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App State's Colby Smith earned SoCon Wrestler of the Week honors on Wednesday.
Courtesy: Rob Moore (Appalachian '93)
Smith Tabbed SoCon Wrestler of the Week
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Wednesday 01/11/2017 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C.  – Appalachian State University 133-pound wrestler Colby Smith was named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week on Wednesday after his 2-0 showing on Sunday, Jan. 8 on Old Timer’s Night. 

The freshman opened up the afternoon pinning The Citadel’s Andrew Szalwinski in 2:47 to help catapult the Mountaineers to a 34-15 victory over the Bulldogs. In his second match, the Missouri native took down Roshaun Cooley of Clarion in a 14-2 major decision that helped the Apps defeat the Golden Eagles 23-10. 

Due to his spectacular performance on Sunday, Smith now owns an overall record of 20-7, he remains undefeated in the SoCon (4-0) and has registered two pins on the season.

Up next, the No. 21 Mountaineers (9-2, 4-0 SoCon) will face off against the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. App State will resume SoCon action on Jan. 24 when they host Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m.

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