Senior Brandon Wright (Germantown, Tenn.) was the lone Moc to score a win in the main draw. He defeated Michigan State's David Cheza 5-2 in his first match at 165. With the win, Wright then faced No. 1 seed David Taylor of Penn State. Taylor pinned Wright at the 1:52 to force him to the wrestlebacks. Wright will face the No. 6 seed Peter Yates of Virginia Tech in tomorrow's consolations.
Freshman Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) was pinned in his first round by Illinois' B.J. Futrell. He bounced back to score a 9-4 decision over Old Dominion's Scott Festejo and will go against the No. 7 seed A.J. Schopp in tomorrow's action.
Senior Dan Waddell scored 0.5 points with a win in the consolations. He dropped his opening match 10-0 to Clarion's James Fleming, but rebounded with a 5-2 decision over Kent State's Mallie Shuster in the consolation second round. That was it for Waddell as he dropped his next match, a 4-1 decision to Lehigh's Taylor Walsh, in the consolation third round.
Action begins tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) with the quarterfinals and the consolation rounds. Coverage is available on ESPN3 and ESPNU. Links for live scoring are on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.
Championship Round 2
133 - B.J. Futrell (Illinois) - Fall 4:14 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga)
149 - Tyler Nauman (Pittsburgh) - Dec. 9-4 - Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga)
157 - James Fleming (Clarion) - MD 10-0 - Dan Waddell (Chattanooga)
165 - Brandon Wright (Chattanooga) - Dec. 5-2 - David Cheza (Michigan St.)
174 - Logan Storley (Minnesota) - MD 11-2 - Levi Clemons (Chattanooga)
Championship Round 3
165 - David Taylor (Penn State) - Fall 1:52 - Brandon Wright (Chattanooga)
Consolation Round 2
157 - Dan Waddell (Chattanooga) - Dec. 5-2 - Mallie Shuster (Kent St.)
Consolation Round 3
133 - Nick Soto (Chattanooga) - Dec. 9-4 - Scott Festejo (Old Dominion)
149 - Taylor Walsh (Indiana) - Fall 1:02 - Dean Pavlou (Chattanooga)
157 - Brian Tanen (Lehigh) - Dec. 4-1 - Daniel Waddell (Chattanooga)
174 - Patrick Martinez (Wyoming) - MD 12-4 - Levi Clemons (Chattanooga)