Six of the top ten college wrestling programs — along with the potential for some highly anticipated individual matches — will be among the attractions at the 2013 Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on Jan. 1-2.
A total of 23 teams are scheduled to participate, including six teams ranked in the top ten: No.1 Penn State, No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 7 Cornell, No. 8 Missouri, and No. 9 Virginia Tech.
As for potential individual bouts to start the New Year with a bang: A possible 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic rematch between the two top 165-pounders in the nation, Cornell’s Kyle Dake, and Penn State’s David Taylor… along with Dake possibly having to take on Oklahoma State’s Tyler Caldwell… and a possible match between two returning NCAA champs, Ed Ruth of Penn State and Cornell’s Steve Bosak.
To help you get ready for the first big wrestling event of 2013, here are some basic facts:
Schedule: (All times Eastern)
- Tuesday, January 1: Pigtails and 32-man Championships start at 10:00 a.m.; First-round consolations begin at 1:30 p.m.; Round of 16 championships start at 3:30 p.m. Championship Quarterfinals start at 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 2: Fourth-Round Consolations start at 10:00 a.m.; Semifinals begin at Noon; Finals at 6:00 p.m.
Official website: For complete information on the 2013 Southern Scuffle, check out http://thesouthernscuffle.com/
Participating teams: Air Force, American, Appalachian State, Arizona State, Army, Campbell, Chattanooga, Cleveland State, Cornell, Duke, Minnesota, Missouri, Navy, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Northern Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Dakota State, The Citadel, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
Preseeds: Here are the weight-by-weight preseeds for this year’s Scuffle.
Previews: Amateur Wrestling News website has posted a detailed preview for the 2013 Southern Scuffle.
Coverage options: InterMat will offer a live blog; FloWrestling offers live online video to subscribers of its TechWave service.
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