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ASU Wrestling Picked Second in Preseason Poll PDF Print
Written by Ben Winterrowd   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:56

Appalachian State University wrestling has been projected to finish second in the Southern Conference according to the annual conference coaches’ poll

released on Thursday.

The Mountaineers, who finished second last season during the regular season, finished just four points behind projected champion, Chattanooga, which tallied 46 points and four first-place votes. App State garnered 42 points and two first-place votes, including four named to the preseason all-conference team.

Rounding out the poll was The Citadel (41)  which finished third, Gardner-Webb (28), Campbell (27), SIUE (19), Davidson (12) and VMI (9).

Highlighting this season’s Preseason all-SoCon team for the Mountaineers were Dominic Parisi (Concord, N.C./Jay M. Robinson) at 125 pounds, Dylan Cottrell (Spencer, W.Va./Roane County) at 149 pounds, Zack Strickland (Muncy, Pa./Muncy) at 165 pounds and Paul Weiss (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas) at 197 pounds.

Appalachian begins its 2013-14 schedule on Sunday, Nov. 10 when the Apps host both Anderson and Cumberland College at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


2013-14 SoCon Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll
Team    First-Place Votes    Points
1. Chattanooga    4    46
2. Appalachian State    2    42
3. The Citadel     2    41
4. Gardner-Webb        28
5. Campbell        27
6. SIUE        19
7. Davidson        12
8. VMI        9


2013-14 SoCon Wrestling Preseason All-Conference Team
125 – Dominic Parisi    Appalachian State
133 – Nick Soto    Chattanooga^
141 – Ryan Mosley     Gardner-Webb
149 – Dylan Cottrell    Appalachian State
157 – Matt Frisch    The Citadel@
165 – Zack Strickland    Appalachian State
174 – Turtogtokh Luvsandorj    The Citadel*
184 – Scott Patrick    Davidson
197 – Paul Weiss    Appalachian State
HWT – Kevin Malone    Chattanooga


^ – 2012 SoCon champion at 133, 2013 SoCon champion at 125
@ – 2013 SoCon champion at 157
* – 2012 SoCon champion at 174, 2010 SoCon champion at 157

 

Photo Courtesy: JohnMark Bentley, ASU Athletics

  
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