Wrestling adds two for 2016-17 season

Wrestling adds two for 2016-17 season

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 31, 2016) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team added two junior college transfers for the 2016-17 season. The ThunderWolves welcome Clay Archer (Broken Arrow, Okla,) and welcome back Cody Johnson (Broken Arrow, Okla.). Johnson wrestled for the Pack out of high school in 2011-12.  

149 - Clay Archer (Jr., 5-11, Broken Arrow, Okla., Broken Arrow HS, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)

2015-16 (NEOA&M): Earned All-American accolades following a fourth place finish at NJCCA Nationals.

2012 - 13 (Labette): Member of the 2013 NJCAA National Championship Team at Labette ... Competed exclusively in open tournaments at 141 lbs ... Went 7-5 on the year ... His only placing came at the OCU Open where he went 4-2 enroute to a 4th place finish. 

Broken Arrow High School: Attend Broken Arrow HS where he was a member of four team titles ... Placed at the Oklahoma Class 6A Tournament his senior year 132 lbs. (2012) ... Finished his prep career with a 122-30 record. 

"Clay put in the work this summer to join our team, said CSU-Pueblo Head Wrestling Coach Dax Charles. "I look forward to his leadership and we have high expectations for him."

Personal: Is the son of Chris and Athena Archer … Has two siblings Stephen and Ronnie … A recreation major at CSU-Pueblo.

184/197 – Cody Johnson (Jr., 6-2, Broken Arrow, Okla., Broken Arrow HS, Labette CC)

2012-13 (Labette CC): Placed second and earned All-American Honors at NJCCA Nationals … Helped lead the Cardinals to national title.

2011-12 (CSU-Pueblo): Recorded a 16-17 overall record and 7-12 division record at 197 for the Pack as a true freshman ... Totalled five pins and two major decision victories.

Broken Arrow High School: Helped the Tigers of Broken Arrow HS win three state championships … Won two state titles during junior and senior seasons and placed third his sophomore year … An all-state selection.

Personal: Is the son of Cory Johnson and Gina Johnson Graybar … Has three siblings: Ryan, Grant and Kacee ... A business administration major at CSU-Pueblo.

"I'm excited to see Cody back at CSU-Pueblo after attaining a national runner up at Labette Community College," Charles said. "I believe Cody is a new man and we are expecting him to be at the podium at the end of the year."


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.