UTC's Soto, Mock Win First Matches at NCAAs

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Chattanooga's Nick Soto (133) and Corey Mock (165) won their round of 32 matches earlier today at the NCAA D-I Wrestling Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla.

No. 10 Soto defeated Joey Palmer (Oregon State), 9-5, and No.6 Mock majored Peyton Walsh (Navy), 9-1.

Both UTC wrestlers compete in the round of 16 matches tonight. Mock faces fellow Southern Conference wrestler No.11 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj who Mock beat for the SoCon title two weeks ago. Soto takes on No.7 Cashé Quiroga (Purdue).

Three UTC wrestlers lost their round of 32 matches; At 157, Taylor Walsh (Indiana) pinned Alex Hudson (2:19),  Tanner Weatherman (Iowa State) pinned Levi Clemons, 2:09 at 174 and Spencer Myers (Maryland) edged Dawson Peck, 2-1, at 285. The Mocs will compete in consolation matches tonight.

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