TABLE OF CONTENTS Western State Colorado University Profile ................ 2 Mountaineer Staff Directory ...................................... 5 Paul Wright Gym ....................................................... 7 Corporate and Memorial Scholarships....................... 8 Mountaineer Coaching Staff ............................... 11-12 Western State roster, schedule and lineup ................ 15 Adams State roster, schedule and lineup ................. 16
WRESTLING CSU-Pueblo, roster, schedule and lineup................. 18 Mountaineers - A John Nelson poem ....................... 20 National Rankings and RMAC Standings ............... 21 Mountaineer Athletic Association .......................24-25 Mountaineer 50th Anniversary ................................ 26 Mountaineer 50-Year Club....................................... 27 Rules for Boosters .................................................... 32
A Western wrestler win his match on Jan. 24 against Chadron State College. Western won the dual, 23-13. Photo courtesy of Delaney Adrian.
Western FIGHT SONG
The Adams State and CSU-Pueblo dual game program was produced by the Western Sports Information Office for the purpose of educating and informaing fans. Layout and content produced by Sports Information Director Garrett Finke. Photography by Finke, Sean Condon, Sandy Frankum and Delaney Adrian. Adams State information provided by Adams State Sports Information Director Nick Schmidt. CSU-Pueblo information provided by CSU-Pueblo Sports Information Director Chris Day.
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A new $30 million recreation center and fieldhouse is presently under construction on Western’s campus.
Western State Colorado University, the highest four-year institution of higher learning in the United States at 7,703 feet above sea level, opened its doors to students 102 years ago this fall and celebrated a century of educating educators two academic years ago. Western is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with academic programs that take advantage of the natural laboratory that surrounds campus. The college has the only college-based Mountain Rescue Team in the nation and is consistently ranked by National Geographic and Fly Rod and Reel Magazine as one of the top colleges for students to experience outdoor recreation. Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Monarch Mountain are both within an hour drive of campus for winter sports, and Hartman Rocks features a range of activites in the summer. The City of Gunnison hosted the start of the “Queen’s Stage” of the USA Pro Cycling Tour, which several international cycling experts called one of the toughest stages to receive certification. The Mountaineers have maintained one of the top small college athletic programs in the nation, with the fourthhighest average in the history of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. With 89 RMAC championships, 105 individual national championships and 15 national team championships, the Mountaineers have been building “Champions Out of Thin Air” since the college opened in 1911. The programs have maintained one of the top graduation rates in Division II when compared to the student body, with several programs outpacing the national average many times over.
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PAUL WRIGHT GYM
Built in 1951 and renovated several times since, Paul Wright Gym boasts a capacity of 1,800 spectators. At 7,728 feet above sea level, the facility is the highest collegiate gym in the world. The Mountaineer wrestling team has won more than 80 percent of its home duals over the last 10 seasons, and have won seven of their last nine duals coming into the duals against Adams State and CSU-Pueblo. Western has posted a winning record at home in nine of the last ten seasons. In 1960, the current swimming pool was added to the facility. In 1965, the wrestling room was added on the east side to help support the back-to-back college division national championship teams of 1963 and 1964. In 1998, a major 40,000 square foot renovation was completed that added a 2,500 square foot weight room and a locker facility for visiting teams and the Western State student body. Along with the south addition, six classrooms were included that allowed the Recreation and Exercise Science Department to conduct all its classes in one building. After the 1998 renovation, the Mountaineer Sports Hall of Fame Room was completed with meeting facilities and trophy cases in 1999.
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The building is 2014........................................ 3-1 named after Paul 2013........................................ 6-2 W. Wright, who 2012........................................ 5-2 spent 38 years as 2011 ........................................ 7-2 a professor, coach 2010........................................ 6-0 and administrator 2009.....................................7-1-1 at Western State. 2008........................................ 6-1 He also served as 2007........................................ 8-1 judge and mayor 2006........................................ 4-0 in Gunnison and 2005.....................................2-3-1 was instrumental 2004........................................ 4-0 in establishing skiing as an NCAA sport.
In 2008, a new gym floor and retractable baskets were installed. New bleachers were installed in 2005. The facility is undergoing major renovations with the new fieldhouse and recreation center being added to the southwest portion of the building. The facility will feature a regular 200-meter track for collegiate and high school meets, expanded office areas for the Mountaineer athletic department, a new weight training facility, an additional training room, a new High Altitude Performance Lab and a student recreation facility on the south end of the building. The project 7
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2013-14 ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PAUL W. WRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Lane Stuht-Senior-Football-Business Administration-Loveland, CO E.J. Kreis-Senior-Football-Exercise & Sport Science-Los Angeles, CA Tara Richardson-Senior-Cross Country/Track-Exercise & Sport Science/Biology-Wiggins, CO WILLIAM CHARLESWORTH MEMORIAL (Math & Science) Corbin Bennetts-Junior-Wrestling-Biology-Buena Vista, CO RALPH E. PORTER ATHLETIC: Bradey Gasaway-Senior-Football-Psychology/Sociology-New Castle, CO ED RANDALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Education) Chelsey Oeffler-Senior-Cross Country/Track-Interdisciplinary Studies/LA-Evergreen, CO PEDERSON/WRIGHT/BORAH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Zach McGinn-Football-Senior-Psychology-Pueblo, CO RMAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES FOR 2009-10 (Scholarship is awarded for 2010-11) Julie Pack-Junior-Cross Country/Track-Exercise & Sports Science/Sociology-Glendale, AZ Corbin Bennetts-Junior-Wrestling-Biology-Buena Vista, CO ETHEL M. RICE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP Avery Burkholder-Freshman-Volleyball-Biology-Helotes, TX TRACY BORAH MEMORIAL WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP Elliot Copeland-Senior-Wrestling-Politics & Government-Bennett, CO BOB DECKER BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP Jalen Thompson-Freshman-Men’s Basketball-Undeclared-Aurora, CO MCCARTHY/TORPEY MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP George Berling-Senior-Men’s Basketball-Business Admin./Economics-Aurora, CO BUS RIDERS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Vince Delmonico-Junior-Football-Business Admin.-Morrison, CO BUS MYERS MEMORIAL FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Brian Amsberry-Senior-Football-Business Admin.-Littleton, CO Cole Wadsworth-Junior-Football-English-Johnstown, CO KELLY LONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARHSHIP C. J. York-Sophomore-Wrestling-Exercise & Sports Science-Milliken, CO OKIE MARK FOOTBALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Chase Yaeger-Junior-Football-Geology-Riverview, FL MILFORD “MOOSE” EVERSOLE SCHOLARSHIP Jacob Weiss-Junior-Football-Math/Economics-Salida, CO JOHN ROBERTS/JOHNNY SIEVERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Kyle Piatt-Sophomore-Wrestling-History-Olathe, CO BRIAN KIEFER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Jon Cooke-Senior-Men’s Basketball-Business Admin./Economics-Burwood East, Australia KAPPA DELTA MU SCHOLARSHIP Hailey Rehage-Junior-Volleyball-Interdisciplinary Studies/LA-Longmont, CO Jared Mendicino-Sophomore-Football-Sociology-Pueblo, CO KEN MACLENNAN SCHOLARSHIP Dylan Nicholson-Junior-Football-Exercise & Sports Science/Psychology-Sterling, CO MACALLISTER PRESIDENTIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP Corbin Bennetts-Junior-Wrestling-Biology-Buena Vista, CO J.W. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP Sam Mangum-Junior-Wrestling-Business Admin.-McAllen, TX JIM RICHARDS 1954 FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Kalvin Winter-Junior-Football-Business Admin.-Conifer, CO DR. HERBERT J. AND MARIE H. KACZMAREK SCHOLARSHIP Tara Richardson-Senior-Cross Country/Track-Exercise & Sport Science/Biology-Wiggins, CO PAUL AND DOROTHY REID SCHOLARSHIP Chelsey Oeffler-Senior-Cross Country/Track-Interdisciplinary Studies/LA-Evergreen, CO CHAMPION LEADERSHIP & RESPONSIBILITY SCHOLARSHIP Josie Hopkins-Senior-Volleyball-Biology-Villa Park, IL
MILES VAN HEE
Head Coach Miles Van Hee is in his 17th season as head wrestling coach of the Western State Colorado University Mountaineers in 2013. He was the assistant coach at Western from 1993-1997. Last season, Van Hee’s team finished as the second ranked NWCA All-Academic team. In 2004, Van Hee was named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year and has been cited by National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Colorado Chapter as “Colorado College Coach of the Year” on five occasions (2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011), more than any other collegiate coach in Colorado. He’s a three-time RMAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2009, 2010). In 1995, Van Hee was named the Assistant Collegiate Wrestling Coach of the Year for all levels by Wrestling USA Magazine. Van Hee has coached six NCAA Division II National Champions - Shane Carwin (1999), Dave Vondy (2001), Jared Haberman (2004), Adrian Jiron (2004) and Donovan McMahill (2010 and 2011) – 14 NCAA Division II National Finalists, 46 NCAA Division II All-Americans, and 50 NWCA All-Academic wrestlers. Van Hee’s dual record for Western Wrestling is 139-81-5 and his teams have finished in the Top 25 every year and in the top 10 eight times. In 2004, the Mountaineers finished fourth at the NCAA Division II Championships, and fifth at the 2011 championships. The Mountaineers won 16 straight home duals from 2008-09 through the 2010-11 season. Van Hee wrestled for the Mountaineers from 1990-93. He was a two-time All-American and RMAC champion, and a NCAA Division II West Regional champion. In 1992, he was selected as a member of the USA-Collegiate Cultural Exchange Team that toured Poland and Germany. Originally from Fowler, Colo., Van Hee also was threetime high school state champion at Fowler High School and an Asics Junior National All-American and Cadet All-American. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Western State (1994) and earned his master’s degree in sports management from the University of Northern Colorado in 1997. Van Hee is also the Director of the Rocky Mountain Wrestling Camp – which is the longest running and one of the most successful wrestling camps in America. The
late legendYEAR-BY-YEAR: 151-83-5 (.642) ary Western State wrestling coach, Tracy 2014...............................................7-2 Borah, started 2013............................................. 11-6 2012...............................................9-6 the Rocky 2011 .............................................12-6 Mountain Wrestling 2010...............................................9-5 Camp in 1963. 2009.............................................14-4 Last sum2008..........................................17-3-1 mer, Van Hee 2007.............................................15-7 and his camp 2006............................................. 11-2 staff brought in over 1,000 2005............................................6-3-1 wrestlers and 2004.............................................10-3 coaches from 2003............................................. 0-11 over 70 high 2002...............................................8-2 schools and 14 2001...............................................6-4 states to the 2000............................................5-5-1 Rocky Moun- 1999............................................7-4-2 tains for four 1998.............................................4-10 sessions that included an individual camp, an intensive camp and two team camps. He and his wife, Tonya - who is the Director of Alumni Relations for Western – have two boys, Bryson and Jared.
CHARLIE PIPHER Pipher is beginning his third season as an assistant wrestling coach for the Mountaineers in 2013.
2004-2011. As a Mountaineer he was a three-time AllAmerican and a two-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion at 184 pounds. In 2011, Pipher finished second at the NCAA Division II National Championships.
An almuni of Western State Colorado University, Pipher had a tremendous wrestling career from
Pipher graduated from Western State College in 2011 with a degree in Business and Exercise and Sport Psychology in 2011.
Otto wrestled for the Mountaineers from 1996-98 and was a three-time All-American. He was the 1997 Colorado Collegiate champion and was a part of the American wrestling teams that toured Bulgaria and Colombia.
Craig Otto is in his 15th season as assistant coach for the Western State Colorado University wrestling program in 2013. A native of Forest Grove, Ore., MATT JOHNSON Matt Johnson is beginning his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Mountaineer wrestling program in 2013 after spending 15 seasons at Wyoming, the last six as the Cowboysâ€™ top assistant. Johnson spent three seasons at Iowa State and won three Big Eight titles, three All-America honors at 177 bounds and finished runnerup in 1991. He earned the Gregorian Award at the 1991 national championships for pinning three opponents in 15:15. He compiled a 120-27-1 record with the Cyclones, including a pair of 30-win seasons.
Otto graduated from Western State College with a degree in kinesiology. Johnson also competed at three National Wrestling Coaches All-Star Meets, the most for any Cyclone in program history, and went 2-1 in those meets. On the international scene, Johnson finished in the top seven of the U.S. Open Freestyle Tournament three times. A native of Brighton, Colo., Johnson won two Colorado State Championships and four freestyle titles. Johnson finished high school with an overall record of 114-19. Johnson also finished second at the Junior Nationals in 1988. Johnsonâ€™s ties with the Mountaineers start with his father, Jim, who earned All-America honors in 1970 under Tracy Borah. Johnson graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1996 with a degree in history. He married his wife, Jodi, in August of 1998. The couple have three daughters, Sarah Marie, Rylie Lynn and Katelyn Rose.
four-time NCAA II Super 4/RMAC placer and a runner-up.
Cruz is in his third season as an assistant wrestling coach for the Western State Colorado University Mountaineers in 2013.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Cruz was a High School State Champ for Wasson High School and was recruited to Western State in 2006. Cruz fell in love with the beauty of Gunnison immediately and graduated with a degree in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Business Administration.
A Western graduate of the 2011 class, Cruz was a three-time NCAA II National Qualifier and an NCAA II All-American in 2011 at 133lbs for the Mountaineers. Cruz was also a
Jesse currently works for the Western Alumni office and enjoys being outside in the Gunnison valley as much as possible.
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WESTERN MOUNTAINEERS NAME Garrett Adams Andy Armstrong Shawn Beiriger Jorge Benitez Corbin Bennetts Travis Bradford Clay Bunker Daniel Clark Elliot Copeland Frankie Dunbar Andy Fontenot Austin Harris Nathan Harrison Dammion Heard Sam Mangum Francisco Marquez Collin McNally Cory Mitze Jaden Olearnick Ryan Pellow Kyle Piatt Zane Rich Shawn Seppala Zach Shank Ian Steen
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HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) 157 Colorado Springs, Colo. / Discovery Canyon HS 285 Gypsum, Colo. / Eagle Valley High School 2013-14 SCHEDULE (7-2, 4-1 RMAC) Del Norte, Colo. / Del Norte High School DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME 165 Yuma, Ariz. / Kofa High School 1/11 Air Force L, 9-26 5-9 141 Buena Vista, Colo. / Buena Vista HS 1/11 Simon Fraser W, 40-10 Embry-Riddle W, 37-6 Houston, Texas / Saint Thomas High School 1/11 1/18 vs. California Baptist* W, 24-20 149 Erie, Colo. / Erie HS 1/18 vs. Central Oklahoma W, 18-15 Fort Collins, Colo. / Rocky Mountain HS 1/18 vs. San Fancisco State* L, 12-24 5-10 174 Bennett, Colo. / Bennett Sr. HS 1/24 Chadron State* W, 23-13 1/25 at Colorado Mines* W, 31-5 5-8 179 Anchorage, Alaska / Service High School 1/29 at N.M. Highlands* W, 24-9 157 Houston, Texas / Saint Thomas HS 2/6 Adams State* 7 p.m. 5-11 157 Windsor, Colo. / Windsor HS 2/7 CSU-Pueblo* 7 p.m. 5-11 170 Vista Ridge High School 2/13 Colorado Mesa* 7 p.m. 2/28 RMAC Championships All Day Fort Worth, Texas / Fossil Ridge HS 3/14 NCAA DII Championships All Day 6-1 197 McAllen, Texas / McAllen HS Loveland, Colo. / Thompson Valley HS * RMAC Dual 125 Nashville, Tenn. / Father Ryan High School 141 Westminster, Colo. / Mountain Range HS 174 Eaton, Colo. / Eaton High School 5-11 165 Colorado Springs, Colo. / Palmer HS PROBABLE LINEUP 5-11 184 Olathe, Colo. / Olathe HS WT. ATHLETE CL. 5-5 138 Syracuse, Utah / Syracuse High School 125 Dammion Heard Fr. 165 Evanston, Wyo. / Evanston HS 133 Zach Shank So. 133 Olathe, Colo. / Olathe HS 141 Corbin Bennetts So. 149 Clayton Bunker RFr. 5-9 149 Graham, Wash. / Graham-Kapowsin High or CJ York Jr School 157 Garrett Adams So. Lane Stuht Sr. Loveland, Colo. / Loveland HS or Shawn Seppala Sr. Jeremy Todd Fr. Littleton, Colo. / Heritage High School 165 Jorge Benitez Sr. or Austin Harris So. CJ York Jr. 5-7 133 Milliken Colo. / Roosevelt HS 174 Elliott Copeland So. Devon Zavala Fr. 141 Denver, Colo. / Denver East High School 184 Kyle Piatt So. 197 Sam Mangum RSo. Head Coach: Miles Van Hee (17th Year) HWT Lane Stuht Sr.
Assistant Coaches: Jesse Cruz (3rd Year), Matt Johnson (5th Year), Craig Otto (15th Year), Charlie Pipher (3rd Year)
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HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)
San Antonio, TX / Amphi HS
Vicente Apodaca Dakota Bencomo
Silver City, N.M.
Silver City, N.M.
Albuquerque, N.M. / Rio Grande HS
Tuli Laulu Mark Mabry, Jr.
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Elk Grove, Calif.
Albuquerque, N.M. / Albuquerque HS
Albuquerque, N.M. / Albuquerque HS
Keaton Sameshima Justin Samora
Manitou Springs, Colo. / Manitou Springs
Las Vegas, N.M.
El Pasp, Texas
Rio Rancho HS
Ft. Morgan, Colo.
Head Coach: Jason Ramstetter Assistant Coaches: Kyle Sand, Arsenia Barksdale, Travis Koppenhafer
2013-14 SCHEDULE (4-5, 2-2 RMAC) DATE 1/12 1/16 1/18 1/18 1/18 1/18 1/23 1/25 2/1 2/6 2/7 2/13 2/14 2/28
OPPONENT RESULT/TIME Simon Fraser W, 40-12 CSU-Pueblo* W, 26-19 vs San Francisco State* L, 16-26 vs Cal Baptist L, 7-36 vs Wisconsin-Whitewater L, 13-27 vs Minot State W, 27-26 N.M. Highlands* W, 30-19 Nebraska-Kearney L, 15-21 Central Oklahoma L, 12-28 at Western State* 7 p.m. at Colorado Mesa* 7 p.m. at Chadron State* 7 p.m. at Colorado Mines* 7 p.m. at RMAC Championships All Day
PROBABLE LINEUP WT. 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 HWT
ATHLETE Ian Wingstrom Martin Ramirez Ryan Fillingame Max Ortega Daniel Kelly Mark Mabry, Jr. Mario Garcia Nevada Bencomo Dakota Bencomo Tuli Laulu
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WRESTLING WT. 125 125 125 125 125 125 133 133 133 133 141 141 141 149 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 165 165 165 165 165 174 174 184 184 184 184 197 197 HWT HWT HWT
NAME. CL.. Alex Baca So. Kyle Fantin Fr. Eric Hughes Jr. Sam Hughes Fr. John Lancaster Fr. Adrian Manzo Fr. John Ceplo Fr. Jimmy Chase Jr. Richard Razo Fr. Tim Urenda So. Cody Kirby Fr. Adam Ortivez So. Chad Vandiver Sr. Justin Gonzales Sr. Anthony Ball Fr. Vincent Gonzales Fr. Ray Hall Sr. John Lewis So. Jakob Lund RFr. Larry Schmueser Jr. Anthony Thomas Fr. Matt Addington Jr. Cooper Hoag Jr. Levi Jutila Sr. Keith Karnes RFr. Jack Wyman So. Trevor Grant Sr. Steven Ullman Fr. Riley Argyle Jr. Augie DeSantis So. Joe Giron Sr. Phil Young Fr. Chris Frisbie So. Josh Hoeft Fr. Niko Bogojevic Jr. Ben Jordan Fr. Mike Miller RFr.
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HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Pueblo, Colo. / Pueblo Central HS (Wyoming) 2013-14 SCHEDULE (4-5, 2-2 RMAC) Cave Creek, Ariz. / Boulder Creek HS Bolivar, Mo. / Bolivar HS (Labette (KS) C.C.) DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME Bolivar, Mo. / Bolivar HS 1/12 Simon Fraser W, 40-12 1/16 CSU-Pueblo* W, 26-19 Santee, Calif. / West Hills HS 1/18 vs San Francisco State* L, 16-26 Encino, Calif. / Crespi Carmelite HS 1/18 vs Cal Baptist L, 7-36 Pueblo West, Colo. / Pueblo West HS 1/18 vs Wisconsin-Whitewater L, 13-27 Hanover Park, Ill. / Glenbard North HS 1/18 vs Minot State W, 27-26 1/23 N.M. Highlands* W, 30-19 Las Vegas, Nev. / Green Valley HS 1/25 Nebraska-Kearney L, 15-21 Pueblo, Colo. / Pueblo South HS 2/1 Central Oklahoma L, 12-28 Byers, Colo. / Byers HS 2/6 at Western State* 7 p.m. La Veta, Colo. / La Veta HS 2/7 at Colorado Mesa* 7 p.m. 2/13 at Chadron State* 7 p.m. Roscoe, Ill. / Harlem HS (Northern Illinois) 2/14 at Colorado Mines* 7 p.m. Greeley, Colo. / Northridge HS (Northern Colo.) 2/28 at RMAC Championships All Day Vista, Calif. / Rancho Buena Vista HS Greeley, Colo. / Windsor HS *RMAC Dual Oak Park, Mo. / Oak Park HS (Labette C.C. (Kan.)) Parker, Colo. / Ponderosa HS Chino Valley, Ariz / Chino Valley HS PROBABLE LINEUP Rifle, Colo. / Rifle HS WT. ATHLETE CL. Vancouver, Wash. / Evergreen HS 125 Tim Urenda So. Florence, Colo. / Florence HS 133 Eric Hughes Fr. Colorado Springs, Colo. / Doherty HS 141 Jimmy Chase Jr. North Pole, Alaska / North Pole HS or Richard Razo Fr. 149 Justin Gonzales Sr. Colorado Springs, Colo. / Rampart High School 157 Ray Hall Sr. Monument, Colo. / Lewis Palmer HS 165 Matt Addington Jr. Winnemucca, Nev. / Lowry HS or Larry Schmueser Jr. Arvada, Colo. / Ralston Valley HS 174 Trevor Grant Sr. 184 Augie DeSantis So. Jerome, Idaho / Jerome HS (Western Wyo. C.C.) or Levi Jutila Sr. Escondido, Calif. / Escondido HS (Palomar C.C.) 197 Riley Argyle Jr. Arvada, Colo. / Pomona HS HWT Niko Bogojevic Jr. Casper, Wyo. / Natrona County HS Castle Rock, Colo. / Castle View HS Aurora, Colo. / Cherokee Trail HS Superior, Wis. / Superior High School (Augsburg College) Bennett, Colo. / Cherokee Trail HS Pueblo, Colo. / Pueblo Central High School
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MOUNTAINEERS - A poem by John Nelson
Up to the peaks and the pinnacles, high above the Black Canyon’s floor, through passes on trails where the peregrine sails and huge hearted eagles soar, comes men and women made for the mountains, athletes of prowess and flair, to a place with a school where the elements rule, and champions are made from thin air. And here the strong must grow stronger, and the weakest must get tough or die. In nature’s rule the fittest pull through, in this land of the bull elk’s battle cry. And, the fittest and toughest will thrive here, to summit peaks and podiums in stride on a mountain’s supply of endurance and try, and the Mountaineer spirit and pride. Western State Colorado University is the proud home of the Mountaineers. Where high achievers abound and champions crowned form a legacy passed through the years. And, you may join them if you are up to the challenge. But, cast off your fears and all doubt. When you learn to believe, you can “over achieve.” That’s what “Mountaineer Magic” is about. Then when you’ve put out the work and the effort, and you are sweating at twenty below, but you don’t think twice of rare air and the ice, then fitness is something you know. That’s when that magic consumes you. When you are winning at dreams that come true, look west to the sky and contemplate why. Then give the mountains and University their due! Up among the peaks and the pinnacles, you’ll feel blessed that you came to be here. But, know from the start it takes a mountain of heart, for the honor to be called Mountaineer! John Nelson is an accomplished professional cowboy poet with many published pieces of work. John Nelson wrote “Mountaineers” in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the Mountaineer Athletic Association. A Western State student-athlete from 1966-1970, John was a two-sport athlete, participating in football and wrestling. John Nelson is also the owner of Gunnison Country Guide and Outfitting, a long-time Mountaineer Athletic Association Corporate Partner.
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WRESTLING MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION As a member of the Mountaineer Athletic Association, you receive benefits and privileges in accordance with the contribution level you choose. These benefits include all-sport passes, MAA regalia, reserved parking and invitations to social functions. Your contributions help provide educational opportunities for young student-athletes, assistance in achieving the margin of excellence which inspires Western athletes and coaches to competitive and exciting performances, and ingredient for the 2013-14 season.
2013-14 MAA CORPORATE PARTNERS $15,000 PARTNERS Chamberland Orthopaedics 5 B’s BBQ / J & W Catering
Wayne Brown MAA President 2013-14 MAA Board President: Wayne Brown Vice President: Gene Hill Secretary / Treasurer: Candi Borah Chris Alton Phil Chamberland Chris Coleman Scott Frazier Mariah Green Carol Greenlee Danny Lefebvre Joan Perkins Phil Perkins Jerry Piquette Matt Robbins Jody Sawdo Milt Voss Advisory Board Cindy Drexel Greg Waggoner
$10,000 PARTNERS Alpine Orthopaedics Gunnison Energy Corporation Holiday Inn Express KEJJ / KPKE Radio KSBV / KAYV Radio Pepsi-Cola Western State Colorado University Foundation $5,000 PARTNERS I Bar Ranch Mario’s Pizza & Pasta McDonald’s The Paper Clip Quality Inn Schmalz Construction and Gunnison Construction The Sign Guys & Gal Sodexo Campus Services Super 8 Motel Hibu, Inc. $2,500 PARTNERS Bank of the West Comfort Inn Days Inn & Suites Embroidered Sportswear
Equip Creative Falcon Sports Shots - Sean Condon Gunnison Country Guide Service Gunnison Country Times Gunnison Real Estate & Rentals Island Acres Resort JE Dunn Construction Mountain West Insurance & Financial Palisade’s Restaurant Power Stop RE/MAX Community Brokers Three Rivers Resort Water Wheel Inn Western Lumber Western State Bookstore Wet Grocer / Airport Self Storage $1,000 PARTNERS B & B Printers B & H Sports Bank of Colorado - Montrose Cliggett and Associates, P.C. Crested Butte Publishing and Creative Dove Graphics, Inc. Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods Gentle Dental Care / Dr. Scott
Anderson GreatLand Log Homes Gunnison Bank & Trust Gunnison Vitamin and Health Food Store Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, PC KBUT Radio Law Of the Rockies Misty Mountain Floral Monarch Realty, Matt Robbins-Broker Monty’s Auto Parts and Machine Shop Mountaineer Village Apartments O’Hayre, Dawson & Norris, PC Parish Oil, Inc. / DBA Conoco Food Plaza & Car Wash Pat’s Screen Printing Rocky Mountain Frames and Trophies Scenic River Tours Sherwin Williams Shondeck Financial Services Spallone Construction Sports World True Value Hardware Western Music Department
2013-14 MAA MEMBERS HONORARY MEMBERS Camille Besse Jan Borah Mirta Coleman Jean Decker Karen Edstrom Ron Ficklin Ricky Glatiotis Zeta Graham Clea Greenawalt
Virginia L. Harris Joyce Hunt Betty Jardon Virginia Jones Ann Laguens Betty Light Sandra L. Mark Helen Marshall Frank Oyster Ethel Rice
Anne Steinbeck Nancy Tredway Nell Whiting Nona Zahradka MOUNTAINEER ($1,000 OR MORE) Brad & Sonja Baca Rick D. Bettger Bob Dawson
Bob & Cindy Drexel Jeff & Laurie Garren John Roberts Motor Works Jim & Sue Oates Gaar Potter Terry & Judy Sweet
WRESTLING MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SLATE ($500-$999) Anejo Bistro & Bar - Lesly Ocampo Berfields Stage Stop - Randy & Linda Boston Buff’s Collision Specialists Dallas Everhart Peter & Nancy Gauss Carol Greenlee Gunnison Brewery Gunsmoke Travel Plaza & Café F. James Hahn Zimmerman Jackson, P.C. Travis Juhl Dale & Jodie McDonough Dan & Linda Pierce Gary & Shelly Pierson Sandler Holdings - Mark McDonough Tomichi Tire John & Deanna Valade Malte & Pam VonMatthiessen Williams Construction CRIMSON ($300-$499) Mike Aimone & Blair McEndaffer Ace & Andrea Apodaca Alan & Laura Asmussen Michael T. Borah Terry & Mary Brace Cool Fitness & Training, Inc. Critter Sitters - Jamee & Heath Smith Drake Woods - Mike Peterson Gunnison Valley Family Physicians Gunnison Savings & Loan Gunnison Vet Clinic - Tom & Polly Venard H & H Towing Jay & Karen Hill Duke & Rita Iverson Ralph I. & Marilyn A. Johnson Bret & Tina McEndaffer Brett McDonough Mountain Windows - Ted & Kim Bemis Mary Lou Ogden Des Pennartz Phil & Joan Perkins John & Colette Perusek Jerry Piquette John & Leslie Randall Paul Reid Shipp & Spear Builders Traders Rendezvous - Randy & Ellen Clark Todd & Marin Wendell West Slope Garage Door - Gary & Linda Appleton Jim & Cori Woytek Frank & Marlene Zanetell Doug & Jean Winter WESTERN ($150-$299) Seth Adams Mary Jo Bennetts Candi Borah Sean & Suzanne Carmody Al & Sally Conblentz Auto Corral The Alamo Saloon Ryan & Amanda Allen
Perry & Teresa Anderson Jas & Sukhi Bains Mohan & Daljeet Bains Jim & Bonnie Baril Ed & Sue Bartsch Chris Benedetti & Gillian Lie Rick & Gloria Besecker George & Joy Besse Menon Billingsley Glenn & Leila Calkins Otto & Vicci Carricato Rob & Kathie Case Tony Case Don & Gena Coleman Ken & Tracey Coleman Colorado Specialties - Mike & Jodi Casey Jane & Bill Corn Frank & Sarah Cutrona Dail Farms Rachel Dando & Roechele Martinez Sid & Audrey Dickinson Steve & Sharon Dorzweiler Pete & Susan Dunda Dan & Jane Emich Carrie Esquibel Spencer & Arlene Fickel Andy & Marina Fleming Liz Fuller Fullmer’s Ace Robert & Alice Fulton Jeremy Garland & Jill Demers Dale & Clarissa Gaubatz Lucas & Logan Gerlock Zeta & Don Graham Gunnison Auto Glass Gunnison County Shopper Gunnison Shipping - Kirk Mueller James & Terri Hart Will Hart Ginny Hayes Gene Hill Lee & Val Hitchcock Jay & Thelma Jenkins Ron & Karen Kibler Rick & Linda Kieffer Dr. Kathleen Kinkema Leo & Judy Klinker Jerry & Arlene Kowal Lenny & Michelle Liljegren Kirk & Coie Lorimer John Malensek Todd & Yvonne Marshall John McCarthy & Melanie Torpey Jim McDonald Ryan McDonough Bob & Shawn Meldrum Miller Furniture Richard Minot Mochas Coffeehouse James L. Montgomery Karen & Dick Morgan Mike & Katie Moskowitz Tom & Kristi Murtaugh Jon & Layne Nelson Scott & Monica Newman Nesbitt & Company, LLC
PBS of Western Colorado - Mary Simon Boyd & Sharalee Pederson Scott & Linda Pickert Emile & Winnie Pleau James & Antionette Pleau Morgan & Britt Pratt Tom & Shaunalee Prather Al & Cathy Pryor Richard Almgren Insurance Agency, Inc. Rocky Mountain Trees & Landscaping, Inc. - Steve & Nel Curtiss Romero Drywall - Leroy & Sally Romero Albert & Angela Roper Jon Rosas Family Bob & Mary Ann Rusler Steph Ruybal & Hannah Cother Jarral & Anne Ryter Don & Dorothy Sammons Jody Sawdo Terry & Laura Schliesman Schreibvogal Farms Ed & Jayme Schroder Gary & Diana Sherman Pat Smart Dennis & Cheelone Spritzer Sean & Jennifer Stansberry Anne Steinbeck George & Ann Stowell Doug Swinehart Ray & Loretta Szallar Today Realty - Jason & Jenny Lain The Turquoise Junction - Brad & Judy Tutor United Country Gunnison Real Estate - Mindy Costanzo Miles & Tonya Van Hee Villa Beaute - Kristi Medina Kyle Voss Milt & Celia Voss Greg & Gloria Waggoner Western Slope Fire & Safety Western Wildflowers - Sharon Mendonca Rob & Vicki Wheeler Fran & Diana Wickenhauser Wildwood Motel - Perry & Teresa Anderson Doug & Jean Winter Hal & Peg Yale The Yorks CENTURY ($100-$149) Jacob Accola Barbara Aimone Almont Resort Michiko Jo Arai Billy Barr Skip Bennett & Draxy Buckley Camille Besse Marques & Melissa Bravo Don & Etta Bustos Julie & Reuben Chavez Clarke Agency Real Estate - Cathie Elliott Marshall & Ann Cochrane Dr. Marta Coleman Casey, Sarah & RC Coons Amanda Crosby Sally Duck Eddie’s Barbershop
Pam French Dan & Doris Gonzales Chris & Mariah Green Virginia Harris Fred Haverly Wanda Herrara Donna Holden House of China Mountaineer Theatre Scott & Jayna Petty Jan’s Place JC Services LLC Carl Jones Ann Laguens Kelly & Laura Ledwith Jose & Vera Jo Lujan Sandra L. Mark Bill Matthews Mountain Valley Distributors Scott & Mary Nordberg Darrell G. Otsu, D.D.S. Ashwin Patel Mark & Michelle Riley Sue Ruffe Ajay Singh Sarbjit Singh Pari & Diya Shergill Sue’s Place - Sue Mundell Edith Trujillo Brian Turner Michael Vieregge Dave & Brenda Vondy Joshua & Dianna White Rick & Tina Wilson Joe & Sheila Winegardner Margaret Zwirbla TENDERFOOT Steven Aldridge Trevro Blackman Corey Breeden Justin Brooks Kody Clark Cody Cole Germaine Daniels Cody Frankum Akil Gipson Kyle Graulus Levi Greenly Lindsay Hart Mark Harvey Charles Joseph Ryan Lockwood L.A. McGee Sophie McNeely Joseph Mestre Brandon Montoya Levi Ostrom Gabe Proctor Travis Shepherd Justin Stone Jennifer Swartwood Adam Turner Mike Vandahl Elliott Varga Rachel Weakland
The Mountaineer Athletic Association (MAA) is celebrating 50 years working with Western Athletics in 2013-14. The first mention of the MAA can be traced back to the days of Head Football Coach O. Kay Dalton with the creation of the Century Club in the 1963-64 academic year. For just $100 each year, members could enjoy all the benefits or supporting the Mountaineers and the various sport programs that existed in the 1960s. The Century Club maintained its current membership level - $100 a year â€“ until inflation and the need for additional funds encouraged the creation of different membership levels. The Century Club was renamed the Mountaineer Century Club in the 1989-90 academic year, and then adopted the current Mountaineer Athletic Association title in 1995. The MAA corporate partnership program started a year later to create additional means for businesses to become involved at a larger level and to create additional marketing avenues for those businesses. From the original 32 members in the 1996, the corporate partnership program has grown to 68 local and regional businesses and corporations in 2012-13. In 2001, the Sam Boyd Crab Feed, Auction Dinner and Casino Night was started and has raised nearly $280,000 in 12 years. More than $29,000 was raised for student-athletes last year. Last year, more than $302,000 was raised for the scholarship needs of Western State Colorado University student-athletes with the support of 339 corporate and individual members. Over the past 50 years, the MAA has raised millions of dollars for Western student-athletes, making it one of the most succesful booster clubs in the nation. Among public NCAA Division II institutions with football, the Mountaineers continue to be among the national leaders in private support, in part from the generosity of the MAA members. The original charter members of the Century Club listed in a 1964 football game program.
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MAA, first-time and long-term members alike will receive benefits throughout 2013-14. Both individual MAA members and corporate partners have the opportunity to join this exclusive club, honoring the Golden Anniversary of the MAA. To become a member of the Mountaineer 50-Year Club, 2012-13 members gain access by increasing their donation by $50 or more. If any new individual member joins the MAA at the $500 level or higher, they will also receive membership in the 50-Year Club. For corporate partners wanting to join the 50-Year Club, 2012-13 corporate partners must increase their MAA donation by $500 or more. For any new MAA corporate partner to gain access to the 50-Year Club, they must join at the $2,500 or greater level.
Mountaineer 50-Year Club Members Corporate 50-Year Club Members Rocky Mountain Frames & Trophies Holiday Inn Express Schmalz Construction & Gunnison Construction Western Lumber, Inc. McDonald’s Gene Taylors Sporting Goods Mario’s Pizza & Pasta Embroidered Sportswear Company The Sign Guys and Gal Three Rivers Resort Sodexo at Western Chamberland Orthopaedics J & W Catering Inc./5 B’s BBQ John Roberts Motor Works Gunnison Country Guide Service True Value Hardware Gunnison Energy Corporation Gunnison Real Estate and Rentals I Bar Ranch Super 8 Motel Days Inn & Suites Falcon Sports Shots Equip Creative Individual 50-Year Club Members Brad & Judy Tutor of The Turquoise Junction Kirk Mueller of Gunnison Shipping Don & Dorothy Sammons Ginny Hayes Rick & Linda Kieffer Gary Rogers of Gunnison Country Shopper Sid & Audrey Dickinson Jim & Bonnie Baril Leroy & Sally Romero of Romero Drywall George & Ann Stowell Seth Adams
F. James Hahn Jerry Piquette Paul Reid Camille Besse Spencer & Arlene Fickel Bob & Cindy Drexel Ray & Loretta Szallar Frank & Marlene Zanetell Carrie Esquibel Don & Gena Coleman Miles & Tonya Van Hee Candi K. Borah Randy & Linda & Andy Boston of Berfield’s Stage Stop Leo & Judy Klinker Mike Peterson of Drake Woods Ed & Sue Bartsch of Hi Country West Laundry Jeff & Laurie Garren Dennis & Cheelone Spritzer Zeta Graham of Panoview Subdivision Ralph Kwaitkoski & Deborah Phelps of Tomichi Tire and Towing Tom & Polly Venard of Gunnison Vet Clinic Rick & Joyce Rixford of Western Slope Fire and Safety Inc. Hal & Peg Yale Phil & Joan Perkins Ann Steinbeck Ted & Kim Bemis of Mountain Windows Kristie Medina of Villa Beaute’ Sharon Mendonca of Western Wildflowers Pat Smart Jody Sawdo Kathleen Kinkema Des Pennartz Navid & Debra Navidi of H&H Towing Dan & Linda Pierce Carol Greenlee
Stephanie Ruybal & Hannah Cother Mike Aimone & Blair McEndaffer Dan Buffington of Buff’s Collision Karen & Dick Morgan James R. McDonald Richard Minot Jim & Cori Woytek Jane & Bill Corn Albert & Angela Roper Bret & Tina McEndaffer Frank & Sarah Cutrona John & Leslie Randall Brad & Sonja Baca Kevin & Lori Alexander Travis Juhl Ace & Andrea Apodaca Ron & Karen Kibler Dr. Jay McMurren of Gunnison Valley Family Physicians
Robert & Alice Fulton Gary and Shelly Pierson Nesbitt & Company Williams Construction James & Antionette Pleau Dave & Brenda Vondy Cool Fitness & Training, Inc. John & Deanna Valade Ryan Allen Miller Furniture Store Karen & Dick Morgan Nesbitt Enterprises RE/MAX Community Brokers Gunsmoke Travel Plaza & Cafe Ed & Jayme Schroder Traders Rendezvous United Country Gunnison Real Estate Doug & Jean Winter Zimmerman Jackson, PC
March 29, 2014
13th Annual Sam Boyd Crab Feed and Auction Dinner Proudly Presented by United Companies and Lacy Construction Company
Annual Mountaineer Athletic Association Golf Tournament At Dos Rios Golf Course Proudly Presented by Flood and Peterson and Pinnacol Assurance
WRESTLING Everyone associated with the Western State Colorado University Athletics program (coaches,staff, student-athletes, boosters) has the responsibility to comply with NCAA rules involving prospects and student-athletes. Mountaineer athletic support groups are a very valuable part of the Western Athletic Department. All present and past members of these groups are considered boosters and therefore, are held to compliance with these standards. Please review the information on what boosters may or may not do, and ask before you act. Recruiting Guidelines A Booster may: • contact a prospect as long as the booster had an established relationship prior to the student becoming a prospect and as long as there is no attempt to recruit the prospect for Western; • watch a prospect’s athletic contest (but not have contact with that prospect or the prospect’s parents); and • provide names, statistics, newspaper articles, etc. of outstanding prospects from the booster’s local area to Western coaches and staff (but not contact that prospect’s coach or school officials in order to gather materials pertaining to the prospect’s athletic or academic abilities). A Booster may not: • contact (telephone or in writing/e-mail) a prospect or his/her parents in person, for the purposes of recruiting the prospect; • make contact with a prospect or his/her parents on or off the Western campus for the purposes of recruiting his/her to Western; • mail anything to a prospect, including press releases, media guides, posters, schedule cards, etc.; • approach a Western coach who is with a prospect either on or off the Western campus;• contact or request anything (transcript, videotape) from a prospect’s counselor or coach in order to evaluate the athletic or academic ability of a prospect; and • provide any extra benefit to a prospect or his/her family or friends. Rules Regarding current Western Student-Athletes A Booster may: • provide an occasional family home meal to a student-athlete or an entire team. Such meal must take place in the home, not in a restaurant. The meal may be catered. • provide employment under certain circumstances to current studentathletes. Student-athletes must be paid the established rate (in the area for similar services) for work actually performed. A Booster may not: • provide extra benefits to any student-athlete and his/her family; • use the name or picture of a student-athlete to directly or indirectly promote the sale or use of a commercial product or service; • provide free or reduced rate housing for a studentathlete or his/ her family;
RULES FOR BOOSTERS • hire a studentathlete to house-sit; • provide an honorarium to a student-athlete who has been approved for a speaking engagement. Studentathletes may receive only actual and necessary travel expenses to pre-approved speaking engagements; and • provide any extra benefit to a current student-athlete. Student-Athlete Employment A student-athlete may be employed during or outside the academic year, provided: • The student-athlete’s compensation does not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability; • The student-athlete is compensated only for work actually performed; • The student-athlete is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services; and Employer “Do’s” and “Don’ts” • The athletic department may arrange employment for prospects in the summer prior to their enrollment as freshmen and for enrolled studentathletes during all official vacation periods (summer, winter, spring) during the academic year. • Do not provide free transportation to and from jobs for studentathletes, unless such transportation is provided to all employees. • Do provide employment for prospective and currently enrolled studentathletes during permissible time periods and at regular pay rates for similarly qualified non-athlete employees.
Published on Feb 6, 2014
The official game program for Western State Colorado University's wrestling duals against Adams State University and CSU-Pueblo Feb. 6th & 7...