Southern Scuffle Day One: Minnesota Has Slim Lead

Penn State, Oklahoma State Close Behind

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

On the strength of nine wrestlers in the championship quarterfinals, Minnesota is in first place at the end of Day One of Southern Scuffle XI here at  McKenzie Arena.

Four-time defending Scuffle champion Penn State is in second place with 53 points and 12 men in the quarters, while Oklahoma State is in third place(50.5 pts./9 in quarters) and Cornell is in fourth (40 pts./5 in quarters) in the 34-team field. UTC is tied for 16th with 23 points and one wrestler (Nick Soto) in the quarters.

Scoring Note: teams can have more than one wrestler in a weight class, but the wrestler with the most points goes toward the team total.

"Day One was great as we have a three-team race, there will be great matches in the Thursday morning quarters and we set a single day attendance mark," said UTC coach Heath Eslinger.

"We expect to sellout the blue seats (lower seats) in McKenzie Arena for the finals Thursday night (7 p.m.) and will draw real well in the quarters (9 a/m.) and semis (1:30 p.m.)."

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