BOONE, N.C. — The first Mountaineer Invitational wrestling event will take place Saturday in Varsity Gym and officially begin the 2019-20 season for App State’s wrestling team.
App State will host both invitational and open tournaments, with wrestling on seven mats beginning at 9 a.m. FloWrestling will be on site to provide live video (log-in required) and live results (free) in the FloSports online Arena.
Tickets for the Mountaineer Invitational are $7 (adult) and $3 (youth). They can be purchased at the entrance on the Rivers Street side of Varsity Gym or online by clicking HERE.
Along with App State, which has won four straight Southern Conference regular season championships, other teams traveling to Boone for the Mountaineer Invitational are Oregon State (third place in the Pac-12 last year), West Virginia of the Big 12, Duke of the ACC, Air Force of the Big 12, Kent State and Central Michigan of the MAC and Gardner-Webb.
Wrestlers from Virginia, Campbell, Chattanooga and Presbyterian are also registered for the open tournament.
Led by head coach JohnMark Bentley, the Mountaineers have three returning NCAA qualifiers in Cary Miller, Matt Zovistoski and Codi Russell. Miller (heavyweight) and Russell (133 pounds) are both ranked in the top 20 nationally in their respective weight classes, and Zovistoski was a two-time NCAA qualifier at 149 pounds. He has moved up to 157 pounds this season.
Below are lists of App State’s attached wrestlers competing in the Mountaineer Invitational and its attached/unattached wrestlers competing in the Open tournament. The 2019-20 wrestling season is presented by Hungry Howies.