Former UTC football player pursues WWE dream

Photo by Adam Stephens: Gunner Miller plans hear back from the WWE in November.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Former UTC football player and graduate Gunner Miller, Chattanooga, is pursuing his dream to become a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Growing up, the former collegiate linebacker was a huge fan of professional wrestling, watching his favorites such as the Ultimate Warrior, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Stone […]

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 […]

Wrestler shares memories of his career

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn.—— Transfer freshman Dawson Peck, from Chambersburg, Pa., started his wrestling career as a young child in first grade. “I brought a paper home from school and told my dad I wanted to wrestle,” Peck said. “And I’ve been doing it ever since.” In the fall, he wrestled unattached at Virginia […]

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, […]

Chattanooga Wrestling still undefeated in conference matches

By Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The No. 20 nationally ranked Chattanooga wrestlers remained undefeated in SoCon action last week with a win over The Citadel. Losses by two of Chattanooga’s best made the outlook bleak for the Mocs’ chances, but the rest of the team picked up the slack. UTC flipped The Citadel onto their […]

Mocs dominate Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 35-6 in SoCon play

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.— The Chattanooga Mocs wrestling team defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 35-6 in SoCon play Sunday, Jan. 19. The Mocs, who came into the bout ranked No. 23 in the nation, improved to 11-5 overall and 2-0 in the league. This match marked the fourth straight dual win for Chattanooga, and they are […]