Jones leads the Pack at DoubleTree Open Saturday

Jones leads the Pack at DoubleTree Open Saturday


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (Brownson Arena) – Freshman JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) won at 165 to guide the Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling squad at the DoubleTree Open, Saturday. The event was hosted by Colorado Mesa University at Brownson Arena in Grand Junction, Colo.

Jones used three decisions, including one major decision, to reach the finals were he won a 3-1 decision versus Brandon Supernaw, who was wrestling unattached for Western State Colorado University.

Jones had the lone win for the Pack in their first event of the 2014-15 season, but the ThunderWolves did tout a second place finish, two third place crowns, a fourth place finish and a fifth place finish.

Junior Allen Emmons (Cameron Park, Calif.) wrestled his way to the finals at 174 with two decisions and a fall (4:30). He lost in a 6-0 decision to Jose Cruz of Embry Riddle University.

Junior Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) and senior Dillon Karajanis (Cheyenne, Wyo.) each won their final match at their respective weight classes.

Urenda won his first match at 141 by a fall at 2:57, but lost his next match to move to the consolation side of the bracket. He used a 6-0 decision, a 12-4 major decision and a fall (6:43) to advance to the third place match. He only needed the first period to defeat Matthew Ontiveros from Utah Valley University in a fall (2:14). 

Karajanis won his first two matches at 149 by 4-2 and 5-4 decisions, respectfully, before losing by a fall to the eventual bracket winner. He used a fall at 2:25 to advance to the third place match and won by a 6-3 decision versus Shawn Beriger of Western State.

The final two top five finishes came at the top end of the weight classes, as senior Riley Argyle (Jerome, Idaho) finished fourth at 197, as he had to forfeit the third place match. To reach the match, he won his first match in a 4-3 decision and second match by fall at 1:26. 

Finally at heavyweight, senior Niko Bogojevic (Superior, Wis.) finished fifth. After losing his first match, Bogojevic won in a 9-2 decision and a 12-0 major decision before losing 4-0 to reach the fifth place match. He earned the win in his final match by fall at 6:07. 

The ThunderWolves will host their first dual of the season Nov. 14 in a 6 p.m. contest versus Western Wyoming Community College. The event will be held at the Pueblo County High School beginning at 6 p.m. The Pack then travel to the Northern Colorado Open Nov. 15.


As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.