published Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Penn State wins Southern Scuffle

Penn State's Bryan Pearsall, left, and Chattanooga's Dean Pavlou, right, compete for seventh place in the 141 pound finals during the Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Pavlou defeated Pearsall.
Penn State's Bryan Pearsall, left, and Chattanooga's Dean Pavlou, right, compete for seventh place in the 141 pound finals during the Southern Scuffle wrestling tournament Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Pavlou defeated Pearsall.
Photo by Allison Love /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Penn State won its third consecutive Southern Scuffle championship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena Wednesday, outscoring runner-up Oklahoma State by 25.5 points.

The Nittany Lions got championship efforts from Nico Negaludis (125), Ed Ruth (184) and Quentin Wright (197) and runner-up efforts from James Volrath (157) and David Taylor (165).

Other winners were John Morrison (133), Jordan Oliver (149) and Chris Perry (174) from Oklahoma State, Michael Nevinger (141) and Kyle Dake (165) from Cornell, Virginia’s Jedd Moore (157) and Missouri’s Dom Bradley (285).

Missouri placed third with 147.5 points and the top five was rounded out with Minnesota (139.5) and Cornell (136).

For more on the tournament, please see Thursday’s editions of the Times Free Press or check back online.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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