Condon Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Josh Condon has been named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competition from Feb. 20-26, the league office announced today.* 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 UTC's 40-3 win over SIUE on Saturday in Chattanooga, 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.* It is the Mocs' 27th SoCon title since joining the league in 1978.*
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.