UTC's Nick Soto in Championship Quarters

New Day One attendance record

Monday, January 1, 0001 - by B.B. Branton

 UTC junior and No.6 seed Nick Soto used a reverse and a third period escape to defeat Brian Crutchmer (Okla State), 3-2 to advance to Thursday morning's championship quarterfinals (9 a.m.)

Soto advances to the quarterfinals for the second time in three years and will face No.3 seed David Thorn.

Re-Match: Soto dec. Thorn in 2012 Scuffle semis.

In the first period, Soto did an excellent job of countering a Crutchmer takedown attempt for a 0-0 score at the end of one.

Soto reversed in the second for a 2-0 advantage, but Crutchmer (10-9) chose neutral to start the third period and tied the match with a takedown.

Soto was able to escape for a 3-2 lead and then held off the Cowboy down the stretch for the win.

11 Straight Wins: The Moc junior has an 11-match win streak heading into the quarterfinals ... he also advanced to the quarters in 2012 on the way to a second place finish.

Attendance Record:  2, 894 ... A Southern Scuffle single day record ...

Former record: Day 1 in 2013  2,544

Consolation Round 3 -

125 - Tylr Dorrell (Oklahoma State) pinned Byron Smith (UTC), 3:57 

141 - Mike Pongraz (UTC) major dec. Xaviel Ramos (Duke), 12-3

 149 - Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State) major dec. Austin Sams (UTC), 13-4

149 - Shawn Greevy (UTC) dec. Gerald McGinty (Air Force), 7-3

 157 - Tristan Warner (Old Dominion) dec. Michael Hooker (UTC), 4-0

157 - Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) pinned Alex Hudson (UTC), 1:55

165 - Alex Elder (Oregon State) pinned Trey Stavrum (UTC), 2:11

174 - Levi Clemons (UTC) dec. Eric Des Lauriers (Boston U.), 8-1

174 - Johnny Watson (Navy) dec. Barrett Walthall (UTC), 9-2

184 - John Lampe (UTC) dec. Ryan Tompkins (Army), 3-2

184 - Devin Hightower (Air Force) major dec. Devaunje Franklin Smith (UTC), 9-0

197 - Scottie Boykin (UTC) major dec. Bryce Barnes (Army), 19-7

Afternoon Consolation Matches:  (2nd Round)

Nine UTC wrestlers competed in Wed. afternoon consolation matches.

141- Mike Pongracz won his second round consolation match, defeating Quentin Leadbeter (Navy), 3-1.

149 - Shawn Greevy majored Nick Montgomery (Cleveland State), 13-5

157 - Michael Hooker dec. Andrew Romanchik (Unattached, Ohio),5-3

 157 - Alex Hudson dec. Nick Hall (Appalachian State), 5-2

165 - Trey Stavrum  received a bye and will wrestler during the early evening session

174 - Levi Clemons dec.  Samson Imonode (Army), 7-1

174- Barrett Walthall received a bye

184 -John Lamp dec. Ira Dent (UTC), 8-7

197 - Scottie Boykin tech. fall Cole Breigel (N. Colorado) 16-1

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net



PHOTOS: Notre Dame Volleyball Bests Boyd-Buchanan, 3-1

Mocs Soccer At Radford, Elon This Weekend

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team will take its successful start to the 2017 season on the road this weekend at Radford and Elon. The Mocs will take on Radford Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and then travel to Elon for a Sunday afternoon matchup at 2 p.m.   Chattanooga opened the season with a win over Austin Peay and then earned a 0-0 draw against ... (click for more)

Sweeping New Off Ramp, Frontage Road Off I-24 Eastbound Near U.S. Pipe Planned; $37 Million TDOT Project Will Have Signalized Connections To Broad, Market

A sweeping new off ramp for traffic coming into Chattanooga around Moccasin Bend on I-24 is planned, along with a new frontage road by the freeway that will have signalized connections to Broad, Williams and Market streets.   The $37 million project will replace a confusing set of freeway off and on loops along this section, including one near Howard School. ... (click for more)

Witnesses Say 69-Year-Old Jogger And Alleged Rapist Were Both Bruised Up After 2014 Encounter

Witnesses said a 69-year-old jogger and his alleged teen attacker were both bruised up during their 2014 encounter in North Chattanooga. Diontae Smartt, who was 17 at the time of his arrest, is standing trial for aggravated rape in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole. He is free on bond. The male jogger took the witness stand at the start of the trial, saying he was attacked ... (click for more)

Is This Really About Slavery?

The greatest thing that came out of the American Civil War came after the cessation of hostilities. After four years of deadly, devastating, agonizing war and over 600,000 Americans had died, the armies came to a halt. The killing ended, but the suffering continued for many of the wounded and those whose homes and fortunes had gone up in smoke and been left as rubble. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah’s Redemption

Before a monthly meeting of the Hamilton County School Board, I was having a conversation with Deputy Sheriff Jake Thomas when I asked him what he did for the department. “I’m a School Resource Officer at Ooltewah,” he said, and when I raised an eyebrow he added, “It’s the best school in Hamilton County. (Principal) Robin Copp has completely turned it around and I adore going to ... (click for more)