COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 9, 2014) – Colorado State University-Pueblo junior wrestler Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) has been named Rocky Mountain Atheltic Conference Wrestler of the Week, announced by the league office Tuesday.
The award is the first of Urenda's career, while it marks the first for CSU-Pueblo this season and since Feb. 12, 2013 when Jesse Hillhouse earned his third weekly honor of the 2012-13 sesaon.
Urenda won at 141 to guide the Pack wrestling team at the Bob Smith Open Sunday. After receiving a bye in the first round, Urenda pinned Fort Hays State University's Nathan Toft at 1:15. A 10-4 decision advanced the junior to the semifinals where he edged Noah Killip, also of FHSU, 6-5. Urenda wrestled Dustu Hone of Oklahoma State University (unattached) in the finals and won by another one-point margin at 4-3.
The victory was the second of the season for a CSU-Pueblo wrestler at an open tournament, as freshman JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) won at 165 at the DoubleTree Open, Nov. 8, while it was the first for a CSU-Pueblo wrestler at the Bob Smith/FHSU Open since reinstating the program in 2008.
For the complete RMAC release, click HERE.
The ThunderWolves conclude the 2014 calendar year with a rematch dual versus Western Wyoming Community College Dec. 13. The Pack will travel to Rocksprings, Wyoming for the match after hosting the Mustangs Nov. 14 and winning, 21-20.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.