Appalachian State Mountaineers wrestling

The Appalachian State Mountaineers wrestling team represents Appalachian State University of Boone, North Carolina. The squad is coached by JohnMark Bentley. Bentley is assisted by Ryan LaBlanc, Josh Roosa, and Dominic Parisi. The Mountaineers are full members of the non-wrestling Sun Belt Conference, so the wrestling team is an Associate member of the Southern Conference (SoCon).[2]

Appalachian State Mountaineers
UniversityAppalachian State University
Head CoachJohnMark Bentley (6th season)
LocationBoone, NC
ArenaVarsity Gymnasium
(Capacity: 8000 (for wrestling))
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]
Conference championships
Conference Tournament championships
1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2016, 2018

The Mountaineers have won eight regular season SoCon titles and eight SoCon championship tournaments, the most recent for both being in 2018.[3]

Notable former Mountaineer wrestlers include former Olympians, Al Crawford (1948), Herb Singerman (1968), Ike Anderson (1988 and 1992), and Dale Oliver (1988). The school has had four wrestlers earn six All-American citations in the NCAA and seven wrestlers earn nine citations in the NAIA.[4]


  1. "University Colors :: University Communications Toolbox :: Appalachian State University". Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  2. "Appalachian State Mountaineers/Wrestling". Appalachian State University. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. "Southern Conference Wrestling Record Book" (PDF). The Southern Conference. 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  4. "2015-16 Appalachian State Wrestling Media Guide". Appalachian State University. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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