2016 Arby's SoCon Wrestling Championship
March 5 • Kimmel Arena • Asheville, N.C.
Befitting a regular season that saw three teams tie for the Southern Conference title, the 2016 Arby’s SoCon Wrestling Championship came down to the final title bout March 5, with Appalachian State heavyweight Denzel Dejournette edging Chattanooga’s Jared Johnson 4-2 to lift the Mountaineers past the Mocs for their first tournament crown since 2003.
Appalachian State’s title was its seventh overall and halted a run of five straight by Chattanooga. The Apps edged UTC by just half a point, 83.5-83.0, in the closest SoCon tournament finish since Appalachian State, UNCG and VMI tied for the title in 1997.For more information on SoCon wrestling, check out the Southern Conference Wrestling Record Book.
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- Doors open at 9 a.m. Competition begins at 10 a.m. Championships finals start at 7 p.m. with awards to follow.
- All rounds of the championship will be streamed live for free on the SoCon Digital Network. Live results updates can be found at TrackWrestling.com
- Adult - $15
- Youth (6-12) - $10
- Groups (10+) - $8
- 5 and under - Free
- Students with valid SoCon ID (APP, CAM, CIT, DAV, GWU, SIUE, UTC, VMI) - Free
- Promotion - $3 off ticket price with donation of a food item at the championship to support Headlock on Hunger.
- Review of past championships:
- 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
- Participating institutions:
- APP // CAM // CIT // DAV // GWU // SIUE // UTC // VMI
- Headlock on Hunger:
- The Southern Conference has teamed up with Eblen Charities, a nonprofit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina, to help fight the battle against childhood hunger. Collect non-perishable food items and bring them to the championship on March 5. For more information, click here.