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UTC Wrestling Adds Trio Of Transfers For 2022-23 Season

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Head Chattanooga Wrestling Coach Kyle Ruschell announced the addition of Logan Ashton, Jacob Boyd and Rocky Jordan to the 2022-23 squad on Thursday morning.

“We have a very exciting group of transfers being added to our team,” said Ruschell. “These three guys are bringing their own unique experiences that I believe have the potential to take our program to the next level.

“Of course they are all great athletes, but each of them also graduated from their previous colleges with above a 3.5 GPA, proving their work ethic transcends beyond the wrestling room which is falls in line with our expectations here - that everyone needs to be working hard on and off the mat.”

Ashton will make his way to the Scenic City from Stanford, where he competed at 125 pounds for the Cardinal last season.

He went 8-7 overall last year and registered two pins. He qualified for the NCAA Championships after winning the Pac-12 Tournament. The Buford, Ga. native defeated Virginia’s Patrick McCormick in the opening round before losing his next two matches. Ashton has three years of eligibility remaining.

 

Ruschell on Ashton: “Logan qualified for the NCAA’s last year at 125 pounds and he will bring great things to this program. He wrestles hard and is really good on top, he’ll be a fun one to watch kick off the momentum for the team.”

Boyd comes to Chattanooga with one year of eligibility remaining. He competed at Oklahoma from 2017-22. He held a 21-28 career record and wrestled at 197 pounds and heavyweight. In 2021-22, he went 1-0 with his lone match and win coming via fall on senior night. He was named to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team. The 2022-23 season will be Boyd’s last year of eligibility.

Ruschell on Boyd: “Jake was a highly recruited athlete out of high school and just hasn’t had the opportunity to have a consistent spot in a starting lineup. We are the perfect fit to allow him to make some noise on the national level. Bringing a big guy like Jake in our room is also going to help push us in the upper weights.”

Jordan competed in the Big Ten at Ohio State from 2018-2022. He holds a 49-16 record in his career and posted a 12-7 mark last season. Jordan is a two-time NCAA Qualifier (2020, 2021), a NWCA Scholar All-American and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. In addition to his accolades on the mat, he received Ohio State’s Highest Grade-Point Average Award last season. Jordan comes to Chattanooga with two years of eligibility remaining.

Ruschell on Jordan: “Rocky is a solid wrestler that has already reached the Round of 12 in his career. He has lived and breathed this sport his entire life and has seen it all.  I’m confident Chattanooga is going to be his sweet spot where we can help him reach his goals.”

 

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On 3/21/2022 at 4:31 PM, noonesfool said:

I’m just glad there is a D1 program in TN.

Is it really though? In title, sure. But is it REALLY deserving of being a D1 program? 
 

Our NCAA teams are horrible. I’m not saying it to hurt feelings, but it’s the truth that most don’t want to say at risk of offending the respective coaches. 
 

Chattanooga has been a disappointment for a long time. So has King. 

It can be dressed up and excused however anyone wants to, but those are facts.

TN kids deserve better programs to aspire to be a part of when they age into college wrestling. 

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