Freshman Nick Soto (Spring Hill, Fla.) was pinned by the No. 7 seed A.J. Schopp of Edinboro at the 2:08 mark. Soto went 1-2 at 133 in his first trip to the NCAAs, capping off an impressive rookie season. The 2012 Southern Conference Champion finishes with a 25-8 overall record.
Senior Brandon Wright (Germantown, Tenn.) ended his career today with a 13-2 loss to Virginia Tech's Peter Yates. Yates was the No. 6 seed in the tournament. Wright, the 2012 SoCon champ at 165, finishes with a 22-11 record this season.
The Mocs tallied 3.5 points overall and their final placing will be determined after tomorrow's finals. UTC has a 12-6 overall record, the Mocs wins in three years under head coach Heath Eslinger. Chattanooga also captured with 26th SoCon Tournament Championship in 2012.