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FLASH: Finals pairings set for Southern Scuffle, with Penn State still in the lead



The semifinals of the 2013 Southern Scuffle provided some top tier matchups in what proved to be, yet again, of the toughest in-season tournaments this year.

2012 NCAA runner-up Nicholas Megaludis of Penn State opened up the semifinal round at 125 pounds with a 3-1 decision over Nahshon Garrett of Cornell setting up a final’s match-up with Virginia’s Matt Snyder.

In a slight upset at 149 pounds Cole VonOhlen of Air Force defeated last year’s NCAA runner-up from Minnesota, Dylan Ness, by a 10-5 decision. VonOhlen will square off against NCAA champion Jordan Oliver of Oklahoma State in the Scuffle finals.

In perhaps the most top-heavy bracket at the Scuffle, the 165 pound weight class will feature the top two ranked wrestlers in the country in this weight in the finals. Top seed Kyle Dake of Cornell will face second seed David Taylor of Penn State in a rematch from earlier this season in which Dake scored the close decision. Taylor reached the finals in dominant fashion defeating 2011 NCAA runner-up Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State by a 10-0 major decision score.

At 174 pounds top seeded Oklahoma State Cowboy Chris Perry will square off against the number two seed Logan Storley of Minnesota in an anticipated finals match-up.

Returning NCAA champions Edward Ruth of Penn State and Steve Bosak of Cornell will meet in the 184 finals.

Defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota will match up against Dom Bradley of Missouri in the finals after Bradley defeated Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State by a score of 2-1 in the semifinal round.

Penn State currently leads the team standing with 150.5 points. Oklahoma State stands in second with 130.0 points. Minnesota (127.5), Cornell (117.5), and Missouri (111.0) round out the top five teams after the semifinal round of competition.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Flowrestling.org have partnered to bring extensive live coverage of the 2013 Southern Scuffle, presented by Defense Soap.

The broadcast is available to all Flowrestling Tech Wave members. Subscriptions can be purchased on an annual basis for $150 ($12.50/month). Fans wanting to see just the Southern Scuffle can purchase a monthly subscription for $20.

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Semifinal Results

125
Nicholas Megaludis (Penn State) dec Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) 3-1
Matt Snyder (Virginia) Pin Josh Martinez (Air Force) 1:40

133
Christopher Dardanes (Minnesota) dec George DiCamillo (Virginia) SV1, 3-1
Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) dec Nathan McCormick (Missouri) 3-1

141
Michael Nevinger (Cornell) dec Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) 7-5
Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (The Citadel) dec Chris Mecate (Old Dominion) 3-1

149
Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) TF Christopher Villalonga (Cornell) 18-3
Cole VonOhlen (Air Force) dec Dylan Ness (Minnesota) 10-5

157
James Vollrath (Penn State) dec Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) TB1, 2-1
Jedd Moore (Virginia) dec Kyle Bradley (Missouri) 2-0

165
Kyle Dake (Cornell) pin Nick Sulzer (Virginia) 1:21
David Taylor (Penn State) maj dec. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State) 10-0

174
Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) medical forfeit Blake Stauffer (Arizona State)
Logan Storley (Minnesota) pin Matt Brown (Penn State) 4:06

184
Edward Ruth (Penn State) maj dec. Mike Larson (Missouri) 11-0
Steve Bosak (Cornell) dec Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) 2-0

197
Quentin Wright (Penn State) dec Scott Shiller (Minnesota) 9-5
Jake Meredith (Arizona State) dec Phillip Wellington (Ohio) 4-2

285
Tony Nelson (Minnesota) dec Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) 4-1
Dom Bradley (Missouri) dec Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State) 2-1

Final’s Matchups

125
Nicholas Megaludis (Penn State) vs. Matt Snyder (Virginia)

133
Christopher Dardanes (Minnesota) vs. Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State)

141
Michael Nevinger (Cornell) vs. Undrakhbayar Khishignyam (The Citadel)

149
Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) vs. Cole VonOhlen (Air Force)

157
James Vollrath (Penn State) vs. Jedd Moore (Virginia)

165
Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. David Taylor (Penn State)

174
Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) vs. Logan Storley (Minnesota)

184
Edward Ruth (Penn State) vs. Steve Bosak (Cornell)

197
Quentin Wright (Penn State) vs. Jake Meredith (Arizona State)

285
Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) vs. Dominque Bradley (Missouri)

Team Standings After Semifinal Round

1. Penn State 150.5
2. Oklahoma State 130.0
3. Minnesota 127.5
4. Cornell 117.5
5. Missouri 111.0
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