Heavyweight title highlights Pack's day at Mines Open

Heavyweight title highlights Pack's day at Mines Open

ThunderWolves net five placers in tournament.


GOLDEN, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Jan. 29, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo heavyweight Patrick Carey's championship at the Colorado School of Mines Rocky Mountain Open Saturday highlighted an impressive afternoon of wrestling for the ThunderWolves.

Carey was one of five ThunderWolves to place in the top six at the tournament, and did so in impressive fashion, winning two decisions by a combined 11-3, and scoring a fall in the semifinal match just six seconds shy of end of the third period.

Saul Guerrero (Jr., Fort Lupton, Colo.) made his way to the 141-pound championship match, claiming two major decisions before falling to Adams State's Ryan Fillingame in the title match.

Two ThunderWolves ended their tourneys with wins in the third place match, as Trevor Grant (RFr., Winnemucca, Nev.) at 174 pounds and Jacob Snider (Fr., Parker, Colo.) at 149-pounds each placed third.

Snider earned his placing by defeating his brother, Colorado Mines senior, Jesse Snider, who gave the match over by way of an injury forfeit.  The previous night, Jesse defeated Jake in a decision in a dual between CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Mines.

The Pack's final placer, Stephen Gengo (So., Charleston, S.C.) took sixth at 133 pounds, his first collegiate placing at a tournament.

CSU-Pueblo will return home for a dual with Northwest Kansas Tech next Thursday.