UTC Wrestlers 1-2 At Oklahoma State Quadrangular

Sunday, January 10, 2021
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 23-16 win over Little Rock at the Oklahoma State quadrangular meet in Stillwater, Okla., today.  The Mocs also dropped matches to the No. 6 Cowboys (32-9) and the Beavers (39-6) to move to 2-2 on the season. 

“I thought we came out and wrestled hard,” stated UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell.  “We were strong in some areas, but we gave up some points in some simple positions, so we know what we have to work on.”

UTC opened against the Cowboys in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena.  Junior Colton Landers put the Mocs on the board with a 9-4 decision against Andrew Nieman.  Freshman Weston Wichman scored a pin for Chattanooga (4:44) over Jalin Harper for the other points in the opening dual.

Senior Fabian Gutierrez posted a 5-3 decision over Khyler Brewer to start off the Little Rock bout.  The Trojans took the next three to build a 13-3 lead.  Wichman started the comeback with a 6-4 decision over Thomas Lisher at 157, followed by junior Drew Nicholson’s 12-2 major decision against Alexander Hernandez.
Junior Hunter Fortner posted a decision at 174 and junior Matthew Waddell had a pin at 184 to give UTC a 19-13 advantage.  Freshman Logan Andrew’s major decision at 197 clinched the dual win.    

Nicholson and Waddell had the two wins for UTC in the dual against the Beavers.  Nicholson scored a 7-3 decision against Aaron Olmos, while Waddell had a 4-0 shutout against Ryan Reyes.

“Overall, I was pleased with the trip,” added Ruschell.  “We competed hard against Oklahoma State, but could have been sharper in the other two.  We are ready to get back home and prepare for next weekend.”

Up next for the Mocs is the start of the Southern Conference season with matches against The Citadel and Gardner-Webb.  Both duals take place on Sunday, Jan. 17, in Boiling Springs, N.C.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 32 – Chattanooga 9
125: Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Okla. St.) over No. 18 Fabian Gutierrez (UTC) - Dec 8-2
133: Colton Landers (UTC) over Andrew Nieman (Okla. St.) - Dec 9-4
141: No. 7 Kaid Brock (Okla. St.) over Chattanooga – For.
149: No. 4 Boo Lewallen (Okla. St.) over George Coleman (UTC) – Tech Fall 20-4
157: Weston Wichman (UTC) over Jalin Harper (Okla. St.) - Fall (4:44)
165: No. 6 Travis Wittlake (Okla. St.) over Drew Nicholson (UTC) - Dec 7-3
174: Dustin Plott (Okla. St.) over Hunter Fortner (UTC) - MD 10-2
184: No. 7 Dakota Geer (Okla. St.) over No. 12 Matthew Waddell (UTC) - MD 12-3
197: AJ Ferrari (Okla. St.) over Logan Andrew (UTC) – MD 16-5
285: Austin Harris (Okla. St.) over Grayson Walthall (UTC) - Dec 9-6

 

Chattanooga 23 – Little Rock 16
125: No. 18 Fabian Gutierrez (UTC) over Khyler Brewer (Little Rock) - Dec 5-3
133: Paul Bianchi (Little Rock) over Colton Landers (UTC) - Dec 9-5
141: Conner Ward (Little Rock) over Chattanooga – For.
149: Joseph Bianchi (Little Rock) over George Coleman (UTC) – MD 11-0
157: Weston Wichman (UTC) over Thomas Lisher (Little Rock) – Dec. 6-4
165: Drew Nicholson (UTC) over Alexander Hernandez (Little Rock) - MD 12-2
174: Hunter Fortner (UTC) over Triston Wills (Little Rock) - Dec 5-2
184: No. 12 Matthew Waddell (UTC) over Tanner Mendoza (Little Rock) - Fall (4:36)
197: Logan Andrew (UTC) over James Johnson (Little Rock) - MD 12-3
285: Gabriel Beyer (Little Rock) over Grayson Walthall (UTC) - Dec 4-1

 

Oregon State 39 – Chattanooga 6
125: Brandon Kaylor (Oregon St.) over Chattanooga – For.
133: No. 18 Devan Turner (Oregon St.) over Colton Landers (UTC) - Dec 9-5
141: No. 18 Grant Willits (Oregon St.) over Chattanooga – For.
149: Lane Stigall (Oregon St.) over George Coleman (UTC) - Fall (4:38)
157: No. 17 Hunter Willits (Oregon St.) over Weston Wichman (UTC) - Fall (2:05)
165: Drew Nicholson (UTC) over Aaron Olmos (Oregon St.) - Dec 7-3
174: Colton Beisley (Oregon St.) over Hunter Fortner (UTC) - Dec 7-4
184: No. 12 Matthew Waddell (UTC) over Ryan Reyes (Oregon St.) - Dec 4-0
197: J.J Dixon (Oregon St.) over Logan Andrew (UTC) - Dec 6-2
285: Brian Barnes (Oregon St.) over Grayson Walthall (UTC) - Fall (3:55)

 

Extra Matches
157: Grant Lundy (UTC) over Jalin Harper (Okla. St.) – MD 14-5
165: Carial Tarter (UTC) over Daniel Manibog (Okla. St.) - Dec 11-6

 

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