SPARTANBURG,SC (GoMocs.com)---University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore Jared Johnson is the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competition from Dec. 17-23. The selection was made by the league office earlier in the week.
Johnson went 1-0 in Chattanooga's only action last week, downing No. 18 Jacob Henderson in UTC's 25-12 loss to No. 22 Old Dominion on Saturday.
Johnson, a heavyweight from Jefferson City, Mo., rode out Henderson in the second period before scoring a third-period escape to grab 2-0 win over his ranked opponent. The win was Johnson's third in a row and tied the match at 9 after five bouts.
Johnson is 13-4 overall and 5-1 in dual matches. He moved up to heavyweight after competing at 197 as a freshman.
Chattanooga is back in action when it hosts the Defense Soap & Flips Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena on Jan. 1-2.