Jordon ’27 Named to SoCon All-Freshman Team, NWCA Scholar All-American

Patrick Jordon ’27 has recently been included on the 2024 Southern Conference All-Freshman team, and he was named a 2023–24 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American.

Patrick Jordon ’27, VMI 141-pounder, has been recognized for his accomplishments this season, as Southern Conference coaches voted for his inclusion on the 2024 SoCon All-Freshman team March 7, 2024. Jordon has also been named a 2023–24 National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American for demonstrating excellence in academics and athletics.

Jordon owns a 17-11 overall record heading into this weekend’s Southern Conference Championships, including a 5-5 dual mark since the start of January.

The Providence Forge, Virginia, native and New Kent High School graduate was 12-6 through December after winning the 141-pound weight division with a 5-1 record at the Southeast Open to begin the year.

“Patrick was able to make the transition to college wrestling very quickly,” said Jim Gibson, VMI wrestling head coach. “This honor is a good indication of the success he can have throughout his career.”

He earned a pin at the Navy Quad and went 3-1 in duals between November and December 2023. He also earned a 3-2 mark at the Cleveland State Open in December.

2023–24 Wrestler of the Year
Taye Ghadiali, 285, Sr., Campbell

2023–24 Freshman of the Year
Isaiah Powe, 141, Chattanooga

2023–24 All-Southern Conference Team

125 Anthony Molton, Sr., Campbell
133 Ethan Oakley, So., App State
141 Isaiah Powe, Fr., Chattanooga
149 Cody Bond, Sr., App State
157 Tommy Askey, Jr., App State
165 Will Miller, Jr., App State
174 Austin Murphy, Sr., Campbell
184 Caleb Hopkins, Sr., Campbell
197 Levi Hopkins, Sr., Campbell
285 Taye Ghadiali, R-Jr., Campbell

2023–24 All-Freshman Team

Tomas Brooker, 184, App State
Grant O’Dell, 165, Bellarmine
Wynton Denkins, 141, Campbell
Chris Earnest, 157, Campbell
Sergio Desiante, 174, Chattanooga
Isaiah Powe, 141, Chattanooga
Patrick Brophy, 197, The Citadel
Wyatt Ferguson, 184, Davidson
Tyler-Xavier McKnight, 149, Davidson
Patrick Jordon, 141, VMI

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