By Bret Strelow. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Tommy Askey’s second-place finish at 157 pounds led App State Wrestling on Sunday at the Keystone Classic, while Jacob Sartorio closed the event by rallying to win his third-place match in the heavyweight division.
The Mountaineers had 17 entries and eight top-eight placers.
Askey reached the final by delivering a three-point takedown in the Sudden Victory overtime period of his 8-5 decision against Penn’s Lucas Revano. Fifth-ranked Bryce Andonian won by fall against the 17th-ranked Askey in the final.
In his third-place match, Sartorio trailed 4-2 in the third period before recording a go-ahead takedown with 1:02 left against Penn’s John Stout. Instead of allowing a tying escape, Sartorio rode out the final 62 seconds to win a 6-4 decision.
Cody Bond finished fourth at 149 pounds, dropping a 5-4 decision in the third-place match. With the score tied at 4-all, Bond stayed on top for the first 1:23 of the third period, nearly turning a riding time deficit into a minute-plus advantage before Penn’s Kelly Dunningham got a tiebreaking escape with the riding time at 51 seconds.
Ike Byers placed sixth at 141 pounds, while Will Miller (165) and Noah Luna (125) were seventh in their weight classes. Eighth-place finishes came from Anthony Conetta (157) and Logan Eller (174).
The 2023-24 season is presented by Hungry Howies and Penn Station. The Mountaineers return to action at the beginning of December with the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.