COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State University-Pueblo wrestling seniors D'Andre Brumfield (133, Dallas, Texas) and Isaiah Diggs (157, Federal, Wash.) were named Preseason Wrestlers to Watch by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tuesday, as the league office announced its annual preseason information. The ThunderWolves were ranked fifth in the RMAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.
The Pack gathered 28 points and one first-place vote in the poll. Adams State University was picked first with 49 points and the other seven first-place votes. Colorado School of Mines (36 points) was second and Western Colorado University (29 points) and San Francisco State University (29 points) tied for third place.
Last season the ThunderWolves went 11-5 in dual competition, which included a 5-2 mark in RMAC duals. The Pack won all five home duals last season and will have three RMAC home duals in 2019-20. CSU-Pueblo sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Division II Championships and finished tied for 34th. Both Brumfield and Diggs return as national qualifiers last year in their first seasons with the team.
CSU-Pueblo begins the season Nov. 2 at the Cowboy Open, hosted by University of Wyoming. The ThunderWolves will have a home scrimmage Nov. 14 against Otero Junior College beginning at 6 p.m.
PACK WRESTLERS TO WATCH
133 - D'Andre Brumfield - Was seeded No. 2 entering the National Championships and ranked No. 2 nationally in the final regular season poll ... NCAA Division II Super Region VI Champion after going 4-0 with a pin, tech fall and major decision ...Finished with a 25-6 record with three falls ... Went 14-1 with two pins in duals ... Posted a perfect 6-0 record in conference play to earn All-RMAC First Team recognition ... Won 10 straight entering the national championships.
157 - Isaiah Diggs - Finished third at the NCAA Division II Super Region VI Championships with a 3-1 record ... Posted an 11-8 record with one fall ... Went a perfect 7-0 with a fall against RMAC competition to earn All-RMAC First Team recognition.