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App’s Formato Named SoCon Wrestler Of The Week
Will Formato went 2-0 in two matches in a dual meet.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Formato Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week

App State’s Will Formato has been named both the Southern Conference’s Wrestler of the Week and the league’s Student-Athlete of the Week.

Now ranked 14th in the country at 165 pounds by TrackWrestling, Formato posted a 4-0 decision in a dual match against No. 7 Thomas Bullard on Friday, thanks to a takedown and near fall in the first period.

The Acworth, Ga., native and redshirt sophomore went 2-0 against two additional NC State wrestlers Saturday, outscoring his three opponents from the No. 4 Wolfpack by a 12-0 score over two days. Formato won 2-0 and 6-0, respectively, against Tyler Barnes and Donald Cates at the Wolfpack Round Robin event.

Formato is 5-1 this season with two victories against NCAA qualifiers from 2020.

Formato, who majors in risk management and insurance, holds a 3.68 GPA and is 5-1 this season with two victories against NCAA qualifiers from 2020. To be eligible for the Student-Athlete of the Week award, nominees must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.

The Mountaineers return to the mat Sunday in Boone and open their SoCon schedule against Bellarmine and Davidson at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.