CHATTANOOGA: Recipient of the FCA Endowment Scholarship and the Joyce Litchford Wrestling Scholarship.
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 wrestles at Notre Dame of Ohio ... plans to major in Entrepreneurship of Marketing.