UTC heavyweight Jared Johnson was one of three Southern Conference wrestlers seeded in the top 16 for the NCAA Division I tournament starting next Thursday in New York City. The other two are from Appalachian State.
Johnson was seeded No. 13 and will open against Edinboro's Billy Miller. The Mocs' John Lampe faces the No. 2 seed at 184, Sammy Brooks of Iowa, while Kamaal Shakur drew No. 3 seed Jason Nolf of Penn State at 157, Michael Pongracz drew No. 7 seed Solomon Chishko of Virginia Tech at 141, Scottie Boykin drew No. 15 Nate Rotert of South Dakota State at 197 and Sean Mappes takes on Army's Brian Harvey at 174.