Chattanooga clinches share of SoCon dual title

2/24/2013
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Sports Information

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team clinched at least a tie for the Southern Conference Regular Season Championship with a pair of league wins in Maclellan Gym today. The Mocs won 18 of 20 matches to defeat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 40-3 and VMI 36-3. UTC improves to 10-6 overall and 6-0 in SoCon action with today's wins.

Chattanooga will host Campbell (7-9, 5-1 SoCon) on Monday at 6:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in Maclellan Gym with a chance to win its 27th SoCon Championship since joining the league in 1978.

VMI and SIUE opened the tri-meet at 10:00 a.m. with the Keydets taking a 32-12 win. The Mocs then ran through the Cougars in the Noon match. Seniors Josh Condon (Powder Spring, Ga.) and Robert Prigmore (Southlake, Texas) both posted pins against the Cougars.

Condon also scored a fall in the win over VMI in the final dual of the day. He has scored 36 points in six SoCon matches this season, recording five pins and a forfeit in league action. He improved to 8-4 overall with his two wins today.

Senior Dean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) and juniors Alex Hudson (Marietta, Ga.) and Niko Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) also scored bonus points in the SIUE match while sophomore Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) scored six points in a walkover.

Brown also had a pin in the VMI match, upping his record 26-3 on the year. He came into the match ranked No. 18 in the nation at 197 and is still undefeated in duals at 14-0. Soto scored a tech fall against VMI and ups his overall mark to 24-6. He is currently ranked No. 17 in the country at 125.

Freshman Alex Ward (Chattanooga, Tenn.) got in the lineup at 133 against SIUE. He scored a 5-3 decision over Patrick Myers in the win. Sophomore Trey Stavrum (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and freshman John Lampe (Fairdale, Ky.) also had a pair of wins today.

Tickets are available now for Monday's match against the Camels at the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS or online at GoMocs.com. Links for live scoring and a MocsVision broadcast are available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.

Chattanooga 40 - Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 3
125: Nick Soto (UTC) - Forfeit (SIUE) - UTC 6-0
133: Alex Ward (UTC) - Dec. 5-3 - Patrick Myers (SIUE) - UTC 9-0
141: Dean Pavlou (UTC) - MD 18-4 - Dillon Pousson (SIUE) - UTC 13-0
149: Alex Hudson (UTC) - TF 16-0 (4:35) - Brandon Brindley (SIUE) - UTC 18-0
157: Trey Stavrum (UTC) - Dec. 6-3 - Kyle Lowman (SIUE) - UTC 21-0
165: Josh Condon (UTC) - Fall 3:45 - Adam Osmoe (SIUE) - UTC 27-0
174: John Lampe (UTC) - Dec. 3-1 - Jake Residori (SIUE) - UTC 30-0
184: Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Fall 6:08 - Deshoun White (SIUE) - UTC 36-0
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - MD 14-6 - Josh Wood (SIUE) - UTC 40-0
285: David Devine (SIUE) - Dec. 5-4 - Kevin Malone (UTC) - UTC 40-3

Chattanooga 36 - VMI 3
125: Nick Soto (UTC) - TF 18-3 (5:33) - Armondo Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) - UTC 5-0
133: Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) - Dec. 9-8 - Marvin Lopez (UTC) - UTC 5-3
141: Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Dec 6-3 - Ryan Goodsell (VMI) - UTC 8-3
149: Alex Hudson (UTC) - MD 10-0 - Zeb Stewart (VMI) - UTC 12-3
157: Trey Stavrum (UTC) - Dec. 8-5 - Edward Gottwald (VMI) - UTC 15-3
165: Josh Condon (UTC) - Fall 5:43 - Mark Darr (VMI) - UTC 21-3
174: John Lampe (UTC) - Dec. 6-3 - John Dommert (VMI) - UTC 24-3
184: Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Dec. 3-0 - Jonathan Jones (VMI) - UTC 27-3
197: Niko Brown (UTC) - Fall 4:41 - Urayoan Garcia (VMI) - UTC 33-6
285: Kevin Malone (UTC) - Dec. 3-0 - Michael LaPrade (VMI) - UTC 36-3

VMI 32 - Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 12
125: Armondo Herrera-Dos Reis (VMI) Forfeit (SIUE) - VMI 6-0
133: Patrick Myers (SIUE) - Fall 1:28 - Andriy Onufriyenko (VMI) - VMI 6-6
141: Ryan Goodsell (VMI) - Dec. 10-8 (SV) - Dillon Pousson (SIUE) - VMI 9-6
149 Zeb Stewart (VMI) - Dec. 7-0 - Brandon Brindley (SIUE) - VMI 12-6
157 Edward Gottwald (VMI) - Dec. 2-0 - Kyle Lowman (SIUE) - VMI 15-6
165 Mark Darr (VMI) - TF 5:46 (15-0) - Adam Osmoe (SIUE) - VMI 20-6
174 John Dommert (VMI) - Dec. 2-0 - Jake Residori (SIUE) - VMI 23-6
184 Conor Black (VMI) - Dec. 3-2 - Deshoun White (SIUE) - VMI 26-6
197 Urayoan Garcia (VMI) - Fall 6:23 - Josh Wood (SIUE) - VMI 32-6
285 David Devine (SIUE) - Fall 1:36 - Michael LaPrade (VMI) - VMI 32-12

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