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    Ten Years of: Chattanooga Wrestling (2013-22)

    2022 SoCon champion Fabian Gutierrez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)


    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is…Chattanooga!

    For past teams:

    Air Force

    American

    Appalachian State

    Arizona State

    Army West Point

    Binghamton

    Bloomsburg

    Brown

    Bucknell

    Buffalo

    Cal Poly

    Campbell

    Central Michigan

    NCAA Qualifiers (44)

    2022


    125 - Fabian Gutierrez (#20); 133 - Brayden Palmer (#19); 165 - Drew Nicholson (#29); 197 - Matthew Waddell (#33)

    2021

    125 - Fabian Gutierrez (#24); 165 - Drew Nicholson (#26); 184 - Matthew Waddell (#25); 197 - Logan Andrew (#32)


    2020

    125 - Fabian Gutierrez (#25); 149 - Tanner Smith (#22); 184 - Matthew Waddell (#20)


    2019

    125 - Alonzo Allen (#26); 141- Chris Debien (#28); 149 - Tanner Smith (#32); 197 - Rod Jones (#33)


    2018

    125 - Alonzo Allen; 184 - Bryce Carr (#12); 197 - Scottie Boykin (#10)


    2017

    133 - Chris Debien; 184 - Bryce Carr (#13); 285 - Jared Johnson (#11)


    2016

    141 - Mike Pongracz; 157 - Kamaal Shakur; 174 - Sean Mappes; 184 - John Lampe; 197 - Scottie Boykin; 285 - Jared Johnson (#13)


    2015

    125 - Sean Boyle (#5); 133 - Nick Soto (#15); 141 - Mike Pongracz; 149 - Shawn Greevy; 174 - Sean Mappes; 197 - Scottie Boykin; 285 - Jared Johnson


    2014

    133 - Nick Soto (#10); 157 - Alex Hudson; 165 - Corey Mock (#6); 174 - Levi Clemons; 285 - Dawson Peck

    2013

    125 - Nick Soto; 141 - Dean Pavlou; 149 - Alex Hudson; 165 - Josh Condon; 197 - Niko Brown


    NCAA Champions

    None

    NCAA All-Americans

    None


    NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

    Bryce Carr - 184 (2018)

    Sean Boyle - 125 (2015)


    SoCon Champions

    2022: Fabian Gutierrez (125); Matthew Waddell (197)

    2021: Drew Nicholson (165)

    2019: Chris Debien (141)

    2018: Alonzo Allen (125); Bryce Carr (184); Scottie Boykin (197)

    2017: Chris Debien (133); Bryce Carr (184)

    2016: Kamaal Shakur (157); Scottie Boykin (197)

    2015: Sean Boyle (125); Nick Soto (133); Sean Mappes (174)

    2014: Nick Soto (133); Corey Mock (165); Levi Clemons (174)

    2013: Nick Soto (125); Alex Hudson (149); Josh Condon (165); Niko Brown (197)


    Dual Record

    2021-22: 9-10

    2021: 8-4

    2019-20: 7-9

    2018-19: 7-7

    2017-18: 8-7

    2016-17: 7-9

    2015-16: 12-4

    2014-15: 13-6

    2013-14: 16-7

    2012-13: 11-6


    SoCon Tournament Placement

    2021-22: 3rd

    2021: 3rd

    2019-20: 3rd

    2018-19: 3rd

    2017-18: 2nd

    2016-17: 4th

    2015-16: 2nd

    2014-15: 1st

    2013-14: 1st

    2012-13: 1st


    NCAA Tournament Team Placement

    2021-22: 56th-tie (1 point)

    2021: 54th-tie (1 point)

    2019-20: No Tournament

    2018-19: 56th-tie (0.5 points)

    2017-18: 48th-tie (2.5 points)

    2016-17: 69th (-0.5 points)

    2015-16: 60th-tie (2 points)

    2014-15: 45th-tie (3.5 points)

    2013-14: 51st-tie (3.5 points)

    2012-13: 55th-tie (3 points)


    Head Coaching History

    Kyle Ruschell (2018-present)

    Heath Eslinger (2009-2018)


    Best Lineup (Comprised of wrestlers from 2013-22)

    125 - Sean Boyle: 2015 NCAA Qualifier (#5 seed); 2015 NCAA Round of 12 finisher; 2015 SoCon Champion; 2x NCAA Qualifier for Michigan; 2011 NCAA Round of 12 finisher

    133 - Nick Soto: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#10 and #15 seeds); 4x SoCon Champion

    141 - Chris Debien: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2x SoCon Champion

    149 - Tanner Smith: 2x NCAA Qualifier

    157 - Alex Hudson: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2013 SoCon Champion

    165 - Corey Mock: 2014 NCAA Qualifier (#6 seed); 2014 SoCon Champion; 2x NCAA Qualifier for North Carolina

    174 - Sean Mappes: 2x NCAA Qualifier; 2015 SoCon Champion

    184 - Bryce Carr: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#12 and #13 seeds); 2018 NCAA Round of 12 finisher; 2x SoCon Champion

    197 - Scottie Boykin: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#10 seed); 2x SoCon Champion

    285 - Jared Johnson: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#11 and #13 seeds); 2x SoCon runner-up


    Recruiting

    Big Boarder's Per Year


    2022: #139 Sergio DeSiante (FL); #145 Jeremy Paradice (GA); #147 Colby Cochran (GA); #245 Cole Thomas (GA)

    2021: #93 Kamdyn Munro (GA); #175 Hunter Noland (GA); #189 Blake Boarman (IN); #216 Alex Cottey (IN)

    2020: #72 Noah Castillo (FL)

    2015: #84 Chris Debien (TN)

    2014: #102 Kamaal Shakur (GA)

    2013: #111 Kevin Cooper (KY)

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