Senior captain Joseph Stafford was one of the leaders for the Air Force wrestling team, as they began their season at the Cowboy Open, hosted by Wyoming. Stafford earned the individual title at 174 pounds in the Elite Division with a 3-0 record on Saturday.
Stafford posted three decisions en route to his title, defeating Chadron State's Trent Zemple and Fort Hays State's Chance Rencountre before taking on teammate Clayton Gable in the final match. Stafford earned a 5-2 decision over Gable to win the tournament title, the first of Stafford's career.
Stafford and the rest of the Falcons return to action this Saturday, Nov. 20, as they head to Omaha, Neb., for the annual Kaufman-Brand Open.
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