SPARTANBURG, S.C. – SIUE's Jake Residori was named All-Southern Conference Wednesday by a vote of the league's eight head coaches.
The coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own wrestlers, also selected 10-member all-conference and all-freshman teams.
Appalachian State heavyweight Denzel Dejournette has repeated as the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year and Campbell 157-pounder Austin Kraisser has been named the league's Freshman of the Year.
Residori earned his second all-conference honor at 174 pounds, reclaiming the spot he held in 2015. He went 6-1 in SoCon action this year. He finished the regular season with a 16-11 record.
The SoCon Wrestling Championship takes place Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina. Doors to McAlister Field House open at 9 a.m. First-round matches are set to begin at 10 a.m. The finals slated to start at 7 p.m. Appalachian State enters the SoCon tournament ranked 24th nationally by USA Today/NWCA and InterMat.
2016-17 Wrestler of the Year
Denzel Dejournette, R-Sr., 285, Appalachian State
2016-17 Freshman of the Year
Austin Kraisser, 157, Campbell
2016-17 All-Southern Conference Team
125 Vito Pasone, R-Sr., Appalachian State
133 Chris Debien, So., Chattanooga
141 Josh Heil, Fr., Campbell
149 Ty Buckiso, Jr., The Citadel
157 Aaron Walker, Gr., The Citadel
165 Justin Lampe, Jr., Chattanooga
174 Jake Residori, R-Sr., SIUE
184 Ville Heino, R-Sr., Campbell
197 Sawyer Root, So., The Citadel
285 Denzel Dejournette, R-Sr., Appalachian State
2016-17 All-Freshman Team
Gavin Londoff, Appalachian State
Colby Smith, Appalachian State
Ben Barton, Campbell
Austin Kraisser, Campbell
Josh Heil, Campbell
Douglas Gudenburr, The Citadel
Ruston Hill II, The Citadel
Dylanger Potter, Chattanooga
Chris Beck, VMI
Cade Kiely, VMI