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Wildcat Wrestling Picked 5th in SOCON Preseason Poll

by | Dec 29, 2020 | Local, News, Sports

Davidson Wrestling vs. Citadel in January 2020.


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Davidson wrestling was tabbed fifth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, announced by the league Monday.

The ‘Cats earned 32 votes, predicted to finish fifth out of nine programs, the same spot they finished at the 2020 SoCon Championship. Appalachian State was picked to win the league ahead of defending champion Campbell and Chattanooga.

Davidson scored 29 points at the league championship in March behind a pair of third-place finishes – Kyle Gorant (133) and Gavin Henry (184). Cian Fischer also posted a strong showing, placing fourth at 125 pounds. Fischer was also named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team.

The Wildcats will entertain a conference-only schedule beginning on Sunday, Jan. 17. Davidson hosts it’s lone meet of the campaign Saturday, Jan. 23 against Chattanooga and VMI. The SoCon Championship is slated for Sunday, Feb. 28 with the NCAA Championship set to kick-off Thursday, Mar. 18 in St. Louis.

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SoCon Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Appalachian State (6) – 61
2. Campbell (2) – 57
3. Chattanooga (1) – 53
4. Gardner-Webb – 40
5. Davidson – 32 
6. The Citadel – 29
7. VMI – 21
8. Bellarmine – 17
9. Presbyterian – 12
(first-place votes)

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