OKLAHOMA CITY (February 7, 2015) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team capped the 2014-15 regular season with a 21-13 loss at Oklahoma City University Saturday. The ThunderWolves finished the dual season 8-9 overall and now turn their attention to hosting the NCAA Division II West Super Regional Feb. 27-28 at Massari Arena.
The Pack owned a 7-3 lead through the first three matches, as the senior Eric Hughes (Bolivar, Mo.) recorded the only major decision of the dual for either team with a win at 133, 16-8. Junior Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) followed at 141 and posted a 9-2 victory to put the ThunderWolves ahead.
After losing the next two matches and facing a 9-7 deficit through five, CSU-Pueblo lost three of the next four bouts by just one point.
Senior heavyweight Niko Bogojevic (Superior, Wis.) picked up six team points when OKU forfeited the final match of the dual, moving the final score to 21-13.
Hughes wrapped his senior season with a 12-6 (four pins) record, which included a 9-4 dual record and a perfect 4-0 mark in RMAC play. Urenda capped the season 23-6 (eight pins) with a 9-3 (one pin) mark in duals and a perfect 3-0 record in conference. Bogojevic was 24-11 (four pins) overall and 12-5 (two pins) in dual matches.
Other notable performers this season to watch in the regional are freshman JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) and senior Dillon Karajanis (Cheyenne, Wyo.). Jones went 18-7 (four pins) in his first collegiate season. He finished with a 7-4 (two pins) dual record and also was perfect in league duals, going 4-0 (one pin). Karajanis went 20-12 (two pins) overall and in dual bouts posted a 6-5 record.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.