Chattanooga won nine of 10 matches in the opener against Cornell College. Sophomore Prescott Garner (West Linn, Ore.) improved to 10-3 on the year with a pin over Jordan Ng at 125. The Rams made the team score 6-3 when Michael Buhr answered with a 6-1 decision over freshman Cody Hood (Harrison, Tenn.) at 133. Those were the only points UTC would surrender in the match. Sophomore Robert Prigmore (Southlake, Texas) added a pin against Robert Widmer at 197 as UTC evened its overall record to 4-4 on the year.
The seventh-ranked Hawkeyes rolled out eight ranked wrestlers and dominated the match with the Mocs. UTC was competitive in two matches, including Garner's bout with the top-ranked Matt McDonough at 125. Garner avoided bonus points, falling 7-1 to the top competitor in the nation in his class. Garner has face four top-10 opponents in his 13 matches on the year.
UTC's 17th-ranked Jason McCroskey (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.) battled hard against No. 7 Grant Gambrall at 184. He was unable to mount any offense but still kept it close in a 4-0 loss.
UTC (4-5) will take a break from competition until after final exams. The next match on the schedule is at Stanford on Dec. 17. UTC will also compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions before the Christmas break.
Chattanooga 35, Cornell College 3
125: Prescott Garner (UTC) - Fall 4:57 - Jordan Ng (Cor) - UTC 6-0
133: Michael Buhr (Cor) - Dec. 6-1 - Cody Hood (UTC) - UTC 6-3
141: Shawn Greevy (UTC) - Dec. 16-9 - Kevin Donahue (Cor) - UTC 9-3
149: Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Dec. 10-4 - Jacob Schwebke (Cor) - UTC 12-3
157: Dan Waddell (UTC) - Dec. 3-1 (OT) - Nicholas Loughlin (Cor) - UTC 15-3
165: Brandon Wright (UTC) - Dec. 4-1 - Joe Hambleton (Cor) - UTC 18-3
174: Levi Clemons (UTC) - MD 11-0 - Derek Munsey (Cor) - UTC 22-3
184: No. 17 Jason McCroskey (UTC) - MD 11-0 - Alex Coolidge (Cor) - UTC 26-3
197: Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Fall 4:31 - Robert Widmer (Cor) - UTC 32-3
285: Matt Lettner (UTC) - Dec. 5-3 - Wyatt Bauman (Cor) - UTC 35-3
No. 7 Iowa 47 - Chattanooga 0
125: No. 1 Matt McDonough (Iowa) - Dec. 7-1 - Prescott Garner (UTC) - Iowa 3-0
133: No. 9 Nate Moore (Iowa) - Dec. 9-5 - Cody Hood (UTC) - Iowa 6-0
141: Mark Ballweg (Iowa) - Fall 4:42 - Shawn Greevy (UTC) - Iowa 12-0
149: Jeret Chiri (Iowa) - Fall 3:47 - Dean Pavlou (UTC) - Iowa 18-0
157: No. 10 Derek St. John (Iowa) - MD 13-2 - Dan Waddell (UTC) - Iowa 22-0
165: No. 16 Jake Kerr (Iowa) - Fall 2:19 - Brandon Wright (UTC) - Iowa 28-0
174: No. 19 Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) - Fall 0:52 - Levi Clemons (UTC) - Iowa 34-0
184: No. 7 Grant Gambrall (Iowa) - Dec. 4-0 - No. 17 Jason McCroskey (UTC) - Iowa 37-0
197: No. 12 Luke Lofthouse (Iowa) - MD 21-8 - Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Iowa 41-0
285: No. 16 Blake Rasing (Iowa) - Fall 1:05 - Matt Lettner (UTC) - Iowa 47-0