Moc Wrestlers Win At Gardner-Webb

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 40-6 win at Gardner-Webb tonight. The Mocs had four pins and won nine matches in tonight's victory, improving to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference.

The Bulldogs are an affiliate member of the SoCon in wrestling only. GWU dropped to 4-8 on the year and 2-4 in the SoCon with the loss.

FreshmanNick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) opened with a 12-0 major decision over Cortez Starkes at 125. Ranked No. 18 in the nation coming into the match, Soto improved to 19-6 overall.

FreshmanMarvin Lopez (Cleveland, Tenn.) followed with a decision at 133 before seniorDean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) had the first of four Mocs pins at 141.

JuniorAlex Hudson (Marietta, Ga.) won his third straight match with a 4-0 decision over Ryan Medved at 149, giving UTC a 16-0 lead through four matches. Alex Medved got Gardner-Webb on the board with his pin over sophomoreTrey Stavrum (Chattanooga, Tenn.) at 157. Those were the only points for GWU in tonight's match.

SeniorJosh Condon (Powder Springs, Ga.) took away any momentum GWU may have built with Medved's pin, by posting a fall of his own at 165. Condon put Justin Guthrie on his back in the first period to give the Mocs a 22-6 lead. Senior Robert Prigmore (Southlake, Texas) clinched the win with his 2-1 win over Gray Jones in overtime.

SeniorNiko Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) continued his strong season with his team-leading eighth pin of the year at 197. Brown, ranked No. 19 in the nation, is a team-best 22-3 overall and 10-0 in dual matches this season. Sophomore Kevin Malone (Carrollton, Ohio) closed out the match with a 3-0 decision over Travis Porter.

The Mocs continue their weekend road trip at Appalachian State on Sunday. UTC faces the Mountaineers at 2:00 p.m. (E.S.T.). ASU is currently second in the SoCon at 3-1 and is 6-4 overall.

Chattanooga 40 - Gardner-Webb 6
125:Nick Soto (UTC) - MD 12-0 - Cortez Starkes (GWU) - UTC 4-0
133: Marvin Lopez (UTC) - Dec. 9-2 - Robert Golde (GWU) - UTC 7-0
141: Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Fall 6:28 - Davante Andujar (GWU) - UTC 13-0
149: Alex Hudson (UTC) - Dec. 4-0 - Ryan Medved (GWU) - UTC 16-0
157: Alex Medved (GWU) - Fall 4:17 - Trey Stavrum (UTC) - UTC 16-6
165: Josh Condon (UTC) - Fall 1:50 - Justin Guthrie (GWU) - UTC 22-6
174: Sean Mappes (UTC) - Fall 4:48 - Hunter Gamble (GWU) - UTC 28-6
184: Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Dec. 2-1 (OT) - Gray Jones (GWU) - UTC 31-6
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - Fall 2:11 - Vincent Salyer (GWU) - UTC 37-6
285: Kevin Malone (UTC) - Dec. 3-0 - Travis Porter (GWU) - UTC 4-0


UTC Women Drop Matches To Air Force, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team gutted out a 4-3 win over Air Force in Knoxville, Tenn., today.  The Mocs split two duals on their trip, falling 4-0 at Tennessee in the second match. The Air Force bout was full of drama in both singles and doubles action.  It came down to a three-setter at No. 5 singles that senior Rachele Gazzola won ... (click for more)

Mocs Tennis Team Falls To No. 6 North Carolina 6-0

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team dropped a 6-0 match at No. 9 North Carolina today.  The Tar Heels (4-0) swept all of the action as the Mocs dropped to 0-2 against a tough schedule.    "I want to congratulate Coach Paul and his Tar Heels on their impressive victory," stated UTC head coach Carlos Garcia.  "They make you work for ... (click for more)

Alabama Man Faces Murder Charge In Shooting Death At Bradley County Landfill

An investigation by  s pecial agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man in a shooting death that occurred last fall at the Bradley County landfill.   At the request of 10 th  District Attorney General Steve Crump, last Sept. 8 TBI special agents began investigating a shooting death that occurred that ... (click for more)

Man Shot In East Lake Winds Up Facing Several Criminal Charges

Police said a man who was shot on Sunday morning in East Lake was assaulting the woman who shot him and others immediately before the gunfire.   Police said 29-year-old Latesha Hinton would not be charged in the shooting of Dieshunn Lindsey, 30. At approximately  10:50 a.m.,  officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded to the 2700 block of ... (click for more)

Proud Of Chattanooga And The Women's March

I was very happy to participate in the Women’s March on Chattanooga yesterday afternoon. The diversity and the sheer numbers of women, men and children were incredible. One estimate was at least 3,000. Standing together with all of these like-minded souls was overwhelming and humbling.  I have rarely been so happy and so proud of my town.  One question is, why is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Washington’s Favorite

By the time darkness fell over Washington, D.C., on Sunday, it had clearly been a monumental weekend. On Friday Donald Trump had ben inaugurated as the 45 th President of the United States. On Saturday a fierce crowd of a half-million women who each are entitled to have the identical rights as men in the same United States, marched on The Mall. And then, the Washington Post printed ... (click for more)