Southern Scuffle Seeds Are Set

Four Mocs Are Seeded

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - by B.B. Branton

Led by Nick Soto’s fifth seed at 125, four Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestlers have earned seeds for the 10th annual Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2 at the UTC McKenzie Arena.

Soto was runner-up a 133 in the 2012 Scuffle, is currently ranked No.7 nationally and is 13-3 on the seaon.

At 141, Dean Pavlou is a No. 8 seed and placed sixth at 149 at the 2012 Scuffle. Josh Condon has a No.

7 seed at 165.

Niko Brown (195) is 17-1 on the season and is a No. 6 seed and placed seventh in last year’s Scuffle.

Strong Field: The nation's top three ranked teams (Nos. 1-3) Penn State, Oklahoma State and Minnesota lead the 22-team field, including No.7 Missouri and No. 8 Cornell and host Chattanooga.

7 NCAA Champions: There are seven NCAA champions in the field among the 24 All-Americans. … NCAA champs are Cornell's Steven Bosak (184) and Kyle Dake (165), Minnesota's Tony Nelson (285), Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver (149) and Penn State's Ed Ruth (184), David Taylor (165) and Quentin Wright (197) … Dake and Taylor are seeded No.1 and 2 at 165 … Ruth and Bosak are also seeded No.1 and 2 at 184..

Scuffle Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at the McKenzie Arena Box Office at (423) 266-MOCS (6627) or online at GoMocs.com. Tickets are $5 per day for youth and $15 per day for adults. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) on Jan. 1

Jan. 1

10 a.m. - round of 32 and pigtails

3:30 p.m. - Round of 16

6 p.m. -  Championship Quarterfinals

Jan. 2

10 a.m. -  Consolations start

Noon - Championship Semis

6 p.m. - Finals (places 1-8)

 

Seeds per Weight Class:

2013 SOUTHERN SCUFFLE PRESEEDS
125
1. Nico Megaludis - Penn State (NCAA Runner-up)
2. David Thorn – Minnesota
3. Matt Snyder - UVa.
4. Nashton Garrett - Cornell
5. Nick Soto – UTC (Scuffle Runner-up to Chris Dardanes)
6. Jerome Robinson - ODU
7. Josh Martinez - AFA
8. Dominic Parisi - Appalachian State
9. David Terao - American
10. Brian Bokoski – UNC

133
1. Chris Dardanes – Minnesota (All-American, 2012 Scuffle Champ)
2. Nick McCormick - Missouri
3. Jon Morrison - Oklahoma State
4. George Dicamillo - UVa.
5. Scott Festejo - ODU
6. James Guilbon - Penn State
7. Mark Grey - Unattached
8. Jake Smith - Appalachian State
9. Joey Ward - UNC
10. Joe Martinez - UVa.
11. Jordan Thome - ARMY
12. Brandon Gambucci – DUKE

141
1. Michael Nevinger – Cornell (All-American)
2. Ugi Khishghyam - The Citadel
3. Julina Feikert - Oklahoma State
4. Nick Dardanes - Minnesota
5. Nick Hucke - Missouri
6. Chris Mecate - ODU
7. Justin Lavalle - ODU
8. Dean Pavlou – UTC (Scuffle, 6th)
9. Nick Flannery - Ohio
10. Joe Spisak - UVa.

149
1. Jordan Oliver - Oklahoma State (2011 NCAA Champ; 3x A-A)
2. Dylan Ness – Minnesota (NCAA Runner-up; Scuffle Runner-up)
3. Cole VonOhlen - AFA
4. Daniel Young - Army
5. Derek Valenti - UVa. (All-American)
6. Chris Villalonga - Cornell
7. Justin Gonzalez - Northern Colorado
8. Drake Houdashelt - Missouri
9. Gus Sako - Unattached
10. James English - Penn State
11. Seth Lange – Minnesota

157
1. Alex Dieringer - Oklahoma State
2. Jedd Moore - Uva.
3. Joshua Kreimier - AFA
4. Bobby Barnhisel - Navy
5. James Vollrath - Penn State
6. Jesse Shanaman - Cornell
7. Kyle Bradley - Missouri
8. David Zilverberg – Minnesota

165
1. Kyle Dake – Cornell (3x NCAA Champ & Scuffle Champ)
2. David Taylor - Penn State (NCAA Champ, 2x Scuffle Champ)
3. Tyler Caldwell -Oklahoma State (2x All-American)
4. Nick Sulzer - UVa.
5. Cody Yohn – Minnesota (Scuffle Runner-up to Taylor)
6. Zach Toal - Missouri
7. Josh Condon - UTC
8. Corey Mock - UNC
9. Nijel Jones - NC State
10. Peyton Walsh - Navy
11. Gabe Martinez – AFA

174
1. Chris Perry - Oklahoma State (All-American)
2. Logan Storley – Minnesota (All-American)
3. Matt Brown - Penn State (Scuffle Runner-up)
4. Matt Miller - Navy
5. Blake Stauffer - Arizona State
6. Cody Walters - Ohio
7. Turtogtokh Luvsandorj - The Citadel
8. Todd Porter - Missouri
9. Jon Fausey - UVa.
10. George Pickett - Cornell
11. Walter Peppelman - Cornell
12. Coleman Gracey - Army

 

184
1. Ed Ruth - Penn State (NCAA and Scuffle Champ)
2. Steve Bosak – Cornell (NCAA Champ, Scuffle Runner-up to Quentin Wright)

3. Kevin Steinhaus - Minnesota
4. Mike Larson - Missouri
5. Chris Chionuma - Oklahoma State
6. Kevin Radford - Arizona State
7. Mason Bailey - Navy
8. Konner Witt – AFA

 

197
1. Quentin Wright - Penn State (2011 NCAA Champ, Scuffle Champ)
2. Brent Haynes - Missouri
3. Jake Meredith - Arizona State
4. Scott Schiller - Minnesota
5. Jace Bennett - Cornell
6. Niko Brown - UTC
7. Michael Salopek - UVa.
8. Conner Hartman - Duke
9. Craig Scott – Cornell

285
1. Tony Nelson – Minnesota (NCAA Champ)
2. Dom Bradley - Missouri
3. Alan Gelogaev - Oklahoma State (2010 All-American)
4. Nick Gwiazdowski - NC State
5. Levi Cooper - Arizona State
6. James Lawson - Penn State
7. Jonathan Gingrich - Penn State
8. Odie Delaney - The Citadel
9. Jeremy Johnson - Ohio
10. Stryker Lane - Cornell


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