BOONE, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey wrestling team competed against Division I opponent and nationaly ranked Appalachian State Saturday. The Crusaders were defeated by the Mountaineers 50-0, their record moves to 1-1 on the season as No. 29 Appalacian State improves to 2-0.
Greg Hilliard contended well in the 157 weight class getting narrowly edged out by Angel Najar 9-4.
Jake Glunt had a very competitive first period against Forrest Przybysz, who is ranked 17 in the country in the 165 weight class, before falling 11-2.
The Crusaders next match will be Saturday at the Campbellsville Duals.
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
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