PUEBLO, Colo. (February 6, 2018) - Coming off a runner-up performance at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, the No. 5 Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling team will conclude the dual season Feb. 7-12 with two road contests. The final home dual has been canceled, which was set for Feb. 10 versus Chadron State College.
The ThunderWolves begin the week Wednesday when they travel to Colorado School of Mines for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Orediggers. Saturday the Pack were set to welcome the Eagles for the final home dual, but CSC, unfortunately, was forced to forfeit the dual. CSU-Pueblo will close the dual season Monday, Feb. 12 when they travel to New Mexico Highlands University for a 6 p.m. start.
The ThunderWolves are 6-6 in dual competition with a 4-1 record against RMAC foes. The ThunderWolves crowned four RMAC Champions at the league tournament Saturday and added four more who placed in the top six to finish second as a team. No. 2 JaCobi Jones (Sr., Omaha, Neb.) earned his fourth RMAC Championship to become the fourth member of the RMAC all-time to gather four conference championships. Earning their first league titles were Josiah Seaton (Jr., Bonner Springs, Kan.) at 125, No. 1 JaVaughn Perkins (So., Omaha, Neb.) at 184 and Cody Johnson (Sr., Broken Arrow, Okla.) at heavyweight. The four champions marked the second most by the ThunderWolves in one season, behind only the 1985 team who gathered five. Also reaching the podium was No. 7 PT Garcia (Jr., Denver, Colo.), who was third.
Mines hosts the Pack with a 9-2 dual record, 3-2 mark against RMAC competition and a perfect 5-0 home record. The Orediggers were eighth at the RMAC Championships and had seven wrestlers finish in the top six, but none in the top three. Jake Stogdill (125) and Jake Woods (133) were the team's top placers at fourth.
NMHU is 1-2 in RMAC duals and finished sixth at the RMAC Championships. The Cowboys had six wrestlers finish in the top six, which included a runner-up finish for Logan Pine at 141 and a third place medal for Reis Humphrey at 149.
Probable CSU-Pueblo Lineup
125 - Josiah Seaton (Jr, Bonner Springs, Kan., Overall: 12-13, 3 falls)
133 - #7 PT Garcia (Jr., Denver, Colo., Overall: 10-4, 5 falls)
141 - Tanner Kuketz (So., Granbury, Texas, Overall: 8-14, 7 falls)
149 - Jared Mestas (Sr., Pueblo, Colo., Overall: 11-13, 4 falls)
157 - Kyle Fantin (Sr., Cave Creek, Ariz., Overall: 12-8, 3 falls)
165 - #2 JaCobi Jones (Sr., Omaha, Neb., Overall: 15-2, 3 falls)
174 - Preston Lauterbach (Jr., Bellevue, Neb., Overall: 10-7, 6 falls)
184 - #1 JaVaughn Perkins (So., Omaha, Neb., Overall: 7-2, 1 falls)
197 - Donavon Rincon (Fr., Pueblo, Colo., Overall: 7-22, 4 falls)
HWT - Cody Johnson (Sr., Broken Arrow, Okla., Overall: 15-8, 8 falls)
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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.