Chattanooga freshman wrestler Jason McCroskey has been named this week’s Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all matches Jan. 21-27. The honor was announced by the conference office announced Wednesday.
McCroskey ended the week with a perfect 2-0 mark after defeating two SoCon opponents. The Mocs continued their 22-match SoCon winning streak with victories over Appalachian State and UNC Greensboro.
McCroskey recorded a 16-7 win over the Mountaineers’ Antionne Jones on Friday. He then move up to the 184-lb. weight class against the Spartans to in Mikal McKee. The Chattanooga native is now 16-6 on the season, including a 3-0 mark in SoCon matches.
It is the first time this season that a UTC wrestler has won the SoCon’s weekly honor. Senior Seth Garvin was the SoCon Wrestler of the Month for December.
The Mocs return to action for a pair of duals on Friday, Jan. 30. UTC hosts Campbellsville and The Citadel in beginning at 6:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) in McKenzie Arena.
The Mocs are auctioning off another Ultimate Wrestling Experience for the match against No. 3 Cornell on Sunday, Feb. 1. Fans can bid on the prize that includes two tickets with premium seating beside the mat, locker room access for pregame preparations with the team, food vouchers, hostess to deliver your food to your seats and available if other purchases are needed from the concession stand, photo taken with Coach Bono and two (2) Mocs Wrestling T-Shirts
The Cornell match starts at 1:00 p.m. in MacLellan Gym.
SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Week 1 - Chris Bencivenga, UNC Greensboro
Week 2 – Austin Trotman, Appalachian State
Week 3 – Vitaly Radsky, Davidson
Week 4 – Chris Bencivenga, UNC Greensboro
Week 5 – Leon Barrow, VMI
Week 6 – Frank Celorrio, Appalachian State
Week 7 – Jason McCroskey, Chattanooga