With the new tiebreaking rules put into place two years ago, Appalachian State University wrestling was awarded the 23-22 victory over George Mason, Sunday
afternoon at Varsity Gym. In the two-year-old rule, the tie was broken using pre-determined critieria: the teams each had five victories and two falls. The next procedure is total match points, excluding bouts involving the falls.
Previously, George Mason was awarded the victory, counting all the points earned throughout the dual. The rule was incorrectly interpreted, as the points earned by each wrestler in a non-fall match should have been counted. Appalachian earned 50 points, compared to GMU's 46, giving the Mountaineers the extra point needed to clinch the win.
The Mountaineers return to action on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia, Pa. This will be the 12th straight season the Apps will head to the Classic hosted by Penn.
Appalachian State (1-0) 23, George Mason (0-3) 22
125 - Dominic Parisi (APP) maj. dec. Robert Dooley (GMU), 10-2 (APP 4-0, APP 10-2)
133 - Joe Morrison (APP) dec. Zach Isenhour (GMU), 6-3 (APP 7-0, APP 16-5)
141 - Sahid Kargbo (GMU) maj. dec. Acton Pifer (APP), 15-5 (APP 7-4, APP 21-20)
149 - Greg Flournoy (GMU) won by fall over Aaron Scott (APP), (5:48) (GMU 10-7, APP 21-20)
157 - Jaaziah Bethea (GMU) dec. Riley Keen (APP), 9-7 (GMU 13-7, GMU 29-28)
165 - Zack Strickland (APP) won by fall over Matt Huffstickler (GMU), (2:46) (Tied 13-13, GMU 29-28)
174 - Colin Hedash (APP) dec. Ryan Hembury (GMU), 13-7 (APP 16-13, APP 41-36)
184 - Jesse Johnson (APP) won by fall over Corey Smith (GMU), (4:46) (APP 22-13, APP 41-36)
197 - Matt Meadows (GMU) dec. Paul Weiss (APP), 10-9 (APP 22-16, APP 50-46)
HWT - Jake Kettler (GMU) won by fall over Joe Cummings (APP), (4:08) (Tied 22-22, APP 50-46)
App State awarded tiebreaker point (criterion 3.15.3) (APP 23-22, APP 50-46)
Photo Courtesy: ASU Coach JohnMark Bentley, ASU Athletics