A senior from Wagner, Kocer made his second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division I Championships this past spring, finishing the 2016-17 season with a 24-10 record. Through his first three seasons with the Jackrabbits, Kocer has compiled an 80-43 career mark.
Kocer is the third Jackrabbit to be included in FloWrestling’s preseason rankings. Seth Gross is the top-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, while Luke Zilverberg will begin the 2017-18 season ranked 18th in the 157-pound division.
SDSU is scheduled to open the 2017-18 season by hosting the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open Nov. 5 at Frost Arena.