Charles adds Pueblo-native Mestas to 2016-17 roster

Charles adds Pueblo-native Mestas to 2016-17 roster

PUEBLO, Colo. (June 10, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Head Wrestling Coach Dax Charles has added Pueblo-native Jared Mestas to the 2016-17 roster.

Mestas was a two-time 3A State Champion at Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School before heading to NCAA Division II Lindenwood University.

The addition of Mestas make eight commitments to the CSU-Pueblo wrestling program next season.

141/149 - Jared Mestas (Jr., 5-6, Pueblo, Colo., Dolores Huerta Prep, Lindenwood University) 

2015-16 (Lindenwood): Posted an 11-15 record (4-8 dual record) at 141 ... Totaled four technical falls, two major decisions and two pin falls ... Finished second at the MIAA Tournament ... Placed fourth at the UCM Open. 

2014-15 (Lindenwood): Went 15-10 for the Lions as a freshman (attached and unattached) ... Wrestled at 133, 141 and 149 during the season ... Finished second at the Maryville Kaufman-Brand Open at 133 ... Capped the home meet, Joe Parisi Open, in fourth place ... Wrestled at 149 at the MIAA Tournament and finished fourth.

Dolores Huerta Prep: Two-time high school All-American ... Two-time 3A Colorado State Champion ... Placed at state three times.

Personal: Son of Joe and Gloria Mestas ... Proposed business administration major at CSU-Pueblo.


The ThunderWolves finished 12th at the NCAA Division II National Championships and raised the hand of three All-Americans.

The team ranking of 12th was the best since the program re-start in 2008 (previous best was fifth in 2001). The three All-Americans was also a program-best since 2008 (six in 2001).

The All-Americans included Jacob Mitchell (Jr., Portland, Ore.), who was fifth at heavyweight, Tarrence Williams (Jr., Portland, Ore.) at 174 (seventh) and JaCobi Jones (So., Omaha, Neb.). Mitchell was the NCAA Super Region Four Champion, while Jones won at 157 at the RMAC Championships.


As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.