Three Mocs Grab At-Large Bids to the NCAA Tournament
Lampe, Mappes & Pongracz give UTC six qualifiers for the National Tournament.John Lampe and juniors Sean Mappes and Michael Pongracz were among the 49 at-large bids awarded today.
This is the first trip for Lampe, who was 20-5 and finished in second place at the Southern Conference Tournament over the weekend. He is representing the Mocs at 184 pounds.
Mappes is 17-10 overall at 174 pounds. He was also the runner-up at the SoCons and is going to the NCAAs for the second year in a row.
Pongracz lost in overtime in the SoCon finals, but got in on his 22-4 overall record. He is also returning to the NCAAs for the second time.
"It is always exciting to add guys to that list," stated head coach Heath Eslinger. "These guys worked hard and earned the right to compete in the national tournament. It is fun to see all of their efforts come to fruition.
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