With the win, Appalachian (3-1, 1-0 SoCon) extends its streak to 14-straight wins over Gardner-Webb (1-2, 0-1 SoCon) and takes control of the teams' inaugural conference meeting.
ASU's Tony Gravely opened the evening with a 2:20 pin at 125, and Gardner-Webb immediately put itself in a hole, drawing a one-team-point unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the first bout.
Chris Johnson, Mike Kessler and Savva Kostis followed with a trio of decisions for the Mountaineers. At 157 pounds, Chip Powell earned a quick pin in under two minutes to put the Apps on top 21 to -1 at the midpoint of the match.
In the day's final bout, Gardner-Webb staved off the sweep and got out of red numbers as Justin Kozera earned a 6-3 decision over Brock Durfee.
The Mountaineers are back in action this weekend when they make the trip to face Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon.
Appalachian State 41, Gardner-Webb 2
125: Tony Gravely pinned Michael Slaughter (GWU), 2:20 ^
133: Chris Johnson dec. Robbie Golde (GWU), 7-5
141: Mike Kessler dec. Davante Andujar (GWU), 11-6
149: Savva Kostis dec. Ryan Medved (GWU), 7-1
157: Chip Powell pinned Alex Medved (GWU), 1:53
165: No. 20 Kyle Blevins won by forfeit
174: Carter Downs dec. Justin Guthrie (GWU), 7-4
184: No. 11 Austin Trotman pinned Aaron Rabin (GWU), 2:18
197: Paul Weiss tech. fall Julian Ming (GWU), 24-8 (6:40)
285: Justin Kozera (GWU) dec. Brock Durfee, 6-3
^ GWU penalized one point for unsportsmanlike conduct