Moc Wrestlers Improve To 4-0 With SoCon Weekend Wins

  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
The Chattanooga Mocs completed their Southern Conference tour of South Carolina with a 31-6 triumph at The Citadel. The win puts the Mocs alone atop the SoCon at 4-0.

The win included three tech falls and a major decision. The seven bonus points helped clinch the match after the seventh bout. 

"I'm happy with how our guys looked to be first in each position," Coach Kyle Ruschell said. "First in contact, first in offense and building those important bonus points. Even in our two losses, our guys wrestled and there's just a couple of adjustments there to get their hands raised.

"Overall, we wrestled hard and I'm proud of that."

The Mocs complete a 3-game road trip next Sunday at fellow SoCon unbeaten Appalachian State.
They take on Mountaineers in Boone, N.C., at 2 p.m. 


149: Noah Castillo 22-5 tech fall at 5:21 over Ethan Willis

Castillo built bonus point win with seven takedowns and several near falls. It was a relentless performance over 2-plus periods ending just 21 seconds into the third.

Notes: Castillo earned nine dual points on the SC road swing including a major Friday night at Presbyterian.

157: Lincoln Heck 4-3 decision over Anthony Allen

It was an eventful first period with a takedown and escape for both tying it at 3-all. Allen started on bottom in the second and Heck built riding time to cinch the decisive point.

Notes: 20th career win for Heck in his 33rd match over 2 seasons

165: Weston Wichman 6-0 decision over Aidan Lenz

The two grinded through a scoreless opening period before Wichman took control. He went on bottom to start the second and escaped and scored a takedown. They started neutral in the third with Wichman earning another takedown and riding team.

Notes: Evened his season record to 2-2

174: Rocky Jordan 15-0 tech fall win at 4:36 over Benny Haubert

Rocky was, well, Rocky. He dominated from the start and methodically built his bonus-point win with a couple of takedowns and three near falls.

Notes: Now 148-15 match scoring in his 13 starts

184: Matthew Waddell 21-6 tech fall at 7:00 over Micah DiCarlo

Matthew Waddell followed that tech with one of his own. He scored at least two takedowns each period to build the bonus points.

Notes: 60th career win as a Moc

197: Jake Boyd 4-2 decision over Mark Chaid

Jake got the first takedown in the first and was up 2-1 going into third. Chaid built riding time essentially tying the match before giving up a penalty. Boyd made a late escape for the final margin.

Notes: 6-2 on the year in matches ending within two points

285: Logan Andrew 5-4 loss to Jonathan Chesser

Andrew looked to be in control after a 4-2 opening three minutes with two takedowns. They started neutral in the second with Chesser getting a takedown to tie it up. His escape in the third got the win.

125: Logan Ashton 4-3 loss to Blair Orr

Ashton scored a takedown and escape. Orr got a reversal and escape. The difference was riding time for the Bulldogs 125.

133: Blake Boarman 3-2 decision over George Rosas

Lots of actions and shoots in a low-scoring affair. Boarman’s takedown with 15 seconds clinched the win breaking a 1-1 tie.

Notes: 1st career dual win for Boarman
141: Franco Valdes 13-1 major decision over Dillon Roman

Dominating performance from Valdes. Four takedowns a 4pt near fall that felt like it lasted a minute and riding bonus constructed the major.

Notes: 4-and-a-half minutes of riding time for Valdes

Chattanooga 31, The Citadel 6

149: Noah Castillo (UTC) 22-5 tech fall (5:21) over Ethan Willis (Cit) – 5-0
157: Lincoln Heck (UTC) 4-3 dec. over Tucker Allen (Cit) – 8-0
165: Weston Wichman (UTC) 6-0 dec. over Aidan Lenz (Cit) – 11-0
174: #11 Rocky Jordan (UTC) 15-0 tech fall (4:36) Benny Haubert (Cit) – 16-0
184: #26 Matthew Waddell (UTC) 21-6 tech fall (7:00) over Micah DiCarlo (Cit) – 21-0
197: Jake Boyd (UTC) 4-2 dec. over Mark Chaid (Cit) – 24-0
285: John Chesser (Cit) 5-4 dec. over Logan Andrew (UTC) – 24-3
125: Blair Orr (Cit) 4-3 dec. over Logan Ashton (UTC) – 24-6
133: Blake Boarman (UTC) 3-2 dec. over George Rosas (Cit)) – 27-6
141: Franco Valdes (UTC) 13-1 maj. dec. over Dillon Roman (Cit) – 31-6
Feb. 5: at Appalachian State, 3 p.m.
Feb. 10: Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12: Campbell, 2 p.m.

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