Mocs Wrestling Adds Transfer From Northern Illinois

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s head wrestling coach Kyle Ruschell announced the addition of Nicholas Benton to the team. Benton is a transfer from Northern Illinois and did not compete last season; he has four years of eligibility remaining.

“We are excited for Nicholas to join the squad. He will bring more depth to our upperweights and we look forward to seeing him scrap in a Chattanooga singlet. Nicholas had a lot of success in high school and we are eager to see what he can do on the mat as a Moc.”

Benton is four-time letterwinner at Somerset Academy in Miramar, Fla.
He holds the record for the most career wins in Florida history with 251. The 197-pounder was the 2020 Somerset Academy Scholar Athlete of the Year, a four-time all-conference selection and first-team all-area selection by the Miami Herald.

Benton and the Mocs return to the mat this weekend as they head to the Virginia Duals in Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, Jan. 14.

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Vols, Mocs Sports On TV

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Coach Emily Russell enters her 20th year of directing the Lady Flames and has amassed a record of 660-346-1. She will be seeking to replace four of her top players when Lee opens the season on ... (click for more)

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Sports

Lee's De Adder Named To All-GSC Preseason Softball Team

Coach Emily Russell enters her 20th year of directing the Lady Flames and has amassed a record of 660-346-1. She will be seeking to replace four of her top players when Lee opens the season on Feb. 4th in the Annual Gulf Shores (Alabama) Invitational. Shortstop Kayla Louie was a five-year starter and led last-season's team in hits (48, 39 games) and batted .366. Outfielder Lily ... (click for more)

Vols, Mocs Sports On TV

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Breaking News

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Opinion

Great Service From The Hamilton County Health Department Hotline

My wife woke up this morning and thought she might have COVID. We called the Hamilton County Heath Department hotline and someone answered on the third ring. Not a voice mail, a real person. She told us they they were already out of their supply for rapid testing but recommended two pharmacies, one on Highway 58 and one on Hixson Pike. We chose the one on 58. A pharmacist ... (click for more)

I Remember Chattanooga’s First March For Life

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