PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – May 20, 2010) – The CSU-Pueblo Wrestling program added three new signees to its team for the 2010-11 season, Pack coach Dax Charles announced, helping to round out its already impressive 2010-11 recruiting class.
Headlining the class is two-time NJCAA All-American Saul Guerrero (Fort Lupton, Colo./Fort Lupton HS/Northwestern Wyoming), who finished fifth in the nation in the 2010 NJCAA National Championships at 133 pounds, a season after finishing 7th in the nation as a freshman at 133s.
At Fort Lupton High School, Guerrero also won three state titles. He went 39-3 in claiming the 2008 Colorado 4A 135-pound title a year after he went 37-5 en route to the 130-pound title. As a sophomore, he went 39-2 and won the 119-pound title.
“Saul will make an immediate impact at the 133-pound weight class,” Charles said. “He is a great family man and a Colorado native, and it will be nice to have him back in the state of Colorado wrestling in front of his family.”
Joining Guerrero on the Pack's 2010-11 roster Jed Ferguson (Parma, Idaho/Parma HS) and Roland Hodge (Las Vegas, Nev./Valley HS).
Ferguson went undefeated in claiming the 2010 Idaho High School 160-pound title, going 34-0, claiming his second straight state title. As a junior in 2009, Ferguson went 36-3 in claiming the state championship. A four-time state qualifier, Ferguson was also the 152-pound runner-up during his sophomore season.
“Jed has the credentials and work ethic to make an immediate impact in our program, most likely at the 157-pound weight class,” Charles said. “He comes from a very solid wrestling program that produced former CSU-Pueblo wrestlers, Randy and Greg Eddy, and Jed should continue that tradition.”
Hodge comes to CSU-Pueblo after finishing as the 2010 Nevada 4A 160-pound runner-up. An all-around athlete, he was a champion pole vaulter in high school, and was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling and a regional champion during his junior campaign. He is another in the line of strong Nevada wrestlers to join the ThunderWolves, joining Trevor Grant and 2010 national qualifier, Justin Grant.
“Roland is considered pure athlete he has high expectations in our program,” Charles said. “He is versatile and can wrestle anywhere from 157 to 184 pounds.”
Guerrero, Ferguson and Hodge round out an already impressive recruiting class, which also includes the 16th ever four-time Colorado state champion, Jake Snider (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS), and three-time Colorado state champion, Matt Addington (Florence, Colo./Florence HS).