Top-ranked Central Oklahoma makes its first home appearance in more than two months Sunday when the Bronchos host NCAA Division II rival Colorado State-Pueblo for a 2 p.m. dual at Hamilton Field House.
UCO is 6-1 on the season after having a 25-match winning streak snapped in last Saturday’s 19-16 loss to No. 3 St. Cloud State in the NWCA Division II National Duals finals. The Thunderwolves are also 6-1.
It’s the first home dual for the Bronchos since a season-opening 30-3 rout of Northern State on Nov. 4. UCO has three more home matches on tap and will also host the NCAA Division II Regional IV Tournament Feb. 26.
“We’re glad to finally be home again and are looking forward to wrestling in front of our fans,” said seventh-year head coach Todd Steidley. “This should be a good dual. Pueblo has a solid lineup and they’ve beaten some good teams this year.
“The guys have worked hard this week. We lost a tough match to St. Cloud in Louisville and that’s been a good motivator for us. We know there’s still a lot of work to do to get where we want to be.”
The Bronchos go to Kearney, Neb. next week to meet Western Colorado and No. 22 Chadron State in the Midwest Duals, then are back home Jan. 26 to host No. 14 Fort Hays State.