Thursday Oct. 22, 6:30 pm at Clune Arena
Erickson, Hyder, Stafford named to WWC All-Academic Team
Hyder and Stafford earn national academic honors
VonOhlen, Kreimier, Martinez advance to Friday's action
Falcon quartet seeks All-America honors
The Falcons picked up a 35-9 WWC victory over the Bears on Senior Day.
The Falcons rolled to a 42-0 victory over the Cowboys on Jan. 13.
The 25th-ranked Falcons score a 19-18 come-from-behind victory over former WWC foe Northern Iowa.
The 25th-ranked Falcons dropped a tough match to No. 13 Oregon State on Jan. 11.
The Silver team picked up a 26-13 victory over the Blue team in the Falcons' annual Blue-Silver Scrimmage, held Oct. 24.
Junior 2015-16: Finished the season with a 5-11 overall record and 1-5 dual record … posted two falls and a major decision on the season … fastest fall came in 2:40 … logged five dual points for the Falcons … fourth at the All-Academy Championships … academic all-Big 12 first team … did summer research over the first block of summer … completed Operation Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill. … assistant cadet in charge of Basic Cadet Training assault course over the third block of summer … will serve as the B Flight commander as a senior.
Sophomore 2014-15: Did not wrestle this season, returned to Academy after a two years of mission work … B Flight NCO ... 2012 NCAA qualifier… two-year member of Dean’s list and Athletic Director’s list … 2012-2013 NCWA individual all-academic wrestling team … 2012-2013 WWC Co-Wrestler of the Week.
Freshman 2011-12: Compiled a 17-5 overall record on the season ... registered a 6-0 dual mark ... qualified for the NCAA tournament … recorded seven pins on the season, with a fastest fall of 1:37 ... won his first tournament title at the UNK Holiday Inn Open, placing first in the amateur division ... took third place at the All-Academy Championships ... recipient of the Coaches Appreciation Award ... named to WWC Coaches' Honor Roll.
High School: Lettered four years in wrestling for coach Gaylord Strand ... two-time state champion ... four-time state placer, placing second in 2008 and third in 2009 ... took fifth place at NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2010 ... lettered four years in cross country ... named Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... class salutatorian ... Eagle Scout.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... son of Scott and Tanny Hyder ... has three younger siblings ... majoring in operations research ... will serve in the Air Force as an operations research analyst ... hobbies include rock climbing, hiking and camping ... craziest ambition is to backpack across Europe or South America … credits his father Scott Hyder with the greatest impact on his athletic career … favorite quote, “In order to be successful you have to be willing, at any moment, to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become.”