UTC Wrestlers Top Rider, 26-14

Mocs Take 5th at Va Duals, 4-1

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Chattanooga used a pair of technical falls, two major decisions and a pin to defeat Rider College, 26-15, and placed fifth Saturday in the 34th annual Va. Duals held in Hampton, Va.

The No. 8th seed Mocs trailed 9-8 after four matches and then won four of the final six matches for the win and improve to 9-4 on the season.

Senior Alex Hudson (149,4-0) and freshman Dawson Peck (285, 5-0) went undefeated for UTC, while junior Corey Mock (165) and freshman Scottie Boykin (197) were 4-1.

The Mocs defeated Arizona State (35-7), Lock Haven (23-14), Nebraska-Kearney (24-12) and No. 6 Rider (26-15), with the only loss to host and No.1 seed Virginia, 18-13 in the quarterfinals.

UTC improves to 10-5 and travels to Southern Conference foe Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Jan. 19.

Next Home Match: Sun. Feb. 2 vs. Appalachian State, 2 p.m. at Maclellan Gym 

Chattanooga 26, Rider 15

125 - Robert Deutsch (Rider) over Lewis Campbell (Chattanooga) Dec 8-3
133 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga) over Chuck Zeisloft (Rider) Dec 11-7
141 - Mike Pongracz (Chattanooga) over John Gentile (Rider) TF 16-0
149 - Curt Delia (Rider) over Shawn Greevy (Chattanooga) Inj 0:50
157 - Alex Hudson (Chattanooga) over Wayne Stinson (Rider) Maj 9-0
165 - Corey Mock (Chattanooga) over Ramon Santiago (Rider) Maj 9-0
174 - Connor Brennan (Rider) over Levi Clemons (Chattanooga) Dec 5-4
184 - Clint Morrison (Rider) over John Lampe (Chattanooga) Dec 5-1
197 - Scottie Boykin (Chattanooga) over Jeff McElwee (Rider) TF 24-9
HWT - Dawson Peck (Chattanooga) over Greg Velasco (Rider) Fall 4:23
Chattanooga's team score was adjusted by -1.000 for 4 point tech

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

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