Wednesday home dual canceled; Scheduled to host Central Oklahoma Thursday


PUEBLO, Colo. (February 2, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling has canceled its nonconference dual with Oklahoma City University scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3 due to weather and travel conditions. The ThunderWolves are still scheduled to host University of Central Oklahoma Thursday at Massari Arena beginning at 7 p.m.

The 19th-ranked Pack will wrap the 2015-16 home dual season Thursday against Super Region Four-foe UCO. CSU-Pueblo was ranked fourth in the Jan. 26 regional rankings, while the Bronchos owned the seventh spot.

Thursday is also scheduled to be senior day for three Pack wrestlers. 

The ThunderWolves are coming off a tied for fourth place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships Sunday, where sophomore JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) was crowned RMAC Champion at 157.

Jones ranks fourth nationally and first in the region with a 19-7 record and five falls. He posted two major decisions to reach the championship bout where he won by a 12-9 decision.

Junior Tarrence Williams (Portland, Ore.) finished second at 174 at the conference championships, as he suffered a 7-5 decision loss, his first of the season, in the final match. He owns a 7-1 record in his first season with the Pack.

Junior Jacob Mitchell (Portland, Ore.) also suffered his first defeat of the season in the RMAC Championship match, as he lost a 5-2 decision. Of his 10 victories, eight have been by the result of a fall.  

Both Mitchell and Williams are first in the region, while senior Tim Urenda (Pueblo, Colo.) is sixth at 149. He finished fourth at the RMAC Championships. At 125, junior AJ Salazar (Leadville, Colo.) is sixth in Super Region Four. He was sixth at the championships Sunday.

CSU-Pueblo is 2-7 in duals this season, while Central Oklahoma owns a 10-5 mark in dual competition.

The Bronchos are receiving votes in the national poll and have six wrestlers ranked regionally in, Zac D'Amico (5th - 125), Josh Ailey (5th - 141), Spence Rutherford (4th - 149), Daniel Carrillo (5th - 165), Brock Warren (6th - 184) and Kyle Factor (4th - 285).

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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.