Mocs Close Out Dual Meet Schedule With 18-16 Loss

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024
The Chattanooga Mocs dropped an 18-16 decision at Bellarmine Sunday afternoon. It was the final dual match of the season.

The Mocs got off to a great start winning the opening three matches. The trio of Brayden Palmer, Blake Boarman and Isaiah Powe got the squad off to a 10-0 lead against a defensive Knights side at the 125-141 classes.

They split the next four matches with wins for Lincoln Heck (157) and Sergio Desiante (174) and losses by decision to Zac Cowan (149) over Matthew Williams and Grant O’Dell (165) against Kamdyn Munro.
The 16-6 lead meant one more win and the match was clinched.

The Knight swept the final three bouts getting needed bonus point to get the victory. It started with a tight loss at 184 for Jackson Hurst. Hurst, wrestling up three classes from 157, took Sam Schroeder to the buzzer in a 9-6 loss. Andrew Liber sent the match to a decisive 285 with a pin at 197.

Thadd Huff got the lone takedown in that matchup. He scored a reversal as well to get the 5-3 win over Kaleb Snodgrass. 

Chattanooga now heads to the Southern Conference Championships in Boone, N.C. The 1-day, all-day affair is in 13 days on Saturday, March 9. The Mocs are 29-time winners of the event.

“We have to look completely different in two weeks,” Coach Kyle Ruschell commented. “Today was unacceptable. I take full responsibility. We did not wrestle through positions.”

Bellarmine 18, Chattanooga 16
Feb. 25, 2024 – Louisville, Ky.
125: #29 Brayden Palmer (Chatt) 3-0 dec. over Damian Ryan (BU) - 3-0
133: #25 Blake Boarman (Chatt) 14-5 maj. dec. over Treyce Eckman (BU) - 7-0
141: #33 Isaiah Powe (Chatt) 6-1 dec. over AJ Rallo (BU) - 10-0
149: Zac Cowan (BU) 14-7 dec. over Matthew Williams (Chatt) – 10-3
157: Lincoln Heck (Chatt) 8-3 dec. over Gray Ortis (BU) – 13-3
165: Grant O’Dell (BU) 11-4 dec. over Kamdyn Munro (Chatt) – 13-6
174: Sergio Desiante (Chatt) 9-6 dec. over Cole Nance (BU) – 16-6
184: Sam Schroeder (BU) 9-6 dec. over Jackson Hurst (Chatt) – 16-9
197: Andrew Liber (BU) Fall (0:48) over Ryan Stein (Chatt) – 16-15
285: Thadd Huff (BU) 6-3 dec. over Kaleb Snodgrass (Chatt) – 16-18
184 (Extrat): Darian Huff (BU) Fall (2:38) over Wyatt Gibbs (Chatt)
197 (Extra): Kendrick Curtis (Chatt) 5-4 dec. over Kaleb Johnstone (BU)

Mar. 9: SoCon Championships (Boone, N.C.)
Mar. 21-23: NCAA Championships (Kansas City)
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