SPARTANBURG, S.C. – VMI junior 165-pounder Blake Hohman has been named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competition from Jan. 3-9, the league office announced Wednesday.
Hohman, a native of New Kent, Virginia, went 4-1 at the Franklin and Marshall Open over the weekend to place third in his weight class. He began the Open with a pair of pin falls before scoring a 7-3 decision over Maryland’s Idris White. After falling to Brown’s Bryce Rogers, Hohman ended the day with a 6-3 decision over Phillip Spadaform of Maryland to qualify to stand on the third-place podium in the post-tournament ceremony.
Hohman, who scored the first two pins of the season on Saturday, leads VMI in overall wins this season with nine. He now has three career pins in a VMI singlet.
Also nominated: Aaron Burton (Campbell).
2017-18 SoCon Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8 … Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Nov. 15 … Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Nov. 21 … Quentin Perez, Campbell
Dec. 6 … Nathan Boston, Campbell
Dec. 13 … Forrest Przybysz, Appalachian State
Dec. 20 … Denton Spencer, Gardner-Webb
Jan. 3 … Bryce Carr, Chattanooga
Jan. 10 … Blake Hohman, VMI