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Cougars Picked Sixth in SoCon Wrestling

Cougars Picked Sixth in SoCon Wrestling

2013-14 SIUE Schedule


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has picked SIUE to place sixth in its preseason rankings released Thursday.


The league's eight coaches selected defending regular-season and SoCon tournament champion Chattanooga to win the league title again in 2013-14. The coaches also selected a 10-member preseason all-conference team.


Chattanooga picked up four first-place votes and 46 total points to top second-place Appalachian State by four points. The Mocs will be seeking their ninth regular-season and tournament titles in the last 10 years.


SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates begins his first season at the helm of Cougar wrestling. SIUE fans can get their first look at the Cougars at the Red and Black Intrasquad next Wednesday (Oct. 30) at the Vadalabene Center. The first match is set for 7 p.m.


Appalachian State and The Citadel each picked up two first-place votes and were picked to finish second and third, respectively. Gardner-Webb was fourth in the poll and was followed by Campbell, SIUE, Davidson, and VMI.


2013-14 SoCon Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll

School (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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