UTC's Boykin Wins at NWCA All-Star Classic
ATLANTA, GA (gomocs.com) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga junior Scottie Boykin won his match at the 50th Annual National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Atlanta Sunday. Boykin was one of two Mocs competing on the under-card at the event at Georgia Tech.
Boykin, a two-time All-Southern Conference honoree and 2015 NCAA qualifier, took on Army senior Bryce Barnes. Both are currently ranked at 197, with Boykin listed at No. 15 and Barnes at No. 18. Boykin took the 15-10 decision in today's action.
Also competing at the event was freshman Kamaal Shakur. He lost to N.C. State's Chad Pike 7-6. Shakur started strong, jumping out to a 6-2 lead after the first period. Pike scored the last five points in the bout to complete the comeback.
The Mocs open the 2015-16 season at home next weekend, hosting No. 24 Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 7. Action begins at 11:00 a.m. in Maclellan Gym. Season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).