Moc Wrestlers Fall To Old Dominion In Final Day of Virginia Duals

Saturday, January 13, 2018
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team wrapped up action at the Virginia Duals with a 20-17 loss to Old Dominion on Saturday.  UTC posted a late comeback, but could not get over the hump against the Monarchs. 

ODU opened with wins in four of the first five matches.  Senior Michael Pongracz scored UTC's only points in the first half of the dual with a major decision at 141.

Fellow senior Chad Pyke started the comeback with a win at 165.  The Monarchs led 17-7 after winning at 174, but senior Bryce Carr closed the gap with a pin at 184.
  Senior Scottie Boykin tied the match with a major decision at 197.

UTC is without both of its true heavyweights due to injury, so sophomore Ben Stacey had to bump up from 197.  He gave up 60 pounds to ODU's Ali Wahab and battled the Monarch heavyweight before losing a close 4-2 match.

UTC fell to 4-6 overall, while ODU improved to 5-5.  Up next of the Mocs is a Friday night Southern Conference match against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Jan. 19.  Action takes place in Maclellan Gym at 7:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) and tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com.

Old Dominion 20 – Chattanooga 17
Virginia Duals – Saturday, Jan. 13
125: Michael McGee (Old Dominion) over Fabien Gutirrez (Chattanooga) Maj 12-3 – ODU 4-0
133: Caleb Richardson (Old Dominion) over Chris Debien (Chattanooga) Dec 6-2 – ODU 7-0
141: Mike Pongracz (Chattanooga) over Mason Wohltman (Old Dominion) Maj 14-2 – ODU 7-4
149: Kenan Carter (Old Dominion) over Zach Shareef (Chattanooga) Dec 10-3 – ODU 10-4
157: Larry Early (Old Dominion) over Jake Adcock (Chattanooga) Maj 12-1 – ODU 14-4
165: Chad Pyke (Chattanooga) over Luke Drugac (Old Dominion) Dec 6-1 – ODU 14-7
174: Seldon Wright (Old Dominion) over Justin Lampe (Chattanooga) Dec 9-4 – ODU 17-7
184: No. 15 Bryce Carr (Chattanooga) over Antonio Agee (Old Dominion) Fall 1:43 – ODU 17-13
197: No. 15 Scottie Boykin (Chattanooga) over Noah Bushman (Old Dominion) Maj 17-6  - Tied 17-17
285: Ali Wahab (Old Dominion) over Ben Stacey (Chattanooga) Dec 4-2 – ODU 20-17


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