UTC Wrestlers Showcased In Blue-Gold Match

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Trey Watson, left, looks to pull down Justin George at 157.
Trey Watson, left, looks to pull down Justin George at 157.
- photo by M. A. Locke
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team participated in the annual Blue & Gold match in the First Tennessee Pavilion today.  The Gold team, led by seniors Chad Pyke and Bryce Carr, posted a 34-11 victory in the exhibition.

Junior Chris Debien, ranked No. 20 at 133, moved up to 141 to face freshman Franco Valdes to open the action.  Debein scored a 9-3 decision to get the big crowd going in the middle of the Mocs football tailgate. 

Freshman Fabian Guiterrez had a nice 2-1 win against senior Cody Hill at 125.  That was followed by a 14-0 win by junior Jake Huffine over freshman Colton Landers.  The 141 match ended early when senior Michael Pongracz injured his shoulder against freshman Davian Fairley.

Freshman Jake Adcock put the Blue team on the board with a 7-5 decision in overtime against junior Roman Boylen.  That was followed by a pin from junior Trey Watson and a major decision from senior Chad Pyke. 

Seniors Justin Lampe, Bryce Carr and Scottie Boykin won their matches, while junior Connor Tolley won at heavyweight to end the day. 

The Mocs start the season on the road at VMI on Nov.
4.  The first home match is Friday, Nov. 17, against Virginia Tech.  Match time is set for 7:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Maclelland Gym.  Season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).

Blue & Gold Results
141: No. 20 Chris Debien (Gold) – Dec. 9-3 - Franco Valdes (Blue) – Gold 3-0
125: Fabian Guiterrez (Gold) – Dec. 2-1 - Cody Hill (Blue) – Gold 6-0
133: Jake Huffine (Gold) – MD 14-0 – Colton Landers (Blue) – Gold 10-0
141: David Fairly (Gold) – W-F (Inj.) - Michael Pongracz (Blue) – Gold 16-0
149: Jake Adcock (Blue) – 7-5 (OT) - Roman Boylen (Gold) – Gold 16-3
157: Trey Watson (Gold) – Fall 6:01 - Justin George (Blue) – Gold 22-3
165: Chad Pyke (Gold) – MD 14-2 - Drew Nicholson (Blue) – Gold 26-3
174: Justin Lampe (Blue) – Dec. 15-8 - Hunter Fortner (Gold) – Gold 26-6
184: No. 12 Bryce Carr (Gold) – Tech Fall 22-5 – Rodney Jones (Blue) – Gold 31-6
197: Scottie Boykinn (Blue) – Tech Fall 23-8 - Ben Stacey (Gold) – Gold 31-11
285: Connor Tolley (Gold) – Dec. 14-6 - Jared Walker (Blue) – Gold 34-11

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