Garcia posts upset to guide Pack in dual season finale win at CSC

Garcia posts upset to guide Pack in dual season finale win at CSC


CHADRON, Neb. (February 11, 2017) - PT Garcia (R-So., Denver, Colo.) recorded his second upset victory of the week Saturday to help guide the No. 13 Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team to a 29-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference win at Chadron State College. The Pack wrapped the dual season with an 11-5 record, 5-2 in league play.

The ThunderWolves won seven of the 10 bouts and totaled two pins and a tech fall.

Garcia won 6-0 at 133 against No. 6 Taylor Summers, just two days after heading to Adams State University and downing No. 7 Martin Ramirez (9-5). He will head to the NCAA Super Region Four Championships with a 12-4 record.

No. 4 JaCobi Jones (Jr., Omaha, Neb.) recorded his fifth fall at 165 this season with a first period pin at 2:18. At 149, Clay Archer (R-So., Broken Arrow, Okla.) trailed 8-5 in his bout, but pulled out a last second pin at 6:59. 

No. 4 JaVaughn Perkins (R-Fr., Omaha, Neb.) produced a technical fall at 184 to get the dual started. His 17-0 win scored five points for the Pack and was followed by a 11-7 decision win for Cody Johnson (Jr., Broken Arrow, Okla.) at 197.

The Eagles won the next two bouts by decision and after four matches the Pack lead was 8-6.

CSU-Pueblo won the next five bouts, as Garcia's win, then a Jared Mestas (Jr., Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.) sudden victory decision (9-7) at 141 gave the Pack a 14-6 lead.

Kyle Fantin (R-So., Crave Creek, Ariz.) mixed in an 8-2 decision win between Archer and Jones' pin falls and the Pack were ahead 29-6 headed to the last bout.

The ThunderWolves now have two weeks to prepare for the region championships, hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., Feb. 24-25.The top four finishers from each weight class will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala. March 10-11.


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