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Mat Mocs crush VMI to close regular season

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LEXINGTON, Va. (UTC) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team wrapped up the 2012 regular season with an impressive 41-0 shutout at VMI on Monday night.

The Mocs improve to 12-6 overall, marking their highest win total under third-year head coach Heath Eslinger.

It was the first shutout for Chattanooga since a 40-0 win over Gardner-Webb on Nov. 14, 2010, and 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 took six points in a walkover while freshman Nick Soto earned six more with a fall at 133.

Sophomore Shawn Greevy and senior Brandon Wright 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.

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

Information provided by UTC Sports Information and GoMocs.com.

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