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ASU Wrestling Picked Fourth In SoCon Preseason Poll PDF Print
Written by Brandon McGinnis   
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 19:24

Appalachian State University has been projected to finish fourth in the Southern Conference according to the annual conference coaches’ poll released on Wednesday, as senior Brett Boston was selected to the 2012-13 Preseason All-So

Con team. The Mountaineers, last season’s Southern Conference regular season champions, finished 13 points behind projected champion, Chattanooga, who tallied 46 points and four first-place votes. The Mocs finished just above The Citadel with 44 points and matching four first-place votes.
Campbell (35) finished third in the poll, ready to begin its second full season as a conference member, as the Apps followed with 33 points. Rounding out the poll was Gardner-Webb (25), VMI (20), SoCon newcomer SIUE (14) and Davidson (7).
Highlighting this season’s Preseason All-SoCon Team is Boston who tied with Campbell’s Joey Rizzolino for the top wrestler at 133 pounds. Boston finished the 2011-12 season with a 19-19 overall record and has 43 wins in three seasons. Boston and the rest of the Mountaineers hold their second intrasquad meet of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 30 as they host the Black and Gold meet set for 7 p.m. at Varsity Gym. Appalachian begins its 2012-13 schedule on Sunday, Nov. 4 when the Apps travel to Salem, Va. for the Hokie Open.

2012-13 SoCon Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll
School (First-place votes)      Points
1.      Chattanooga (4)            46
2.      The Citadel (4)               44
3.      Campbell                      35
4.      Appalachian State         33
5.      Gardner-Webb               25
6.      VMI                              20
7.      SIUE                             14
8.      Davidson                      7


2012-13 SoCon Wrestling Preseason All-Conference Team
125    Nick Soto, Chattanooga@
133    Brett Boston, Appalachian State
         (tie) Joey Rizzolino, Campbell
141    Dean Pavlou, Chattanooga^
149    Jordan Dix, The Citadel
157    Nick Rex, Campbell
165    Justin Guthrie, Gardner-Webb
174    Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, The Citadel*
184    James Cook, Campbell
197    Niko Brown, Chattanooga
HWT  Odie Delaney, The Citadel #


@ 2012 SoCon champion at 133
^ - 2010, 2012 SoCon champion at 149
* - 2012 SoCon champion at 174, 2010 SoCon champion at 157
# - 2010, 2012 SoCon champion


Photo Courtesy: JohnMark Bentley

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