Bateman guides No. 21 Pack to 3-1 day at UNK Midwest Duals

Bateman guides No. 21 Pack to 3-1 day at UNK Midwest Duals

RESULTS

KEARNEY, Neb. (January 14, 2017) - Senior Kyle Bateman (174, Sandy, Ore.) posted a 4-0 record to lift the No. 21 Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team to a 3-1 day at the Midwest Duals, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Saturday. The ThunderWolves earned victories against two nationally ranked opponents.

The Pack (5-3 in duals) defeated Southwest Minnesota State University 26-12, then upset No. 7 Northern State University by the score of 26-14. CSU-Pueblo followed that by defeating No. T-18 Augustana College 30-11. The Pack finished the day losing to No. 12 Cal-Baptist University, 26-9.

Bateman guided three other Pack wrestlers who recorded an undefeated effort. He posted a major win and two decisions before upsetting No. 9 Nolan Kistler of Cal-Baptist by a 6-3 decision.

At 125, Josiah Seaton (So., Bonner Springs, Kan.) went 3-0 on all decision victories. He won by the scores of 5-2, 8-3 and 7-1. Ranked No. 3 nationally, junior JaCobi Jones (Omaha, Neb.) went 2-0 at 165. He won by a major decision, 13-3 and a narrow 3-1 decision. Finally, Kenny Cleveland (Jr., Owasso, Okla.) wrestled just once, but made the best of it as he recorded a first period pin (1:30) of No. 8 Michael Lowman from Augustana.

Five other wrestlers recorded at least two wins, which included No. 11 Kyle Fantin's (R-So., Crave Creek, Ariz.) 2-1 record at 157 with two decision wins. Heavyweight Augie DeSantis (R-Jr., Escondido, Calif.) was 2-1 with a major decision and a 7-2 win. Levi Maes (R-So., Englewood, Colo.) was 2-1 at 133, which included a fall at 3:39 against SMSU.

The Pack will open their home portion of the schedule Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. when Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa University. It is Youth Wrestling Night at Massari Arena and all youth wearing club or school gear will be admitted for free.

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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.