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Ethan Oakley
Ethan Oakley picked up a win at the 133 pound weight class.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Wrestling’s Oakley Wins SoCon Wrestler of the Week Honors

A fifth member of App State’s wrestling team has won SoCon Wrestler of the Week honors.

In the 25-6 dual win against Chattanooga, with both teams entering the dual at 4-0 in the league, App State’s Ethan Oakley won a 5-2 decision over 13th-ranked Brayden Palmer at 133 pounds.

Oakley broke a 1-1 tie on a takedown with 18 seconds left and responded to a late escape by registering one more takedown in the closing seconds to improve to 4-0 in SoCon duals and 6-0 in all duals.

Oakley, who stepped into the starting role at 133 following Sean Carter’s season-ending injury in mid-January, has gone 13-4 in his last 17 matches.

Oakley joins Carter, Jon Jon Millner, Will Miller and Will Formato as weekly winners for the 2022-23 season.

The 2022-23 season is presented by Hungry Howie’s and Penn Station. App State wraps up the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 19, with a home tripleheader against Campbell (also 5-0 in the SoCon), Presbyterian and Davidson starting at 2 p.m.