Meredith, Ashworth Big 12 Tourney Top Seeds

Cowboys senior Bryce Meredith and junior Branson Ashworth have been desitnated top seeds in their weight classes for the Bigt 12 Wrestling Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Meredith is the No. 1 ranked wrestler nationally at 141 pounds and has won 22 consecutive matches.

He finished the season 26-1, including winning all nine matches against Big 12 opponents. HE finished fourth in the NCAA National Tournament a year ago.

Ashworth is ranked No. 13 at 165 pounds and has a team-best record of 31-3. He heads to Tulsa for the conference tournament having won 20 consecutive matches, and is unbeaten against conference competition. 

Senior Archie Colgan (157) and redshirt freshman Montorie Bridges (133) each picked up No. 2 seeds in their  weight classes. Colgan owns a 29-7 record and qualified for NCAAs for the first time last season, while Bridges is 29-3 overall mark, including 8-0 against Big 12 competition.

Senior Chaz Polson (184) and redshirt freshman Sam Turner (149) round out the Cowboys pre-seeded in the top-five. Polson has posted a 26-9 record, including the last five, while Turner holds a 22-13 mark. Senior Kyle Pope is the No. 6 seed at 174 pounds. He will enter the tournament with a 21-10 mark, with a 5-2 record against Big 12 opponents.

Other Cowboys who are seeded are Drake Foster (125) and Sam Eagan (285), both at No. 8., and senior Luke Paine, the No. 12 seed at 197 pounds.

 

Senior Chaz Polson (184) and redshirt freshman Sam Turner (149) round out the Cowboys pre-seeded in the top-five. Polson has posted a 26-9 record, including the last five, while Turner holds a 22-13 mark. Senior Kyle Pope is the No. 6 seed at 174 pounds. He will enter the tournament with a 21-10 mark, with a 5-2 record against Big 12 opponents.

 

UW also has Drake Foster (125) and Sam Eagan (285) each pre-seeded at No. 8 for the Big 12 Championship. Foster has a record of 18-10, as Eagan is 12-11 on the year. Senior Luke Paine, who has a 4-1 record this season, is the No. 12 seed at 197 pounds.

 

The pre-seeds are tentative and will be finalized on Friday evening before the championship begins. For more information on the Big 12 Championship, visit Big12sports.com. The first session of the event will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. MT.

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