Chattanooga senior Niko Brown was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Month for November the league office announced Wednesday. Brown opened the season with a 14-1 record last month, including a 5-0 mark in dual meets. Brown, a senior from Kissimmee, Fla., racked up five pins at the 197-pound weight class in his first month of action.
The Mocs opened the season with three duals at No. 16 Virginia on Nov. 3 where Brown captured wins over wrestlers from Ohio, Anderson and the host Cavaliers.
The next day at the Hokie Open, Brown finished 5-1 with a pair of pins, topping opponents from Virginia Tech, Indiana, Air Force and Rutgers. He bounced back from a loss to North Carolina’s Antonio Giorgio in the quarterfinals to claim a third-place finish at 197.
At the Wolfpack Open on Nov. 11, Brown went 4-0 and claimed the 197-pound title, beating wrestlers from NC State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia before defeating Old Dominion’s Kevin Beasley in the title match.
Brown concluded the month with a pair of dual wins, pinning Cumberland’s Joe Gallegos in 11 seconds before defeating No. 2 Iowa’s Thomas Kira at the Chattanooga Duals on Nov. 16.
Brown was named the SoCon’s Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 14.