Wrestling team releases 2014-15 schedule

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Sophomore Scottie Boykin, Murfreesboro, Tenn., takes on his opponent in a match last year.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Chattanooga wrestling has a lot to look forward to this upcoming year as the 2014-2015 schedule was recently announced. UTC returns 90 percent of last year’s Southern Conference champion squad that finished at No. 24 in the nation in last year’s final regular season poll.  In spite of that, the […]

Wrestling’s NCAA tournament run ends


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.,- UTC wrestling concluded the 2013-14 season on March 21 at the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., after juniors Nick Soto, Spring Hill, Fla., and Corey Mock, Chapel Hill, N.C., were eliminated after making it out of the opening round. “I heard many people like my coach, who’s an Olympian, say […]

Wrestling team claims fourth straight SoCon title

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn. —— The UTC wrestling team completed the rare four-peat by winning the 2014 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship in Buies Creek, N.C., March 8. Chattanooga will send four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships March 20-22 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Top-seeded junior Levi Simmons, from Kissimmee, Fla., won the title at 174-pounds by […]

From one Moc to another, get to know UTC wrestler Corey Mock

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Junior Corey Mock, Chapel Hill, N.C., dominates his opponent during UTC’s last home match against Appalachian State Feb. 2. He is currently ranked No.8 in the nation heading into the Southern Conference Tournament with a 7-0 record in league play.  heading into the Southern Conference Tournament with a 7-0 record in league play.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn., Being a part of the UTC wrestling team is like a brotherhood according to junior transfer Corey Mock, from Chapel Hill, N.C. “It’s just nice being a part of team that is so together,” Mock said. Assistant coach Jon Sioredas said Mock is one of the most social he knows. “He’s […]

Mocs wrestling alone in first place with wins over Campbell, Davidson

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Freshman Scottie Boykin, Murfreesboro, Tenn.,claimed his 18th victory to help defeat Campbell.

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., –  The Mocs improve to 16-5 and 7-0 in SoCon play, taking sole possession of first place in the conference. UTC won four matches by two points or less to defeat Campbell, who came into the bout undefeated in SoCon action. The night opened with a low scoring affair between […]

Mocs wrestling defeats App State in last home match


By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Head coach Heath Eslinger and his No. 19 nationally ranked wrestling team are still undefeated in SoCon action after a lopsided 35-8 win at home over Appalachian State Jan. 2. Despite three quick wins from sophomore John Lampe, of Fairdale, Ky., freshmen Scottie Boykin, from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Dawson Peck, […]

Wrestling team fights hard at NCAA Championships

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Shooting for a takedown: Dean Pavlou, a senior from Cleveland, Tenn., stares down his opponent in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the 141 pound bracket.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, TN—After winning the SoCon regular season and tournament titles, the Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team had their sights set on the NCAA Championships, which were held in Des Moines, Iowa. UTC had three wrestlers make it through the first day, with senior Josh Condon, from Powder Springs Ga., leading the way. He […]

Mocs take tournament championship, advance to NCAA

By Zack Kirby–On Saturday, March 9, the Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team won their 27th Southern Conference Tournament in Lexington, Ky. Along with winning the tournament championship, head coach Heath Eslinger was named SoCon coach of the year for the 2012-2013 season. This is the second time in four years that he has received this honor. […]

Chattanooga wrestling team ready to extend dominance at SoCon tournament

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Eyes on the prize: Niko Brown, a senior from Kissimmee, Fla., is currently ranked No. 15 in the nation at 125 pounds and has an overall record of 27-3 for this season.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, TN—This Saturday, the Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team will head to VMI, in Lexington, Ky., to compete in the SoCon tournament. The Mocs (11-6, 7-0 in the SoCon) are the top team entering the tournament and already clinched the regular season SoCon championship after defeating Campbell on Feb. 25. The dominating 30-4 […]

Mocs wrestling team clinches SoCon Championship

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Coming in at first: Dean Pavlou, a senior from Cleveland, Tenn., helped lead Chattanooga to victory when he beat Campbells’ Michael Dahlstrom at 141 by major decision with a 13-2 victory for the Mocs winning the regular season title for UTC.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, TN—The Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team clinched the SoCon Championship, defeating Campbell 30-4 Monday night. Prior to that, the Mocs had already won a share of the conference title with their two home victories over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (40-3) and VMI (36-3). Proud of his team’s effort, head coach Heath Eslinger said he […]