Southern Scuffle Finals at 6 p.m.

Championship Finals Are Set

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Led by seven NCAA champions, 20 college wrestlers vie for the title of Southern Scuffle winner tonight at 6 p.m. at UTC McKenzie Arena.

A pair of weight classes - 165 and 184 - showcase NCAA champions as well as Cornell vs. Penn State in both finals.

At 165, 3-time NCAA winner Kyle Dake (Cornell) faces David Taylor (Penn State), while at 184, Ed Ruth (Penn State) takes on Steven Bosak (Cornell). Dake enters the final with a 54-match win streak going back to the finals of 2011 EIWA for his last collegiate loss.\

** NCAA Champions are starred

6 p.m.-  Finals for all medal matches, places 1-8)

Tickets: Adult $15 ... Student $5 ... all seats general admission

125- No.1 Nic Megalustlidis (Penn State) vs.No.3 Matt Snyder

133 – No.1 Chris Dardanes (Minn.) vs. No.3 Jon Morrison (Okla State)

141 - No.1 Michael Nevinger (Cornell A-A) vs.  No.2 Undrakhb Khishignyam (The Citadel)

149 – ** No.1 Jordan Oliver (Okla. State) vs. No.3 Cole VanOhlen (Air Force)

157 - No.5 James Vollrath (Penn State) vs. No.2 Jedd Moore (Virginia)

165 – **  No.1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. ** No.2 David Taylor (Penn State)

174 - No.1 Chris Perry (Okla. State) vs. No.2 Logan Storley (Minn.)

184 - ** No.1 Ed Ruth (Penn State) vs. ** No.2  Steve Bosak (Cornell)

197 – ** No.1 Quentin Wright (Penn State) vs. No.3 Jake Meredith (Ariz. State)

285 – ** No.1 Tony Nelson (Minn.) vs. No.2 Dominique Bradley (Missouri)

Notes on the Finals:

125: Megaludis beat Snyder 4-1 in 2012 Southern Scuffle consolation semifinal (1/2/2012, Chattanooga, Tenn.

133: Dardanes beat Morrison 3-1 in Sudden Victory in dual meet on 12/2/2012 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
141: Have never met
149: Have never met
157: Have never met
165: Have never officially met (Dake beat Taylor 2-1 in Tiebreakers at 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic, 11/3/2012, Washington, DC)
174: Perry beat Storley 4-0 in dual meet at NWCA National Duals Finals on 2/19/2012 (Stillwater, Okla)
184: Have never met
197: Have never met
285: Have never met


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