Current and former Pack wrestlers set to compete at 2015 Asics Open Wrestling Championships

Current and former Pack wrestlers set to compete at 2015 Asics Open Wrestling Championships


PUEBLO, Colo. (May 7, 2015) – Current and former Colorado State University-Pueblo student-athletes will compete at USA Wrestling's 2015 Asics Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 7-9, with the hope of qualifying for the 2015 U.S. World Team Trials.

At the event, the top five place winners at each weight class will qualify for the world team trials. This year, the U.S. World Team Trials for Junior and Senior Freestyle will be held together at the Alliant Energy Center from June 12-14 in Madison. Wisconsin.

The U.S. Senior Open offers athletes who compete in Men's Freestyle, Women's Freestyle and Greco-Roman. 

The U.S. Open also offers 17-20-year-olds a chance to compete in Men's Freestyle and Greco-Roman at the Junior National Championships – UWW Age Group.  These young athletes have a chance to qualify for the Final U.S. World Team Trials in the UWW Junior Division.

Current CSU-Pueblo student-athletes include 2015 All-American JaCobi Jones (So., Omaha, Neb.), who will be competing at 79 KG/174 pounds in the junior freestyle division. Also in the junior division will be Kyle Fantin (Jr., Cave Creek, Ariz.) at 66 KG/145.5 pounds and signee Kyle Bateman (Fr., Sandy, Ore.) at 79 KG/174.

Marcus Finau (So., Ewa Beach, Hawaii) will be in the senior division at Greco 98 KG. Jacob Mitchell (Sr., Portland, Ore.) will wrestle at Greco 130 KG and free style 125 KG.

Former Pack athletes include:

Niko Bogojevic (2012-15) – Greco 130 KG

Patrick Carey (2009-11) – Greco 98 KG

Ray Hall (2012-14, current assistant coach) – Greco 85 KG and Men's Free Style 86 KG

Live results can be found at or by following the direct links above.

The CSU-Pueblo wrestling team sent three student-athletes to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and finished tied for 26th, which was tied for third among Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams. The Pack hosted the 2015 NCAA West Super Regional and finished sixth of 14 teams, third out of their RMAC counterparts. The ThunderWolves posted an 8-9 overall record in dual matches, which included a 3-4 conference mark.

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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.