Stanford wins Southern Scuffle title with 11 placewinners, four teams have two champions each

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Stephen Buchanan (Oklahoma) takes down Kyle Haas (OSU) at Southern Scuffle. (Photo by Sam Janicki)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Stanford won the Southern Scuffle team title without any individual champions, dropping all three finals bouts on Tuesday night. Runners-up for Stanford were Nico Provo (125), Jason Miranda (141) and Daniel Cardenas (157).

The Cardinal, which led throughout the two-day tournament, finished with 11 total placewinners, including two placers at both 157 pounds and 184 pounds.

Stanford finished with 153.5 points. Only three points separated the second-place through fourth-place teams. Oklahoma was runner-up with 136 points, Indiana was third with 134 points and Army West Point was fourth with 133 points. Northern Colorado came in fifth with 110.5 points.

Four teams finished with two individual champions, Indiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, Northern Colorado and Bucknell.

Oklahoma individual champions were Stephen Buchanan (197) and Josh Heindselman (285). Buchanan poured it on in a 16-1 technical fall over Kyle Haas of Oklahoma State. Heindselman defeated Dorian Crosby of Bucknell, 7-3 in the finals. By winning the last two finals, OU was able to slip into second place as a team.

Indiana champions were Dan Fongaro (141) and Graham Rooks (149). Fongaro beat Stanford’s Miranda, 6-4 in the finals, while Rooks scored a takedown in sudden victory to defeat Cody Bond of Appalachian State, 4-1.

Claiming titles for Northern Colorado were Stevo Poulin (125) and Vinny Zerban (157), both defeating Stanford opponents in the finals. Poulin stopped Provo, 6-5, while Zerban scored a takedown in sudden victory to defeat Cardenas, 8-5.

Bucknell champions were Kurt Phillips (133) and Noah Mulvaney (165). Phipps got an escape and riding time to defeat Dom Serrano of Northern Colorado, 2-0, while Mulvaney handled Army’s Gunner Filipowicz, 11-5.

Other individual champions were Ben Patrick of Army West Point (174) and Jha’quan Anderson of Gardner-Webb (184). Pasiuk got a medical forfeit in the finals against DJ Washington of Indiana. Anderson stopped Cameron Pine of Clarion, 4-2.


At Chattanooga, Tenn.

Final results


1st - Stevo Poulin (N. Colorado) dec. Nico Provo (Stanford), 6-5

3rd - Ethan Berginc (Army) dec. Chad Bellis (Appalachian State), 5-3

5th - Conrad Hendrikson (Oklahoma) dec. Blaine Frazier (Indiana), 7-1

7th - Charlie Farmer (Army) dec. Desmond Pleasant (Drexel), 8-3


1st - Kurt Phipps (Bucknell) dec Dom Serrano (N. Colorado), 2-0

3rd - Nasir Bailey (Little Rock) maj dec. Blake Boarman (Chattanooga), 13-4

5th - Tyler Knox (Stanford) dec. Braden Basile (Army), 10-6

7th - Jace Koelzer (Oklahoma) forfeit Gabe Vidlak (Oklahoma)


1st - Dan Fongaro (Indiana) dec. Jason Miranda (Stanford), 6-4

3rd - Isaiah Powe (Chattanooga) dec Riley Edwards (Appalachian State), 13-8

5th - Carter Schmidt (Oklahoma) pin Todd Carter (Gardner-Webb), 3:42

7th - Jacob Silka (The Citadel) maj. dec. Ian Oswalt (Brown), 11-3


1st - Graham Rooks (Indiana) dec. Cody Bond (Appalachian State), 4-1 SV

3rd - Jaden Abas (Stanford) dec. Noah Castillo (Chattanooga), 4-1

5th - Zach Price (Gardner-Webb) dec. Jeremiah Price (Appalachian State), 4-2

7th - Thomas Deck (Army) pin Max Petersen (ND State), 2:15


1st - Vinny Zerban (N. Colorado) dec. Daniel Cardenas (Stanford), 8-5, SV

3rd - Jared Hill (Oklahoma) dec. Nate Lukez (Army), 8-5 SV

5th - Zach Hanson (Stanford) dec. John Wiley (Oklahoma), 5-4

7th - Austin Paradice (Chattanooga) pin Gavin Cagle (Virginia), 1:16


1st - Noah Mulvaney (Bucknell) dec. Gunner Filipowicz (Army), 11-5

3rd - Joey Bianchi (Little Rock) med. forfeit Tyler Lillard (Indiana)

5th - Hunter Garvin (Stanford) med forfeit Baylor Fernandes (N. Colorado)

7th Cael Carlson (Oklahoma) tech fall Drake Acklin (Appalachian State), 16-1 5:45


1st - Ben Pasiuk (Army) med. forfeit DJ Washington (Indiana), 0:00

3rd - Gavin Sax (ND State) pin Tate Piklo (Oklahoma), 4:46

5th - Luke Uliano (Appalachian State) disq. Lorenzo Norman (Stanford)

7th - Travis Mastrogiovanni (N. Colorado) dec. Gerrit Nijenhuis (Oklahoma), 4-3


1st - Jha'quan Anderson (Gardner-Webb) dec. Cameron Pine (Clarion), 4-2

3rd Roman Rogotzke (Indiana) pin Mikey Bartush (Bucknell), 3:17

5th Giuseppe Hoose (Oklahoma) maj. dec. Jack Darrah (Stanford), 11-2

7th Aidan Brenot (ND State) med forfeit Abe Wojcikiewicz (Stanford)


1st - Stephen Buchanan (Oklahoma) tech fall Kyle Haas (Oklahoma State), 16-1, 5:30

3rd - Nick Stemmet (Stanford) maj. dec. Gabe Sollars (Indiana), 12-2

5th - Xavier Vasquez (N. Colorado) dec. Logan Deacetis (Bucknell), 2-0

7th Noah Pettigrew (N. Colorado) dec. Thomas Godbee (Army), 9-4


1st - Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma) dec. Dorian Crosby (Bucknell), 7-3

3rd - Lucas Stoddard (Army) pin Peter Ming (Stanford), 0:54

5th - Juan Mora (Oklahoma) dec. Jacob Sartorio (Appalachian State), 4-1 SV

7th - Josiah Hill (Little Rock) tech fall Connor Barket (Duke), 17-2 5:29

Top 20 Team Standings

1             Stanford 153.5

2             Oklahoma            136

3             Indiana  134       

4             Army     133

5             N. Colorado         110.5

6             Bucknell              106.5    

7             Appalachian State              84          

8             Chattanooga        63.5

9             ND State              53.5      

10           Gardner-Webb     52.5      

10           Little Rock           52.5      

12           Clarion  28.5      

13           Oklahoma State   19

14           Brown   18.5

14           Duke      18.5

14           The Citadel          18.5

17           Drexel   13          

18           Davidson             12

19           CSU-Bakersfield 11.5

20           Virginia 5

Semifinal results

125 pounds

No. 1 Nico Provo (Stanford) maj. dec. No. 5 Conrad Hendrikson (Oklahoma), 8-0

No. 2 Stevo Poulin (N. Colorado) maj. dec. Chad Bellis (Appalachian State), 15-2

133 pounds

No. 4 Dom Serrano (N. Colorado) dec. No. 1 Nasir Bailey (Little Rock), 5-3

No. 3 Kurt Phipps (Bucknell) dec. Blake Boarman (Chattanooga), 8-3

141 pounds

No. 1 Dan Fongaro (Indiana) dec. No. 4 Isaiah Powe (Chattanooga) , 11-6

No. 2 Jason Miranda (Stanford) maj. dec. Riley Edwards (Appalachian State), 10-1

149 pounds

No. 4 Cody Bond (Appalachian State) pin No. 1 Jaden Abas (Stanford), 4:57

No. 3 Graham Rooks (Indiana) dec. No. 2 Noah Castillo (Chattanooga)

157 pounds

No. 1 Daniel Cardenas (Stanford) dec. No. 4 Nate Lukez (Army), 9-3

No. 2 Vinny Zerban (N. Colorado) dec. No. 6 Jared Hill (Oklahoma), 4-3

165 pounds

Gunner Filipowicz (Army) pin Joey Bianchi (Little Rock), 8:03

No. 2 Noah Mulvaney (Bucknell) dec. No. 6 Tyler Lillard (Indiana), 4-1

174 pounds

No. 1 DJ Washington (Indiana) dec. No. 4 Tate Picklo (Oklahoma), 12-3

No. 2 Ben Pasiuk (Army) dec. No. 3 Lorenzo Norman (Stanford), 10-6

184 pounds

No. 4 Jha'quan Anderson (Gardner-Webb) dec. No. 1 Giuseppe Hoose (Oklahoma), 4-2

No. 3 Cameron Pine (Clarion) maj dec. No. 2 Roman Rogotzke (Indiana), 14-6

197 pounds

No. 1 Stephen Buchanan (Oklahoma) maj. dec. No. 4 Gabe Sollars (Indiana), 13-3

No. 3 Kyle Haas (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 2 Nick Stemmet (Stanford), 7-4

285 pounds

No. 1 Josh Heindselman (Oklahoma) dec. No. 4 Lucas Stoddard (Army), 2-1

No. 3 Dorian Crosby (Bucknell) maj. dec. Peter Ming (Stanford), 11-2