Delaney, Dix, Luvsandorj Selected to Preseason All-Southern Conference Team
Spartanburg, S.C. – Three-time Southern Conference Champion Odie Delaney and two-time champion Turtogtokh Luvsandorj along with Jordan Dix, who finished third at last year's conference championships, were named to the 2012-13 All-Conference Preseason team on Wednesday as selected by the coaches.
Chattanooga picked up four-first place votes and 46 total points to edge out The Citadel by two points. The Mocs, who saw their streak of seven straight regular-season titles come to an end last season, won the tournament for the second straight year and seventh time in the last eight seasons.
The Citadel wrestling team will host its annual Blue/White "Wrestle-Offs" this weekend. Preliminary rounds will start on Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Vandiver Hall before concluding with the finals on Saturday at 10 a.m. in McAlister Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs' season will get underway the following week when they host The Citadel Open in McAlister Fieldhouse on Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.
2012-13 SoCon Wrestling Preseason Coaches Poll
School (First-place votes) Points
1. Chattanooga (4) 46
2. The Citadel (4) 44
3. Campbell 35
4. Appalachian State 33
5. Gardner-Webb 25
6. VMI 20
7. SIUE 14
8. Davidson 7
2012-13 SoCon Wrestling Preseason All-Conference Team
125 Nick Soto, Chattanooga@
133 Brett Boston, Appalachian State
(tie) Joey Rizzolino, Campbell
141 Dean Pavlou, Chattanooga^
149 Jordan Dix, The Citadel
157 Nick Rex, Campbell
165 Justin Guthrie, Gardner-Webb
174 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj, The Citadel*
184 James Cook, Campbell
197 Niko Brown, Chattanooga
HWT Odie Delaney, The Citadel #
@ 2012 SoCon champion at 133
^ - 2010, 2012 SoCon champion at 149
* - 2012 SoCon champion at 174, 2010 SoCon champion at 157
# - 2009 (197 lb.), 2010, 2012 SoCon champion