UTC Wrestling By Candlelight - Mon. Dec. 16

Wrestling Notebook

Friday, November 15, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Does Chattanooga wrestling coach Heath Eslinger have a Christmas Special for area wrestling fans.

Fifty dollars gets you a ticket to the UTC-Gardner Webb match, vale parking and an excellent four-course dinner with “dinner is served” by UTC wrestlers at 6:30 p.m. at the inaugural Taziki’s Candlelight Dinner Match.

If you bring seven of your closest friends a table for 8 is $400 and it all goes to help the UTC wrestling program.

“We wanted to do something different for our fans and I think a real nice dinner with tablecloths, our finest place settings and candles on each table, plus an important conference match with Gardner Webb will be a big hit,” said Eslinger.

Ticket Order Form: A pdf order form is available at gomocs.com and go to the UTC wrestling team page.

Deadline for reservations is Dec. 6

Details:

Mon. Dec. 16 – UTC Hosts Gardner Webb at Maclellan Gym  - 7 p.m.

 $50 for an individual …. $400 for a table of 8 … dinner at 6:30 p.m. … wrestling at 7

Checks Payable:  UC Foundation

Mail Checks TO: UTC Athletics Attn. Anne Jay

Dept. 3503  615 McCallie Ave  Chattanooga, Tenn. 37403

This Week’s Matches

Sat. Nov. 16 – Maclellan Gym

5:30 p.m. - UTC vs. Life College

7 p.m.  – UTC vs. Shorter College

 

* T.J. Duncan Coming Home

Sat. Nov. 16 - UTC Hosts Life and Shorter …

Former McCallie five-time state T.J. Duncan will be wrestling Saturday for Shorter at 157 … Duncan signed with Maryland for the fall of 2011, then enrolled at Chattanooga State for the 2012 spring semester and signed with Shorter College last spring.

* McCallie, Baylor, Bradley Back on the Mat

For the first time since the formation of D-I and D-II, Bradley Central will wrestle McCallie and Baylor in the same season in dual matches.

Thurs. Dec 5 – McCallie opens its season at Bradley Central

Tues. Jan. 7 – 5 p.m.  Baylor at Bradley Central

Baylor and Bradley Central last wrestled a dual in the Jan. 1997 Region Duals with Baylor winning … current Bradley coach Ben Smith wrestled in that match for the Bears

McCallie and Bradley Central last met in a dual match in the Region Duals in Jan. 1994 as the Bears won.

* Attention Red Bank Wrestling Alums

Tues. Nov. 26 – Tyner, Ooltewah vs. Red Bank … Honoring former RB coach Dr. John Farr

The Lions open the season by dedicating the Red Bank wrestling gym as the John Farr Wrestling Arena

Coach Shane Turner is inviting all Red Bank wrestling alums to attend and honor Coach Farr

For more information contact coach Turner: TURNER_SHANE@HCDE.ORG

Reception: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Honoring Dr. John Farr: 5:30 p.m.

6 p.m. – Red Bank vs. Ooltewah … then Tyner vs. Ooltewah followed by Red Bank vs. Tyner

* King’s Madison Martin Takes Third

 Last Weekend at Mercyhurst Univ. - At 125 pounds, former Heritage HS (Ga.) wrestler Madison Martin advanced to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Willie Bohince of Mercyhurst University. However, in the consolation bracket, Martin defeated Nate Reckner of Gannon University on a fall in 4:22 before besting Mercyhurt's Ryan Bohince on a narrow 12-8 decision to take third place.


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