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Johnson Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week

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SPARTANBURG,SC ( 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.

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