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Appalachian State was picked second in preseason poll with four Mountaineers selected to preseason all-conference team.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, 1983)
Wrestling Picked Second in Preseason Poll
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 10/24/2013 (ET)
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – 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 wrestlers 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 at 125 pounds, Dylan Cottrell at 149 pounds, Zack Strickland at 165 pounds and Paul Weiss 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

 

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