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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 GoMocs.com during the week for complete details. 

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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

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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

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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

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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

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


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