Two Mocs Still Alive at NCAAs
Senior Brandon Wright
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored 3.5 points and is in 48th place after the opening day at the NCAA Championships.  Two Mocs are still alive and will compete in tomorrow's backdraws. 

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. 

Junior Dean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) and sophomore Levi Clemons (Kissimmee, Fla.) both went 0-2 in their matches today. 

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 

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)

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