Randall Signs Two to NLIs

Nov. 29, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State head coach Greg Randall announced the signings of Michael Cook (Kuna, Idaho) and Matt Findlay (Sandy, Utah) to National Letters of Intent, Friday.

Each enters his final campaign already having won three state championships.

Cook, from Kuna High School in Kuna, Idaho, has won state titles at 103 pounds as a freshman, at 120 pounds as a sophomore and at 126 pounds as a junior for head coach Pat Owens, a former Bronco wrestler and the brother of Boise State assistant coach Chris Owens.

He is 128-5 through his first three seasons of prep wrestling, including marks of 43-1 in 2010-11, 41-3 in 2011-12 and 44-1 in 2012-13.

Cook has won the USA Idaho Wrestling Triple Crown each of the last three seasons, which includes titles in Freestyle, Greco and IHSAA. He is also a two-time Fargo Cadet All-American (2010 and 2011) and a Fila Cadet All-American (2012).

He boasts three-consecutive Rollie Lane championships, and will look to become the tournament's second four-time champion later this winter.

Findlay, from Alta High School in Sandy, Utah, has won Utah 5A State Championships in each of his first three prep campaigns under head coach Barry Harrington, just the second wrestler from Alta High School to accomplish the feat. The other, Carson Kuhn, is also a member of the Boise State wrestling team, and is a freshman this season.

After winning state titles in 2011 (103), 2012 (113) and 2013 (126), Findlay will be looking to become just the 17th four-time state champion in Utah history in 2014.

He entered his senior year with a combined record of 146-6, including marks of 46-3 as a freshman, 54-1 as a sophomore and 46-2 as a junior. He earned All-America status at the Junior Duals as a sophomore, and placed fifth at the Fargo Nationals as a junior.


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