Apps Take Down No. 15 Oregon State; Blanks Crusaders (2016-11-12 23:23:20)

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University wrestling knocked off 15th-ranked Oregon State 25-15 and ripped Belmont Abbey 50-0 in the annual Mountaineer Duals matches on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Gym.


The Mountaineers improve to 2-0 on the season, dropping the Crusaders to 1-1 while the Beavers fall to 1-2.


Appalachian State University wrestling didn’t allow a single point on the mat, blanking Belmont Abbey 50-0 in the first match of the annual Mountaineer Duals on Saturday.

The Mountaineers gained the decision by having two major decisions, two technical falls and a pin against the Crusaders (1-1).

Sophomore Logan Durham (Kannapolis, N.C./South Rowan) started things off with a bang for the Black and Gold by defeating Michael Bedard in the 125 weight class by technical fall, 19-1. Freshman Colby Smith (Wentzville, Mo./Holt) continues to have a strong year, taking on Nicholas Lukanich in the 133-pound match, making quick work of the Crusader, getting a major decision, 12-1. 

Sophomore Irvin Enriquez (Aberdeen, N.C./Pinecrest) went toe-to-toe with Jonathan Charpenter in the 141 weight class, but came away with Appalachian’s second technical fall of the afternoon, winning 15-0. In the 149-pound match, Miller Clark (San Antonio, Texas/Reagan) came away with the win due to an injury default suffered in the first period to put App State up 20-0. 

Sophomore Angel Najar (Bethel, N.C./North Pitt) was able to get the 9-4 decision against Greg Hilliard in the 157 weight class before No. 16 junior Forrest Przybysz (Jefferson, N.C./Jefferson) battled hard to get the 11-2 major decision against Jake Glunt in the 165 match.

Junior Marcus Johnson (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) faced off against Ben Knaus in the 174-pound match, but dominated that mat, getting the 3:51 pin.

In the final match of the day (184-pounds), junior David Peters-Logue (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) swept Belmont Abbey’s Luke Glunt with a technical fall, 15-0. Sophomore Randall Diabe (Greensboro, N.C./James B. Dudley) won the 197-pound match by forfeit, as did No. 9 senior Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) in the heavyweight match to close out the first match of the day.

125: Logan Durham (APP) def. Michael Bedard (BA) TF 19-1
133: Colby Smith (APP) def. Nicholas Lukanich (BA) Maj. Dec. 12-1
141: Irvin Enriquez (APP) def Jonathan Charpenter (BA) TF 15-0
149: Miller Clark (APP) wins by injury default 
(App 20 - BA 0)
157: Angel Najar  (APP) def Greg Hilliard (BA) Dec. 9-4
165: Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Jake Glunt (BA) Maj. Dec. 11-2
174: Marcus Johnson (APP) def. Ben Knaus (BA) Pin (3:51)
184: David Peters-Logue (APP) Luke Glunt (BA) TF 15-0
197: Randall Diabe (APP) wins by forfeit
HWT: Denzel Dejournette (APP) wins by forfeit 


The marquee matchup of the day came as Appalachian State University wrestling played host to Oregon State, who were ranked No. 15 in the country in this week’s USA Today/NWCA poll.

The Mountaineers won the final five matches to get the win, getting one pin on the day and one major decision.

The neck-and-neck battle began in the very first weight class as senior Vito Pasone (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./E.L. Meyers) took Kegan Calkins in the 125-pound match. Calkins worked his way to a slight advantage in the match and held it for two and a half periods, but Pasone continued to fight, pulling back within striking distance before getting a last second takedown to give him the 13-9 decision. 

The Mountaineers were then unable to take the next four weight classes, as No. 8 Joey Palmer defeated Irvin Enriquez in the 141 match 13-8, No. 18 Joey Dalgado downed Matt Zovistoski by a pin in 3:24, and Abraham Rodriguez defeated Gavin Londoff in the 157 match by 4-2 decision.

Appalachian refused to go away quietly, however, as No. 16 Forrest Przybysz fought another tough 165-match, once again getting a victory in a 4-1 decision. Marcus Johnson carried the momentum forward, getting the super close 3-2 decision victory over Weston Dobler. 

With the team score close, David Peters-Logue battled in a ferocious back-and-forth against No. 14 Corey Grego, but found an opportunity late and took it pulling Griego down and locking him into a pin (3:32).

Randall Diabe got the win by forfeit at the 197 weight class to give the Mountaineers the lead, putting the onus on the heavyweight matchup to secure the victory.

No. 9 Denzel Dejournette worked the legs of David Henry well from the start, keeping the heavyweight out of attacking position. Dejournette would take the final match of the day and secure the upset for Appalachian State by getting a 12-4 major decision. 

Appalachian State wrestling returns to action next week when it travels to the Keystone Classic on Sunday, Nov. 20

125: Vito Pasone (APP) def. Kegan Calkins (OSU) Dec.13-9
133: Devan Turner (OSU) def. Colby Smith (APP) Dec. 2-1
141: Joey Palmer (OSU) def. Irvin Enriquez (APP) Dec. 13-8
149: Joey Dalgado (OSU) def. Matt Zovistoski (APP) Pin (3:24)
157: Abraham Rodriguez (OSU) def. Gavin Londoff (APP) Dec. 4-2
165: Forrest Przybysz (APP) def. Rodney Williams (OSU) Dec. 4-1 
174: Marcus Johnson (APP) def. Weston Dobler (OSU) Dec. 3-2
184: David Peters-Logue (APP) def. Corey Griego (OSU) Pin (3:32)
197: Randel Diabe (APP) wins by forfeit
HWT: Denzel Dejournette (APP) def. David Henry (OSU) Maj. Dec. 12-4