Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 31 | 6:30 p.m.
Location: Boone, N.C. | Varsity Gym
LEXINGTON, Va. – Coming off an upset over The Citadel and solid performance at the All-Academy Championship, the VMI wrestling team looks for its second straight SoCon victory as it heads to Appalachian State to take on the Mountaineers Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Varsity Gym in Boone, North Carolina.
The Keydets (2-7, 2-2 SoCon) claimed a 24-21 win over rival The Citadel last Thursday night by jumping on a 21-12 lead with only two bouts remaining and hanging on for the three-point victory.
VMI’s matchup with the Mountaineers (6-3, 4-0 SoCon) marks the final conference home event for App State, which is coming off an 18-12 victory over preseason SoCon favorite Campbell.
Freshman 125-pounder Clifton Conway earned his first career victory by tech fall in Thursday’s upset over The Citadel … redshirt junior Hunter Starner owns a team-high six pins this season along with junior Blake Hohman (165 lbs.) … senior Michael Hulcher earned his first victory in a tournament setting at 141 pounds. … Hohman owns a team-high 25 dual points this season, one ahead of Starner … freshman 174-pounder Gage Levine earned the first win of his VMI career coming up huge by earning a victory by fall over his opponent Thursday night to help the Keydets upset The Citadel, 24-21, the first team win over The Citadel in 11 years … the win was also Levine’s first career pin at VMI … sophomore 184-pounder Chris Beck earned his first individual SoCon win of the year Thursday night by decision to seal the victory for the Keydets … sophomore Max Gallahan (197 lbs.) earned his first career pin at VMI at the All-Academy Championship.
VMI Probable Starting Lineup vs. Appalachian State
125: Cliff Conway (VMI) vs. De’Andre Swinson-Barr (App)
133: Hunter Starner (VMI) vs. Codi Russell (App)
141: Michael Hulcher (VMI) vs. Irvin Enriquez (App)
149: Kevin Keaveney (VMI) vs. Gavin Londoff (App)
157: Steve Midkiff (VMI) vs. Angel Najar (App)
165: Blake Hohman (VMI) vs. Thomas Flitz (App)
174: Gage Levine (VMI) vs. No. 15 Forrest Przybysz (App)
184: Chris Beck (VMI) vs. Alan Clothier (App)
197: Max Gallahan (VMI) vs. Randall Diabe (App)
285: Jake Tomlinson (VMI) vs. Cary Miller (App)