|Posted December 1, 2010|
ThunderWolves impress in downing #12 Oklahoma City
ThunderWolves score wins in seven matches, three over ranked opponents.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (GoThunderWolves.com - Dec. 1, 2010) - CSU-Pueblo's starting ten is strong in 2010-11, if Wednesday's performance is any indication, clearing wins in seven of 10 matches and besting three ranked opponents as the ThunderWolves scored a 27-14 dual win over the 12th-ranked NAIA team in the country, Oklahoma City University.
CSU-Pueblo ceded wins at 125 and 133, the former coming to a bonafide candidate for an NAIA 125-pound title in the Stars' Kidd Gomez.
But the Pack took every match from the 141-pound to 184-pound weight classes, which could prove to be a rock-solid part of the Pack's dual lineup this season.
Perhaps most impressive was the performance put up by true freshman Matt Addington (Fr., Florence, Colo.), who absolutely annihilated Mark Meyer, the seventh-ranked 157-pounder in NAIA, with an 18-3 technical fall.
Also getting a tech fall was another true freshman, Jacob Snider (Fr., Parker, Colo.), who also won 18-3 over Kenny Wheeler.
At 149s, Nick Stahler (So., Palmer, Alaska) took down a ranked wrestler in 10th-ranked Will Shelton-Delk, scoring a 10-2 major decision.
And to top it all off, the Pack's two nationally-ranked wrestlers, eighth-ranked 165-pounder Justin Grant (Sr., Winnemucca, Nev.) and seventh-ranked heavyweight Patrick Carey (Sr., Tempe, Ariz.) each turned in workmanlike wins.
Grant scored a perfect 8-0 major decision win Tyson Campbell, while Carey was dominant in scoring a 6-1 decision over up-and-coming freshman Stanley Lattimore, who entered Wednesday as the fourth-ranked heavyweight in NAIA.
CSU-Pueblo will try to use the win as it faces a very tough test Thursday when it takes on the 11th-ranked Division II team in the nation, Central Oklahoma. The Pack will look for its first ever dual win over the Bronchos.