Mocs End Regular Season With Shutout at VMI
Freshman Nick Soto led UTC with a pin at 133.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team wrapped up the 2012 regular season with an impressive 41-0 shutout at VMI tonight.  The Mocs improve to 12-6 overall, the most wins under third-year head coach Heath Eslinger

This is the first shutout for Chattanooga since a 40-0 win over Gardner-Webb on Nov. 14, 2010.  It is the first blanking of a Southern Conference opponent since a 46-0 victory over Davidson on Nov. 8, 2008. 

UTC ran out to a quick 12-0 and never looked back.  Senior Manny Ramirez (Fayetteville, N.C.) took six points in a walkover while freshman Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) earned six more with a fall at 133. 

Sophomore Shawn Greevy (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and senior Brandon Wright (Germantown, Tenn.) also scored bonus points with major decision wins at 141 and 165, respectively.  Wright tied a career-high with his 18th win of the season. 

UTC finishes second in the SoCon with a 5-1 overall record.  Appalachian State wrapped up the regular season title at 6-0 with its win over Davidson on Sunday.

The Mocs will have over a week to prepare for the Southern Conference Tournament.  UTC is hosting the event in McKenzie Arena on March 3.  Tickets are available on or by calling the UTC Ticket Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627).

Chattanooga 41, VMI 0
125:  Manny Ramirez (UTC) - Forfeit - (VMI) - UTC 6-0
133:  No. 17 Nick Soto (UTC) - Fall 2:34 - Joe Jarrells (VMI) - UTC 12-0
141:  Shawn Greevy (UTC) - MD 12-4 - Zeb Stewart (VMI) - UTC 16-0
149:  Kelly Felix (UTC) - Dec. 11-4 - David Yost (VMI) - UTC 19-0
157:  Dan Waddell (UTC) - Dec. 4-0 - Edward Gottwald (VMI) - UTC 22-0
165:  Brandon Wright (UTC) - MD 19-5 - Carry Joseph (VMI) - UTC 26-0
174:  Levi Clemons (UTC) - Dec. 5-2 - Matthew Brock (VMI) - UTC 29-0
184:  Cory Canada (UTC) - Forfeit - (VMI) - UTC 35-0
197:  Robert Prigmore (UTC) - Dec. 7-3 - Urayoan Garcia (VMI) - UTC 38-0
285:  Kevin Malone (UTC) - Dec. 6-1 - Andrew Embree (VMI) - UTC 41-0

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