VMI Keydets wrestling

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VMI Keydets
VMI Keydets athletic logo

University Virginia Military Institute
Conference Southern Conference
Location Lexington, VA
Head Coach John Trudgeon (25 year)
Arena Cocke Hall
(Capacity: 1200)
Nickname Keydets
Colors Red and Yellow and White


Conference Tournament Championships

The VMI Keydets wrestling team represents the Virginia Military Institute of Lexington, Virginia. The squad is coached by John Trudgeon.[1] The VMI Keydets wrestle as part of the Southern Conference since the Big South does not sponsor collegiate wrestling. John Trudgeon is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. He has coached the Keydets since 1985. Coach Trudgeon is assisted by Chris Skrtetkowicz and Jon Kemmerer. The VMI wrestling team has had two wrestlers reach All-American status. Charlie Branch finished in fourth place at 142 lbs in the 1994 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He would go on to serve as the head coach of the Eastern Michigan Eagles wrestling team. Leslie Apedoe, a native of Ghana, placed sixth as a heavyweight in the 1999 tournament.


  1. ^ "VMI Keydets". Virginia Military Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2011.