Brandon Wright only UTC Moc to win at NCAA tournament

Brandon Wright only UTC Moc to win at NCAA tournament

March 15th, 2012 by Ward Gossett in Local Regional News

UTC wrestler Daniel Waddell attempts a reversal against Campbell's Nick Rex in the 157-pound weight class. Waddell won the Southern Conference championship with a last-second takedown.

Photo by Robin Rudd/Times Free Press.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga won just one of its five bouts this morning at the NCAA wrestling tournament in St. Louis.

Each of the Mocs received a first-round bye but the only one to survive the second round was 165-pound Brandon Wright, who scored a 5-2 decision over Michigan State's David Cheza.

Nick Soto (133) was pinned by Illinois Bernard Futrell, the No. 4 seed and a wrestler he bested earlier this year.

Dean Pavlou (149) dropped a 9-4 decision to Pittsburgh's Tyler Nauman, Dan Waddell (157) was bested 10-0 by Clarion's James Fleming and Levi Clemons fell 11-2.

All of the Mocs will wrestle again later today.

See Friday's editions of the Times Free Press for further coverage.