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Kocer ranked in Associated Press preseason poll

South Dakota State University wrestler Alex Kocer is ranked No. 31 in The Associated Press preseason poll.

The 149-pounder and Wagner native claimed the Western Wrestling Conference title last season. He finished the 2013-14 season with a 29-13 record and qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Along with Kocer, two-time NCAA qualifier Cody Pack is ranked No. 19 and Joe Brewster is No. 22.

SDSU opens the season by hosting the 22nd Annual Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open on Nov. 2 in Brookings.