Moc Wrestlers Split At Virginia Duals

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team split two matches at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va., today.  The Mocs opened with a 35-7 win over Arizona State before falling in the quarterfinals to No. 13 Virginia 18-13. 

UTC scored eight wins in 10 matches against the Sun Devils.  Junior Shawn Greevy (149) highlighted the match with UTC’s fastest pin of the season.  He put ASU’s Preston McCalmon on his back just 29 seconds into the match to improve to 11-6 on the year. 

Chattanooga scored bonus points in six of its eight wins.  Junior Corey Mock improved to 19-0 at 165 with his pin at the end of the second period against James Brundage. 

Chattanooga 35 – Arizona State 7
125:  Ares Carpio (Arizona St.) – MD 11-3 - Byron Smith (UTC) – ASU 4-0
133:  No. 11 Nick Soto (UTC) – MD 14-2 - Kalin Goodsite (Arizona St.) – 4-4
141:  Michael Pongracz (UTC) – Tech. Fall 17-0 - Matthew Kraus (Arizona St.) – UTC 9-4
149:  Shawn Greevy (UTC) – Fall 0:29 - Preston McCalmon (Arizona St.) – UTC 15-4
157:  Alex Hudson (UTC) – Dec. 3-1 - Joel Smith (Arizona St.) – UTC 18-4
165:  No. 4 /6 Corey Mock (UTC) – Fall 5:00 - James Brundage (Arizona St.) – UTC 24-4
174:  Levi Clemons (UTC) – MD 16-6 - Kevin Radford (Arizona St.) – UTC 28-4
184:  Wesley Moore (Arizona St.) – Dec. 4-0 - John Lampe (UTC) – UTC 28-7
197:  Scottie Boykin (UTC) – MD 16-6 - Luke Bean (Arizona St.) – UTC 32-7
285:  Dawson Peck (UTC) – Dec. 5-1 - Chace Eskam (Arizona St.) – UTC 35-7

Chattanooga ran into top-seeded Virginia in the second round and gave the Cavaliers all they could handle.  UTC scored four wins in the dual, including two over ranked opponents.  Junior Levi Clemons had one of the best wins of his career with a 10-5 decision against No. 10 Stephen Doty. 

Freshman heavyweight Dawson Peck, who joined the Mocs after transferring from Virginia Tech this week, won his second match of the day with an 11-6 decision over No. 20 Ethan Hayes.  Greevy also scored his second win with a 6-0 decision over Chris Yankowich at 149. 

Junior Nick Soto continued his solid season with two wins today, including a 10-2 major decision against Joe Martinez at 133.  He leads the Mocs with a 23-6 overall record.  Mock dropped his first match of the year, a 10-6 decision to No. 3 Nicholas Sulzer.

Chattanooga was only down 13-10 following Clemons’ win at 174.  However, two-straight decisions at 184 and 197 gave the Cavs the win.  Virginia was docked one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct following the heavyweight match to end the match 18-13. 

UTC will take on Lock Haven in the backdraw tomorrow.  The match starts at 10:00 a.m. (E.S.T.) and live scoring is available through Trackwrestling.com.  Flowrestling.org will also provide live video to all Flo Pro subscribers for Saturday’s action.  Links to both are on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.   

No. 13 Virginia 18 – Chattanooga 13
125:  Nick Herrmann (UVA) – MD 13-3 - Lewis Campbell (UTC) – UVA 4-0
133:  No. 11 Nick Soto (UTC) – MD 10-2 - Joe Martinez (UVA) – 4-4
141:  No. 13/16 Joseph Spisak (UVA) – Dec. 7-1 - Michael Pongracz (UTC) – UVA 7-4
149:  Shawn Greevy (UTC) – Dec. 6-0 - Chris Yankowich (UVA) – 7-7
157:  No. 13 Blaise Butler (UVA) – Dec. 6-2 - Michael Hooker (UTC) – UVA 10-7
165:  No. 3 Nicholas Sulzer (UVA) – Dec. 10-6 - No. 4/6 Corey Mock (UTC) – UVA 13-7
174:  Levi Clemons (Chattanooga) – Dec. 10-5 - No. 10 Stephen Doty (UVA) – UVA 13-10
184:  No. 18 Jonathan Fausey (UVA) – Dec. 5-2 - John Lampe (UTC) – UVA 16-10
197:  Zach Nye (UVA) – Dec. 7-1 - Scottie Boykin (UTC) – UVA 19-10
285:  Dawson Peck (UTC) – Dec. 11-6 - No. 20 Ethan Hayes (UVA) – UVA 19-13
Virginia's team score was adjusted by -1 point for Unsportsmanlike conduct – UVA 18-13
Rankings are AWN/Intermat.


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