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

13 Feb 2017

 CSU - Pueblo staff - 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.

184: JaVaughn Perkins (CSUP) over Willy Cogdill (CHST) (TF 17-0 3:31) 197: Cody Johnson (CSUP) over Matthew Kindler (CHST) (Dec 11-7) 285: Cooper Cogdill (CHST) over Augustine DeSantis (CSUP) (Dec 5-2) 125: Brandon Kile (CHST) over Josiah Seaton (CSUP) (Dec 5-4) 133: Paul Garcia (CSUP) over Taylor Summers (CHST) (Dec 6-0) 141: Jared Mestas (CSUP) over Luke Zeiger (CHST) (SV-1 9-7) 149: Clay Archer (CSUP) over Sean Glasgow (CHST) (Fall 6:59) 157: Kyle Fantin (CSUP) over Johnny Porter (CHST) (Dec 8-2) 165: JaCobi Jones (CSUP) over Reed Burgener (CHST) (Fall 2:18) 174: Chance Helmick (CHST) over Kyle Bateman (CSUP) (Dec 7-2)