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Residori Adds SoCon Postseason Honor

Jake Residori
Jake Residori

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

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