GREELEY, Colo. (November 15, 2014) – Senior Niko Bogojevic (Superior, Wis.) finished second at heavyweight Saturday at the Northern Colorado Open to guide the Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team.
Six ThunderWolves wrestlers earned a sixth-place finish or better, guided by Bogojevic.
The senior heavyweight won by decision, 7-3 in his first match, then earned a fall against the same opponent he faced the evening before in Dylan Sackett of Western Wyoming Community College. He moved through the next rounds with a win by decision (7-1) and by tie breaker (TB-2 5-3) to reach the final. He battled host Brian Macchioe of Northern Colorado to a close 2-1 decision, but had to settle for second.
Junior Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) and freshman JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) both finished fourth in their respective weight classes. Urenda went 5-2 at 141, as he won his first two matches (decision, 4-2 and fall, 2:33) before losing in sudden victory and moving to the consolation bracket. Urenda won his next three matches (two by falls) to reach the third-place match were he suffered a fall at 6:59 to Beau Blackham of Colorado Mesa University.
After receiving a bye in the first round, Jones went 3-2. He won his first two matches by decisions (4-1 and 3-1) before suffering a major decision loss. He rebounded with a 4-2 decision, but lost in the third-place match to Calvin Ochs of Colby Community College by fall at 6:52.
Senior Dillon Karajanis (Cheyenne, Wyo.) went 3-2 at 149 to finish sixth, as he won his first three matches by decisions before losing his last two (decision and fall at 6:27).
Junior Alejandro Chambers (Orland, Calif.) posted a 2-2 record, wrestling unattached at 174 to finish sixth. He earned a bye and then pinned his next two opponents (2:22 and 6:59) before falling in his last two matches by a major decision and technical fall.
Finally, freshman Beau Henson (Canyon, Texas) went 3-2, wrestling unattached at 197 to finish sixth. He pinned his first opponent at 2:32, but fell by major decision in his next match. Henson rebounded with a fall at 5:10, then a major decision of his own, 15-3. He lost his final match to Morgan Rieder of Wyoming by fall at 1:00.
The ThunderWolves travel to Kearney, Nebraska Nov. 22 for the Nebraska Kearney Holiday Inn Open.