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Great Wrestling at the Blue & Gold Match on Chamberlain Field
The Mocs took their annual preseason exhibition outdoors to the middle of campus. Over 300 fans showed with lawn chairs and blankets for a perfect fall evening in the Scenic City.
Not only was the weather great, but those who attended were also treated to some outstanding wrestling. Of the 10 matches, only one included bonus points, three were decided by two points or less and one went to overtime.
“I thought it was a great night, stated UTC head coach Heath Eslinger. “We came out of it injury-free and there was some great competition. The fans seemed to enjoy it and we love doing these types of events that are unique to our campus.”
The Gold squad surged ahead behind freshman Chris Debein’s 20-5 technical fall over sophomore Jake Huffine. Gold won again at 141 when sophomore Roman Boylen posted a 5-0 decision over freshman Logan Sims.
Darkness settled in about halfway through the match, creating an even more unique environment. However, the lights from the new Chamberlain Pavilion and UTC Library helped make the crowd grow with passers-by heading to and from evening classes.
Junior Dylan Forzani extended Gold’s advantage with a 6-0 win against sophomore Trey Watson at 157, followed by junior Justin Lampe‘s 7-3 decision over sophomore Chad Solomon for the Blue team at 165.
Senior Sean Mappes closed the gap to 14-12 with a Blue win over Walthall at 174. That set up a big match between junior Scottie Boykin and senior Clay Dent at 197. Dent scored a quick takedown for a 2-0 lead right after the opening whistle. Boykin escaped but could never get the go-ahead score against the fifth-year senior. Dent held on for a 3-2 victory that gave Gold a 17-12 lead.
The Mocs open the regular season next weekend when they host Southeastern at Maclellan Gym. Action starts early at 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) on Saturday, Nov. 5. Season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).
Chattanooga Wrestling Blue & Gold Results
184: Bryce Carr (Gold) – Dec. 6-4 – Barrett Walthall (Blue) – Gold 3-0
125: Alonzo Allen (Blue) – Dec. 11-5 – Fabian Gutierrez (Gold) – Tied 3-3
133: Chris Bebien (Gold) – Tech Fall 20-5 – Jake Huffin (Blue) – Gold 8-3
141: Roman Boylen (Gold) – Dec. 5-0 – Logan Sims (Blu) – Gold 11-3
149: Dylanger Potter (Blue) – Dec. 7-5 (SV1) – Michael Pongracz (Gold) – Gold 11-6
157: Dylan Forzani (Gold) – Dec. 6-0 – Trey Watson (Blue) – Gold 14-6
165: Justin Lampe (Blue) – Dec. 7-3 – Chad Solomon (Gold) – Gold 14-9
174: Sean Mappes (Blue) – Dec. 11-4 – Barrett Walthall (Gold) – Gold 14-12
197: Clay Dent (Gold) – Dec. 3-2 – Scottie Boykin (Blue) – Gold 17-12
285: Jared Johnson (Blue) – Dec. 7-1 – Connor Tolley (Gold) – Gold 17-15