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Triston Norris
Triston Norris won four matches with two pinfalls.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Norris Wins Heavyweight Title at Southeast Open

Triston Norris won the heavyweight title in the Freshman/Sophomore division as eight App State wrestlers placed at the Southeast Open on Saturday.

Norris posted a 4-0 record with two pins and a 4-2 decision in the final round against Aiden Lacoma thanks to tiebreaking takedown with 1:34 left. By the time Lacoma got a one-point escape with 30 seconds left, Norris had built up more than a minute in riding time to earn a bonus point for the two-point margin.

Norris had pins in 12 and 58 seconds, plus a 5-1 decision.

Norris and Carson Floyd, wrestling at 197 pounds in the Freshman/Sophomore division, were App State’s two finalists. Making his college debut as a true freshman, Floyd recorded pins in 1:39 and 3:22 before reaching the final with a 14-1 major decision. He dropped an 8-5 decision to Virginia Tech’s TJ Stewart in the final.

The Mountaineers’ top showings in the Open division were fourth-place finishes from Tommy Askey (157 pounds) and Jacob Sartorio (heavyweight). OJ Bost placed sixth at 165.

App State’s other placers in the Freshman/Sophomore brackets were:

Third place: Hunter Adams (184 pounds)
Fourth place: Noah Luna (125 pounds)
Fifth place: Dalton Battle (184 pounds)