Moc Wrestlers Travel West, Take On No. 15 Stanford

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs continue a busy week with a dual match at No. 15 Stanford on Friday, Dec. 20.  This is the third dual for UTC in six days and the second ranked foe in less than a week. 

Match time against the Cardinal is set for 9:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) in the Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif.  Links for live scoring and a free web stream are on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Following the Stanford match, Chattanooga travels to the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 22.  Participants from 23 teams are in the collegiate field.

UTC is 5-4 overall after splitting matches with No. 21 Purdue and Gardner-Webb earlier in the week.  UTC dropped its match with the Boilermakers 21-15 at Mountain View High School in Atlanta, Ga.  The score was tied at 15 going into the final match.

The Mocs quickly bounced back with a dominating 35-3 win over Garnder-Webb on Monday in Maclellan Gym.  UTC won nine matches in front of the Candlelight Dinner crowd to open Southern Conference action. 

Stanford is 8-2 overall with three victories over ranked teams.  The Cardinal defeated No. 15 Maryland (17-16), No. 17 Michigan (21-13) and No. 25 Central Michigan (18-13) earlier in the year.  Its two losses were to Eastern Michigan (18-16) and No. 9 Nebraska (28-12).

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. 

CHATTANOOGA PROBABLE LINEUP:
125:  Campbell Lewis (Fr. - 1-0)
133:  Nick Soto (Jr. - 8-4) or Mike Pongracz (Fr. - 6-3)
141:  Austin Sams (So. - 2-8)
149:  Michael Hooker (Fr. - 6-6) or Shawn Greevy (Jr. - 4-2)
157:  Alex Hudson (Sr. - 10-2)
165:  No. 4/7 Corey Mock (Jr. - 12-0)
174:  Levi Clemons (Jr. - 9-6)
184:  John Lampe (So. - 6-2)
197:  Scottie Boykin (Fr. - 5-5)
285:  Kevin Malone (Jr. - 11-4)

MOCS IN THE RANKINGS
UTC junior Corey Mock is 12-0 on the year and No. 4 in the AWN poll at 165.  He is also No. 7 in the Intermat listings.  As a team, the Mocs are 34th in the Intermat College Rankings.

MOCS VS. NO. 15 STANFORD
The match against Stanford is the Mocs’ fourth against a ranked opponent this season.  Stanford and UTC will see a lot of each other over the next two weeks.  After Friday’s dual, they will both compete in the Reno TOC  on Sunday and the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. 

Stanford Probable Lineup
125: No. 13 Evan Silver (So. - 8-2) or Tommy Pawelski (Fr. - 12-6)
133: No. 1 Ryan Mango (Sr. - 14-0)
141: Peter Russo (So. - 2-5)
149: Donovan Halpin (Sr. - 5-4) or Matt Garelli (Fr. - 0-3)
157: Bret Baumbach (Sr. - 9-3)
165: No. 14 Jim Wilson (Fr. - 15-0)
174: Kyle Meyer (Sr. - 9-4)
184: Thomas Kimbrell (So. - 11-6) or Michael Sojka (So. - 9-9)
197: Dan Scherer (Sr. - 5-1)
285: Josh Marchock (Fr. - 10-5)

All-Time Matches
Dec. 17, 2010 - Stanford 20 - Chattanooga 17 (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Nov. 20, 2011 - Chattanooga 22 - No. 12 Stanford 15 (Chattanooga)

Chattanooga 22 - No. 12 Stanford 15
Nov. 20, 2011 - Maclellan Gym
125:  Demetrius Johnson (UTC) - Dec. 5-0 - Matt Sencenbaugh (Stanford) - UTC 3-0
133:  No. 6 Ryan Mangno (Stanford) - MD 14-6 - Nick Soto (UTC) - Stanford 4-3
141:  Shawn Greevy (UTC) - Dec. 8-4 -Alex Manley (Stanford) - UTC 6-4
149:  Kelly Felix (UTC) - Dec. 4-1 - Timmy Boone (Stanford) - UTC 9-4
157:  Dan Waddell (UTC) - MD 10-2 - Josh Lauderdale (Stanford) - UTC 13-4
165:  Brandon Wright (UTC) - Dec. 4-1 - Matt Schneider (Stanford) - UTC 16-4
174:  No. 1 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) - Tec. Fall - 7:00 (17-2) - Josh Condon (UTC) - UTC 16-9
184:  Spence Patrick (Stanford) - Dec. 6-2 - Robert Prigmore (UTC) - UTC 16-12
197:  Niko Brown (UTC) - Fall 1:55 - Alen Yen (Stanford) - UTC 22-12
285:  Dan Scherer (Stanford) - Dec. 2-0 - Kevin Malone (UTC) - UTC 22-15

The last time these two teams met, Chattanooga came away with a big 22-15 win over the 12th ranked Cardinal on Nov. 20, 2011 in Maclellan Gym.  Assistant coach Niko Brown, a 197-pound junior at the time, scored a pin against Alan Yen to secure the win. 

Current Moc juniors Nick Soto and Kevin Malone are the only UTC wrestlers in the probable lineup who competed in that dual.  Soto could be headed for a rematch with No. 1 Ryan Mango at 133.  Mango scored a 14-6 major decision in the dual in 2011 and brings a 14-0 overall record into this match.  Soto is coming off a big win over Purdue All-American Cashe Quiroga on Sunday and is 8-4 overall.

Another match to watch is the 165 bout between UTC’s Corey Mock and Stanford’s Jim Wilson.  Mock is 12-0 and ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation while Wilson is 15-0 and up to No. 15 in the country.


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