Fresh off a Reno Tournament of Champions title, University of Wyoming 125-pound sophomore Tyler Cox was named the Western Wrestling Conference Wrestler of the Week after an outstanding performance on the mat last weekend.

Cox won his first tournament of the season Dec. 16 at the Reno Tournament of Champions.

Seeded third in the 36-man field, the Wyoming sophomore earned three bonus-point wins over Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays State), Joaquin Marquez (Citadel) and Joey Palmer (Oregon State) to advance to the semifinals.

Cox then defeated Miguel Comparan of CSU Bakersfield, who had knocked off 20th-ranked Dominic Parisi of Appalachian State in the quarters, in an 11-5 decision to head to the finals.

In the title bout, Cox met CSU Bakersfield's Tyler Iwamura, who had been in the national rankings earlier in the season.

Cox bested Iwamura in a 6-5 decision to win the RTOC crown for the first time in his career.

The Wyoming grappler now has 19 wins this season, including nine bonus-points victories.

The conference honor is the Cox's first of the season and first of his career.

Information Courtesy: Univ. of Wyoming Athletic Dept.