UTC Wrestlers Ready For NCAAs

Wrestling Starts Thursday

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Five Chattanooga wrestlers carry the No.24 UTC banner to the NCAA D-I Wrestling Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla. this weekend, Mar. 20-22 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Two Mocs - No. 10 Nick Soto and No. 6 Chris Mock- are seeded, while Alex Hudson (158), Levi Clemons (174) and Dawson Peck (285) drew either an 11 or 12 seed in first round matches.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, March 20
Session 1 - 1st Round - ESPNU/ESPN3 - Noon (E.D.T.)

Session 2 - 2nd Round and Consolation Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 21
Session 3 - Quarters and Consolation Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 11:00 a.m.

Session 4 - Semifinals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 22
Session 5 - Medal Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 11:00 a.m.

Session 6 - Finals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m..

UTC Wrestlers

No. 10 NICK SOTO   133 ... Jr.  33-9 ... vs. Joey Palmer Oregon State (19-10) ... same quarter with No.2  A.J. Schropp, Edinboro (31-1)

Note: No.4 seed is Joe Morrison (Okla State, 25-1) and is a 2x Southern Scuffle champ ... only loss  is to No. 3 Tony Ramos (Iowa, 27-2)

ALEX HUDSON 158  Sr.  30-7 .. vs. N.11 Taylor Walsh, Indiana (34-5) ... same quarter with No.3 Alex Dieringer, Okla State (27-1) only loss to No.2 Derek St. John (Iowa, 25-4) .. St. John and Dieringer could meet in semis  

Note: Dieringer won the Southern Scuffle in Jan.

No.6 COREY MOCK 165  Jr. (30-3) vs. Peyton Walsh, Navy (25-12) ... same quarter with No.3 Nickolas Sulzer, UVa (32-1)

Note: Top 3 seeds all wrestled at Southern Scuffle .. No.3 Sulzer's only loss this season came at the Southern Scuffle .. losing in the semis to Okla State's Tyler Caldwell (No.2 seed, 24-3) who lost to No.1 David Taylor (Penn State, 29-0) in Scuffle finals

LEVI CLEMONS 174 Jr. (26-13) vs. No,12 Tanner Weatherman, ISU (22-14) ... same quarter as No.4 Michael Evans, Iowa (25-4)

Note: No.1 seed Chris Perry (Okla State, 25-1) is in Clemons half of the draw and won the Scuffle

DAWSON PECK  285  Fr. (14-3) ... vs. No.12 Spencer Myers, Maryland (23-4) ... same quarter as No.4 Adam Coon, Michigan (30-3)

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


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