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ASU Wrestling Defeats Brown, Harvard at Lone Star Duals PDF Print
Written by Paul Blascovich   
Sunday, 15 January 2012 08:56

Appalachian State University wrestling finished 2-1 in three dual matches at the 2012 Hilton Arlington Lone Star Duals on Saturday. The Mountaineers began the day with a 41-4 win over Brown, and edged out Harvard,

22-21. No. 12 Oklahoma defeated Applachian, 41-0, in ASU's final dual.
ASU was scheduled to also face Utah Valley, but the match was cancelled.
In the day's first dual match, senior Austin Trotman (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) earned his 115th career victory, officially becoming Appalachian's outright all-time career victories leader. The first dual also featured pins by ASU junior Brett Boston (Morganton, N.C./Freedom) (133 pounds) and freshman Paul Weiss (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) (197).
Appalachian's meeting with Harvard began with a pin by Tony Gravely (Martinsville, Va./Magna Vista) at 125 pounds before the Crimson responded at 133. Senior Mike Kessler (Bay City, Mich./Western) added a major decision to open up a 10-3 lead, which would become the largest by either team in the match.
Harvard won back-to-back bouts to take its first lead at 12-10, but No. 13 Kyle Blevins (Sapulpa, Okla./Sapulpa) responded with a technical fall to put the Apps back on top. After Harvard went back on top, No. 9 Trotman earned major decision to put ASU in front, 19-17. After the penultimate bout, the Crimson held a slim lead, but a 7-3 decision by heavyweight Joe Cummings (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack) clinched the 22-21 win for Appalachian.
In the Mountaineers' final match, No. 12 Oklahoma lived up to its national-rank and had little trouble defeating ASU. In the closest bout, Trotman stuck with Erich Shmidtke for most of the bout, but the Sooner was able to ride the duration of the third period and win by way of his riding-time point.
The Mountaineers are back in action on Friday, Jan. 20 when they head to face Southern Conference opponent The Citadel at 7 p.m.


Appalachian State (7-2) 41, Brown (2-3) 4
Jan. 14, 2012 | Grand Prairie, Texas | South Grand Prairie HS Coliseum
125: Tony Gravely (ASU) maj. dec. Billy Watterson (BRWN), 11-3   (ASU 4-0)
133: Brett Boston (ASU) pinned Beau Martino (BRWN), 4:39   (ASU 10-0)
141: Mike Kessler  (ASU) dec. Zack Tanenbaum (BRWN), 7-3   (ASU 13-0)
149: Savva Kostis (ASU) maj. dec. Ricky Bailey (BRWN), 10-1   (ASU 17-0)
157: Giuseppi Lanzi (ASU) maj. dec. Chip Powell  (ASU), 13-1   (ASU 17-4)
165: No. 13 Kyle Blevins (ASU) maj. dec. Pat LaBuz (BRWN), 16-7   (ASU 21-4)
174: Carter Downs (ASU) maj. dec. David Foxen (BRWN), 16-6   (ASU 25-4)
184: No. 9 Austin Trotman (ASU) maj. dec. Ophir Bernstein (BRWN), 8-0  (ASU 29-4)
197: Paul Weiss (ASU) pinned Marcos Aranda (BRWN), 5:12   (ASU 35-4)
285: Joe Cummings (ASU) won by forfeit   (ASU 41-4)


Appalachian State (8-2) 22, Harvard (3-2) 21
Jan. 14, 2012 | Grand Prairie, Texas | South Grand Prairie HS Coliseum
125: Tony Gravely (ASU) pinned Joe Barbato (HAR), 1:26   (ASU 6-0)
133: No. 13 Steven Keith (HAR) dec. Brett Boston (ASU), 9-5   (ASU 6-3)
141: Mike Kessler (ASU) maj. dec. Patrick Hogan (HAR), 11-1   (ASU 10-3)
149: No. 12 Corey Jantzen (HAR) dec. Savva Kostis (ASU), 4-1   (ASU 10-6)
157: No. 5 Walter Peppelman (HAR) pinned Chip Powell (ASU), 2:47   (HAR 10-12)
165: No. 13 Kyle Blevins (ASU) tech. fall Ian Roy (HAR), 19-4(7:00)   (ASU 15-12)
174: Josh Popple (HAR) tech. fall Carter Downs (ASU), 15-0   (HAR 15-17)
184: No. 9 Austin Trotman (ASU) maj. dec. Cameron Croy (HAR), 10-2   (ASU 19-17)
197: James Fox (HAR) maj. dec. Paul Weiss (ASU), 9-1   (HAR 19-21)
285: Joe Cummings (ASU) dec. David Ng (HAR), 7-3   (ASU 22-21)


No. 12 Oklahoma (7-2) 41, Appalachian State (8-3) 0
Jan. 14, 2012 | Grand Prairie, Texas | South Grand Prairie HS Coliseum
125: No. 8 Jarrod Patterson (OU) tech. fall Tony Gravely (ASU), 17-2(4:38)   (OU 0-5)
133: No. 11 Jordan Keller (OU) maj. dec. Brett Boston (ASU), 10-2   (OU 0-9)
141: No. 1 Kendric Maple (OU) tech. fall Mike Kessler (ASU), 17-2(5:55)   (OU 0-14)
149: Justin DeAngelis (OU) dec. Savva Kostis (ASU), 8-5   (OU 0-17)
157: No. 14 Matt Lester (OU) tech. fall Chip Powell (ASU), 15-0(6:58)   (OU 0-22)
165: Bubby Graham (OU) dec. No. 13 Kyle Blevins (ASU), 8-2   (OU 0-25)
174: Nolan McBryde (OU) dec. Jake Johnson (ASU), 6-2   (OU 0-28)
184: No. 20 Erich Schmidtke (OU) dec. No. 9 Austin Trotman (ASU), 4-3   (OU 0-31)
197: Keldrick Hall (OU) pinned Paul Weiss (ASU), 1:04   (OU 0-37)
285: Kyle Colling (OU) maj. dec. Joe Cummings (ASU), 10-0   (OU 0-41)




Photo Courtesy: Joe Cummings, by Dave Mayo, ASU Athletics


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