2 Wyoprep Wrestlers Sign With the Univ. of Wyoming
Information provided by the University of Wyoming Athletic Department.
Cowboy head coach Mark Branch announced that five prep student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for the University of Wyoming. Branch's third recruiting class will begin its UW career during the 2011-12 academic year. 2 of the 5 hail from Wyoming High Schools.
Austin Breckenridge - Cheyenne, Wyo. - 149 Pounds
Austin Breckenridge won individual state titles the last three years of his prep career under coach Bryce Leonhardt at Class 4A Cheyenne Central High School. He compiled a 160-21 overall record with 116 pins to become the first three-time state champion from Central and ended his career as the school's all-time pins leader. As a senior, he went 31-3 to earn the title at 152 pounds, after posting a 49-2 mark for the 145-pound championship during his junior campaign. He won at 140 as a sophomore with a 44-4 record and went 36-12 at 125 as a freshman. A four-time regional champion, Breckenridge earned all-conference and all-state honors each year and was named Wyoming's Dave Schultz Award winner as a senior.
Breckenridge has also excelled in the U.S. wrestling system by winning four All-America honors. During the summer of 2009, he finished fourth in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman at the U.S. Cadet National Championships, while also earning All-America accolades with a third-place finish in the sophomore division at the National High School Coaches Association's High School Nationals. Last summer Breckenridge placed eighth in Greco-Roman at the U.S. Junior National Championships.
On the football field, Breckenridge was a running back and earned all-conference and all-state honors during his senior season. He was also named all-conference as a junior while helping his team finish 10-2 and runner-up in the state. He earned four letters in wrestling, three in football and one in soccer.
Jace Jensen - Buffalo, Wyo. - 174 Pounds
A two-sport standout, Jace Jensen excelled on the wrestling mat and the football field for Class 3A Buffalo High School. He completed his prep wrestling career with a 105-29 overall record under coach Jay Camino, including a senior season in which he went an undefeated 31-0 to capture the state title at 171 pounds. He rolled through the bracket at the state tournament with two pins, a decision and a technical fall, after winning the east region. His state title was the first for Buffalo in five years. Jensen was also named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Shane Shatto Invitational during his senior campaign.
A four-time state qualifier, Jensen finished fourth as a junior at 160 pounds and second as a sophomore at the same weight after wrestling at 152 as a freshman. He notched at least 28 wins in each of his last three seasons on the mat.
A fullback and linebacker on the football field, Jensen helped lead the Bison to three runner-up finishes and four appearances at the state tournament in his four years with the program. As a senior, he was named to the Casper Star Tribune's Super 25 first-team after amassing over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and intercepting five passes on defense, while also earning an invite to the Shrine Bowl. As a junior, he was named to the Super 25 second-team.
Jensen was the captain of the football and wrestling teams as a senior, and earned four letters in wrestling and three in football.