Appalachian State Mountaineers wrestling

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Appalachian State Mountaineers
Appalachian State Mountaineers athletic logo

University Appalachian State University
Conference Southern
Location Boone, NC
Head Coach JohnMark Bentley (2nd year)
Arena Varsity Gymnasium
(Capacity: 1000 (for wrestling))
Nickname Mountaineers
Colors Black and Gold


The Appalachian State Mountaineers wrestling team represents Appalachian State University of Boone, North Carolina. The squad is coached by JohnMark Bentley.[1] Bentley is assisted by Matt Fisk, Pete Friedl, and Kyle Jahn. The Mountaineers participate in the Southern Conference. They have won eight Southern Conference championships, the most recent being in 2003. 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 reach All-American status in the NCAA and seven in the NAIA.[1]

Appalachian State wrestling will remain in the SoCon while the remaining sports transition to the non-wrestling Sun Belt Conference.


  1. ^ a b "2010-11 Appalachian Wrestling" (pdf). Appalachian State University. Retrieved July 30, 2011.