Wednesday, 13 March 2019 21:55

Appalachian State Wrestlers Seeded for NCAA Tournament

Randall Diabe went 26-5 on the season headed into the nationals Randall Diabe went 26-5 on the season headed into the nationals Appalachian State Athletics

The brackets and opening-round opponents for Appalachian State's four NCAA wrestling qualifiers were revealed Wednesday night.

The assignment of a No. 15 seed for App State senior Randall Diabe highlighted the bracket release for the Mountaineers. Diabe (197 pounds), Codi Russell (No. 26 at 133 pounds), Cary Miller (No. 28 at heavyweight) and Matt Zovistoski (No. 29 at 149 pounds) will compete next week at the Division I Wrestling Championships that run from March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

* Russell (21-10) will face Iowa’s Austin DeSanto (18-4) in the round of 32. Their match will be Bout 39.

* Zovistoski (27-13) will face Missouri’s Brock Mauller (29-2) in the round of 32. Their match will be Bout 66.

* Diabe (26-5) will face Oklahoma’s Jake Woodley (21-8) in the round of 32. Their match will be Bout 153, and Diabe earned a 5-3 decision against Woodley when the Mountaineers hosted a dual against the Sooners in mid-December.

* Miller (23-11) will face Michigan’s Mason Parris (29-7O in the round of 32. Their match will be Bout 159.

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