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Branch Welcomes Three With New Signing Class

In his 11 seasons, UW head man Mark Branch has raised the expectations of Cowboy Wrestling to new heights. Branch has compiled a 55-16 mark against conference record foes with four regular-season dual titles.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 13, 2019) – Head Coach Mark Branch has announced the signings of three student-athletes that will join the Wyoming wrestling team beginning next fall. Darren Green, Gage Hockett and Brett McIntosh all signed their National Letters of Intent Wednesday.

“We have a very diverse group of young men coming to Wyoming who can really make a positive impact on our program,” said Branch.

“Coming from Ohio, Oklahoma and Colorado, these guys have competed in some of the toughest states in the country and have been very successful. They will bring that experience and success here and we will continue to build this program the right way, Living Cowboy Tough. I’m very excited to see the impact this class will have.”

Darren Green

Broomfield, Colo.

Broomfield HS


Through his first three full season in high school, Green has finished in the top three at the Colorado High School State Wrestling Tournament each year. Green is the defending State Champion at his weight class after finishing third his sophomore year and finishing as the runner-up as a freshman.


Gage Hockett

Cushing, Okla.

Cushing HS

Hockett has finished a spot higher each year at the Oklahoma High School State Wrestling Championships. After finishing third his freshman season and as the State Runner-Up following his sophomore year, Hockett won the State Title in his junior season. Hockett was also the Runner-Up at the 2019 USAW Preseason Nationals.


Brett McIntosh

Harrison, Ohio

William Henry Harrison HS

McIntosh finished third in 2019 at the Ohio High School State Wrestling Tournament. He finished second at the 2018 UWW Cadet Trials and was a double All-American in 2017 at the Fargo Cadet.