Pack on short end of first RMAC dual of the season

Pack on short end of first RMAC dual of the season

Matches at 197, heavyweight allow dual to break for Tigers.

HAYS, Kan. ( - Jan. 7, 2011) - The ThunderWolves hung tough with the 15th-ranked Fort Hays State Tigers in their first RMAC dual Friday, winning four matches but falling short 26-19.

Seven of ten matches were dominant wins for the victor, with three matches being decided by pin and another three by major decision.

For the Pack, they were able to get a pair of six-point wins, first with a forfeit at 125 pounds that went to Lyle Evans (Sr., Grantsville, Utah) and a pin at 174 by Trevor Grant (RFr., Winnemucca, Nev.) in a win over Aaron Berscheidt. 

In addition, the Pack got a win in perhaps the most exciting match of the night as Matt Addington (Fr., Florence, Colo.) scored an 8-6 sudden victory win over Derek Koehn at 157 pounds, recording a takedown in the match's first overtime period.

But it was Grant's win, which came as the ThunderWolves trailed 20-9, that ushered in a major decision win by Adam Carey (So., Phoenix, Ariz.), which helped to suddenly bring the Pack to within one, 20-19, with two matches remaining.

But Fort Hays got the wins in those final matches, recording a decision in each.

CSU-Pueblo now focuses on the Tracy Borah Duals at Western State College in Gunnison, where it will face nationally-ranked Findlay and Division I Air Force next weekend.