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 Cody Cleveland

CHATTANOOGA:  Looking to return to the All-American form he had as a sophomore ... had his first try at a senior season cut short by a knee injury in Nov. 2009 ... granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA ... has a 62-24 career record ... Needs 20 wins to break into the top-10 at UTC ... trying to become the first Moc to repeat as SoCon Wrestler of the Year ... joins head coach Heath Eslinger as the only two Mocs to be named SoCon Wrestler of the Year and Most Outstanding Wrestler at the SoCon Championships in the same season (2009).

2009-10 • SENIOR SEASON:  Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Indiana Duals on Nov. 28...was a perfect 8-0 up to that point of the year ... granted a rare, sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

2008-09 • JUNIOR SEASON:  Named  the Southern Conference co-Wrestler of the Year after posting a 21-8 overall record despite battling injuries throughout the season ... ranked as high as No. 9 at 141 during the season ... repeated as Southern Conference champion and was the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the SoCon Championships ... posted a 4-0 mark in league matches ... made the Dean's List both semesters.

2007-08 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:  Earned All-America honors finishing eighth at the NCAA Championships at 141 ... won SoCon title at 141 ... 29-9 overall, 11-4 in duals ... 29 wins led the team ... registered three pins and five major decisions ... eight technical falls led the team ... won at 141 at the 2007 Keystone Classic and fourth place at Midlands Championship where he pinned then-No. 8 Corey Jantzen (Harvard) ... scored a major decision (14-6) over then-No. 11 Zack Bailey at Oklahoma ... seeded No. 10 at nationals before completing eighth-place finish.

2006-07 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Wrestled to a 4-7 record last season ... Competed at 141 and 149 pounds ... Dual record was 0-1 at 141 and 0-1 at 149 ... Compiled a 4-5 tournament record ... Placed sixth at the Missouri Open with a pin and a technical fall ... Also participated at the Southern Scuffle and went 2-2 with wins over Ohio State and Missouri ... Competed in dual matches versus UNC Greensboro and The Citadel.

2005-06 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Redshirted his first collegiate season with the Mocs.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Two-time State Champion at The McCallie School ... Won state title at 140 pounds as a senior ... Claimed 130-pound title junior season ... Was state runner-up as a sophomore and placed third as a freshman ... Coached at McCallie by Gordon Connell.

PERSONAL: Cody Lee Cleveland ... Born March 26, 1987 ... Son of David and Missy Cleveland ... has completed his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing an M.B.A.

Year Weight Dual Tournament Overall
2005-06 Redshirt  ---  ---  ---
2006-07 141/149 4-5 0-2 4-7
2007-08 141 11-4 18-5 29-9
2008-09 141 14-3 7-5 21-8
2009-10 141 8-0 8-0 0-0
Total --- 37-12 33-10 62-24

Weight: 141
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tullahoma, Tenn.
High School: McCallie School
Experience: Redshirt
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