UTC Wrestlers Split At Virginia Duals

Friday, January 11, 2019
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team split matches on the opening day of the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va.  The Mocs dropped the opener to No. 13 Virginia Tech (35-4) before defeating Kent State (21-15). 

Senior Alonzo Allen led the Mocs with two wins today.  He scored all four of UTC points against the Hokies with a 10-2 major decision over Joey Prata.  Against the Golden Flashes, he opened the dual with an 8-2 decision over Jake Ferri to move to 18-4 on the year. 

The Mocs won seven of 10 against Kent State to improve to 2-3 overall.  Freshman Tanner Smith was back in the lineup for the first time since the Wolfpack Open in November.  He scored his first win in a dual with 4-1 decision over Kody Kamara. 

Junior Chris Debien won in overtime at 141, while freshmen Ryan Resnick and Drew Nicholson posted victories at 157 and 165.  Senior Rodney Jones clinched the team win at 197. 

“Virginia Tech has a very strong lineup from top to bottom, but it was good to see the guys rebound against Kent State,” stated UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell.  “We avenged some losses from the Cougar Clash at SIUE earlier in the year, so we can see that we are definitely improving.”

“The guys are fighting and listening to what we are telling them.  We will get back after it tomorrow and see what we can do.”

UTC is on the mat at 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday against the loser of Virginia vs. No. 16 Arizona State.  UTC will have one more match after that at either 6:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.   Be sure to check the wrestling schedule page for links to live scoring and PPV video of the action. 

No. 13 Virginia Tech 35 – Chattanooga 4
Friday – Jan. 11, 2019 – Virginia Duals – Hampton, Va.
125: Alonzo Allen (UTC) over Joey Prata (Va. Tech) – MD, 10-2 – UTC 4-0
133: No. 15 Korbin Myers (Va. Tech) over Jake Huffine (UTC) – D, 6-1 – UTC 4-3
141: Mitch Moore (Va. Tech) over Chris Debien (UTC) - Fall (1:32) – Va. Tech 9-4
149: Ryan Blees (Va. Tech) over Mason Wallace (UTC) – D, 4-1 – Va. Tech 12-4
157: BC LaPrade (Va. Tech) over Ryan Resnick (UTC) – D, 7-0 – Va. Tech 15-4
165: No. 8 Mekhi Lewis (Va. Tech) over Trey Watson (UTC) – TF, 18-2 -     Va. Tech 20-4
174: No. 6 David McFadden (Va. Tech) over Hunter Fortner (UTC) – D, 10-3 – Va. Tech 23-4
184: No. 8 Zack Zavatsky (Va. Tech) over Dominic Lampe (UTC) - Fall (5:56) – Va. Tech 29-4
197: No. 9 Tom Sleigh (Va. Tech) over Rod Jones (UTC) – D, 4-2 – Va. Tech 32-4
285: No. 17 Billy Miller (Va. Tech) over Connor Tolley (UTC) – D, 8-1 – Va. Tech 35-4

 

Chattanooga 21 – Kent State 15
Friday – Jan. 11, 2019 – Virginia Duals – Hampton, Va.
125: Alonzo Allen (UTC) over Jake Ferri (Kent St.) – D, 8-2 – UTC 3-0
133: Tim Rooney (Kent St.) over Jake Huffine (UTC) – D, 6-3 – Tied 3-3
141: Chris Debien (UTC) over Cori Simpson (Kent St.) - SV-1, 3-1 – UTC 6-3
149: Tanner Smith (UTC) over Kody Kamara (Kent St.) - D, 4-1 – UTC 9-3
157: Ryan Resnick (UTC) over Richard Jackson (Kent St.) – D, 6-3 – UTC 12-3
165: Drew Nicholson (UTC) over Isaac Bast (Kent St.) – D, 6-5 – UTC 15-3
174: Hunter Fortner (UTC) over Dylan Barrierio (Kent St.) – D, 7-1 – UTC 18-3
184: Andrew McNalley (Kent St. over Dominic Lampe (UTC) - Fall (6:39) – UTC 19-9
197: Rod Jones (UTC) over Shane Mast (Kent St.) – D, 7-1 – UTC 21-9
285: Spencer Berthhold (Kent St.) over Connor Tolley (UTC) - Fall (1:23) – UTC 21-15


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