ThunderWolves picked 8th, newcomer named Preseason All-RMAC

ThunderWolves picked 8th, newcomer named Preseason All-RMAC

Incoming 133-pounder Hillhouse named Preseason All-RMAC.

Related: 2011-12 RMAC Preseason Wrestling Coaches' Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ( - Oct. 19, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo is expected to improve upon its 10th place showing in the RMAC, according to the conference's wrestling coaches, picked to finish 8th. 

Additionally, junior college transfer Jesse Hillhouse (Jr., Casper, Wyo.), the 2011 NJCAA national runner-up at 133 pounds, received the rare Preseason All-RMAC honor without having yet wrestled in a single RMAC match.

Last season, the ThunderWolves finished 10th out of 11 teams in the conference, but are expected to improve behind a rapidly maturing roster.  Led by the likes of sophomores Treven Delaune (So., Marrero, La.) at 125 pounds, Jake Snider (So., Parker, Colo.) at 149, Matt Addington (So., Florence, Colo.) at 165 and Trevor Grant (So., Winnemucca, Nev.) at 174, as well as the team's senior member, Adam Carey (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.) at 184, the ThunderWolves are boasting some of the best young talent in the conference.

CSU-Pueblo will preview its season Nov. 9 with the Red/Blue Intrasquad Scrimmage at Massari Arena, and open the season for real four days prior with the Northwest College Open in Powell, Wyo. Nov. 5.