PREVIEW: Mocs Head to Battle in River City

[Chattanooga Athletics] PREVIEW: Mocs Head to Battle in River City

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MATCH NOTES | SCHEDULE   CHATTANOOGA---It's finally here. The long-awaited start of the 2022-23 wrestling season is upon us. The Chattanooga Mocs travel south to the Battle in River City in Jacksonville, Fla. Three tough duals are ahead to open the campaign on Saturday.   10 a.m.: #12 Wisconsin | Track Scoring 2 p.m.: Buffalo | Track Scoring 4 p.m.: Little Rock | Track Scoring   Much like Jan. 1, there's renewed hope & optimism throughout the program. Nothing like a new season, new championship hopes to build upon in a program full of rings & banners. After a fun morning at football tailgating for the Blue-Gold Exhibition, the Mocs are ready to see different faces across the mat.   There is one familiar face, however. Former head coach Chris Bono is on the other side of the mat for the opener. He is in his fifth year leading the Badgers. Bono went 39-17 in three seasons at Chattanooga winning three SoCon titles (2007-09).   The matches are at Swisher Gym on the campus of Jacksonville University. Tickets are   3 NOTES TO KNOW 47-25-4 (.645) in season openers...77th season. Last time opening with three duals in a day? Nov. 15 sweeping Michigan State (23-14), Northern Illinois (34-9) and No. 25 Kent State (23-15) in Ypsilanti, Mich. That's also the last time opening a season vs. Big Ten opposition. Five Big Ten teams on the schedule with Wisconsin followed by trips to Purdue and Wisconsin while hosting Iowa & Indiana. Last time matching up with five Big Ten opponents? 2002-03 under Coach Terry Brands who returns to Chattanooga on Dec. 10 as assoc. head coach at Iowa.   QUOTABLE "We're excited to start the year. We have an experienced group that we're ready to see compete. We have good roster with better depth than I think we've had. I'm pleased where we're at right now "– Coach Kyle Ruschell   See the full season opening press conference with Ruschell here:     TRAVEL ROSTER 125 - #30 Logan Ashton (0-0), Dom DiTomasso (0-0) 133 - #23 Brayden Palmer (0-0) 141 - (0-0), Blake Boarmen (0-0) 149 - Grant Lundy (0-0), Matthew Williams (0-0) 157 - Lincoln Heck (0-0), Cole Cochran (0-0) 165 - Weston Wichman (0-0), Caleb Waddell (0-0), Kamdyn Munro (0-0) 174 - #17 Rocky Jordan (0-0), Thomas Sell (0-0) 184 - Landon Lewis (0-0), Sergio Desiante (0-0) 197 - Jake Boyd (0-0) 285 - Logan Andrew (0-0), Nick Benton (0-0)   TICKETS ON SALE NOW Wrestling season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com. Click the link above or call (423) 266-MOCS (6627). Prices start at just $75 for one of the best home slates in years. There are three levels available with mat-side seats already sold out. Padded Reserved (Iowa/Southern Scuffle)/Maclellan Gym GA: $110 100 Level Reserved (Iowa/Southern Scuffle)/Maclellan Gym GA: $95 200 Level Reserved (Iowa/Southern Scuffle)/Maclellan Gym GA: $75   GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. Buy officially licensed gear in our

CHATTANOOGA---It's finally here. The long-awaited start of the 2022-23 wrestling season is upon us. The Chattanooga Mocs travel south to the Battle in River City in Jacksonville, Fla. Three tough duals are ahead to open the campaign on Saturday.10 a.m.: #12 Wisconsin | Rockfin PPV Streaming 2 p.m.: Buffalo | Rockfin PPV Streaming 4 p.m.: Little Rock | Rockfin PPV Streaming Much like Jan. 1, there's renewed hope & optimism throughout the program. Nothing like a new season, new championship hopes to build upon in a program full of rings & banners. After a fun morning at football tailgating for the Blue-Gold Exhibition, the Mocs are ready to see different faces across the mat.There is one familiar face, however. Former head coach Chris Bono is on the other side of the mat for the opener. He is in his fifth year leading the Badgers. Bono went 39-17 in three seasons at Chattanooga winning three SoCon titles (2007-09).The matches are at Swisher Gym on the campus of Jacksonville University. Tickets are available here "We're excited to start the year. We have an experienced group that we're ready to see compete. We have good roster with better depth than I think we've had. I'm pleased where we're at right now "– Coach Kyle RuschellSee the full season opening press conference with Ruschell here:125 - #30 Logan Ashton (0-0), Dom DiTomasso (0-0)133 - #23 Brayden Palmer (0-0)141 -(0-0), Blake Boarmen (0-0)149 - Grant Lundy (0-0), Matthew Williams (0-0)157 - Lincoln Heck (0-0), Cole Cochran (0-0)165 - Weston Wichman (0-0), Caleb Waddell (0-0), Kamdyn Munro (0-0)174 - #17 Rocky Jordan (0-0), Thomas Sell (0-0)184 - Landon Lewis (0-0), Sergio Desiante (0-0)197 - Jake Boyd (0-0)285 - Logan Andrew (0-0), Nick Benton (0-0)Wrestling season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com. Click the link above or call (423) 266-MOCS (6627). Prices start at just $75 for one of the best home slates in years. There are three levels available with mat-side seats already sold out.GoMocs.com is the official website of the Chattanooga Mocs. Buy officially licensed gear in our online store . The Mocs can also be followed on their official Facebook page or on Twitter . Find out how to join the Mocs Club and support more than 300 student-athletes by clicking here