Mocs Wrestlers Blue and Gold Match At First Tennessee Pavilion

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

For the second year in a row, the Chattanooga Mocs wrestlers are moving their Blue & Gold Match to the middle of football tailgating activities.  Head coach Heath Eslinger, and the rest of the Mocs will hit the mat for their first exhibition of the season on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

The Blue & Gold Match is the centerpiece of tailgating festivities prior to the football game against The Citadel.  Starting lineups will be introduced at 11:30 a.m. (E.D.T.), just before the football team’s traditional Moc Walk through the First Tennessee Pavilion.  Action begins immediately following and will continue through the Spirit Parade.  Kickoff against the Bulldogs is set for 2:00 p.m.

“We really enjoyed this event last year and it definitely created a buzz in the wrestling community,” stated Eslinger.  “Our alumni love to tailgate before all of the football games, so this is a great way to tie into both events.”

Probable Lineups

125:  Zach Bridson (Fr.) vs. Austin Gould (Fr.) or Byron Smith (Fr.)

133:  Michael Pongracz (Fr.) vs. Jr. Nick Soto (Jr.)

141:  Austin Woods (So.) vs. Austin Sams (So.)

149:  Kevin Cooper (Fr.) vs. Michael Hooker (Fr.)

157:  Alex Hudson (Sr.) vs. Jared Presley (Jr.)

165:  Corey Mock (Jr.) vs. Trey Stavrum (Jr.)

174:  Levi Clemons (Jr.) vs. Sean Mappes (So.) or Barrett Walthall (Fr.)

184:  John Lampe (So.) vs. D.J. Franklin-Smith (Fr.) or Clay Dent (So.)

197:  Jared Johnson (Fr.) vs. John Shrader (So.)

285:  Scottie Boykin (Fr.) vs. Kevin Malone (Jr.)

The Blue & Gold Match is a free event, as is access to the First Tennessee Pavilion for all home football games.  Bring the kids and enjoy the bounce houses, face painting and other tailgating games inside the Pavilion.  You won’t miss any of Saturday’s action with the big screen TV viewing area set up right next to the wrestling mat. 


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