PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Jan. 15, 2014) - CSU-Pueblo had its hopes high for a solid RMAC dual season, but they suffered a misstep Wednesday in their RMAC opener, falling 28-6 to Chadron State at Massari Arena.
The ThunderWolves saw a solid start turn on its ear as the Eagles rattled off six straight wins to close out Wednesday's dual. Only returning national qualifiers Ray Hall (Sr., Oak Park, Mo.) and Trevor Grant (Sr., Winnemucca, Nev.) came away with wins. Hall claimed the Pack's first win in a 3-1 sudden victory over Tyler Smart while Grant, who entered the dual as the ThunderWolves' only nationally-ranked wrestler, weighing in at 8th in the nation at 174 pounds, claimed a 3-2 win over Dylan Fors in a workmanlike victory.
But several of the Pack's matches were winnable and certainly turned the tide. At 197 and heavyweight, CSU-Pueblo was on the losing end of two sudden victory bouts, and lost another, the 125-pound match, 6-4.
"We just need to get better. Point blank," Pack coach Dax Charles said. "We will take our lumps but use this as a building block to get better."
CSU-Pueblo will head to Adams State tomorrow to take on the Grizzlies in another RMAC dual.