Pack shows growing pains at Tracy Borah Duals

Pack shows growing pains at Tracy Borah Duals

Air Force Academy 29, CSU-Pueblo 13
No. 15 Findlay 26, CSU-Pueblo 12
Utah Valley State 38, CSU-Pueblo 3

GUNNISON, Colo. - Facing perhaps their stiffest competition of the season, CSU-Pueblo showed promise but was on the losing end of three duals at the Tracy Borah Duals at Western State College Saturday.

Facing two Division-I opponents in the United States Air Force Academy and Utah Valley State, and a Division-II top-20 in Findlay (OH) University, the ThunderWolves held strong against their tough opponents.

Against Air Force and Findlay, CSU-Pueblo was within shooting distance for a win with two matches to go.  The Pack was led by three wrestlers who went 2-1 on the day - 149-pounder Louie DeSantis (Jr., Escondido, Calif.), 141-pounder Markus Portillos (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), and 174-pounder Justin Grant (Jr., Winnemucca, Nev.).

Keenen Funk (Jr., Riverton, Wyo.), the Pack's 157-pounder, also went 1-1, including a pin of Air Force's Joseph Stafford just 41 seconds into their match for his team-leading fifth pin of the season.

CSU-Pueblo will return to its RMAC dual schedule when it hosts No. 6 Western State Thursday night at Massari Arena.

TRACY BORAH DUAL RESULTS

Air Force Academy 29, CSU-Pueblo 13

Wt. Result          
125 Andrew Zwirlein (AFA; now 13-13) won by dec. Lyle Evans (CSUP; now 5-5) 7-3  0 3
133 Tyler Untrauer (AFA; now 7-9) won by dec. Joe Jones (CSUP; now 4-11) 14-5   0 7
141 Markus Portillos (CSUP; now 16-7) won by dec. Samuel Sheppard (AFA; now 4-9) 13-9  3 7
149 Louie DeSantis (CSUP; now 18-7) won by dec. Alec Williams (AFA; now 6-15) 13-5  7 7
157 Keenan Funk (CSUP; now 6-7) def. Joseph Stafford (AFA; now 7-15) Fall (0:41)  13 7
165 Stephen Crozier (AFA; now 15-12) won by dec. Martin Dick (CSUP; now 11-11) 14-5  13 13
174 Josh Smith (AFA; now 8-6) def. Justin Grant (CSUP; now 10-9) Fall (1:15)   13 17
184 Jordan Tribble (AFA; now 2-9) won by dec. Kellen Desmond (CSUP; now 10-10) 11-7  13 20
197 James Ciccone (AFA; now 2-10) won by dec. Tony Chavarria (CSUP; now 9-10) 2-0  13 23
HWT Josh Larson (AFA; now 6-13) def. Frank Sandoval (CSUP; now 0-7) Fall (2:12)  13 29

Univ. of Findlay Ohio 26, CSU-Pueblo 12

Wt. Result          
125 Nicholas Weisjahn (UFO; now 5-14) won by dec. Lyle Evans (CSUP; now 5-6) 5-4  0 3
133 Michael Peraino (UFO; now 7-8) won by dec. Joe Jones (CSUP; now 4-12) 11-5  0 6
141 Markus Portillos (CSUP; now 17-7) won by dec. Alex Shumaker (UFO; now 2-17) 8-3  3 6
149 Louie DeSantis (CSUP; now 19-7) wins by FORFEIT     9 6
157 Michael Lybarger (UFO; now 22-11) wins by dec. Keenen Funk (CSUP; now 6-8) 11-3  9 10
165 Justin Shannon (UFO; now 21-8) wins by dec. Martin Dick (CSUP; now 11-12) 10-1  9 14
174 Justin Grant (CSUP; now 11-9) wins by dec. Kristopher Bowser (UFO) 3-2   12 14
184 Hiram Smith (UFO; now 20-10) wins by dec. Kellen Desmond (CSUP; now 10-11) 7-1  12 17
197 Andy Zalaiskalns (UFO; now 24-9) wins by dec. Tony Chavarria (CSUP; now 9-11) 5-1  12 20
HWT Travis Clark (UFO; now 12-5) def Frank Sandoval (CSUP; now 0-8) Fall (2:44)  12 26


Utah Valley State 38, CSU-Pueblo 3

Wt. Result          
125 Ben Kjar (UVU; now 23-8) won by dec. Lyle Evans (CSUP; now 5-7) 11-1   0 4
133 Flint Ray (UVU; now 18-9) won by def Joe Jones (CSUP; now 4-13) 17-2 T. Fall (2:59)  0 10
141 Jeff Newby (UVU; now 17-7) won by dec. Markus Portillos (CSUP; now 17-8) 8-1  0 13
149 Justin Morrill (UVU; now 19-11) won by dec. Louie DeSantis (CSUP; now 19-8) 9-4  0 16
157 Jamison Moss (UVU; now 2-2) wins by FORFEIT      0 22
165 Jeb Clark (UVU; now 10-5) won by dec. Martin Dick (CSUP; now 11-13) 5-1   0 25
174 Justin Grant (CSUP; now 12-9) won by dec. Brad Darrington (UVU; now 16-10) 3-1  3 25
184 Casen Eldredge (UVU; now 16-8) def. Kellen Desmond (CSUP; now 10-12) Fall (1:48)  3 31
197 Adam Fager (UVU; now 28-9) won by dec. Tony Chavarria (CSUP; now 9-12) 11-1  3 35
HWT Diego Avelon (UVU; now 9-11) won by dec. Frank Sandoval (CSUP; now 0-9) 5-1  3 38