UTC Wrestlers Travel To Second Ranked Iowa

Friday, November 15, 2019
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head wrestling coach Kyle Ruschell wants the Mocs to compete against the best in the country to get his team prepared for the postseason.

UTC is definitely doing that this weekend with a trip to No. 2 Iowa on Sunday, Nov. 17. Match time is set for 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

“This is a great opportunity for our guys to compete against some of the best guys in the country in an intense atmosphere,” stated Ruschell.
“This trip will help prepare us for the NCAA tournament at the end of the year.”

The Mocs enter the match with a 1-2 overall record.  UTC opened the season with a 29-14 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in an outdoor match at Miller Park in Chattanooga on Nov. 1.  The Mocs dropped two matches on Sunday in the inaugural Chattanooga Duals, falling to Army (18-12) and Illinois (22-10). 

This is the season opener for the Hawkeyes, who are ranked No. 2 in most polls.  Iowa has one first place vote in this week’s NWCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Fans can follow the match in a number of ways, beginning with live scoring through TrackWrestling. Video streaming is available through the BTN Plus network with Rhedt Roelandt and Nathan Burak on the call.  Sunday’s dual is audio streamed online at Hawkeye All-Access. Steven Grace and Mark Ironside have that call.  Links for all three are on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.


PROBABLE LINEUP AT NO. 2 IOWA

125: Fabian Gutierrez (Jr. - 4-2)
133: Franco Valdes (So. - 2-5) or Wade Cummings (Jr. - 2-2)
141: Aidan Murphy (So. - 0-4)
149: Mason Wallace (So. - 3-3) or Tanner Smith (So. - 4-2)
157: George Carpenter (Sr. - 4-5) or Tyler Shilson (So. - 2-2)
165: Drew Nicholson (So. - 4-4)
174: Hunter Fortner (So. - 2-4)
184: Matthew Waddell (So. - 5-1)
197: Rodney Jones (Sr. - 3-3)
HWT: Grayson Walthall (So. - 2-5)

 
PROBABLE LINEUP AT NO. 2 IOWA

125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Jr.)
133: No. 2 Austin DeSanto (Jr.) - Paul Glynn (Sr.) - Gavin Teasdale (Fr.)
141: No. 2 Austin DeSanto (Jr.) - Carter Happel (Jr.)
149: No. 5 Pat Lugo (Sr.)
157: No. 2 Kaleb Young (Jr.)
165: No. 2 Alex Marinelli (Jr.)
174: No. 4 Michael Keener (Sr.)
184: No. 10 Cash Wilcke (Sr.)
197: No. 4 Jacob Warner (So.)
HWT: No. 12 Tony Cassioppi (Fr.)

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