VMI Keydets wrestling

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VMI Keydets
Virginia Military Institute logo.png
University Virginia Military Institute
Conference SoCon
Location Lexington, VA
Head Coach Chris Skretkowicz (2 year)
Arena Cocke Hall
(Capacity: 1200)
Nickname Keydets
Colors Red, Yellow, and White[1]
Conference Championships
Conference Tournament Championships
1930, 1935, 1938, 1943, 1951, 1957, 1985, 1995t, 1997t

The VMI Keydets wrestling team began in 1921 and represents the Virginia Military Institute of Lexington, Virginia (VMI) as a Member of the Southern Conference (SoCon) of NCAA Division I wrestling.. The squad is coached by Chris Skretkowicz.[2]

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 later served 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 Visual Identity Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  2. ^ "VMI Keydets". Virginia Military Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2011.