UTC Wrestlers Host Scuffle, Wisconsin

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Hosting the most prestigious regular season tournament - Southern Scuffle - and a November date with Big 10 foe Wisconsin highlight the Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling schedule for 2013-14 season.

Following the Blue-Gold match at the First Tennessee Pavilion (Oct. 26), the Mocs have three home dates prior to Christmas, followed by the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2) and closes the home schedule with Appalachian State (Feb.2).

"We drew a sellout crowd when Iowa came to town last season and we want to have another great crowd when Wisconsin and Cumberland University are here Nov.8," said UTC coach Heath Eslinger.

Other home matches before the Christmas break are Life Univ. and Shorter College (Nov.16) and Gardner-Webb (Dec.16).  The Mocs will also face Purdue in Atlanta (Mtn. View HS) on Dec. 15.

Wisconsin is led by three-time All-American Tyler Graff, while former TSSAA five-time state champion T.J. Duncan (McCallie) now wrestles for Shorter College (Ga.).

The strong road schedule shows the Hokie Open (Va.), Navy Classic, Tournament of Champions (Reno, Nev.), Va. Duals and the NWCA National Duals prior to the Southern Conference tournament at Campbell U. (March 8).

"This is a very competitive schedule and it gives our guys an opportunity to wrestle the best guys in the country," said coach Eslinger.

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