Senior Niko Brown.
Brown Takes 197-Pound Title at Wolfpack Open
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team had another solid weekend of competition at the Wolfpack Open in Raleigh, N.C.  Senior Niko Brown won the 197-pound title today, leading a group of five Mocs who placed in the event.

Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) won four matches in the event to improve to 12-1 on the season.  He started with a pin over N.C. State's Josh Lackey (1:48) before winning three-straight decisions.  His other wins were over Darren Hankins (7-4) of Virginia Tech, West Virginia's A.J. Vizcarrondo (7-2) and Old Dominion's Kevin Beasley (6-4) in the finals.  This is Brown's second top-3 finish in the last two weeks, after placing third at the Hokie Open on Nov. 4. 

Sophomore Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) was coming off a win in the 125-pound bracket at last week's Hokie Open.  His is currently No. 8 in the nation in his class and placed second today.  He won three matches before falling to North Carolina's Nathan Kraisser (7-4).

Senior Dean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) also placed second in the event.  He posted four wins, all decisions, to advance to the finals of the 141-pound bracket.  Pavlou came into the match ranked No. 20 in the nation, but was pinned by UNC's 19th-ranked Evan Henderson (3:27). 

Freshman Marvin Lopez (Cleveland, Tenn.) and John Lampe (Fairdale, Ky.) both placed sixth at 133 and 165, respectively.  Both Lampe and Lopez went 3-2 in the event.  See the link at the top of the page for compete brackets from the Wolfpack Open. 

The Mocs open the home portion of their schedule with a historic day of competition on Friday, Nov. 16.  No. 2 ranked Iowa will visit Maclellan Gym for the first time.  The match between the Hawkeyes and the Mocs is set for 7:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) and caps off a full day of wrestling.  Be sure to check back to during the week for complete details. 

No. 8 Nick Soto - 2nd Place
Phillip Elias (Davidson) - W-D, 9-2
William Mason (UVa.) - W-MD, 11-3
Cortez-Starkes (GWU) - W-Fall (6:27)
Nathan Kraisser (UNC) - L-D, 4-7

Marvin Lopez - 6th Place
Jake Smith (App. St.) - L-D, 1-2 (OT)
Ian Snyder (Duke) - W-D, 8-2
Colin Johnston (W.Va.) - W-D, 3-2
Joseph Martinez - W-D, 3-2
Zach Watson (UVa.) - L-D, 2-8

Jacob Akins
Ryan Mosley (GWU) - L-D, 0-3
Derrick Evanovich (Maryland) - L-D, 1-8

Landon Reed
Glenn Terrano (UVU) - L-D, 4-5
Shane Arechinga (Maryland) - L-MD, 3-13

Dean Pavlou - 2nd Place
Zachary Ketcher (App. St.) - W-Fall (5:00)
Cody Ross (UNC) - W-D, 3-4 (OT)
Glenn Terrano (UVU) - W-D, 3-0
Joey Moon (UNC) - W-D, 2-7
No. 19 Evan Henderson (UNC) - L-Fall (3:27)

Austin Sams
Justin Vanhoose (UVa.) - L-D, 5-7
Thomas LeBarre (Campbell) - W-D, 5-1
Robert DeGeorge (Maryland) - W-D, 4-10
Cody Ross (UNC) - L-D, 5-6

Adrian Thomas
Tyler Hunt (N.C. State) - L-MD, 0-8
Emmitt Kelly (VMI) - L-MD, 14-2

Austin Woods
Jordan Tolbert (Campbell) - L-D, 2-9
Sejiro Littlejohn (Davidson) - L-D, 5-10

Jared Presley
Terrence Demery (W.Va.) - L-D, 3-5
Corey Wagner (Campbell) - W-MD, 10-1
Gabe LaVey (N.C. State) - W-D, 6-5
Brutus Scheffel (W.Va.) - L-D, 3-10

Parker Smith
Brutus Scheffel (W.Va.) - L-Fall (3:25)
Josh Reedy (King) - W-Fall (0:53)
Derek Golner (UNC) - L-Fall (2:08)

Trey Stavrum
Mardel Gabriel (N.C. State) - L-D, 5-8
Ct Talevi (Davidson) - W-TF, 20-5
Sean Turner - L-Fall (2:26)

John Lampe - 6th Place
Kyle Ash (GWU) - W-D, 4-2
Chris Moon (Va. Tech) - L-D, 1-6
Cutris Cook (UVU) - W-D, 7-0
Kyle Ash (GWU) - W-D, 1-0
John Staudenmayer (UNC) - L-D, 3-7

Clay Dent
Sam Law (Va. Tech) - L-MD, 0-12
Chris Jastrzebski (Maryland) - L-MD, 1-9

T.J. Holmes
Jack Dechow (ODU) - L-Fall (0:42)
Bobby Zimmerman (King) - W-Fall (1:59)

Robert Prigmore
William Coggins - L-Fall (2:58)
Zathy Ndaing (Maryland) - W-D, 5-0
Mark Colabucci (W.Va.) - L-D, 1-4

John Shrader
Blake Biggs (King) - W-D, 7-1
Alex Utley (UNC) - L-MD, 1-10
Scott Patrick (Davidson) - L-D, 3-6

Niko Brown - 1st Place
Josh Lackey (N.C. State) - W-Fall (1:48)
Darren Hankins (Va. Tech) - W-D, 7-4
A.J. Vizcarrondo (W.Va.) - W-D, 7-2
Kevin Beasley (ODU) - W-D, 6-4

Caleb Denny
Nick Gwiazdowski (N.C.State) - L-Fall (0:52)
Dan Garwood (Va. Tech) - L-D, 0-7

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