Pack wrestling Thursday home dual promotions and weekly preview

Photo: Jessica Rein

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. 

Live Stats at Mines
Live Stats vs Western State
Live Video vs Western State

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.

Projected Lineup for the ThunderWolves

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. 

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