Mat Mocs Pin Buffalo, Kent State In Dual Action Saturday

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Chattanooga Mocs swept MAC opponents today in duals at Gardner-Webb. The Mocs controlled Buffalo 27-12 before blitzing Kent State 38-3.

It was the Kamdyn Munro show claiming all 12 points with a second period fall against the Bulls and a quick first period finish on the Golden Flashes. He wasn’t alone.

Brayden Palmer earned bonus points with majors. His six collegiate wins this season have all been by major decision. Blake Boarman (1 TF), Isaiah Powe (2 MD), Noah Castillo (1 MD), David Harper (Fall) and Kaleb Snodgrass (1 MD) also earned bonus points.

The Mocs swept the early weights again this weekend. The squad is 16-0 at 125 through 149 through four duals. 

"I’m proud of the way our guys competed," Coach Kyle Ruschell shared. "They went out there and controlled positions. What I was happiest about with today’s performance? I saw that our guys are coachable and applying what we work on in practice.."

The Mocs are 3-1. They return to the Maclellan Gym mat on Dec. 16 against Little Rock and Queens. It’s the home opener for the program and final tune up for the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2.

The Mocs dominated the lower weights with four wins in as many bouts. Bonus points for Brayden Palmer and Isaiah Powe at 125 and 141 made it a 14-0 start.

Kamdyn Munro made it a commanding 20-3 advantage with his first dual pin at 165. Sergio Desiante clinched the win with an 8-5 decision at 174.

Powe and Kaleb Snodgrass (285) got their first dual wins at UTC.

Chattanooga 27, Buffalo 12
Dec. 2, 2023 – Boiling Springs, N.C.
125: #11 Brayden Palmer (UTC) 8-0 maj. dec. over Max Elton (Buffalo) - 4-0
133: Blake Boarman (UTC) 12-5 dec. over Tommy Maddox (Buffalo) - 7-0
141: Isaiah Powe (UTC) 10-1 maj. dec. over Caleb Brooks (Buffalo) – 11-0
149: #17 Noah Castillo (UTC) 11-5 dec. over Nick Stampoulos (Buffalo) - 14-0
157: Ty Raines (Buffalo) 8-6 dec. over Jackson Hurst (UTC) - 14-3
165: Kamdyn Munro (UTC) Fall (4:12) over Hunter Shaut (Buffalo) – 20-3
174: Sergio Desiante (UTC) 8-5 dec. over Marcus Petite (Buffalo) – 23-3
184: Chase Kranitz (Buffalo) Fall (1:41) over Landon Lewis (UTC) – 23-9
197: Sam Mitchell (Buffalo) 8-5 dec. over David Harper (UTC) – 23-12
285: Kaleb Snodgrass (UTC) 13-0 maj. dec. over Magnus Bibla (Buffalo) – 27-12

It was more of the same in the second match. Well in an even more convincing manner.

Nine of 10 matches went down as wins. David Harper got his first with a fall in the first period at 197. That came long after it was decided.

Palmer again opened with a major followed quickly by a thoroughly dominant Boarman at 133. Powe and Castillo also added majors before Jackson Hurst’s win at 157. Munro’s fall at 165 was the clincher, but the Mocs never looked back claiming the easy win.

Chattanooga 38, Kent State 3
Dec. 2, 2023 – Boiling Springs, N.C.
125: #11 Brayden Palmer (UTC) 14-3 maj. dec. over Nick Calello (Kent St.) - 4-0
133: Blake Boarman (UTC) 15-0 tech fall (7:00) over Matt Ellis (Kent St.) – 9-0
141: Isaiah Powe (UTC) 15-6 maj. dec. over Billy Meisner (Kent St,) – 13-0
149: #17 Noah Castillo (UTC) 14-5 maj. dec. over Kaden Setzer (Kent St.) – 17-0
157: Jackson Hurst (UTC) 4-2 dec. over Keegan Knapp (Kent St.) – 20-0
165: Kamdyn Munro (UTC) Fall (1:52) over Aaron Ferguson (Kent St.) – 26-0
174: Sergio Desiante (UTC) 8-1 dec. over Aidan Faria (Kent St.) – 29-0
184: Kyle Snider (Kent St.) 8-3 dec. over Landon Lewis (UTC) – 29-3
197: David Harper (UTC) Fall (1:54) over Blake Schaffer (Kent St.)– 35-3
285: Kaleb Snodgrass (UTC) 4-0 dec. over Josh Boggan (Kent St.) – 38-3

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