UTC Wrestlers Drop Two Matches

Sunday, December 16, 2012

NEW YORK, NY -- The Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestlers lost two matches in Madison Square Garden here today, losing to No.2 Oklahoma State, 41-9, and to Rutgers, 28-12.

The Mocs had strong individual performances but dropped two team duals in the Grapple in the Garden, presented by Suplay.com. Sophomore Nick Soto and senior Niko Brown both posted a pair of wins against No. 2 Oklahoma State and Rutgers in the first collegiate duals in Madison Square Garden.

UTC vs. Oklahoma State: Soto, ranked No. 7 in the nation at 125, opened the match against No. 2 Oklahoma State (6-0) with a fall. He pinned Edward Klimara at the 6:29 mark to give UTC a 6-0 lead. UTC was only down 7-6 after three matches, but the Cowboys dominated the middle weights with four straight pins.

Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) was able to stop the bleeding with a win at 197. He posted a 5-4 decision over Austin Schafer, but the Mocs would eventually drop the match 41-9.

UTC vs. Rutgers: Chattanooga also started quickly against Rutgers (7-1), winning the first two matches. Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) scored a 10-4 decision over Joe Langel to put the Mocs up 3-0. It was the third win of the weekend for Soto, upping his overall record to 13-3.

Freshman Marvin Lopez (Cleveland, Tenn.) gave Chattanooga a big boost with a fall at 133. He pinned Vinny Dellafave at the 5:36 mark for a 9-0 UTC lead.

Rutgers got right back in the match with back-to-back pins at 141 and 149. The Scarlet Knights followed that with three-straight decisions for a 21-9 lead. A major decision at 184 put the match out of reach, but Brown still battled for a win at 197. He scored a 3-1 decision over Dan Seidenberg to improve to 17-1 overall and 7-0 in dual matches. Rutgers went on to win the match 28-12.

UTC goes into the holiday break with a 4-4 overall record. The Mocs will now prepare to host the 2013 Southern Scuffle, presented by Defense Soap on Jan. 1-2 in McKenzie Arena. An impressive field of 23 teams will make the trip to the Scenic City for the two day tournament. Tickets are on sale now at the UTC Ticket Office by calling (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online on GoMocs.com.

No. 2 Oklahoma State 41, Chattanooga 9
125: No. 7 Nick Soto (UTC) - Fall 6:29 - Edward Klimara (Ok. State) - UTC 6-0
133: No. 7 Jonathon Morrison (Ok. State) - MD 12-0 - Marvin Lopez (UTC) - UTC 6-4
141: Julian Feikert (Ok. State) - Dec. 5-3 - Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Ok. State 7-6
149: No. 2 Jordan Oliver (Ok. State) - Fall 3:12 - Jared Presley (UTC) - Ok. State 13-6
157: Dallas Bailey (Ok. State) - Fall 0:25 - Trey Stavrum (UTC) - Ok. State 19-6
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (Ok. State) - Fall 6:15 - Josh Condon (UTC) - Ok. State 25-6
174: No. 1 Chris Perry (Ok. State) - Fall 3:49 - Jake Young (UTC) - Ok. State 31-6
184: No. 17 Christopher Chionuma (Ok. State) - MD 18-9 - John Shrader (UTC) - Ok. State 35-6
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - Dec. 5-4 - Austin Schafer (Ok. State) - Ok. State 35-9
285: No. 4 Alan Gelogaev (Ok. State) - Forfeit - Ok. State 41-9

Rutgers 28, Chattanooga 12
125: No. 7 Nick Soto (UTC) - Dec. 10-4 - Joe Langel (Rutgers) - UTC 3-0
133: Marvin Lopez (UTC) - Fall 5:36 - Vinny Dellafave (Rutgers) - UTC 9-0
141: No. 15 Trevor Melde (Rutgers) - Fall 1:17 - Dean Pavlou (UTC) - UTC 9-6
149: Kenny Theobold (Rutgers) - Fall 2:52 - Alex Hudson (UTC) - Rutgers 12-9
157: Scott Goodale (Rutgers) - Dec. 9-4 - Trey Stavrum (UTC) - Rutgers 15-9
165: Nick Visicaro (Rutgers) - Dec. 11-8 - Josh Condon (UTC) - Rutgers 18-9
174: No. 9 Greg Zannetti (Rutgers) - Dec. 4-0 - John Lampe (UTC) - Rutgers 21-9
184: No. 13 Dan Rinaldi (Rutgers) - MD 8-0 - Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Rutgers 25-9
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - Dec. 3-1 - Dan Seidenberg (Rutgers) - Rutgers 25-12
285: Billy Smith (Rutgers) - Dec. 4-0 - Kevin Malone (UTC) - Rutgers 28-12

CCS, Notre Dame Advance To Class A/AA State Tournament

The Class A/AA state tournament field was decided on Saturday with eight teams punching their ticket to Murfreesboro next week.  In Chattanooga sectionals, CCS beat CSAS 6-0 and Notre Dame edged Notre Dame in overtime 1-0.   Greeneville, Knoxville Grace, White House, CPA, Jackson Christian and Madison round out the Class A/AA state tournament field.  Brackets ... (click for more)

7 Area Soccer Teams Fight For State Tournament Spots

Five Divison I and two Division II girls soccer teams will be in action on Saturday in state soccer tournament qualifiers across the state.   In Division II, GPS and Baylor play in state quarterfinal games in Memphis.   GPS (#3 East/Middle) travels to Hutchison (#2 West) and Baylor (#5 East/Middle) travels to Briarcrest (#1 West).  Winners of those matches will ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Lacie Stone Were At Swanky New York City Hotel While Bobby Stone Was Plying The River

Mayor Andy Berke's top advisor Lacie Stone accompanied him on a trip to New York City on April 12-13 and they ended up at a swanky spot where Ms. Stone's husband, Bobby, had taken her before. They sat at the Stones' favorite table.   Bobby Stone, who has accused his wife of having an affair with the mayor, has said that Lacie Stone told him that she and the mayor kissed ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Please, No Short Term Vacation Rentals In My Neighborhood

Approval of the short term vacation rental item on the City Council agenda for Tuesday  will be the next step toward commercializing our residential properties and communities to benefit those more interested in making money than preserving an old, well-established, rich community of like-minded families.    Anything requiring a business license is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Kelly Could Win It

I am neither a sleuth nor an odds maker but I’d say there is about a one-in-three chance that Interim Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Kirk Kelly could become the permanent superintendent of our public schools next Thursday. I am assured something squirrelly is happening on our newly-seated school board. It has been seven months since the last superintendent ... (click for more)