2011-12 Mocs wrestling
nick soto Fr.-HS • 133 Spring Hill, Fla. • Springstead HS PRIOR TO UTC: Class of 2011 at Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Fla ... two-time Florida State Champion ... 137-8 record in three years of high school competition ... posted a perfect 45-0 mark as a junior ... finished No. 4 in the state and 46-6 overall as a sophomore ... wrestled for head coach Eric Swensen ... winner of the Springstead Eagle Pride Award and named the Hernando County Athlete of the Year. PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Carlin Ivan Soto ... born Oct. 3, 1992 ... son of Chris and Mary Soto ... has one older brother, Dustin, who wrestles at Notre Dame of Ohio ... plans to major in Entrepreneurship of Marketing.
trey stavrum Fr.-RS • 157 Chattanooga, Tenn. • The Baylor School 2010-11 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll in the spring. PRIOR TO UTC: Finished second in the state championships as a senior at Chattanooga’s Baylor School...teammate of fellow signee Cole Hayes...coached at Baylor by former UTC head coach Jim Morgan...finished sixth in the state championships as a freshman and sophomore and third last season...26-1 as a junior...Baylor has won four-straight team duals and three consecutive team traditional state championships...team captain...on the Distinguished Students list. PERSONAL: Full name is Arthur Mark Stavrum...born June 3, 1992...son of Art and Jan Stavrum...has one older sister, Leigh...plans to major in Business.
adrian thomas Fr.-HS • 133 Clarksville, Tenn. • Northeast HS PRIOR TO UTC: 2011 graduate of Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn ... two-time region champion and state qualifier ... went 60-5 his last two seasons for head coach Eric Christie ... twice made the all-area team ... member of the National Honor Society ... three-year recipient of the CNIC Education Foundation Academic Award ... played football first two years of high school. PERSONAL: Full name is Adrian Wade Thomas ... born Dec. 7, 1992 ... son of Louis and Cherlane Thomas ... has an older brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Ahmad ... plans to major in Theater.
blake thomas Fr.-RS • 125 Brentwood, Tenn. • Brentwood HS 2010-11 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... made the Dean’s List both semesters ... earned a spot on the Southern Conference Honor Roll for having a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher. PRIOR TO UTC: 2010 state champion with a perfect 38-0 record at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., wrestling for head coach Joe Blair...three-time regional champion who was also a member of the Tennessee Dream Team as a senior...went 87-3 over his last two years...runner-up in the state tournament as a junior...will be one of 35 students chosen from over 200 applicants to the UTC honor program...member of the Spanish National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Honor Roll and graduated with honors. PERSONAL: Full name is Blake Walker Thomas...born June 25, 1991...son of Phil and Kathy Thomas...has one older sister, Brandi...mother was a cheerleader at Memphis and sister was a cheerleader at Tennessee...plans to major in Biochemistry...was also recruited by Duke and Davidson.
2011-12 Chattanooga Wrestling Media Guide