An injury-prone Appalachian State wrestling team was victimized by No.20 Chattanooga 35-8 Sunday at Maclellan Gym. App State, which was missing four starters due to injury, managed to post a pair of victories on Sunday.
Vito Pasone (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./E.L. Meyers) picked up App State's first win of the daty as he won by tech-fall. He defeated Campbell Lewis of the Mocs 18-2 in 5:21. Jake Smith (Newark, Calif./Newark Memorial) defeated Mike Pongracz of the Mocs 3-2 at 141 pounds.
The Mountaineers are 17-35-1 against Chattanooga. The Mountaineers return home to face VMI at Varsity Gym at 7 p.m. on February 7.
Chattanooga 35, Appalachian State 8
Maclellan Gym Chattanooga, Tenn.
184: John Lampe (UTC) Dec. 5-4 - Nick Vetell (App. St.) UTC 3-0
197: Scottie Boykin (UTC) MD 9-0 - Tyler Radford (App. St.) UTC 7-0
285: Dawson Peck (UTC) Tech Fall 17-1 (4:27) - Denzel Dejournette (App. St.) UTC 12-0
125: Vito Pasone (App. St.) Tech Fall 18-2 (5:41) - Campbell Lewis (UTC) UTC 12-5
133: No. 11 Nick Soto (UTC) won by forfeit UTC 18-5
141: Jake Smith (App. St.) Dec. 3-2 - Mike Pongracz (UTC) UTC 18-8
149: Austin Sams (UTC) Dec. 3-1 - Aaron Scott (App. St.) UTC 21-8
157: Alex Hudson (UTC) Tech Fall 17-0 (1:46) - Nick Hall (App. St.) UTC 26-8
165: Corey Mock (UTC) Dec. 5-1 - Zack Strickland (App. St.) UTC 29-8
174: Levi Clemons (UTC) won by forfeit UTC 35-8