BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University wrestling travels to Gardner-Webb on Monday for its second Southern Conference dual match of the season. The Mountaineers will hit the mats at 7 p.m.
LOOKING BACK: Appalachian State traveled to Campbell on Friday for its first dual in SoCon action. The Mountaineers fell to the Camels 26-16 despite some nice performances. Chris Johnson wrestled tough at 133 pounds and earned a 5-2 decision. Nick Hall put in work at 157 pounds and came out with a hard fought 3-1 decision, while 2013 NCAA qualifier Zack Strickland grabbed a 7-3 decision to bring the Apps to within two points at the time of his match. Another 2013 NCAA qualifier, Dominic Parisi, earned six team points, but did not have to wrestle due to a forfeit at 125 pounds.
To view the highlight video from the match against Campbell, click HERE.
GARDNER-WEBB: The Bulldogs are 5-8 on the season thus far, including a 1-1 record within the Southern Conference. Gardner-Webb defeated VMI 29-12 and then lost to Chattanooga 35-3 in SoCon action.
The Mountaineers currently hold a perfect 15-0 record in dual matches against the Bulldogs dating back to 1990.
MOUNTAINEER PROJECTED LINEUP:
Weight: Name (Overall Record / Dual Record / SoCon Record / Highest Ranking)
125: Dominic Parisi (11-6 / 6-1 / 1-0 / 32nd)
133: Chris Johnson (2-4 / 2-2 / 1-0)
141: Jake Smith (6-9 / 0-3 / 0-1)
149: Dylan Cottrell (18-1 / 7-0 / 0-0 / Ninth)
157: Aaron Scott (4-6 / 0-0 / 0-0 ) / Nick Hall (2-12 / 2-6 / 1-0)
165: Zack Strickland (12-9 / 4-3 / 1-0)
174: Colin Hedash (12-8 / 5-3 / 0-1)
184: Nick Vetell (3-10 / 1-4 / 0-1)
197: Kacee Hutchinson (1-5 / 1-3 / 0-1)
Hwt: Denzel Dejournette (10-12 / 4-4 / 0-1)
NATIONALLY RANKED MOUNTAINEERS:
125 – Dominic Parisi finds himself ranked in the WrestlingReport.com poll at 125 pounds at No. 32.
149 – Dylan Cottrell finds himself ranked in three different polls at 149 pounds. Cottrell is ninth according to Amateur Wrestling News, 12th on WrestlingReport.com and listed 18th according to InterMat Wrestling.
SoCon Wrestlers of the Week:
Nov. 20 – Dylan Cottrell
Dec. 18 – Dylan Cottrell
A complete recap with full results from the match against Gardner-Webb will be available following the action from Boiling Springs, N.C. on Monday evening.