named the January Student-Athlete of the Month for UNC Athletics. Hashimoto is 16-3 overall this season and 8-1 in dual competition.
BEARS TIE FOR 2ND AT
Sophomore 197-pounder Reece Hopkin placed second overall at the UNK Runza Lopern Open in
MCMILLAN, HART STAR AT 23RD ANNUAL CLIFF KEEN
HART NAMED OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AT THE OLD
BEARS PLACE FIVE IN
The Northern Colorado Takedown Club has been established to help the UNC wrestling program, and the state of
WRESTLING, VOLLEYBALL GAIN REQUEST FOR EARLIER DIVISION i STATUS
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Membership Subcommittee has approved a request by the University of Northern Colorado Athletic Department for reclassification of UNC's women's volleyball and men's wrestling to Division I status. The effect is that student-athletes in the two sports will be eligible for the Division I championships during the 2006-07 academic year. "We have been very confident that the volleyball and wrestling programs could compete in the NCAA Division I post-season in the very near future - this reclassification accelerates that opportunity," said Jay Hinrichs, UNC's director of athletics. NCAA legislation allows a member school to have one male and one female sport, excluding football and men's and women's basketball, classified in a division other than that in which it currently is a member. The UNC Bears are in the third year of a five-year, NCAA-mandated transition process from Division II to Division I.
UNC head coaches Jack Maughan (wrestling) and Ron Alexander (volleyball) were both excited that their programs would have a chance to compete in the NCAA postseason earlier than they had planned. "We had hoped for all programs to get the transition period shortened," Maughan said. "So wrestling feels fortunate to be able to compete in championships as soon as possible. This will help the program be more competitive in Division I sooner."
Currently in his 18th year at UNC, head coach Jack Maughan will continue a new era as the Bears re-enter the Division I ranks after a more than 30-year absence. With the Bears competing as an Independent school, Maughan will hope to be instrumental in forming a new wrestling conference with neighboring rivals