The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 31-10 win over The Citadel in Maclellan Gym tonight. The Mocs improved to 6-6 overall and 4-1 in Southern Conference matches, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-8 and 1-2 in league duals.
The dual started at 141 pounds, and Chattanooga came out firing. Junior Chris Debien opened with a tech fall over Keegan Connolly. Freshman Tanner Smith quickly followed with a tech fall of his own over Selwyn Porter at 149.
The Citadel slowed the Mocs down with a win at 157, but freshman Drew Nicholson put UTC up 13-3 with an 8-6 decision over Dazjon Casto at 165.
Freshman Hunter Fortner's pin at 174 widened the team gap to 19-3, but the Bulldogs battled back with wins at 184 and 197. Senior Connor Tolley had a nice victory at heavyweight, followed by senior Alonzo Allen's tech fall at 125. Junior Jake Huffine closed out the evening with a major decision at 133.
Tonight's win kept the Mocs in the hunt for a share of the SoCon regular season title. UTC hosts league-leading Campbell for Senior Day on Sunday. The Camels are 5-0 overall, 3-0 in SoCon duals and ranked No. 25 in this week's Intermat dual poll.
Links for live video and live scoring are both available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.
141: Chris Debien (UTC) over Keegan Connolly (CIT) (TF 15-0 6:02)
149: Tanner Smith (UTC) over Selwyn Porter (CIT) (TF 18-3 7:00)
157: Rian Burris (CIT) over Ryan Resnick (UTC) (Dec 12-10)
165: Drew Nicholson (UTC) over Dazjon Casto (CIT) (Dec 8-6)
174: Hunter Fortner (UTC) over Kyle Kretzer (CIT) (Fall 6:30)
184: Martin Duane (CIT) over Ben Stacey (UTC) (MD 11-3)
197: Sawyer Root (CIT) over Rod Jones (UTC) (Dec 2-0)
285: Connor Tolley (UTC) over Michael McAleavey (CIT) (Dec 6-1)
125: Alonzo Allen (UTC) over Anthony New (CIT) (TF 17-2 4:58)
133: Jake Huffine (UTC) over Charles Kearney (CIT) (MD 14-4)