Cleveland Named SoCon Wrestler of the Month
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Cody Cleveland was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Month for February 2011 the league office announced today. A three-time SoCon champion, Cleveland was 4-0 in the month of February, all in league action. Cleveland, a native of Tullahoma, Tenn., will be making his third career trip to the NCAA Championships on March 17-19 in Philadelphia, Pa. His strong February propelled him to an All-SoCon selection and the 2011 SoCon title at 141 pounds.*
Two of Cleveland's victories last month came via technical fall while a third was a major decision. He capped his UTC career with a 21-1 mark against Southern Conference opponents. His victories in the month of February enabled Chattanooga to wrap up its seventh consecutive regular season title while extending its conference win streak to 35 matches.
The Mocs will take six student-athletes to the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships. UTC is looking to improve upon its 55th place showing last season when only two Mocs advanced to the national tournament. Chattanooga's best showing at the NCAAs was a tie for 14th in 1983.