Five Cornell Wrestlers Make the Semi-Finals at the Southern Scuffle; Several Army and Big Red Grapplers Remain in Consis
Cornell will send five semifinalists to the mat on Wednesday at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nahshon Garrett and Mike Nevinger punched their tickets to the final four at 125 and 141, respectively, with major decisions. Kyle Dake notched his second pin of the day to move closer to his fourth consecutive Scuffle finals, while Chris Villalonga and Steve Bosak joined him in the semis.
New York native Nick Gwiazdowski of Duanesburg High and North Carolina State will face defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota in the heavyweight semifinals.
A number of wrestlers from the Big Red and from Army remain alive in the consolations brackets and will continue to fight for third place when action resumes in the morning.
Here are the next matches for the New York-based competitors still in the tournament. For full results, see here.
Semifinals Involving NY Wrestlers
125 Pounds: Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) vs. Nico Megaludis (Penn State)
141 Pounds: Mike Nevinger (Cornell) vs. Nick Dardanes (Minnesota)
149 Pounds: Chris Villalonga (Cornell) vs. Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State)
165 Pounds: Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. Nick Sulzer (Virginia)
184 Pounds: Steve Bosak (Cornell) vs. Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota)
285 Pounds: Nick Gwiazdowski (Duanesburg, North Carolina State) vs. Tony Nelson (Minnesota)
Wrestlebacks Involving NY Wrestlers
Jordan Thome (Army) vs. Joseph Martinez (Virginia)
Mark Grey (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club) vs. Colton Rasche (Navy)
Connor Hanafee (Army) vs. Tyler Rauenzahn (Army)
Ryan Dunphy (Cornell) vs. James English (Penn State)
John Belanger (Army) vs. Luke Frey (Penn State)
Paul Hancock (Army) vs. Harrison Hightower (Ohio)
Duke Pickett (Cornell) vs. Todd Porter (Missouri)
Marshall Peppelman (Cornell) vs. Mathew Miller (Navy)
Jace Bennett (Cornell) vs. Nik Brown (UTC)