Wrestling: Mocs capture victory over Oklahoma on Senior Day

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By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The  wrestling team took a break from conference play on Sunday as they hosted The Oklahoma Sooners in a packed Maclellan Gym. Despite giving up an early advantage, the Mocs prevailed over the Sooners 19-16. “Great match” head coach Heath Eslinger said. “A lot of fun for the fans, athletes, […]

Mocs claim part of SoCon crown

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Chattanooga wrestling team clinched at least a share of the Southern Conference trophy with a tight 19-17 win against Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. ASU and Chattanooga were both undefeated in league play before the start of the match. The Mocs move to 6-0 in conference play […]

Mocs win 36-3 over Davidson in home SoCon match

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By Zachary Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — It was smooth sailing for the wrestling team’s fifth-straight conference win, as they defeated Davidson 36-3. The Mocs won nine out of their 10 matches against the Wildcats and have now outscored their conference opponents 176-21 in the last five matches. “This was another good win for us today,” […]

Men’s Wrestling: Mocs win two SoCon matches

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Senior transfer Sean Boyle, Lowell, Mass., has made a recent impact this season

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Chattanooga wrestling team decisively beat two Southern Conference opponents—The Citadel and Virginia Military Institute at home this weekend. “Being tired and continuing to wrestle is an emotional thing more than it is a physical thing,” head coach Heath Eslinger said. “So I thought we did a good job of […]

Wrestling shuts out Campbell 46-0

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The UTC wrestling team delivered a dominant performance at Maclellan Gym, routing conference opponent Campbell 46-0. The Mocs only allowed three takedowns in five matches, while scoring two pins and a major decision.  Campbell’s competition was hindered after only dressing five wrestlers and forfeiting at 125, 133, 141, 149 and […]

Wrestling team closes out Virginia Duals

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By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The wrestling team took first place in the Bronze bracket at the Virginia Duals this weekend. UTC went 1-2 in the first three matches on Friday, Jan. 9. The first two losses came to West Virginia, 21-19, and Edinboro, 21-17, after winning five of the 10 individual matches, but […]

Wrestling finishes 14th at Southern Scuffle

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team finished 14th behind the efforts from third and seventh place medalists Sean Boyle, a senior from Lowell, Mass., and Nick Soto, a senior from Spring Hill, Fla. “They both put on two great performances in one of the toughest events in the country,” head coach […]

Wrestler’s expulsion creates controversy

Letter to the Editor, Sarah Cooksey, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Nationally-ranked wrestler Corey Mock was expelled from the University by Chancellor Angle Tuesday, Dec. 2 for sexual misconduct. However, a new ruling will allow him to take his final exams. Mock’s father, the head wrestling coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told the Times […]

UTC wrestler expelled in sexual misconduct case to finish fall semester

Staff Report– The University expelled senior wrestler Corey Mock, from Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 2, for sexual misconduct after school’s judicial system found him guilty according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Mock was accused of having sex with the student “without her consent” and ultimately, the university’s “yes means yes” standard is what influenced […]

Wrestling competes in Eastern Michigan Duals

By Eric Sisson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The wrestling team got the 2014 season rolling with an impressive performance in the Eastern Michigan Duals Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich. The Mocs collected wins in all three of their matches against Michigan State, Northern Illinois and 25th ranked Kent State. “This is a great way to start the year,” […]