Three Mocs Compete In NCAA National Wrestling Tournament

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team competes in the 88th NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 15-17, 2018.  Action takes place in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and is covered live by the ESPN family of networks.
UTC posted an 8-7 dual match record and finished second in the Southern Conference regular season race.  The Mocs were also runners-up in the SoCon Tournament and had three individuals qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Historically, UTC has won 16 SoCon regular season titles since the league began recognizing a season champ in 1992.  The Mocs have also won 29 SoCon Tournament titles since joining the league in 1978. 
The three representing Chattanooga at the NCAA Championships are junior Alonzo Allen, senior Bryce Carr (184) and senior Scottie Boykin (197).  All three earned automatic bids, with all three winning SoCon individual titles.  Carr, the 2018 SoCon Wrestler of the Year, is making his second straight appearance.  This is the third trip to the NCAAs for Boykin and the first for Allen.
125: Alonzo Allen (Jr. - 21-8)
184: No. 12 Bryce Carr (Sr. - 26-5)
197: No. 10 Scottie Boykin (Sr. - 26-6)
(No. = NCAA Tournament Seed)
Head Coach:  Heath Eslinger (101-61 - 9th Year)
Thursday, March 15
Session 1 - 1st Round - ESPNU/ESPN3 - Noon (E.D.T.)
Session 2 - 2nd Round and Consolation Rounds - ESPN/ESPN3 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 16
Session 3 - Quarters and Consolation Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 4 - Semifinals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
Session 5 - Medal Rounds - ESPNU/ESPN3 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 6 - Finals - ESPN/ESPN3 - 8:00 p.m.

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