For some alumni, this will be the first time returning to the mat since their competitive days at UTC; for others, it will simply be another workout. Highlighting the list of competitors are '07 graduates Michael and Josh Keefe and '87 graduate Jeff Rufolo (1984-87).
Michael Keefe (2003-07), who is the Mocs career wins leader, was a NCAA All-American in 2005 and currently holds the career wins record over current UTC head coach Heath Eslinger. He will take on sophomore Josh Condon.
Michael's twin brother Josh (2003-07) was a two-time NCAA Qualifier and Southern Conference champion. He will go against sophomore Alex Hudson.
Rufolo was the SoCon 190 Champion in 1985, '87 and '89. He is set to face off against two-time NCAA qualifier junior Jason McCroskey.
There is a father-son grudge match that will take place between Joe and Dan Waddell. Joe was a letterman from 1977-80 while Dan is currently a junior and the 2009 SoCon 149 Champion.
Three-time SoCon individual champ Ben Reichel (1985-89) will face freshman Cody Hood while two-time SoCon winner Adrian Tramutola (1999-00) will face sophomore Prescott Garner. Jacob Harris (2003-05), the SoCon 149 champ in 2003, will face junior Kelly Felix and Bryan Flint (1989-91) two-time league winner, will try to handle sophomore Robert Prigmore.
Heavyweight Kevin Baltz (1997-00) will put his 2000 SoCon trophy up against senior Matt Lettner in the final match of the day. Other alumni competing include Adam Raines (2003-06), Chris Light (1996-00), John Cofer (2004-07), Daryk Cochran and Josh Ward (1997-00).
Admission is $5 as the Alumni Match also serves as a fundraiser for the Mocs wrestling program.
Below is a line-up of competitors in the Alumni Match
Adrian Tramutola (1999-00) vs. sophomore Prescott Garner
Ben Reichel (1985-89) vs. sophomore Cody Hood
Adam Raines (2003-06) vs. freshman Devante Brown
Chris Light (1996-00) vs. sophomore Dean Pavlou
Josh Keefe (2003-07) vs. sophomore Alex Hudson
Jacob Harris (2003-05) vs. junior Kelly Felix
Michael Keefe (2003-07) vs. sophomore Josh Condon
Joe Waddell (1977-80) vs. junior Dan Waddell
John Cofer (2004-07) vs. junior Brandon Wright
Daryk Cochran vs. freshman Sam Kuntz
Jeff Rufolo (1984-87) vs. junior Jason McCroskey
Bryan Flint (1989-91) vs. sophomore Robert Prigmore
Josh Ward (2003-05) vs. sophomore Niko Brown
Kevin Baltz (1997-00) vs. senior Matt Lettner