GOLDEN, Colo. (January 28, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team earned a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual victory Wednesday at Colorado School of Mines. The ThunderWolves jumped out to a 12-0 lead, en route to a 28-19 win.
The Pack used three pins to improve to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in league play, while the Orediggers dropped to 4-4 overall and 0-3 in RMAC duals.
Junior Alex Baca (Pueblo, Colo.) recorded his second consecutive win at 125 with a 7-3 decision to set the tone for the first three matches. Senior Eric Hughes (Bolivar, Mo.) recorded his third fall of the season at 3:40, while junior Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) returned after missing last week's matches and won by a 6-5 decision.
The Pack lost the next two matches and led 12-7, but a pin by freshman JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) at 165 in the third period (5:48) and a major decision victory for sophomore Steven Ullman (Arvada, Colo.) at 175 lifted the ThunderWolves' lead to 22-7.
Back-to-back pins by the Orediggers made it a 22-19 dual with only the heavyweights left to battle. Senior Niko Bogojevic (Superior, Wis.) quickly pinned any momentum Colorado Mines had with a first-period fall at 1:50.
Both Jones, who also returned from injury, and Bogojevic posted their second dual pins of the season.
The ThunderWolves will host No. 5 Western State Colorado University (7-0, 3-0 RMAC) Thursday in a 7 p.m. 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. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.