UTC Has Two Mat Champs at Wolfpack Open

Eight Medalists; Condon, Brown Win

Monday, November 12, 2012 - by B.B. Branton

Led by champions Josh Condon (165) and Niko Brown (197), UTC wrestlers had a good showing at the Wolfpack Open this past weekend at North Carolina State.

Condon defeated two wrestlers from the U. of North Carolina to reach the finals and edged Nijel Jones of host NC State, 4-3, for first place. Brown defeated Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion), 6-4, for his title.

Second place medals went to Nick Soto (133), Dean Pavlou (141) and Levi Clemons (157). Marvin Lopez (133), John Lampe (165) and Jared Johnson (197) each placed sixth.

Alex Ward wins Patriot Open: UTC freshman Alex Ward (McCallie) won the 133-pound class at the U. of the Cumberlands Patriot Open (Ky.)  The former McCallie state champion recorded one major decision and three pins, including one in the finals ... Ward's former McCallie teammate T.J. Duncan won the 157 pound class wrestling for Shorter Univ. (Ga.)

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