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Millner named SoCon ‘Wrestler of the Week’ after earning Keystone Classic title

By Bret Strelow for App State Sports. BOONE, N.C. — Running his record to 10-0 this season and 102-21 for his career, App State’s Jon Jon Millner has been named the SoCon Wrestler of the Week following his 149-pound title at the Keystone Classic.

A consensus top-five wrestler in his weight class, with a ranking as high as No. 2, Millner went 5-0 in a bracket that included four top-15 wrestlers in Philadelphia. He used takedowns in the first and third periods to secure a 5-2 decision in the final against 15th-ranked Doug Zapf, a two-time NCAA qualifier from Penn.

Millner opened the event with two first-period pins and two major decisions by a combined score of 24-2, including a 9-1 major decision against 13th-ranked Quinn Kinner from Rider in the semifinal round.

Millner became the seventh App State wrestler to record 100-plus career wins and is now at No. 6 on the program’s career wins list. He is the second SoCon Wrestler of the Week from App State this season, joining Sean Carter, who was recognized following a season-opening dual win against NC State.

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