ThunderWolves ready for NCAA West Super Regional Feb. 27-28 in Pueblo

ThunderWolves ready for NCAA West Super Regional Feb. 27-28 in Pueblo

NCAA Division II West Regional Website

PUEBLO, Colo. (February 26, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team has its sights set on nationals, as the squad is set to host the 2015 NCAA Division II Wrestling West Super Regional Feb. 27-28 at Massari Arena.

One Pack wrestler from each weight class will be placed into a bracket Thursday evening and on Friday begin their quest to finish in the top four to advance to the NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Missouri March 13-14.

The 14 teams that comprise the West Region will practice Thursday at Massari Arena. The first session begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the first and second rounds of the championship and consolation brackets and concludes Saturday with the championship matches beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets will be available at Massari Arena or online (discounted prices not available online). Click HERE to purchase online.

For those unable to attend, live stats and live video of each match will be available on trackwrestling.com and by clicking HERE

For the entire schedule and ticket information, please visit the tournament central website HERE.

CSU-Pueblo Regional Lineup

125 – Alex Baca (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) owns a 4-9 record this season. He went 4-5 in duals and 3-3 in RMAC. He totaled 12 takedowns.
133 – Eric Hughes (Sr., Bolivar, Mo.) enters the regional ranked No. 8 in the nation at 133. He was named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Second Team Wednesday after posting a 5-0 record in conference duals. He owns an overall record of 12-6 with four falls and is expected to earn a top four seed in the regional. He totaled 22 takedowns this season.
141 – Tim Urenda (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) posted a 23-6 record with a team-best eight falls. He went 9-3 (one pin) in duals and recorded a 3-1 record in RMAC duals. Urenda was named RMAC Wrestler of the Week Dec. 9. He totaled 24 takedowns, a team-high 10 three-point near-falls and is expected to be ranked in the top four in the region.
149 – Dillon Karajanis (Sr., Cheyenne, Wyo.) went 20-12 with two falls in his lone season with the Pack. He was 6-5 in duals (2-2 in RMAC) and totaled 24 takedowns.
157 – Steven Kelly (So., Parker, Colo.) finished with a 14-14 overall record and one pin. In 16 dual matches he went 7-9 (one fall), which included a 3-4 mark in RMAC duals. He ranked second on the team in takedowns with 30.
165 – JaCobi Jones (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) was named RMAC Freshman of the Year and All-RMAC First Team Wednesday. He compiled an 18-7 overall record with four falls in his freshman season. He recorded a perfect 5-0 record with one fall in RMAC duals. The Omaha, Nebraska native totaled a team-best 41 takedowns. Jones won his first collegiate event, as he went 4-0 at the DoubleTree Open Nov. 8. He finished second at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Holiday Inn Open Nov. 22. Jones is expected to earn a top three spot in the regional bracket.
174 – Steven Ullman (So., Arvada, Colo.) went 8-13 overall with one pin, but posted a .500 record in duals at 7-7 (one pin). He ranked third on the team in takedowns with 29 and totaled five near-falls (three, three-pointers).
184 – Riley Argyle (Sr., Jerome, Idaho) went 6-9 in his second season with the ThunderWolves, but finished five of his six victories by pinning his opponent. He went 3-5 (three falls) in duals and 1-3 (one pin) in conference.
197 – Anthony Ball (So., Vista, Calif.) wrestled mostly at 184 this season, but battled at 197 in three of his final five matches. In all he went 9-13 with seven pins to finish second on the team. Ball went 4-5 in duals (two falls).
HWT – Niko Bogojevic (Sr., Superior, Wis.) recorded the most wins by a Pack wrestler this season, as he compiled a 24-11 mark. He totaled four falls and added 27 takedowns to rank fifth on the team. Bogojevic went 12-5 (two falls) in duals and 4-3 (one pin) in RMAC. He added nine near-falls (seven two-pointers) and is expected to be ranked in the top half of the heavyweight bracket at regionals.

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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.