LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.—The Colonial Athletic Association wrestling coaches have announced the CAA Preseason All-Freshman team for the 2008-09 season.
Old Dominion University had three of the 10 selections, with Rider University and Drexel University each having two. Binghamton University, Hofstra University and Boston University were also represented on the All-Freshman team.
The 2008-09 CAA All-Freshman team is:
125 Jimmy Kirchner, Rider, 133 Filiberto Colon, Rider, 141 Craig Wilson, Old Dominion, 149 Donnie Vinson, Binghamton, 157 Joe Booth, Drexel, 165 Chas Aungst, Drexel, 174 Hunter Meys, Boston U., 184 Joe Budi, Old Dominion, 197 Jordan Enck, Hofstra and hwt David Wilson, Old Dominion.
Kirchner (Somerville, N.J./Somerville High) was the 2008 New Jersey State Champion and earned a national ranking of sixth by Amateur Wrestling News and InterMat. He compiled a 132-26 scholastic record and begins his collegiate career ranked fifth in the CAA.
Colon (Belleville, N.J./Belleville High) was a three-time New Jersey State place winner, finishing third as a senior, and compiled a 156-14 career record at Belleville High School with 112 pins. Colon was sixth in the nation at 119 and begins his career at Rider ranked fifth in the CAA.
Wilson (Farmington, Mo./Farmington High) was a three-time Missouri State Champion and placed third at the Fargo Junior Freestyle Nationals.
Vinson (Marathon, N.Y./Whitney Point) was twice a New York State finalist and a three-time Fargo national finalist, a Cadet National Champion and a High School All-American.
Booth (Bayville, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran) was a National Prep Champion who was ranked fifth in the nation by WIN Magazine.
Aungst (Pine Grove, Pa./Pine Grove Area) was twice a Pennsylvania State place winner who placed third as a junior and fifth as a senior.
Meys (Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa High), a Dave Schultz Award winner, was twice a New York State champion and holds the national high school record with 216 pins, going undefeated the last two years. He graduated with a record of 256-9.
Budi (Appleton, Wisc./Kaukauna) was twice a Wisconsin State Champion and was ranked second in the nation last year.
Enck (Manheim, Pa/ Manheim Central) was ranked third in the nation at 215 in the final InterMat rankings of 2007-08 and seventh by Amateur Wrestling News after winning the Pennsylvania State Championship. He represented Pa. in the Dapper Dan Tournament and defeated Tyrell fortune of Oregon.
Wilson (Norfolk, Va./Granby) was a Virginia State champion and a High School All-American.