Newcomers will power this year's Cougar wrestling team after the graduation of last season's veteran leaders.
The group will be led by two-time Utah State Champion, Cole Mair of Unitah, Utah, in the heavyweight division. The team also includes a pair of Nevada State Champions; 149-pounder Tanner Otteson of Tonopah Nevada and 189-pounder Tevin Bailey from Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, Nevada. Although some adjustments will need to be made for these freshman competing on the collegiate level, all have made a diligent effort and great progress to this point. The team opens their season on September 16 at the Sacramento City College Tournament.