LAS VEGAS, N.M. (GoThunderWolves.com – Feb. 12, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves capped the dual meet portion of the season in style, posting a resounding 32-3 victory at New Mexico Highlands, Wednesday night at the Cowboys' Wilson Complex.
The Pack won each of the first seven to build an insurmountable 26-0 lead and claimed victory in nine of the ten matches overall.
Eric Hughes (Jr., Bolivar, Mo.) claimed the dual's only pin at 133 pounds, needing just one minute and seven seconds to take out the Cowboys' Tre Humphrey. 174-pounder Trevor Grant (Sr., Winnemucca, Nev.), who remained in the No. 7 spot in the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association rankings that were released earlier in the day, also claimed a bonus-point win, taking a 22-7 technical fall victory over Easton Hargrave.
The ThunderWolves finish the dual-meet season with a 4-8 overall record and went 2-4 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action. NMHU, coached by former Pack coach Doug Moses, fell to 5-5 overall and to 1-5 in RMAC duals.
The ThunderWolves will next compete at the NCAA West Regional/RMAC Championships on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in Grand Junction, Colo. The top three finishers in each weight class at that tournament will advance to the Mar. 14-15 NCAA Division II National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.
125 Tim Urenda (CSUP) won be decision vs. Erick Rangel (NMHU), 8-2. CSUP 3-0
133 Eric Hughes (CSUP) won by fall vs. Tre Humphrey (NMHU), 1:07. CSUP 9-0
141 Jimmy Chase (CSUP) won by decision vs. Dan Gaylor (NMHU), 5-3. CSUP 12-0.
149 Justin Gonzales (CSUP) won by decision vs. Pierce Stowman (NMHU), 2-0. CSUP 15-0.
157 Ray Hall (CSUP) won by decision vs. Jesse Martinez (NMHU), 10-6. CSUP 18-0.
165 Matt Addington (CSUP) won by decision vs. Juan Alvarado (NMHU), 5-2. CSUP 21-0.
174 #7 Trevor Grant (CSUP) tech falls vs. Easton Hargrave (NMHU), 7:00 22-7. CSUP 26-0.
184 Igor Gomzin (NMHU) won by decision vs, Augie DeSantis (CSUP), 6-2. CSUP 26-3.
197 Riley Argyle (CSUP) won by decision vs. Justin Rockhill (NMHU), 12-10. CSUP 29-3.
285 Niko Bogojevic (CSUP) won by decision vs. Cody Marquez (NMHU), 5-2. CSUP won 32-3.