TROY, N.Y. — Appalachian State Wrestling went 2-1 at the Northeast Duals on Saturday, sandwiching lopsided wins against Sacred Heart and Ithaca around a loss to 15th-ranked Rutgers.
The Mountaineers shut out Sacred Heart in a 55-0 victory, won three matches in a 26-9 loss to the Scarlet Knights and took the first eight matches in a 32-9 win against the Bombers.
Najar followed an opening-match pin against Sacred Heart at 157 pounds with a huge 5-1 decision against ninth-ranked John Van Brill of Rutgers. Randall Diabe used a late takedown to claim a 6-5 decision against Matthew Correnti of Rutgers at 197 pounds, and Irvin Enriquez followed his opening-match pin at 141 pounds with a 6-1 decision against Michael Van Brill of Rutgers.
In its first dual match of the season, App State recorded five pins, two major decisions, one technical fall and two forfeits. The pins came from Najar, Enriquez, Cary Miller (heavyweight), Najar, Joe Accousti (165) and 149-pound redshirt freshman Jonathan Millner, who was making his first career appearance in the Mountaineers’ lineup. The same was true for redshirt freshman Andy Richard, who had a 13-0 major decision at 133 pounds. The other major decision came from Thomas Flitz at 174 pounds, and Alan Clothier won by technical fall at 184 pounds. Diabe and De’Andre Swinson-Barr picked up victories by forfeit.
Against Rutgers, in addition to the three victories, App State led or was tied in the third period of four close losses that were part of the final five matches. The victory in that stretch came from Diabe, who had a minute-plus advantage in riding time when he erased a 5-3 deficit with a takedown in the final minute of the third period.
Najar took a 2-1 lead late in the second period of his match and added three more points in the third, and Enriquez took an early 2-0 lead before sealing the win with a late takedown.
Accousti had a one-point lead late in his 9-7 loss to 20th-ranked Stephan Glasgow, Flitz was tied 4-4 before Joseph Grello won 5-4 with a late escape, Clothier used a takedown late in the second period to go ahead 4-2 in his 8-4 loss to Jordan Pagano and Miller entered the sudden victory period in a 1-1 tie before Christian Colucci recorded a takedown.
In the finale Saturday, App State had three major decisions and one technical fall in building a 32-0 lead. The wins came from Swinson-Barr (7-5 decision), Richard (8-2 decision), Enriquez (forfeit), Millner (9-1 major decision), Najar (technical fall), Accousti (7-6 decision), Flitz (13-1 major decision) and Clothier (13-1 major decision).
App State 55, Sacred Heart 0
125: De’Andre Swinson-Barr (APP) won by forfeit
133: Andy Richard (APP) def. William Bianchi (SH), 13-0 maj. dec.
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) def. Calvin Call (SH), fall, 2:53
149: Jonathan Millner (AP) def. Hunter Adams (SH), fall, 3:57
157: Angel Najar (APP) def. Tristen Calas (SH), fall, 4:49
165: Joe Accousti (APP) def. Will Schmidt (SH), fall, 2:17
174: Thomas Flitz (APP) def. Joseph Eiden (SH), 8-0 maj. dec.
184: Alan Clothier (APP) def. Jacob Harrison (SH), 16-0 tech. fall
197: Randall Diabe (APP) won by forfeit
HWT: Cary Miller (APP) def. Mark Blokh (SH), fall, 1:16
No. 15 Rutgers 26, App State 9
125: Shane Metzler (RUT) def. De’Andre Swinson-Barr (APP), 8-3 dec.
133: Nick Suriano (RUT) won by forfeit
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) def. Michael Van Brill (RUT), 6-1 dec.
149: Anthony Ashnault (RUT) def. Jonathan Millner (APP), tech. fall
157: Angel Najar (APP) def. John Van Brill (RUT), 5-1 dec.
165: Stephan Glasgow (RUT) def. Joe Accousti (APP), 9-7 dec.
174: Joseph Grello (RUT) def. Thomas Flitz (APP), 5-4 dec.
184: Jordan Pagano (RUT) def. Alan Clothier (APP), 8-4 dec.
197: Randall Diabe (APP) def. Matthew Correnti (RUT), 6-5 dec.
HWT: Christian Colucci (RUT) def. Cary Miller (APP), 3-1 dec. (SV)
App State 32, Ithaca College 9
125: De’Andre Swinson-Barr (APP) def. Ferdinand Mase (IC), 7-5 dec.
133: Andy Richard (APP) def. Tito Colom (IC), 8-2 dec.
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) won by forfeit
149: Jonathan Millner (AP) def. Demetri D’orsaneo (IC), 9-1 maj. dec.
157: Angel Najar (APP) def. Alec Corrao (IC), tech. fall
165: Joe Accousti (APP) def. Austin Whitney (IC), 7-6 dec.
174: Thomas Flitz (APP) def. Steven Rice (IC), 13-1 maj. dec.
184: Alan Clothier (APP) def. Eze Chukwuezi (IC), 13-1 maj. dec.
197: Elijah Rodriguez (IC) def. Randall Diabe (APP), fall, 1:38
HWT: Jake O’Brien (IC) def. Cary Miller (APP), 2-1 dec.