The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team ended its run in the NCAA Championships in consolation action today. The Mocs lost all three of their consolation matches this afternoon.
Junior Alex Hudson (Marietta, Ga.) took on No. 6 Dylan Ness of Minnesota in the 149-pound bracket. Hudson quickly scored a takedown to go up 2-0 in the first period. Ness reversed and caught Hudson on his back, earning a pin at the 2:30 mark. Hudson’s season ends with a 16-7 overall record and his first trip to the NCAAs.
Senior Josh Condon (Marietta, Ga.) faced Nebraska’s Austin Wilson in his consolation second round match. Condon started strong, posting a pair of takedowns and a reversal in the first period to go up 6-4. An escape in the second gave him a 7-4 lead going into the final frame. Wilson closed the gap to 7-5 after a quick escape. He used a takedown and three back points late in the period to win the 10-7 decision.
Condon ends his season with a 13-7 record, and his second trip to the NCAAs. He finishes his UTC career with a pair of Southern Conference Championships and a 52-24 overall record.
Senior Niko Brown (Kissimmee, Fla.) took on Binghamton’s No. 7-seed Nathan Schiedel in the second round of consolations. Brown gave up a takedown early in the first, but quickly escaped. He scored a takedown of his own moments later to go up 3-2. Schiedel controlled the rest of the match, outscoring Brown 10-1 over the next two periods. Brown gave up the fall with just under a minute left in the match.
Brown’s outstanding final season comes to an end with a 30-5 overall record, just two wins shy of the single-season top-10 all-time at UTC. His career mark stands at 77-39, including two trips to the NCAAs and a SoCon championship.
The Mocs finish the NCAA Championships with two points and are tied for 55th overall. Competition concludes with tomorrow’s action in Des Moines, Iowa.
2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships - UTC Results – Day 2
2nd Consolation – No. 6 Dylan Ness (Minnesota) – Fall 2:30 - Alex Hudson (UTC)
2nd Consolation – No. 7 Nathan Schiedel (Binghamton) – Fall 6:12 – Niko Brown (UTC)