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Nick Soto
Weight: 133
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spring Hill, Fla.
High School: Springstead HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CHATTANOOGA: Three-time SoCon Champion and NCAA participant … competed at 133 as a freshman and junior and 125 as a sophomore … 3-6 in his career at the NCAAs … 10th in career wins at UTC ... recipient of the FCA Endowment Scholarship and the Joyce Litchford Wrestling Scholarship.

2012-13 • JUNIOR SEASON: SoCon Champion at 133 pounds … made his third trip to the NCAA Championships … No. 10 seed at 133 … career-best 34-11 on the year and 7-2 against the NCAA … he went 2-2 at the NCAAs … had one of the biggest regular season wins in school history when he defeated then-No. 1 Ryan Mango 15-8 in the Mocs’ 23-15 dual win at No. 15 Stanford on Dec. 20 … that win helped earn him SoCon Wrestler of the Month for December … went on to win the Reno Tournament of Champions and finish fourth at the prestigious Southern Scuffle … earned a spot on the All-SoCon team … made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in the spring.   

2012-13 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Won the SoCon Championship at 125 pounds ... named to the All-SoCon team ...  named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 19 ... named SoCon Wrestler of the Week after winning the Hokie Open on Nov. 4 ... finished second at the Wolfpack Open on Nov. 11 ... posted a 26-8 overall record ... went 14-3 in duals and 7-0 in SoCon matches.   

2011-12 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Posted a 25-8 record at 133, tying for the most wins on the team ... ranked as high as No. 14 in the nation and was one of the highest ranked freshmen in school history ... jumped into the national rankings with a second place finish at the Southern Scuffle ... upset No. 5 David Thon to advance to the finals of the Scuffle ... also defeated No. 4 B.J. Futrell in a dual match with Stanford ... won the SoCon title at 133 and was named the 2012 SoCon Freshman of the Year ... went 6-0 in SoCon matches to earn All-SoCon honors ... also made the SoCon All-Freshman team ... competed at the NCAA Championships ... third place finish at the Hokie Open ... two-time SoCon Wrestler of the Week (Dec. 21 & Jan. 4) ... SoCon Wrestler of the Month for January ... earned the team’s Freshman of the Year award at the postseason banquet ... made the Dean’s List and the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 g.p.a. in the fall ... made the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioners Medal. 

PRIOR TO UTC: Class of 2011 at Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Fla ... two-time Florida State Champion ... 137-8 record in three years of high school competition ... posted a perfect 45-0 mark as a junior ... finished No. 4 in the state and 46-6 overall as a sophomore ... wrestled for head coach Eric Swensen ... winner of the Springstead Eagle Pride Award and named the Hernando County Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Carlin Ivan Soto ... born Oct. 3, 1992 ... son of Chris and Mary Soto ... has one older brother, Dustin, who wrestled at Notre Dame of Ohio ... majoring in Marketing.

SOTO'S CAREER STATS

Year Weight Dual Tournament Overall
2011-12 133 13-4 12-3 25-8
2012-13 125 14-3 12-5 26-8
2013-14 133 16-5 18-6 34-11
  141 1-0 --- 1-0
Totals --- 44-12 43-14 86-27
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