The Colorado Mesa University wrestling team competed on the road on Wednesday night against the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves. The Mavericks came away with a 24-14 and ran their dual match win streak to 11. CMU is now 16-1 on the season in duals and are now 3-0 in RMAC matches.
Jonathon Stelling lost to top ranked 125 pound T-Wolf Jesse Hillhouse in the openeing match 12-3 which might have woken up the Colorado Mesa. The Mavericks followed with two straight pins. Tyler Nelson picked up a pin at 133 pounds over Jacob Haney in 2:21 and Drew Schumann picked up a pin over Adam Ortivez in 5:38 to give CMU a 12-4 lead.
James Martinez and Jon Gappmaier followed them with decision victories at 149 and 157 pounds respectively and gave the Mavericks an 18-4 lead.
The Thunderwolves picked up a major decision win at 165 pounds to cut the Maverick lead to 18-8.
At 174 pounds, Maverick Zak Slotten dropped a 4-3 decision in two overtimes to T-Wolf Ray Hall. The loss was Slotten's second of the season and only his first against a non-Maverick (His only other loss was to Nick Petersen). The Mavericks led 18-11 after the match.
Back-to-Back wins by Nick Petersen and Jordan Passehl put the dual out of reach heading to the night's final match.
Paco Retana and Niko Bogojevic squared off in the final bout of the night and didnt disappoint. Retana and Bogojevic were knotted at 1-1 and headed to overtime. Bogojevic scored a takedown in the extra period to pick up the 3-1 win.
Colorado Mesa will be back in action Thursday night when they take on Division I Northern Colorado in Brownson Arena at 7:00pm. Thursday night's match will be 'Throwback Night' and everyone is invited out to cheer on the Mavericks as they look to extend their school record win streak.
125 Jesse Hillhouse (CSU-Pueblo) dec. Jonathon Stelling (Colorado Mesa) 12-3
133 Tyler Nelson (Colorado Mesa) pinned Jacob Haney (CSU-Pueblo) 2:21
141 Drew Schumann (Colorado Mesa) pinned Adam Ortivez (CSU-Pueblo) 5:38
149 James Martinez (Colorado Mesa) dec. Jimmy Chase (CSU-Pueblo) 8-2
157 Jon Gappmaier (Colorado Mesa) dec. Nick Stahler (CSU-Pueblo) 2-0
165 Trevor Grant (CSU-Pueblo) dec. Tyler Miles (Colorado Mesa) 12-0
174 Ray Hall (CSU-Pueblo) dec. Zak Slotten (Colorado Mesa) 4-3
184 Nick Peterson (Colorado Mesa) dec. Adam Carey (CSU-Pueblo) 6-1
197 Jordan Passehl (Colorado Mesa) dec. Chris Frisbie (CSU-Pueblo) 4-0
285 Niko Bogojevic (CSU-Pueblo) dec. Francisco Retana (Colorado Mesa) 3-1