Moc Wrestlers Face No. 21 Purdue, Host Gardner-Webb

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs return to action on Sunday, Dec. 15 against No. 21 Purdue in Atlanta, Ga., before opening Southern Conference action with Gardner-Webb at home on Monday.  

Match time against the Boilermakers is set for 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Mountain View High School (231 Sunny Hill Road) in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, Ga.  Be sure to check the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com for a link to live scoring. 

UTC (4-3) opens its defense of last year’s Southern Conference regular season championship against the Bulldogs (4-7, 1-0 SoCon) on Monday, Dec. 16.  Match time is 7:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Maclellan Gym with live scoring and a MocsVision broadcast on GoMocs.com.

UTC is 4-3 overall and coming off a fifth place showing at the Navy Classic on Nov. 23.  UTC also has wins over Cumberland (W, 42-3) and Hofstra (19-14) while two of their three losses have come against ranked teams, including No. 8 Wisconsin (37-3) and No. 17 Virginia Tech (27-10).  The other defeat was against Rider (17-19).

Follow all of the action on the Mocs twitter account @UTCWrestling.  Be sure to check back to GoMocs.com for a recap and complete results. 

PARTICIPANTS:
125:  Byron Smith (Fr. - 4-5) or Campbell Lewis (Fr. - 0-0)
133:  Nick Soto (Jr. - 6-4) or Mike Pongracz (Fr. - 6-3)
141:  Austin Sams (So. - 2-6) or Austin Woods (So. - 0-0)
149:  Michael Hooker (Fr. - 5-5) or Shawn Greevy (Jr. - 4-2)
157:  Alex Hudson (Sr. - 8-2)
165:  No. 4/7 Corey Mock (Jr. - 10-0)
174:  Levi Clemons (Jr. - 8-5)
184:  John Lampe (So. - 4-2)
197:  Scottie Boykin (Fr. - 4-5) of Jared Johnson (Fr. - 1-2)
285:  Kevin Malone (Jr. - 9-4)


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