UTC's Condon Named Wrestler Of The Week

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Chattanooga senior Josh Condon has been named the Southern Conference wrestler of the week for all competition from Feb. 20-27, earning the final weekly award of the 2012-13 season. The selection is made by the league office.

Condon went 3-0 with a pair of pins to help the Mocs (11-6, 7-0 SoCon) to a trio of league wins and their eighth regular-season SoCon championship in the last nine seasons.

In Chattanooga’s 40-3 win over SIUE on Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

, Condon pinned Adam Osmoe in 3:45. Later that day, the 165-pounder pinned VMI’s Mark Darr as the Mocs cruised past the Keydets, 36-3.

On Monday, the Powder Springs, Ga., product capped his undefeated week with a 12-7 decision over Campbell’s Paul Duggan. The Camels entered the match with a 5-1 league record and looking for a share of the regular-season SoCon title, but Chattanooga downed Campbell 30-4 to win the title outright.

Condon finished the regular season 9-5 overall and 6-0 in league matches, scoring pins in five of those SoCon bouts. He finished his career 13-0 in SoCon duals.

The weekly award is the first of Condon’s career. He becomes the third Moc to earn the honor this season, joining teammates Nick Soto (Nov. 7) and Niko Brown (Nov. 14).

Up next for the eight league teams is the SoCon Wrestling Championship, hosted by VMI in Lexington, Va., on March 9.

Also nominated: Zack Strickland (Appalachian State), Nick Rex (Campbell), Matt Zarth (Davidson), Cortez Starks (Gardner-Webb) and David Devine (SIUE).

2012-13 SoCon wrestlers of the week

Nov. 7 Nick Soto, Chattanooga

Nov. 14 Niko Brown, Chattanooga

Nov. 21 Odie Delaney, The Citadel

Dec. 5 Patrick Myers, SIUE

Dec. 12 Ugi Khishignyam, The Citadel

Dec. 19 Ugi Khishignyam, The Citadel

Jan. 3 Ugi Khishignyam, The Citadel

Jan. 9 Zack Strickland, Appalachian State

Jan. 16 Eric Montoya, Campbell

Jan. 23 Marshall Haas, The Citadel

Jan. 30 John Merickel, Campbell

Feb. 6 Odie Delaney, The Citadel

Feb. 13 Odie Delaney, The Citadel

Feb. 20 Odie Delaney, The Citadel

Feb. 27 Josh Condon, Chattanooga


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