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.
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.
Session 3 - Quarters and Consolation Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 -
Session 4 -
Semifinals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m.
Session 5 - Medal Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 11:00
Session 6 -
Finals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m..
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