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Two-time SoCon champion Askey headed to Minnesota

Tommy Askey, a two-time Southern Conference champion and round of 12 finisher at 157 pounds, announced on social media that he will be transferring from Appalachian State to Minnesota.

Askey compiled a 25-7 record this past season. After winning his second straight conference title, Askey went 3-2 at the NCAAs, with notable victories over Iowa State's Cody Chittum and Indiana's Brayton Lee. He fell one win short of earning All-American honors, losing in the round of 12 to Nebraska's Peyton Robb. The New York native will replace the graduating Michael Blockhus, a 2023 All-American, in the Gopher lineup.