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New Fairfield’s Alec Opsal earns spot in finals at Cowboy Open

Junior Alec Opsal finished second at the Cowboy Open Saturday in Wyoming. (Photo courtesy Air Force Athletics)

LARAMIE, Wyo., November 3 – Junior Alec Opsal of Air Force earned a spot in the finals at the Cowboy Open on the campus of the University of Wyoming for a second straight year on Saturday. Opsal finished second at 149 pounds in the elite division with a record of 3-1. He had two pins in the tournament.

Opsal, a New Fairfield High graduate, is beginning his third year with the Air Force wrestling team. As a sophomore, he was 13-7 with a 7-1 dual meet record and a 5-1 mark in Big 12 action. He had five pins and finished first in the Cowboy Open at 141.

As a freshman, he was 16-9 overall and led the Air Force with nine pins. Opsal hopes to major in aeronautical engineering with plans for a career in engineering or cyber defense.

The Falcons return to action this Friday, Nov. 9, when they open their home and dual schedule by hosting No. 9 Minnesota.

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