PUEBLO, Colo. (January 27, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team hosts Western State Colorado University Thursday at 7 p.m. in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual at Massari Arena. Kids in grades K-12 that participate in a local wrestling organization will get in free by wearing clothing from their club or team.
Prior to hosting No. 11 Western State (7-0, 3-0 RMAC), which will include a 50/50 raffle, the ThunderWolves (6-6, 1-2 RMAC) travel to Golden, Colo. Wednesday to battle Colorado School of Mines (4-3, 0-2 RMAC) in a conference dual beginning at 7 p.m.
The ThunderWolves have lost three straight duals, which included a 0-2 RMAC showing last weekend against No. 19 Colorado Mesa University (34-9) and at Chadron State College (26-10). The Pack were short about half of their normal starting wrestlers, but expect to get some of those student-athletes back this week. Senior Niko Bogojevic (Superior, Wis.) is 21-9 with three pins this season at heavyweight.
After winning three straight duals at the Midwest Duals Jan. 17, the Colorado Mines Orediggers fell to San Francisco State 31-7 to cap the duals and start the RMAC dual season 0-1. In a home dual against Cal-Baptist Jan. 23, the Orediggers lost 34-7.
Western State (No. 11 nationally, as of Jan. 14 poll) has won five straight duals and are 3-0 in conference action after defeating San Francisco State University 31-6, Jan. 8, California Baptist University, 33-6, Jan. 10 and Adams State University 43-10, Jan. 22. The Mountaineers tout the No. 2 wrestler in the nation at 174 (as of Jan. 14), in Elliot Copeland.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.