UTC has an excellent wrestling-football doubleheader today at Finley Stadium/First Tennessee Pavilion.
The wrestling Mocs have the annual Blue-Gold Match at 4 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion, followed by the Mocs hosting No.2 Georgia Southern at 6 p.m. in adjacent Finley Stadium.
The UTC football team will come through the pavilion at 3:45 p.m. for Moc Walk prior to the wrestlers taking the mat.
This is the first year in which the Blue-Gold Match has been at First Tennessee Pavilion competing in the middle of the tailgating festivities prior to the for the football game.
"The basketball teams did a great job of creating a unique outdoor event that we really wanted to be a part of," stated head coach Heath Eslinger. "Since they moved their exhibition back to McKenzie Arena next week, we jumped at the opportunity to take our program to the football tailgate and show off Chattanooga Strong."
The Mocs basketball teams set up a full court in the open-air Pavilion for each of the last events, but opted to go back to a traditional Blue & Gold Game on Oct. 30 this season. The wrestlers stepped in to fill the void and will compete in 10 intrasquad matches.
UTC Wrestling Line-up
125: So.Nick Soto vs. Fr. Zach Bridson
133: Fr.Marvin Lopez vs. Fr. Alex Ward
141: Sr.Dean Pavlou vs. Austin Sams
149: Jr.Alex Hudson vs. Jared Presley
157: Jr.Trey Stavrum vs. So. Jesse Beaver
165: So.John Lampe vs. Fr. Sean Mappes
174: Jr.Levi Clemons vs. Jr. Jake Young
184: Sr.Robert Prigmore vs. John Schrader
197: Sr.Niko Brown vs. Fr.Jared Johnson
285: So.Kevin Malone vs. Fr. Caleb Denny
Wrestling season tickets are on sale now at the UTC Ticket Office or by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627). The home schedule includes nine events, highlighted by visits from Iowa, Illinois and the Southern Scuffle. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, click here.