|Posted November 19, 2011|
Hillhouse's claims second tourney title of season at UNK
Pack also claim two runners-up in tourney.
KEARNEY, Neb. (GoThunderWolves.com - Nov. 19, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo junior Jesse Hillhouse (Jr., Casper, Wyo.) continued his banner start to his CSU-Pueblo career, winning the 133-pound championship at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open Saturday.
Hillhouse defeated Nebraska-Kearney's Jordan White by a 7-2 decision before besting University of Wyoming's Jake Eitzen in a 4-0 shutout. Hillhouse earned his second tournament title of the season (his first coming at the Northwest College Open Nov. 5), garnering co-champion honors at 133 pounds alongside teammate Nick Mamalis (Jr., Green River, Wyo.), who wrestled unattached.
Another ThunderWolf, Adam Carey (Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.) placed fourth in the elite bracket at 184 pounds, avenging a loss to Central Oklahoma's Tanner Keck by defeating Keck in the consolation bracket and making his way to the third-place match, where he would lose by a slim 7-6 decision to Air Force's Devin Hightower. Carey was 3-2 with a pin.
In the amateur division, two ThunderWolves earned runner-up status, as Matt Addington (So., Florence, Colo.) was second at 165 pounds, earning three decision victories before losing to University of Nebraska's Austin Wilson in the championship.
Trevor Grant (So., Winnemucca, Nev.) won three straight matches by decision on his way to the 174-pound championship, losing by a pin to Labette Community College's Ethan Orr in the title match.
Also turning in a great performance was Tim Urenda (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.), going 6-1 en route to placing third at 133 pounds in the amateur division. Urenda claimed two pins and a tech fall on the way.
On the whole, the ThunderWolves closed on a positive note before Thanksgiving break, heading back to the mats when it travels to Northwest Kansas Tech on Dec. 1 for the first dual of the season.