The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team opens its 2021-22 road slate this weekend at Davidson in a quad meet. The Mocs will face Davidson at 10 a.m. to kick off Southern Conference action. UTC’s dual with Clarion (11:30) and Rutgers (1 p.m.) will follow the Davidson match.
The Mocs are coming off of a 8-4 record in 2021 and a third-place Southern Conference finish after going 6-2. The Mocs return four NCAA qualifiers from last year including SoCon Champion Drew Nicholson (165).
vs Davidson: UTC leads 30-0. Last met on Jan. 23, 2021, UTC won 37-6.
vs. Clarion: Clarion leads 2-1. Last met on Jan. 4, 2003, Clarion won 26-14.
vs. Rutgers: Rutgers leads 1-0. Met on Dec. 16, 2012, RU won 25-12.
UTC’S PROBABLE LINEUP
125: No. 22 Fabian Gutierrez
133: Brayden Palmer -OR- Jake Insko
141: Colton Landers -OR- Franco Valdes
149: Noah Castillo -OR- Grant Lundy
157: Weston Wichman
165: Caleb Waddell
174: Carial Tarter -OR- Thomas Sell
184: No. 30 Matthew Waddell -OR- Landon Lewis
285: Matthias Ervin -OR- Grayson Walthall
* Rankings are InterMat (Nov. 9, 2021)
SCOUTING THE MOCS
UTC returns nine of its 10 starters from last year’s squad. All four NCAA Qualifiers return to the Blue and Gold including Fabian Gutierrez who is back for his sixth year and is projected to wrestle in his first match this season this weekend.