Appalachian State Hall of Fame Class of 2021 to feature wrestler Sansone

Appalachian State University has announced the names of the five past student-athletes as members of the Class of 2021 -- which will include 1960s star wrestler George Sansone -- the North Carolina school announced.

George Sansone with App State coach JohnMark Bentley
Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, there will be no Hall of Fame class or induction ceremony in calendar year 2020.

Below is a brief bio on Sansone.

Sansone was an NCAA All-American in 1968 and two-time national qualifier … Fifth place in the 123-pound weight class at the NAIA national championship tournament in Alamosa, Colo., in 1968 … Career record of 45-11 in college … Four-year starter at 123 pounds while helping App State post a combined team record of 37-10-2 during his time with the Mountaineers … Wrestled for coach Steve Gabriel at App State … All-America honor came during junior season in which he went 12-3 and App State had an 8-4-1 record … Went 13-3 as a sophomore (when App State was 8-1-1) and a senior (when App State was 12-5) … Had a 7-2 record as a freshman for an unbeaten App State team that went 9-0. (Will be honored posthumously.)


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