Wildcat Wrestling Falls to Chattanooga in Home Opener
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson wrestling fell to Southern Conference foe Chattanooga Friday evening at Belk Arena, 47-0.
With the loss, Davidson falls to 0-3 in dual matches and 0-2 in conference clashes, while with the win Chattanooga improves to 2-3 and picked up their first SoCon victory.
The two best chances for the ‘Cats came at 133 and 141 pounds. Sophomore Kyle Gorant battled back from a pair of first period takedowns to trail just 4-3 after two frames, but the Mocs Wade Cummings third period escape sealed the decision victory for the visitor.
In his first home meet, David Loniewski used a third period takedown to knot the bout at five, but Aidan Murphy’s escape proved the difference in a tightly contested tilt, 6-5.
Davidson returns to the mats Friday, Dec. 6 at the Patriot Duals against host George Mason and fellow visitors, Long Island University. The first bout from Fairfax, Va., is slated for 12 p.m.
Chattanooga 47, Davidson 0
125: Fabian Gutierrez (Chatt) fall over Anthony Rautmann (DC), 1:45
133: Wade Cummings (Chatt) dec. over Kyle Gorant (DC), 5-3
141: Aidan Murphy (Chatt) dec. over David Loniewski (DC), 6-5
149: Tanner Smith (Chatt) tech. fall over Will Baldwin (DC), 18-1, (6:45)
157: Tyler Shilson (Chatt) maj. dec. over Hunter Costa (DC), 15-3
165: Drew Nicholson (Chatt) maj. dec. Noah Satterfield (DC), 24-10
174: Hunter Fortner (Chatt) fall over Steven Newell (DC), 3:33
184: Matthew Waddell (Chatt) fall over Lachlan Rosato (DC), 1:24
197: Rodney Jones (Chatt) maj. dec. over Conor Fenn (DC), 11-3
285: Grayson Walthall (Chatt) fall over Mitchell Trigg (DC), 4:37